Robert H. Handyside

  • Born: January 22, 1947
  • Died: November 29, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert H. Handyside, 73, of Manchester, passed away on November 29, 2020 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown.

He was born in Manchester on January 22, 1947, the son of Ronald and Iris (Williams) Handyside and had been a lifelong resident of the City. Earlier in his life, he had enlisted in the United States Navy. He had worked for over 25 years for the Highway Department with the City of Manchester. Bob enjoyed spending time at the ocean.

Family members include his wife of 44 years, Joyce (Mitchell) Moquin; two daughters, Marina Harnum and Lisa Jackson, both of NH; three stepsons, Craig Moquin and his wife Linda of Hooksett, Barry Moquin and his wife Tami Smith of Goffstown, and Scott Moquin of Manchester; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Carol Provost of Hampton, Margaret Doucet, Linda Klardie and Debra DeSchuiteneer all of Manchester; and nephews, nieces, and cousins.

There are no scheduled services at this time. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing Joyce. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Jack Barron - Bedford, NH - Friend   December 05, 2020

Bob Handyside! We had the pleasure of being neighbors to Bob and Joyce for a few years. Bob was a very kind and pleasant neighbor and our friendship has been missed. Our sincere condolences to Joyce and family.

Posted by Jon and Debbie Elliott - Neighbor   December 04, 2020

My deepest condolences to Bob's wife, Joyce, his family and his friends. I am grateful that he gave me our two beautiful daughters, Lisa and Marina. Rest in peace dear friend, until we meet again.

Posted by June Heselton - Auburn, NH - Significant Other   December 04, 2020

My deepest condolences to Bob’s families and friends. I also had the pleasure of working and knowing Bob. Fun guy to work and converse with. Enjoyed his company and conversations always. Great man. Good soul. Rest In Peace Bob.

Posted by Denis Proulx - Friend   December 03, 2020

So sorry for your loss, My mother (Gloria) and Ronald were siblings. With deepest sympathy, cousin Rod Mattson.

Posted by Rod Mattson - Stratham, NH   December 03, 2020

He was agreat Brother ,we had some fun times I love you Bob

Posted by Linda Klardie - Sister   December 03, 2020

My thoughts and condolences go out to the entire family. My remembrances of Bobby go back to family get -togethers oh so many years ago. Rest In Peace, cousin. Ginny Mattson

Posted by Virginia Mattson - South Berwick, ME - Family   December 03, 2020

I would like to express my condolences to all family members I had the privilege of working with Bob on occasion, and also had many early morning conversations with him sitting on the bench before punching in. Rest in peace Bob!

Posted by Dan Garrity - Coworker   December 03, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Posted by Hugh and Joyce Austin - Largo, FL - Family   December 03, 2020

Linda and Debbie. So sorry to hear of Bobby's Passing.I was and still am a friend of the Handyside family every science we were kids, I have not seen Bob in years. But i Will always remember Bob as a very kind and easy going Guy. My condolences go's out to Linda and Debbie and the rest of the Handyside Family Rest Well my old friend.

Posted by Jerry O'Dell - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 03, 2020

To a great and very kind hearted man!! I had the pleasure of working with my uncle through the years at the highway dept!! So very liked by all the men there on the job!! May you be in peace, Love always``your nephew Greg.

Posted by greg bond - Manchester, NH - Family   December 02, 2020

my uncle bobby was the best uncle i ever had thank you uncle bobby for always being there for me may you be in peace with nana and grandpy rip love you alway god bless love april

Posted by april bond - manchester, NH - Friend   December 02, 2020

So Sorry Joyce and Your boys for your Loss. My Dear Brother Bob you were such a Good Man in every way and I will Miss You Dearly until we meet again May you Rest in Peace Brother XO

Posted by Debra Handyside(Deschuiteneer) - Manchester, NH - Family   December 02, 2020

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My thoughts and condolences go out to the entire family. My remembrances of Bobby go back to family get -togethers oh so many years ago. Rest In Peace, cousin. Ginny Mattson