Doris A. Benard (Belanger) Olivier

Manchester - Doris A. Benard (Belanger) Olivier, 78, of Manchester died July 6, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones at the Elliot Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Manchester on Dec. 20, 1935, the daughter of Emile and Marcella (Duhaime) Benard and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City.Doris was a graduate of St. Anthony School and received her accounting, business management and secretarial degrees from Hesser College. She worked during retirement as a sales associate for J.C. Penney, and prior to retirement, worked in accounting for the Catholic Diocese of Manchester. She also worked more than a decade as bursar with Hesser College, assisting countless students with financial aid.Doris' life was centered not only around her own children, but all children. She taught CCD at St. Raphael parish, volunteered with Southwest Little League as president of the women's auxiliary and chaperoned at Sacred Heart Parish CYO. If you were ever looking for Doris, you would merely just need to look for the kids, and there she was. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh and cook and will be remembered for "Memere's Soup" and $2 bills given to all of her grandchildren at holidays and birthdays. She was "wonder woman" to those who knew her and would do anything for anyone, but above all else, she will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, with a smile and embrace for all.She leaves her husband of seven years, Richard R. Olivier of Manchester; three daughters, Patricia A. Bell and husband Kevin of Swanzey, Lisa R. Vattes and husband David of St. Louis, Mo., and Annette T. Smith and husband Greg of Manchester; three sons, Maurice R. Belanger and wife Sandra of Manchester, Daniel M. Belanger of Manchester, and Laurent P. Belanger and wife Catherine of Hudson; stepdaughter Richelle R. Bernardi and husband Anthony; three stepsons, Joseph R. Olivier and wife Brenda of Hooksett, Raymond J. Olivier and wife Karen, and O. Daniel Olivier of Pembroke; 13 grandchildren, Benjamin, Jason, Amy, Nathan, Ryan, Eric, Joel, Scott, Taylor, Kayla, Chelsea, Courtney and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Ashlyn, Hailey and Jude; two sisters, Pauline Poulin of Florida and Madeline Tessier and husband Lionel of Florida; two brothers, Paul Benard and wife Betty of Manchester and Gerry Benard and wife Janet of North Carolina; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Maurice G. Belanger, sister Ruth French and stepson Michael R. Olivier..

SERVICES: Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 172 Belmont St.Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road.?Memorial donations may be made to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Doris A. Olivier, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or call donation services (617) 632-2903.Please go to to leave a message of condolence.

Funeral Home

Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St Manchester, NH 03104

Published in Union Leader on July 9, 2014