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Jeannine R. Dionne

Obituary for Jeannine R. Dionne

September 4, 1933 - May 6, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 83

Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother


Jeannine R. (Pinard) Dionne, 83, died May 6, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1933 in Manchester, the daughter of the late Fernando and Noelie (Clement) Pinard, and was the wife of the late Roland W. Dionne. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester, where she graduated from Ste. Marie High School.
Mrs. Dionne was employed by the Manchester City Clerk's office for many years prior to retiring and led a full, rewarding life dedicated to raising her large family.
Jeannine was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed puzzles and was an avid fan of all sports. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and loved ones. Her tradition of hosting Christmas Eve will be treasured forever.
A spiritual woman, Jeannine was a former parishioner of St. Edmond Church and was most recently a communicant of the Parish of the Transfiguration.
Survivors include two daughters, Carmen Gagnon and her husband Donald of Manchester and Elaine Donati and her husband Andrew of Hooksett; three sons, Denis Dionne and his wife Debra of Olney, MD, Richard Dionne of Manchester and Michael Dionne and his wife Lynn of Easton, MA; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother Julien Pinard of Manchester and sister Muriel Gagne of Bedford. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Roland W. Dionne of Manchester in 2011; daughter, Janice Johnson, in 2007; parents Fernando and Noelie; brothers Raymond, Fernand, Bertrand, and Mederic Pinard; sister Pauline Cloutier.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care and services that were provided to Jeannine by the staff and volunteers of Home Health and Hospice Care and the Community Hospice House. Memorial donations may be made in Jeannine's name to Home Health and Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.
SERVICES: Calling Hours at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, are Wednesday May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m., with complimentary valet parking available. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday May 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Parish of the Transfiguration, 305 Kelley St., Manchester. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester.

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  • Memorial donations may be made in Jeannine's name to
  • Home Health and Hospice Care
    7 Executive Park Drive
    Merrimack, NH 03054

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