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Reverend J. Eugene V. Pelletier Obituary
Reverend J. Eugene V. Pelletier
formerly of Leominster, MA; 90

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, the Reverend J. Eugene V. Pelletier was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord. He was 90 years old. He had been residing at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation & Nursing Home.

Father Pelletier was born on September 18, 1922 in Leominster, MA he was the son of Joseph N. and Bernadette V. Pelletier and was ordained a priest on May 30, 1953 by the Most Reverend Matthew F. Brady, D.D., fifth bishop of Manchester at St. Joseph Cathedral. Father Pelletier attended Assumption College, Worcester, MA; the Seminary of Philosophy, Montreal, PQ, Canada; & Saint Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, MD.

Father Pelletier served as associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Nashua; St. Joseph Parish, Berlin; Holy Rosary Parish, Rochester; St. Martin Parish, Somersworth; St. John the Baptist Parish, Manchester. On June 10, 1969 Bishop Ernest J. Primeau, D.D., S.T.D. appointed Father Pelletier pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Center Ossipee where he served until January of 1976, when Bishop Odore J. Gendron, D.D. appointed him pastor of St. Timothy Parish, Bristol. After a period of sick leave, he was appointed pastor of St. Kathryn Parish, Hudson in January of 1981. In May of 1982, he resigned the pastorate for reasons of health and he was then assigned as associate pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Rochester. In October of 1984, he was appointed pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Suncook where he served until his retirement in June of 1993.

Father Pelletier is survived by a sister Theresa Pelletier of Leominster, Sister-in-law Catherine Shoop of GA, a nephew Joseph Pelletier of GA, seven nieces Claire Pelletier, Theresa Snow, Monique Buono, Annette Moffatt all of GA, Bernadette Pizzarelli of NY, Denise Beck of Sterling, and Jacqueline Gancarz of NJ. He was predeceased by a brother Gerard Pelletier of GA, two sisters Sr. Claire Pelletier D.H.S., Margaret Hazzard and brother-in-law Henry Hazzard.

PELLETIER -- His wake will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 168 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a vigil service led by Msgr. Francis Goguen. On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Father Pelletier will lie in state at St. Cecilia Church from 10:00 a.m. till 10:45 a.m. Rev. Richard B. Thompson, Vicar for Clergy, will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will be celebrated after the Mass at St. Cecilia Cemetery in Leominster, MA. The Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West St., Leominster, has care of the arrangements.

With faith and hope in eternal life, let us commend our brother to the love and mercy of God and assist him with our prayers. The statutes of the Diocese of Manchester request that we offer three Masses for the repose of his soul. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence please visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Jan. 30, 2013
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