Monique O. Chamberlain

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  • "I heard Monique give a speech about her earlier life at a..."
    - Monique Woods
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    - Don Fournier
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  • "May the good God grant you his peace."
    - Tom Cloutier, OFS
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    - Albert & Cindy Ouellette
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MANCHESTER - Monique O. (Chaput) Chamberlain, 88, of Manchester, died on April 1, 2014, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, in the company of her loving family.She was born in Bedford on March 16, 1926, the daughter of Joseph and Aurelie (Beaudet) Chaput. She attended local schools in Manchester and was a lifelong resident of the area.Prior to her first retirement in 1989, Monique worked as a housing manager at the City of Manchester's Lowell Street women's shelter, a role that brought her a great sense of accomplishment. She went on to work and to volunteer at the William Cashin Sr. Center, reaching her final retirement at the age of 84 years young. Monique was a former member of St. George Parish for many years, becoming a parishioner of St. Raphael's Church in 1989 when she moved to the Reverend Burns High Rise. She also had a longtime association with St. Marie's Parish, working in the church bookstore and as a member of the Community of Living Waters Prayer Group. Monique also served as a eucharistic minister and was a secular Franciscan, dedicating her time and knowledge to teaching others the Franciscan way of life that she so embodied. Many will remember Monique as an inspiration, as well as a very talented bingo caller both at the Burns Community and Cashin Senior Center. Her family will remember her as a thoughtful and loving mother and grandmother above all else.Monique was predeceased by her late husband of 31 years, Armand Chamberlain; and her daughter, Elaine Leclerc; as well as 11 brothers and sisters.Surviving family include two daughters and their families, Diane McLaughlin of Florida and her son, Dean McLaughlin, of Manchester; Gale Mender, her husband, William, and their two daughters, Emily and Alayna, all of Windham; her late daughter Elaine's children, Shelley Leclerc of North Carolina and David Leclerc of Florida; brother Raymond Chaput and his wife, Cindy, of Virginia; sister-in-law Julia Chaput, wife of the late Maurice Chaput; brother-in law Paul St. Hilaire, husband of the late Olivette; and sister-in-law Pauline (Chamberlain) Veilleux and her husband, Roger; along with two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.


services: Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Parish, 103 Walker St. Committal prayers will follow in the mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road.Monique would be honored by memorial donations in lieu of flowers, to: Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack 03054, so that "her angels here on earth" might continue to serve other families in her memory. To leave a message of condolence, please go to

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Published in Union Leader on Apr. 3, 2014
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