NEW BOSTON - Jennie Rose Robichaud, formerly of Forbush Avenue, Berlin, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Rose Meadow Specialized Assisted Living Facility in New Boston, following a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was 61.
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Jennie was born on Dec. 23, 1950, in Berlin, the daughter of the late John and Jeannette Marie (Pelchat) Accardi.
She was a graduate of Berlin High School and earned an associate's degree from the Franklin Pierce School for Women Secretarial program. She also took several accounting classes at the White Mountain Technical College in Berlin.
A longtime resident of Berlin, Jennie moved down state in 1996. She was employed as an administrative assistant for Dr. Salman Malik.
She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her greatest love was her family; she was a very loving, caring and devoted mother. She enjoyed music, camping, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
One of her greatest enjoyments was watching her son, niece and nephew play hockey. She was a great "hockey mom,"
Jennie was a communicant of St. Kieran's Parish, now known as St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard Robichaud in 1985.
She is survived by her companion, James Poisson of Berlin; a son, Jason Robichaud and his wife, Kelle Hodgman and granddaughter, Isabella Robichaud of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Mia Langlois and her husband, John and grandson, Aiden Langlois of Goffstown; a brother, Joseph Accardi and his wife Lise, a nephew, Nathan Accardi and a niece Megan Accardi, all of Berlin; a sister, Joanne Accardi and her companion, Mark Francouer of Manchester; two aunts, Rose Giordano of Littleton and Anne Kraft of West Palm Beach, Fla., as well as several cousins and dear friends.
SERVICES: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Rev. Mark Dollard will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Anne Cemetery in Berlin. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 5, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, prior to the Mass, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High St., Berlin. Use School Street entrance. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, 10 Ferry St. Suite 309, Concord 03301.
Published in Union Leader on July 4, 2012