CONCORD - Frances Gladys Chaput, 77, formerly of Barrington, N.H., passed away peacefully after a long illness surrounded by family members on November 20, 2012 at Havenwood Heritage Heights.
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Fran was born on August 22, 1935, she was the daughter of Arthur Chouinard and Frances (Stoklosa) Chouinard of Manchester, N.H. She married her husband of 56 years, Edward Chaput on July 28, 1956 in Manchester where they raised their four children before moving to Barrington in the 1970s. Fran worked in various retail stores while raising her children.
Fran and Ed loved to travel on their Honda Goldwing. During the summer they would travel throughout the country and eventually biked through every continental U.S. state. In the winter they would take extensive trips on their snowmobiles to northern New England and Quebec. They also traveled to the Caribbean Islands during the winter months with friends and family.
Fran enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers in her yard. She loved watching the various birds that would venture to her birdfeeders in the backyard during the fall and winter months. She loved to sew and do crafts.
Fran and Ed retired in Parish City, Fla. in 2002 before moving to Concord in 2007.
She will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and the love of her children and grandchildren.
Fran is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edward Chaput of Concord, N.H.; four children Michael Chaput of Middleton, N.H.; Catherine Chaput Dumais and her husband Richard of Gilford, N.H.; Edward Chaput and his wife Christine of Nottingham, N.H.; Carla Fraser and her husband Ronald of Hudson, N.H.; a brother Arthur Chouinard and his wife Irene of Manchester, N.H.; and a sister Stella Richer and her husband Louis of Sun City, Fla..
She is also survived by six grandchildren Amber Drapeau and her husband Scott of Milton, N.H.; Alise Dumais of Medford, Mass.; Edward Chaput and Aubrey Chaput of Nottingham, N.H.; Stephanie Fraser and Heather Fraser of Hudson, N.H.; and nephews and cousins.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St, will be Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Webster St. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 70 Commercial St., 4th Floor, Concord, N.H. 03301 or Havenwood Heritage Heights Residents' Support Fund, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, N.H. 03301.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Beacon Hospice and Havenwood Heritage Heights for the support.
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Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Fosters from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24, 2012