Rene G. Gagnon, 76, of Manchester, NH, died February 27, 2010, at Concord Hospital, after a period of failing health.
Born in Manchester, NH on April 19, 1933, he was the son of Luc and Lumina (Ducausse) Gagnon. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
He graduated from Saint Marie High School and attended Saint Anslem College.
During the Korean War, he served with the United States Army. Afterwards, he served with the United Stated Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War.
Until his retirement, he owned and operated Rene Gagnon Construction Company for many years.
He was a longtime communicant of Saint Anthony Church where he served on the parish council. He was also a Scoutmaster with the Boys Scouts of America Troop 118.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his family was the center of his life. In his early years, he was an avid tennis player. He enjoyed reading.
Family members include his wife of fifty-three years, Gloria D. (Rancourt) Gagnon of Manchester, NH; two sons, Philip R. Gagnon of Corpus Christi, TX and Paul M. Gagnon of Manchester, NH; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In his life: He leaves his beloved daughter-in-law, Louann Gagnon.
Services: Following cremation, a memorial mass of Christian burial to be celebrated Thursday at 10AM in Saint Anthony Church, Belmont Street, Manchester, NH.
Urn burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of NH, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110.
The Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, Manchester, is in charge of the arrangements.
For more information, please visit:www.connorhealy.com.