Bernadette Ganem

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MANCHESTER - Bernadette (Ameen) Ganem, 94, of Manchester, died June 13, 2014, at a local health care facility after a period of declining health.She was born in Manchester on May 14, 1920, the daughter of Mary Mansour and Mahmoud Ameen. She attended Franklin Street Grammar School and Central High School.Bernadette had worked at Dorson-Fleisher Shoe Company for many years prior to retirement. She married John Joseph Ganem in 1942.She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister who will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Villa Crest Nursing Home for the wonderful care Bernadette received over the past few months.She was predeceased by her husband, John Ganem, on June 1, 1988.Family members include two children, Kathleen Ganem Hoffman of Long Beach, Calif., and William Ganem of Manchester; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister and best friend, Anna DeSchuiteneer of Manchester, and she was predeceased by three siblings: Alice Peters, Evelyn Pelletier and Fred Ameen. She also leaves many nephews, nieces and cousins.


services: Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester, will be Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service in Our Lady of the Cedars Church, Mitchell Street, at 11:30 a.m. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.Donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St., Manchester 03103 or to the Patient Activities Fund at Villa Crest Nursing Home, 1276 Hanover St., Manchester 03104.To send a message of condolence, please go to

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Published in Union Leader on June 16, 2014
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