Lorraine J. Helie

  • Born: July 28, 1935
  • Died: January 2, 2021
  • Location: Goffstown, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lorraine J. Helie, 85, of Goffstown, NH passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 2nd, 2021 with her husband and best friend of over 60 years Jean Helie, by her side. She was born on July 28, 1935 to the late Aime & Yvonne (Desmarais) Hebert.

Lorraine was born and raised in Manchester, NH where she attended school, married her husband and raised her family that meant the world to her. Those who had the privilege of knowing Lorraine will remember her as a caring, loving, generous, selfless and loyal mother, grandmother and friend whose radiant smile could light up a room. She was a good person in every sense of the word.

Lorraine was always her best self when surrounded by the people she loved. Whether it was during the holidays, hosting a birthday, or simply bringing the family together at her house, she was happiest when her family was together. She was a devoted Catholic for her entire life, and throughout her later years she loved crafting and completing thousands upon thousands of word search puzzles. Above all, Lorraine was loved immensely and will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.

She is predeceased by her son Jean P. Helie; grandson Michael J. Craig; great grandson Wyatt Moore; and her three sisters Estelle Moses, Rita Taillon and Constance Pinard Mandeville. She is survived by her husband Jean Helie; daughter Collette Craig with her partner Tom Nilsson; daughter Marcelle St. Pierre and her husband Claude; Grandchildren Stephanie, Christopher, Jessica, Beth, Jillian, Jenna, Matthew and Lauren. As well as many great grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A private service for immediate family only will be held in the coming days.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Rest in peace Aunt Lorraine, my condolences to Marcell, Collette, Uncle Jean and all family and friends. You will be missed.

Posted by Claudette Goudreau - Manchester, NH - family   January 09, 2021


She was a lovely person, I know she is deeply missed.

Posted by Celeste St. Pierre - Lincoln, NH - Family   January 07, 2021

Rest In Peace with your beautiful sisters in heaven Aunt Lorraine. My sympathy to the whole Healy family.

Posted by Diane Champagne - Concord, NH - Family   January 07, 2021


Loving thoughts for my mother-in-law. She was such a loving and giving person. I will always love and miss you

Posted by Judy Helie - Springfield, SC - Family   January 07, 2021

Our deepest condolences going out to Uncle Jean & the entire Helie family from the Carlson family; Aunt Lorraine was the kindest, sweetest, always with that special smile, kind of Aunt, what a beautiful way to remember her.

Posted by Annette Carlson - Family   January 07, 2021

Jean and family, So sorry to read this in the paper today. She was a wonderful lady and may she rest in peace.

Posted by Jim Craig - Manchester   January 07, 2021

Lorraine was one of the kindest, nicest, most caring persons I have ever met. Always so happy to see her children, and grandchildren. I have many happy memories of her, and the family, surrounding the dinner table for an evening meal. It was always a pleasure to get together with them. She was so caring, and thoughtful.
It was an honor to call her mother in law

Posted by Joseph Craig - Family   January 07, 2021

What a great lady. She was a great Memere to my children. So may great memories. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone. Love Julie and Bill

Posted by Julie Haechton - Elloree, SC - Family Friend   January 06, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Debbie & Russ Lashua(Davis) - Derry, NH - Family Friend   January 06, 2021

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