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Obituary for Francoise Maltais

June 4, 2019
Bedford, New Hampshire

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Francoise Maltais, 83, passed away peacefully at the Bedford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 4th, 2019, after a long illness.
Born in St. Quentin, New Brunswick to the late Florence Lavoie, she was raised by her grandparents Charles and Emma Lavoie. Following marriage to Maurice J. Maltais in August of 1958, she became an American citizen.
Francoise was a former employee of Freed's Bakery and La Caisse Populaire Ste-Marie (now St. Mary's Bank) serving in the business office. She also was a faithful and involved parishioner at St. John the Baptist church.
Known for her outstanding creations, Francoise was talented in the arts of crocheting, knitting and sewing,earning her the knickname of "KnitWit". She was also an excellent baker and cook, especially enjoying baking homemade bread and pies.
Surviving are one daughter, Martine Riccardi, of New Hartford, NY and cherished grandchildren Sahra Riccardiand her fiancée Dr. Steve Renette of Philadelphia, PA; Daniel Riccardi and his wife Nikki with great-grandsons, Tucker and Brody all of Holland Patent, NY. She also leaves behind a special niece Martha Maltais of Pinardville and several other nieces, a nephew and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her husband Maurice and loving son Herve.
The Riccardi family would like to thank the entire staff at the Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center. Their care and compassion is greatly appreciated at this most difficult time.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 12th with services commencing at 10:30 am at the Lambert Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Augustin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to Hospice Care in memory of Francoise.

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