Londonderry - Paul R. Chapdelaine, 76, of Londonderry passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. He was born on March 27, 1938, in Goffstown, a son of the late Rock and Alice (Benoit) Chapdelaine. He was a resident of Londonderry for 55 years, formerly living in Manchester.Mr. Chapdelaine proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a lineal descendant of the Abenaki Patsuiket Indians who once lived along the Merrimack River. Paul worked as a master automotive technician for most of his life, starting his career with Genest Ford in Manchester. He worked for several companies, including spending more than 15 years with Sunoco and later working for 23 years with his brother-in-law at Lab Motors in Marblehead, Mass. He also dedicated his services to the Londonderry Police Department as a special services officer as well as being a sheriff's deputy with the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department in the Motorcycle Division.He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Helen (Green) Chapdelaine; four children, Ronald and Cindy Chapdelaine, Kim Lesure, Kevin and Michelle Chapdelaine, and Keith and Ronda Chapdelaine; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita and Herb Wood and Anne and Bob Soucy; four brothers, Richard Chapdelaine, Maurice Chapdelaine, Donald and Anita Chapdelaine, and Roland Chapdelaine; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four of his siblings, Lucille Chapdelaine, Roger Chapdelaine, Claire Chapdelaine and Henri Chapdelaine..
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SERVICES: There are no calling hours. Following cremation, graveside services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. in the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery, Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 425 Reservoir Ave., Manchester, NH 03104.The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Peabody Funeral Home
290 Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 13, 2014