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Edward J. Lafond

February 14, 1939 — June 29, 2024

Manchester

Edward “Ed” J. Lafond 85, lifelong resident of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024, after a long illness. 

Born in Manchester on February 14, 1939, Ed was the son of the late Romeo and Ida (Charron) Lafond. He was a graduate of Central High School. Ed went on to work and manage for Jordan Marsh for many years and later became a regional manager for Singer Corp. After much consideration, in 1984, Ed went back to school and became a compassionate registered nurse. He worked for Elliot Hospital for over 25 years, mainly with geriatric patients. 

In his retirement, Ed was an avid walker and enjoyed traveling, especially the two cruises he took to Alaska and the Mediterranean. He also cherished memories of the trips he took with family to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ed also enjoyed furthering his culinary skills and hosting intimate gatherings of family and friends for delicious dinners. He proudly challenged himself with difficult dishes for those close to him. 

Ed will be fondly remembered by his son, Jay Lafond and daughter-in-law, Susan of Albany, NY and his daughter, Michelle Potter and her husband, Glen of Hingham, MA, and five grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jared Lafond and his wife, Kaley and their daughter, Ryleigh, Julianne Potter, Gavin Potter and Justin Lafond. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son, Richard M. Lafond and his siblings, Julliette Soucy and Robert Lafond.

A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 10 am to 11 am, with a funeral service promptly at 11am all at Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm St. Manchester, NH. Burial will follow in the family lot at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester. 

In thanks to the wonderful and talented nurses and staff who cared for Ed over the last several years of his life, including his time in hospice, and in recognition of his own commitment to the healthcare profession, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire (donate.elliothospital.org/give or by check mailed to 1070 Holt Ave, Suite 1400, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03019).

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Calling Hour

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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