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Eugene J. "Gus" Garceau

Obituary for Eugene J. "Gus" Garceau

December 22, 1945 - March 19, 2020
Bedford, New Hampshire | Age 74


Eugene J. "Gus" Garceau, 74, of Bedford, died March 19, 2020 at Elliot Hospital, surrounded by his wife and son, after a brief illness.

Born in West Point, NY on December 22, 1945, he was the son of Alfred and Lorraine (Laventure) Garceau. Gus spent most of his life in the Manchester area. He was a graduate of Bishop Bradley High School. He went on to earn a Bachelors degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters degree in business administration from Northeastern University.

Early in his career Gus lived in Cambridge, MA and worked as a structural engineer at Charles T. Main and Jackson and Moreland (Boston, MA). In 1975, he was recruited to work for Davison Construction Company (Manchester, NH) and he and his wife, Gail, made Bedford their home. The rest of Gus' career was spent working in hydroelectric power development for Seaward Construction Company (Eliot, ME) and then as a private consultant.

Gus was a sports enthusiast – there wasn't a sport he didn't enjoy. But he especially liked soccer and took great pride in watching his son play…his daughter-in-law play…and most recently watching his grandchildren on "the pitch."

Gus was a strong, proud, independent and authentic person. What meant the most to him was his family, his well-loved friends and the SNHU soccer players from around the world who considered him "Dad." He will be remembered by all as a loyal friend, loving husband, devoted father and irreplaceable Poppie.

Gus leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Gail (Maloney) Garceau of Bedford; a son, Ryan Garceau and his wife, Meotis Erikson of Marblehead, MA; and his four grandchildren, Henri, Genevieve, Vivienne and Xavier.

Gus' nine year old granddaughter said it all…"I know this is hard for you and me, but in our hearts, Poppie can never die." Exactly.

SERVICES: Due to this unprecedented time, there are no services planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to "Waypoint NH" and mailed to Waypoint NH, 464 Chestnut St., Manchester, NH 03105, or at

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.

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