MANCHESTER - Donald P. Bernier, 88, of Manchester, died Nov. 20, 2013, in Hooksett after a sudden illness.
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He was born in Exeter on Sept. 24, 1925, to George and Rosaide (Jacques) Bernier. He lived in Manchester, Palm Springs, Calif., and Hooksett many years before recently returning to Manchester.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Boston and later in the Korean War.
Donald worked for many years at Anchor Electric, General Electric and as a driver of the bookmobile at the Manchester City Library. He was a member of the American Legion Post 79 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He enjoyed watching sports, playing pool and cards, square dancing, gardening and puttering around with tools. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.
He was married to Lorraine A. (Laliberte) Bernier, who died in 2011.
The family includes seven children, Jeannette Carignan of Hooksett, Jeannine Gingras and her husband, Robert, of Bow, Ronald Bernier and his wife, Linda, of Hooksett, Robert Bernier and his wife, Patricia, of Virginia Beach, Va., Denise Gendron of Manchester, Donna O'Connor and her husband, Barry, of Derry and Linda Cromwell and her husband, John, of the state of Washington; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; eight siblings, George Bernier of Ohio, Philip Bernier and Jacqueline Proulx, both of Brentwood, Juliette Shea of Maine, Adele Bakke of Somersworth, Lionel Bernier of Wolfeboro, Francis Bernier of Northwood and Claude Bernier of Franklin; cousins and many nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 567 Manchester Road, Auburn. Committal prayers will follow at noon at N.H. State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 22, 2013