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Therese A. (Dionne) Bedard
Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
Therese A. (Dionne) Bedard, 89, of Pelham, died peacefully Thursday, December 27th at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Arthur B. Bedard who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 14th of this year.
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, May 13, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and the late Agnes (St. Laurent) Dionne, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Eager to pursue a career in nursing, she then went on to graduate from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Lowell with the Class of 1954.
Before retiring, Therese was employed as a Registered Nurse at the former St. Joseph Hospital. She then went on to work in the same capacity at Bon Secours Hospital (now known as Holy Family Hospital) in Methuen.
Among her many interests, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a former member of the Catholic Nurses Guild. Her greatest joy however was the quality time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Arthur, Therese is survived by a daughter Donna Sayer and her husband Richard of Pelham, NH; two sons Rene A. Bedard and his wife Joanne of Pelham, NH and Alan J. Bedard and his wife Wanda of Dry Ridge, KY; six grandchildren Nicholas, Adam, Amy, Chad, Eric and Paige; four great-grandchildren Andrew, Amelia, Madilyn and Mallory; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers Arthur Dionne, Paul Dionne, Theodore Dionne and Albert Dionne.
Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 11 Nashua Road in Pelham on Thursday from 3 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass on Friday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Pelham at 10 o’clock followed by burial in Gibson Cemetery. E-Condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the New Hampshire SPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.
New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham NH 03885