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Armand H April

May 14, 1947 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 74)

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     Armand H. April
     
    Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;
     
    Armand H. April, family patriarch, storyteller extraordinaire, and river to his people, has passed on to the next chapter. He prospered in life, loved his wife, and helped to raise some awesome kids. Oh, he turned into a softie as a grandfather too.

    Before we even get started here, he loved his wife of 54 years, Judith Ann (Pard) April, more than anything, and she’s a saint, literally. Greatest love story ever.
     
    Born Armand Henry April on May 14, 1947, to the late Charles April and Marie Rose (Pare) April in Lowell, MA, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy, Class of 1965.  

    He was a provider in life. Not one to work for another boss, Armand ran his own sheet metal businesses from early on. Quality Metals, then April Industries. He was innovative and successful in his entrepreneurship. He also kept busy when not at work. For years he was an avid jogger and golfer (lots of golf). He loved cars too, especially Porsches, and imparted to his grandchildren the love of simple things like playing card games or chess. He tried fishing enthusiastically; the fish did not cooperate.
     
    Armand was loved by all. He possessed a big, bold personality, generous spirit, and love of all things sports (with just a tiny bias toward Boston teams). He even coached youth soccer when his son Dan was young. Think Bill Belichick trying to corral six-year-olds staring at their feet on the field.

    Besides his wife Judy, he is survived by his children, Carolyn Ann April (David Straka) of Brookline, NH; Cathleen Ann April Sandoval (Frank Sandoval) of San Antonio, TX; and Daniel Henry April (Sara April) of Santa Fe, NM; as well as six grandchildren, Marissa, Olivia, Nicholas, Grace, Adam, and Nathan; He is also survived by five siblings Lucille Martinelli of FL, Denise April (Joshua Robey) of Hollis, NH, Susan April (Barry Brown) of Frederick, MD, Charles H. April, Jr. (Dawn Donacki - April) of Brookline, NH and Joseph E. April (Monica) of West Boylston; his sister-in-law Rosemary (Pard) Britt of Nashua, NH, her two children, Meghan Britt (Nicholas Giannotti) of Alexandria, VA and Matthew Britt (Erin) of Norfolk, MA and many nieces and nephews.

    Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM from 3 to 5 P.M.
    All Funeral Services will be held privately for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center - Oncology Dept., 8 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.  

 

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Pelham Funeral Home
11 Nashua Road
Pelham, NH 03076

Donations

Southern New Hampshire Medical Ctr-Oncology Dept
8 Prospect St, Nashua NH 03060

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