GOFFSTOWN - Lucille Caron Lagasse, 90, of Goffstown, died Jan. 15, 2013, at her home.
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She was born the fifth of six siblings in Manchester, Aug. 5, 1922, to Athanase and Anna (Ducasse) Caron, of Canadian descent.
She lived through the Depression and was a graduate of Holy Angels High School.
She was proud to be an aircraft mechanic during World War II.
She was active in politics, serving in the state Legislature. She ran for Congress, was campaign manager for many governors, New Hampshire congressmen and senators. She chaired President Ronald Reagan's successful New Hampshire elections.
She was co-founder of the American- Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester. She served on the board of the New Hampshire Union Leader under William Loeb.
She championed involvement in church, school, town meetings, and was a natural leader.
She was passionate about health and authored a book on eating naturally.
She was a compassionate, loving wife and mother who worked, sang and danced well into her 80s.
She loved to entertain friends and family, especially cooking.
She touched many lives with her generosity, hospitality and warm smile.
She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Armand J. Lagasse, in 1976.
She is survived by her two daughters, Paulette Weaver of Kentucky, Annette Holleran of Weare; her three sons, Charles Lagasse of Bow, Michael Lagasse of Weare and Richard Lagasse of Goffstown; her beloved 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
We all mourn our loss but we rejoice in her life. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
SERVICES: There will be a memorial Mass of Christian burial in St. Lawrence Church, Goffstown, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 10 a.m.
A family gathering will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Horizons for New Hampshire, 199 Manchester St., Manchester, 03103.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence please visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 17, 2013