Roger Gerard Jolicoeur

  • Born: February 6, 1934
  • Died: January 13, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roger Gerard Jolicoeur, 85, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2020 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a long period of declining health. Born in Manchester, NH on February 6, 1934, he was son of the late Donat and Jeannette (Gelinas) Jolicoeur. He shared 55 years of marriage with his wife, Claudette (Bilodeau) Jolicoeur.

Roger was raised and educated in Manchester, graduating from St. Joseph's School for Boys in 1951 before joining the United States Navy. He first served in the Naval Reserves in NH, and later enlisted in active-duty service, training aboard the USS Macon in VA and serving for two years at Naval Air Station Port Lyautey in Morocco. Upon return to civilian life, Roger worked for many years in tire sales at several companies including John A. Connare Tires, Lee Tire & Rubber and True Tread Tire. He eventually started his own business, Roger's Tire Company, which he ran for several years before retiring early and moving to Jacksonville, FL. Though he was retired, Roger's passion for sales led him to become a wine consultant for PRP Wine for 10 years.

In his early years, Roger loved bowling and won many bowling championships and was even followed by WMUR TV who would document his tournaments every Saturday. Roger was also an avid sports fan and especially loved watching the Patriots and University of Michigan football. While raising his children in Boardman, OH, Roger organized the first Girls' Softball League where he coached and enjoyed seeing both of his daughters play. He was active in the Catholic community throughout his life and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. As a seasoned traveler, Roger with Claudette made many fond memories while traveling the world; enjoying cruises, trips around the USA and abroad.

Roger is survived by his wife, Claudette Jolicoeur of Manchester, NH; his daughter, Dr. Lynn Okamoto (Andrew) of Bedford, NH, as well as their children, Kameyo and Kiyomi; his daughter, Kristin Lozon (Steve) of Ann Arbor, MI, as well as their children, Julia, Alex and Claudia; his godson, Brian Jolicoeur of Bedford, NH; and many extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Jolicoeur.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19th from 1PM-5PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, January 20th, 10:30AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Jolicoeur Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation,
and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   January 19, 2020

Such a wonderful man. He and Claudette taught me all about wines at the wine tastings they hosted. Always enjoyed hearing about their travels. My prayers are with his family and I know Roger is at peace

Posted by Vicky Tyde - St Augustine, FL - Acquaintance   January 19, 2020

Thank you Roger for all the great events you invited me. Beautiful memories. Rest in peace

Posted by Pedro S Montero - Jacksonville, FL   January 18, 2020

My heartfelt prayers go out to you all at this sad time. I send my love, too. Joan Clotworthy

Posted by Joan Clotworthy - St. Johns, FL - Friend   January 18, 2020

I remember Roger starting the tire shop at the bottom of Terrace opposite the Bolino's SOHIO gas station when I was a young boy. My deepest sympathies to your family.

Rich Ferenchak
North Lima, OH

Posted by Rich Ferenchak - OH - Neighbor   January 17, 2020


Auntie Claudette, Lynne, Andy, Kristin, Steve, and family
Uncle Roger will be missed by all. He loved to talk about football with Wayne. We will especially cherish the Steelers Super Bowl ring he gave to Wayne... Love, Wayne,Betty, and family

Posted by Wayne Bilodeau - Nashua, NH - Family   January 15, 2020

Mr. Jolicoeur, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   January 15, 2020

Claudette, Lynn and Kristin,
Though we are out of the country our thoughts are with you. Roger was very special to us and though we have been separated by distance over many of the last years he was thought of often and always with good memories.
He will be missed.
Donnie, Mona and family.

Posted by Donnie Geddes - Portland, OR   January 15, 2020

Dear Claudette & family,
We were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Beautiful family.
Roger is at peace now and will always be remembered fondly with friends and Family.
Our Love and Hug's Always, Joan & Tony Roy

Posted by Joan & Tony Roy - Goffstown, NH - Family Friend   January 15, 2020

Claudette, Rodney and I were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We will keep you and the family in our prayers and remember the old neighborhood days on Castlebrook Dr with a smile.

Posted by Vicki & Rodney Butcher - Jacksonville, FL - Neighbor   January 14, 2020

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