Eleanor Barbara Gagnon
1926 - 2020
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Eleanor B. Gagnon passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on June 28, 2020 at the NH Veterans Home. She was born in Chicago on Dec. 4, 1926 to Felix and Lottie Matan. She served in the Navy from Oct. 1950 to Oct. 1952. She married Leo E. Gagnon, then a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, on June 21, 1952. They moved to Rollinsford, NH and later to Manchester where they raised their five children. She retired from federal civil service in 1987. She was happiest when spending time with her family – her kindness, generosity, caring and compassion made her the best mother and grandmother one could possibly have. She will be deeply missed. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Leo, her grandson, Aric and her three sisters from Chicago. She leaves behind her five children: Betty-Ann Leclerc (Ron), Keith Gagnon, Jacqueline Page, Lawrence Gagnon and Souzanne Skladony (Dave); her grandchildren: Nicole, Jeff, Kerissa, Sharyn, Sarah, Jim, Sam and Dan; her great-grandchildren: Ariana, Sutton and Emmett, along with many nieces and nephews. Our thanks and appreciation go out to the compassionate staff at the NH Veterans Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03246 is appreciated. A calling hour will be held at St. Hedwig's Parish, corner of Orange and Beech Streets. on Thursday, 11:00-12:00, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 12:00.pm .

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Published in Legacy from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
Calling hours
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
12:00 PM
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July 13, 2020
Betty Ann,
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our sympathies to your family.
Bob & Sally Demers
Robert and Sara Demers
July 9, 2020
Jackie, Betty-Ann, Keith, Larry, Sue and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She will forever hold a special place in my heart. Dad and I loved our visits with her, enjoying coffee and cookies, singing and laughing. She always had such a positive outlook on life. She will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to you all.
~ Pat Zarmakupis
Pat Zarmakupis
July 4, 2020
To my cousins and their families, I was so very saddened to hear about your mom. She was the true matriarch of your family and I know she will be greatly missed by all. You were all so blessed to have her in your lives for so many years. I wish I could have been there with you to celebrate her life.
I will always treasure the times I spent with her in Chicago and Manchester. She was the best aunt!!!
With love and sympathy, Barbara
Barbara Wood
July 3, 2020
I know your Mom is the most valuable thing in your family life. I twice read her message Dec. 2018 and I feel she is best from inside to outside. Praying for all of you there during her great loss! God bless you and comfort you all. Condolence to Eleanor Gagnon Family.
Irin Martinez
July 2, 2020
May God bless and keep you always noble lady. You blessed the life of so many. RIP
Catherine Gagnon
July 1, 2020
I was sad to hear the passing of my godmother Aunt Eleanor. I will cherish the memories of the times spent in Manchester and Chicago. My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins.
Jim Kolasinski
July 1, 2020
I will always hold you close to my heart, mom. Love you so much.
Souzanne J. Skladony
July 1, 2020
Ron Leclerc
July 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Julien Liberge
July 1, 2020
My Deep and Sincere Sympathy to all of Barbara's ( Mrs. Gagnon's ) Family and Friends.
To all fortunate to have known her, truly understood, and felt, her Kindness, her Caring and... her Compassion.
Within so many Hearts,... you will always be Mrs. Gagnon.
Ron Leclerc
July 1, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
mario leclerc
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