MANCHESTER - David G. Desaulniers, 81, of Manchester, died March 2, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital after a period of declining health.He was born in Goffstown, on Dec. 10, 1932, the son of Arthur and Elise (Houle) Desaulniers. He was a lifelong resident of the Manchester area and attended Central High School.David served in the U.S. Air Force
from 1948 to 1952. He later worked as a carpenter, who was self employed for many years, and retired from Pro-Con Construction in 2001.He was a member of Jutras Post #43 American Legion and was a dance instructor at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center. David will be remembered for his great sense of humor, and as a "friend of Bill W's." He loved to tell jokes, dancing, his dog Vanessa and most of all, he loved his family.David was predeceased by his wife Lucia (Lombardo) Desaulniers in 2001; a brother, Roland Desaulniers; a nephew, Douglas Desaulniers; and both parents.The family includes two daughters, Lynn Finley and husband Michael, of Dracut, Mass., and Nancy Perkins and husband Randy, of Manchester; three sons, Ross and Michael Desaulniers, both of Manchester, and Mark Desaulniers and wife Emmy, of N.Y.; one step daughter, Diane Conway of Manchester; one step son, David Turcotte of Manchester; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his long time companion, Mary Gilikson of Manchester; one sister, Frances Olhava of Florida; one brother, Robert Desaulniers of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St, Manchester 03104, with a funeral service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private and held in NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, at a later date.Memorial donations may be made to:
, 2 Commerce Drive, Bedford 03110. To leave a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com