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Charles R. Pelchat

Obituary for Charles R. Pelchat

March 22, 1923 - July 17, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 94


Charles Rene Pelchat, 94, of Goffstown, died July 17, 2017 at Mount Carmel Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Stratford Center, Quebec, Canada on March 22, 1923, and was the son of Euclide and Euginie (Bourque) Pelchat. He attended St. Jean the Baptist Grammar school and Manchester West High School. Charles became a US Citizen on May 19, 1944 while serving in the US Army during WWII. He was proud to have stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and earned several decorations during his time spent in Northern France, including the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
He had worked as a landscaper for Chagnon's Garden Center. He left his mark at various areas of the city with his plantings at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bishop's House, and many homes in Manchester. "Charlie" was always ready to share his gardening knowledge with anyone who asked for help. His hand-made Christmas wreaths decorated many homes and businesses during the holidays. He had also worked for eight years at the Manchester Racquetball Club doing general maintenance. His third and final job was at Shaw's Supermarket in Goffstown where he enjoyed seeing the regular customers and sharing an occasional joke. He retired at the age of 80.
Charles enjoyed watching the New England Patriots and was an avid Red Sox fan. He enjoyed going out for breakfast and loved ice cream, blueberry pancakes, and chocolate.
He was a quiet, humble and gentle man who had an infectious smile. He had a good sense of humor and a genuine love and concern for others. As a longtime communicant of St. Marie Parish, he was a devout Catholic and a man of deep faith.
He and his wife Laurette traveled to Florida for the winter months and also owned a camper at Silver Lake where they enjoyed their weekends playing cards and dominos with friends. They had also traveled to England, France, Hawaii, Canada, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas and New York.
He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Laurette (Lamy) Pelchat in 2009. He was also predeceased by his siblings and their spouses, Renaud Pelchat and wife Bernice, Louis Pelchat and wife Therese, Cecile Gamelin and husband Roger.
Family members include his children, Diane LeBlanc and husband Robert, Susan Gagne and husband Gerard, Lionel Pelchat and wife Sylvia, Linda LaPlante and husband Richard; his grandchildren, Stephanie Whiting and husband Tex, Stacey York and husband Todd, Christopher LeBlanc; his great-grandchildren, Krysta and Sloane York, Sawyer Whiting; sister-in-law, Claire Browning; brother-in-law, Raymond Lamy and wife Jeannette; many nephews, nieces and friends at Mt. Carmel; as well as his grand-dogs, Molly and Gracie.
The family would like to extend their special thanks to all of the staff at Mt Carmel Nursing Home for the professional, excellent care and concern for Charles. The staff truly are God's Angels.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Marie Church. Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
Donations may be made in his memory to Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, 215 Myrtle St, Manchester, NH 03104.
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