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Elsie L. French

Obituary for Elsie L. French

May 22, 1928 - March 14, 2020
Candia, New Hampshire | Age 91


Elsie Lorraine French, 91, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, FL on March 14, 2020.

She was born in New Ross, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 22, 1928 to Harold and Verna Reeves and was one of eleven children. She is predeceased by all of her siblings and her spouse of sixty-nine years.

She married Harold A. French, a merchant seaman from Newfoundland, in 1947 and emigrated to the United States in 1949. In 1955 Elsie and Harold moved to Candia, NH where they raised four children: Bruce (Marjorie) French, Prattsburgh, NY, Suzanne Marmuscak, Lake Placid, FL, Thomas (Diane) French, Goffstown NH, and Mark (Darlene) French, Allenstown, NH.

Elsie remained a homemaker until 1962 when she went to work at Pandora in Manchester, NH for twenty-eight years. She then became employed at Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield, NH until her retirement at the age of seventy-two.

Elsie is survived by seven grandchildren: Nathan (Linda) French, Matthew (Cama) French, Thomas (Ashley) French, Melanie Biladeau, Jason (Maria) French, Adam (Katie) Marmuscak Taylor French; and ten great grandchildren: Courtney, Vivian, Marina, Amelia, Oliver, Myles, Gabriel, Logan, Michael and Rory. Her family was her priority and she never missed acknowledging a birthday or holiday.

She loved the Boston Red Sox and her children lovingly referred to her as the "general manager" as she rarely missed a game. Her other favorite pastimes included trips to the casino, cooking for her family
and crocheting.

Services will be attended privately by family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  • Good Shepherd Hospice House
    1110 Hammock Rd
    Sebring, FL 33870

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243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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