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Roger Gerard Jolicoeur

Obituary for Roger Gerard Jolicoeur

February 6, 1934 - January 13, 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 85


Roger Gerard Jolicoeur, 85, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2020 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a long period of declining health. Born in Manchester, NH on February 6, 1934, he was son of the late Donat and Jeannette (Gelinas) Jolicoeur. He shared 55 years of marriage with his wife, Claudette (Bilodeau) Jolicoeur.

Roger was raised and educated in Manchester, graduating from St. Joseph's School for Boys in 1951 before joining the United States Navy. He first served in the Naval Reserves in NH, and later enlisted in active-duty service, training aboard the USS Macon in VA and serving for two years at Naval Air Station Port Lyautey in Morocco. Upon return to civilian life, Roger worked for many years in tire sales at several companies including John A. Connare Tires, Lee Tire & Rubber and True Tread Tire. He eventually started his own business, Roger's Tire Company, which he ran for several years before retiring early and moving to Jacksonville, FL. Though he was retired, Roger's passion for sales led him to become a wine consultant for PRP Wine for 10 years.

In his early years, Roger loved bowling and won many bowling championships and was even followed by WMUR TV who would document his tournaments every Saturday. Roger was also an avid sports fan and especially loved watching the Patriots and University of Michigan football. While raising his children in Boardman, OH, Roger organized the first Girls' Softball League where he coached and enjoyed seeing both of his daughters play. He was active in the Catholic community throughout his life and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. As a seasoned traveler, Roger with Claudette made many fond memories while traveling the world; enjoying cruises, trips around the USA and abroad.

Roger is survived by his wife, Claudette Jolicoeur of Manchester, NH; his daughter, Dr. Lynn Okamoto (Andrew) of Bedford, NH, as well as their children, Kameyo and Kiyomi; his daughter, Kristin Lozon (Steve) of Ann Arbor, MI, as well as their children, Julia, Alex and Claudia; his godson, Brian Jolicoeur of Bedford, NH; and many extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Jolicoeur.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19th from 1PM-5PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, January 20th, 10:30AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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