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Lillian M. Chandler

Obituary for Lillian M. Chandler

July 2, 1931 - April 7, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 87


Lillian M. (Healy) (Bolton) Chandler, 87, of Manchester, died April 7, 2019 at Hanover Hill Health Care Center after a long period of declining health.

She was born in Pawtucket, RI on July 2, 1931 to John and Lillian (Couture) Healy. After graduating from Pawtucket West High School, Lillian earned an associate's degree in accounting from Bryant College in Providence, RI. Although growing up in Pawtucket, Lillian lived most of her life in the Manchester/Bedford area.

Lillian worked as a bookkeeper at Lord's Department Store, an auditor with the State of New Hampshire, and as a self-employed public accountant associated with the accounting firm of Robert M. Walsh, CPA. She also volunteered in the Finance Department of the City of Manchester.

Beginning with the 1960 presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy, Lillian involved herself in democratic politics at the state and national level for many years including as chair of the Muskie for President Campaign in Bedford.

Lillian served as president and auditor of the Bedford Women's Club, co-chair of the Bedford Democratic Party, treasurer of the Manchester League of Women Voters, auditor of the New Hampshire League of Women Voters, member of the Bedford Budget Committee, commodore, director, and treasurer of the Spinnaker Cove Yacht Club, and held numerous offices in PTA's and youth sports organizations. Her other pastimes included enjoying ballroom dancing, singing, skiing, boating, golf, and tennis.

The family includes three children, Steven Bolton and his wife, Kathy, of Nashua, Ralph Bolton and his wife, Breshaun Joyner, of Santa Fe, NM, and Nancy Bolton and her husband, Thomas Rousseau, of Manchester; five grandchildren, Jason Bolton of Bedford, Daniel Bolton of Nashua, Mary Bolton Killgren and her wife, Ali Killgren, of Peterborough, Patrick Bolton of Nashua, and Jonas Anderson-Joyner of Santa Fe, NM; three great grandchildren, Gavin, Jaxon and Quinn; and cousins.

A funeral ceremony was held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. Committal prayers followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.

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