Robert O. Bourque

  • Born: July 16, 1935
  • Died: July 11, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

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Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family


Robert O. Bourque, of Manchester, NH died on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1935, in Manchester, NH, the son of Adrien and Yvonne (Hebert) Bourque, Bob attended Manchester High School West, and worked in maintenance for Catholic Medical Center for 37 years. During retirement, he worked for 9 years at Hannaford in Goffstown. Bob was a quiet man in his younger years and was a very hard worker. He was his own handyman, finding joy in fixing and crafting his own things for he and his family; if he crafted something once, he often made clones of the finished piece, one for his wife, daughter and daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren.
Bob belonged to the William B. Cashin Senior Center and enjoyed playing cribbage at the Jutras Post and Medford Farms. A true New Englander, Bob was a loyal fan to the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins. He enjoyed spending time with his children and especially enjoyed cheering on his grandchildren at their lacrosse games, hockey games, or beauty pageants. One of his fondest memories was of a recent trip he spent with his family celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary in Punta Cana.
Bob was predeceased by his son, Robert (Robbie) Bourque Jr., his twin brother Roland Bourque, his brother Adrien Bourque Jr., and his great granddaughter Parker Isabelle Pichette. He is survived by his wife, Helene (Janelle) Bourque, Renee and Michael Chaput of Goffstown NH, Marc and Kelly Bourque of Weare, NH, grandchildren Christopher Chaput and his fiancée Emily Fougere, Asheley and Nicholas Pichette, Nathaniel and Katie Chaput, Cooper, Cameron and Jameson Bourque, great grandson, Easton Bourque, as well as his siblings, Jeannette Baron, Helene Burke, and Lillian Holt of Florida.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 4 – 7 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10 AM at St. Catherine Church in Manchester. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Manchester.
Please note current restrictions limiting funeral home capacity to no more than 50%. Those in attendance are respectfully requested to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Mr. Bourque.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Marc, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted by George Rowen Rowen - Merrimack, NH - Friend   July 17, 2020

Helen & the whole Bourque clan, you have my deepest sympathies. Pam & I remember Bob as a quiet, gentle man, always kind & thoughtful. We were lucky enough to have seen him at many of your family celebrations, he knew how to enjoy life. And In more recent years I'd run into him at Hannaford or elsewhere and was always greeted with that warm smile. He will always be remembered fondly, as all of you are. What great memories! God Bless all of you,

Posted by Mike & Pam Cote - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   July 16, 2020

My deepest condolences to The Bourque Family. Bob was always a caring and friendly man. Such a hard worker at CMC. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. May he rest in peace.

Christine S (CMC Coworker)

Posted by Christine A Shields - Coworker   July 16, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy to you Helen and family just heard word today that Bob passed away he was a great man and he will be missed Walter and Carole Warriner

Posted by Walter and Carole Warriner - Friend   July 15, 2020

My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Helene, and Jeannette, Helen and Lillian. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Denise Proulx - Derry, NH - Family   July 15, 2020

Helene: I'm sorry to hear about Bob. He was a wonderful person who always smiled. I was always happy to have him as a cribbage partner since he would otherwise me a fearsome opponent. Please extend my condolences to your family.

Posted by Irene Gagne - Goffstown, NH - Friend   July 15, 2020

Dear Helene and family, my heart goes out to you all with sadness on the loss of Bobby. I just loved his smile and admired his dedication to his family and work. We will miss him - a beloved cousin. Sending hugs and prayers for you all.

Posted by Gloria Proulx - Manchester, NH   July 14, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Bourque family. I have known Bob for years at CMC. He and Roland liked to confuse me...and they got me every time. He was a hard worker. He never got caught up in gossip. He was a fine gentleman. Please find solace in knowing that his family was paramount in his life. He liked to tell stories about you. Sending you peace and comfort as you walk your grief journey

Posted by Diane Cheney - Goffstown, NH - Friend   July 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Helen .Bob was a kind man and help you if you needed him.He was jokester at CMC he was running around the hospital,doing stuff that needed fix ,just call Bob and he is on it.Carol Lapierre,James Athas❤.Take care Helen !

Posted by Carol Lapierre - Goffstown, NH - Family Friend   July 14, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Helene and the Bourque family.
We found Bob as a kind, conscientious worker at CMC. He always had a pleasant greeting any time we saw him. He will definitely be missed.
May he rest in peace.

Posted by Sergio and Josefina Arambulo - Friend   July 14, 2020

Deepest Sympathies dear Helene. Renee and Mike , Marc and Kelly and grandchildren on the passing of your husband , father and grandfather . You have so many beautiful memories to hold in your hearts and took such good care of him - now take care of each other with Gods help . We will forever see him in our minds eye , quietly and diligently working in his beautiful yard with Helen or crafting something special in his workshop . Lending a hand or a tool or just walking across the yard to tell a joke and share a laugh ! A good friend and neighbor - we will miss him -. God Speed you to Heaven Bobby . Love , Mark and Paula and family .

Posted by Paula and Mark Pierce - Friend   July 14, 2020

Deepest sympathies Helen , Renee and Mike , Marc and Kelly and all the grandchildren on losing your husband , dad and grandfather . You are a loving and close family and did an awesome job taking care of him - now take care of each other with Gods help . We will see him in our minds eye forever quietly and diligently working in his beautiful yard or building something beautiful in his workshop . A wonderful neighbor and friend - we will miss you Bobby . God Speed you to Heaven ✝

Posted by Paula Pierce - Neighbor   July 14, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My condolences to you, Renee, and your family. I loved your dad. He was always smiling, kind, and helpful. He was one of a kind! Hugs, Geri Silva, CMC

Posted by Geri Silva - Friend   July 14, 2020

My heartfelt condolences go out to Aunt Helen, her children and their spouses and the rest of the family . Uncle Bob was a wonderful, loving, kind man. He always put a smile on my face and gave me a kiss and hug whenever he saw me. He is now without pain visiting the rest of his family, celebrating his upcoming birthday. I hope you can find peace and strength to help you heal. Always remember the beautiful memories you have. Rest in peace Uncle Bob. I love you



Posted by Donna Hebert - Family   July 13, 2020

Helene, Renee and family,

Our sincere love and condolences all of you at the loss of Robert. We are unable to attend the wake or funeral service but please know our prayers are with all of you. May God's peace surround all of you, may He comfort you and may you know every moment the great gift of God's loving embrace for Robert for all of eternity. He is at peace and without pain. We pray that brings you some comfort in the days ahead.
With love,
Marc and Therese Bolduc and family

Posted by Therese & Marc Bolduc - Family   July 13, 2020

Wish my family could've spent more time with you Unlce Bobby. We will miss your crafty advice on how I could heat my pool in Florida using my natural gas line. You always had a smile on your face everytime I saw you. Your sense of humor has always had us Millard boys make you and everyone laugh and smile even more. We love you always and will keep you in our hearts. Please say hi to all our Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, and cousins we have lost in the past years. God has you now.

Posted by Teddy Millard and Family - Family   July 13, 2020

Helen, Mark and entire Bourque family...Don and I and Kelley and Easton were so very sorry and sad to hear of Mr. Bourques passing! You have been great neighbors to our family for many years. Mr. Bourque was always there to lend a hand and some valuable advice (and sometimes tools!) when it came to projects around the house. We also often heard his saw being used to make his many projects for his family. He will be missed, but we hope all of your memories will help to ease the pain of your loss. Our familys thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.
Lisa and Don Dubois

Posted by Lisa and Don Dubois - Neighbor   July 13, 2020

So sorry about your husband passing Helen . I remember him working at CMC maintenance dept Our deepest condolences to you Helen and your daughter Rene and family members. Ellen and Marshall Richards

Posted by ELLEN and Marshall Richards - Coworker   July 13, 2020


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