Marianne Barrette

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BEDFORD - Marianne "Kelly" Barrette, 54, of Bedford, died peacefully, and surrounded by family, in her home on Oct. 30, 2013. She navigated her journey through the tribulations of breast cancer with enviable courage, and persevered with strength and grace through the very end.

Kelly was born in Manchester on June 19, 1959, to Dwight and Mary (O'Halloran) Fournier. She attended Memorial High School and achieved her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Rivier College in 2012, even while undergoing cancer treatments.

Kelly was a registered nurse and had worked for Elliot Pulmonary Medicine Associates in Manchester. She was also a lover of animals, having worked in veterinary clinics and adopting cats in need of a home.

Family members include two sons, Timothy R. Barrette of Manchester, and Tyler D. Barrette of Nashua; her former husband, Paul Barrette of Bedford; her fiancé, Patrick Crean of Litchfield; four sisters, Sharon Nelson of Eliot, Maine, Guinevere Twitchell of Portland, Maine, Gayle Gobin of Goffstown, and Marcie Boivin of Merrimack.

She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Fournier.


services: Calling hours, at Lambert Funeral & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester, are Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will follow in the funeral home at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire in Bedford.

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Published in Union Leader on Nov. 5, 2013
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