MANCHESTER - Anatole R. St. Onge, 88, of Manchester, and Brooksville, Fla., died peacefully on April 26, 2012, following a brief illness.
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Tony was born on May 27, 1923 in La Patrie, Quebec, the son of the late Louis and Eugenie (Hamel) St. Onge.
As a young man, he moved to Berlin where he worked as a lumberjack for Brown Paper Company. He moved to Manchester in 1962, shortly after he became a plumber for Sanders Associates until he retired in 1985.
He was a skilled woodworker and enjoyed doing projects around the home. He loved playing cards and cribbage with his family and many friends and even handcrafted a favorite family board game. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and they spent many of their winters in Florida. He will sorely miss his Tampa Bay Rays.
He was a hard-working man, devoted husband and loving father.
Family members include; his wife of 64 years, Simone (Letarte) St. Onge; a son, Maurice St. Onge and his wife, Mary of Manchester; a daughter, Nancy Leclerc and her husband, Albert of Manchester; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonide St. Onge of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Norris St. Onge of Groveton; three sisters, Adrienne Seminaro of Sherbrooke, Quebec; Maryanne Letarte of Gorham and Clemance Lachance of Montreal.
SERVICES: A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 9, at Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Augustin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the VNA of Manchester,1070 Holt Avenue, Suite 1400, Manchester, 03103.
The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Union Leader on June 1, 2012