GOFFSTOWN - Maurice C. "Bill" Bedard, 92, of Pinardville, beloved husband, father and brother, passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2013 at Catholic Medical Center after a period of declining health.
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He was born in Goffstown on July 31, 1920, the son of Joseph and Marie (Cote) Bedard, and graduated from Goffstown High School, Class of 1937.
During World War II, Bill served in the U.S. Army as an interpreter. During his life, he was employed by the Davison Construction Company, Jean Lariviere Wrecking & Moving and was also a truck driver for the Goffstown Highway Department for many years. He also was a volunteer fireman for Pinardville.
Bill was a longtime communicant of the former St. Edmond Church and recently was a member of the Parish of the Transfiguration in Manchester. He was also a member of the Catholic War Veterans St. Jean Post, the Coeurs Joyeux and the PAC social club in Pinardville. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and blueberry picking, and above all else, cherished the time he spent with his family.
Surviving family members include his wife of 66 years Marguerite F. (Desfosses) Bedard of Pinardville; three daughters, Louise Labrie of Goffstown, Muriel Mitchell of Bartlett and Gisele Chenard of Salem, Maine; four sons, Maurice Bedard and wife Donna DiBello of Goffstown, Andre Bedard and wife Denise of Goffstown, Marc Bedard of Randolph and Charles Bedard and wife Paula of Goffstown; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Bedard and wife Fran of Pinardville and Paul Bedard and wife Diane of Goffstown; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Parish of the Transfiguration, Kelley Street, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 323 Franklin St., Manchester 03101.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements. To send a message of condolence, please go to lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2013