GORHAM — Maurice L. Belanger of Androscoggin Street, Gorham, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his winter home in Dania Beach, Fla. He was 72.
Born on Aug. 4, 1938, in Berlin, N.H., he was the son of Ovila and Alice (Hebert) Belanger.
He attended Berlin High School.
He retired from the NH State Liquor Store in Gorham, where he worked as a retail clerk and he also worked as a chef at several area restaurants including Welsh's in Gorham. In retirement, he spent the past several winters in Dania Beach, Fla.
Maurice was a communicant of Holy Family Parish in Gorham and was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Gorham Fire Department, a member of the Berlin Eagles Club and a Director of Ocean Waterway in Dania Beach, Fla.
He very much enjoyed playing cards especially, Petonque, and bean bag baseball and going to the casinos. He spent a lot of time with and loved his dog, Babe, very much.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Sharon L. (Cavallini) and a son, Randy Belanger.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria L. (Cloutier) Belanger of Gorham; son, Maurice Belanger, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Berlin; two daughters, Vicky Berrias of Colorado, and Cindy Chamberlain and her husband, Dallas, of Laconia, N.H.
A brother, Paul Belanger and his wife, Linda, of Austell, Ga., and a half-brother, Phil Belanger and his lady, Susan, of Gonic, N.H.; a half-sister, Olive Morest and her husband, Ronnie, of Wells, Maine; grandchildren, Steven, Nicholas, Whitney, Christy, Jason, Tony, and Shawn; great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Andre, and Lily Ann; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Holy Family Church in Gorham. The Rev. Steve Lepine will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, March 16, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 33 Exchange St., Gorham, N.H.
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