Bernard Eloi Marineau, 94, of Manchester, died June 11, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Manchester on October 6, 1926, he was the son of Alfred and Marie (Girard) Marineau.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he received the WWII Victory Medal, the American Area Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Medal.
Prior to retirement, he had worked as a cabinet maker for Hermsdorf Fixture Company for many years.
He was a member of the Carpenter's Union Local 2696, the Catholic War Veterans Ste. Marie Post 1749, the Sacred Heart League and the Pius X Secular Institute. He also was a longtime active communicant of St. Marie Parish and served as a Eucharist Minister.
He leaves his loving wife of 74 years, Annette R. (Desruisseaux) Marineau; three sons, Phillip E. Marineau and wife Susan of Londonderry, Paul H. Marineau and wife Elsa of Coral Springs, FL and Arthur B. Marineau of Falls Church, VA; six daughters, Lillian R. Marineau and friend Mohamed of Hooksett, Claire H. Montminy and husband Gerald of Goffstown, Jeanne S. Pittman and husband William of Naples, FL, Louise I. Sousa and husband Thom of Goffstown, Rachel D. Veilleux and husband Richard of Salem and Ann C. Demencuk of Manchester; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Rita Lesmerises , Madeleine Houle and Sr. Florence Marineau.
The family would like to thank the staff of Windham Terrace in Windham for their loving and tender care of "Ben" during the past 16 months. Thanks also to Amedisys for their outstanding hospice care during his final days.
SERVICES: A walk-through wake with masks and social distancing is Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.
DUE TO FAMILY ALLERGIES, PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS OR ANY SCENTED GIFTS and disregard the link to flowers on this page. Memorial donations may be made to: Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, 495 Mammoth Rd., Manchester, NH 03104, or to Pius X Secular Institute, c/o Viviane Laurendeau, 202 Comeau St., Manchester, NH 03102