ESTELLE L. BENARD
Estelle Laberge Benard, 96, of Franklin, formerly of Manchester, died March 20, 2012 at Mountain Ridge Nursing Home in Franklin.
Mrs. Benard was born September 8, 1915 in Manchester, the daughter of Joseph and Emelia (Michaud) Laberge. She attended local schools and graduated from Manchester West High School in 1934.
Prior to her retirement, she worked for ACA for many years. She was active with ACA, the West Side Center (now the Wm. B. Cashin Center), a former member of the Hooksett Grange, and former member and secretary of AARP.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bertrand Benard on October 22, 2004.
Members of her family include 4 sons: Raymond A. Benard of Pleasant Prairie, WI., Norman A. Benard of Hingham, MA, William P. Benard of Tilton, NH, Charles A. Benard of Hillsboro, NH, 2 daughters: Amelia Houtchens and Mrs. Andrew (Dolores) Kjera, both of Fairbanks, AK, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
The funeral liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Parish of the Transfiguration, Kelley St., Manchester. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. The family will greet friends at the church at 9:30 prior to the mass. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St., Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain Ridge Nursing Home, 7 Baldwin St. Franklin, NH 03235.