MANCHESTER - Lucille Therese Provencher, 75, a longtime resident of Manchester, died Dec. 5, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born on July 1, 1937, the daughter of the late Henri and Regina (Letourneau) Tremblay.
She married her husband, Gerard Provencher on Sept. 17, 1955, and together they raised their five children in Manchester.
Lucille was a devout Catholic who lived a life of servitude to her God, her church, her family and to all those whose life she touched. For many years she taught religious education, was a lecturer and eucharistic minister during Mass and to the homebound for the Parish of the Transfiguration.
She volunteered at Ste. Marie's Bookstore, facilitated many Bible study groups and book studies where she was inspirational to many people with her love of reading, learning and religion. She truly loved and cared for the friends she encountered along her life's path.
Lucille worked in retail sales, where her creativity and decorative skills shined. Leavitt's, Lynches, Jordan Marsh and Macy's benefitted from her enthusiasm and enjoyment of being among people. As a devoted wife and mother, Lucille loved to cook, bake and coordinate parties and activities for her family. She enjoyed time spent playing cards with her grandchildren, going on excursions and family celebrations.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Gerard Provencher; her five devoted children, son Michael Provencher and his wife, Jo-An of Manchester, daughter Joyce Provencher of Manchester, son David Provencher and his wife, Jean of Portland, Maine, daughter Theresa Reed of Windham and daughter Lynn Provencher and partner, Dee Tutino of Westbrook, Maine; her eight grandchildren, Jeremy and Nathan Provencher, Cameron, Alyson and Maddyson Provencher and Nicole, Garrett and Colin Reed; three brothers, Robert Tremblay and his wife, Doris of Florida, Maurice Tremblay and his wife, Georgette of Manchester and Roland Tremblay and his wife, Jan of Florida and one sister, Irene Duval and her husband, Dan of Goffstown. She was predeceased by her sister, Yvonne Beauvais.
The family is dearly thankful for all who helped care for Lucille, including her devoted sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Dan Duval, the Visiting Nurses Association of Manchester and Southern N.H., MAS Home Care and family and friends who provided the gifts of food, cards, phone calls, thoughts and prayers.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Parish of the Transfiguration, Kelley and Youville streets.
Committal prayers will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA of Manchester and Southern N.H., 33 S. Commercial St., Suite 401, Manchester 03101.
For more information and online guestbook please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 6, 2012
J.N. Boufford & Sons
110 Bridge Street Manchester, NH 03101-1631