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Francoise H. Chenard

Obituary for Francoise H. Chenard

September 23, 1922 - August 31, 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 97


Françoise H. Chenard, 97, of Manchester, died peacefully on August 31, 2020 after a period of declining health.

Born in Saint- Arsène, P.Q., Canada on September 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Gerard L. and Eugenie (Gagnon) Chenard. The family immigrated to the United States when Françoise was just an infant. A long-time resident of the West Side, she was a graduate of St. Marie Elementary and St. Marie High School.

Prior to retirement, she had been employed by Foster Beef, Water Works of Manchester, and the Famous Ski Togs Factory Outlet, keeping accounts. Françoise enjoyed travelling the world with her sister, and best friend, Jeanne d'Arc – she was proud of having visited every continent on the globe. A longtime communicant of St. Marie Parish, Francoise was devoted to her Catholic Faith, even standing as a member of the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post.

Françoise was predeceased by all her siblings Maximilienne Chenard, Jean J. Chenard, Jeanne d'Arc, Marcel Chenard, Marie-Paule Lesmerises, Robert Chenard, Céline Pothier, and Dr. Marcelle Chenard. She leaves behind 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 11 grandnieces, and 4 grandnephews who will miss her dearly.

Calling hours will be Sunday, September 6th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday,September 7th at 10:00 AM at St. Marie Parish. Burial to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Sisters of the Precious Blood, the Cloistered Community in Manchester, NH. To send an online message of condolence, please go to

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