George G. Roberge, 94, of Manchester, died peacefully in his sleep at his home on November 26, 2022.
He was born in Manchester on March 17, 1928, to Albert and Alice (Girard) Roberge. He lived in Manchester for most of his life and 15 years in Bronx, NY. He grew up in a musical family, playing guitar and piano, and entertaining with his siblings.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and during the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He is a 49-year member of the American Legion.
George retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a health plan representative for the American Postal Workers Union.
He was a longtime parishioner of Ste. Marie Parish, serving as lector and funeral accolade for many years. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood, Association Canado-Americaine, Sacred Heart League, American Legion Post 79, and a Grand Associate of St. Andre Bessette at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. He was a man of deep faith, finding solace in daily mass and his family looked forward to his New Year blessing, a treasured tradition for many generations.
George was never one to miss a social gathering, his favorite being his St. Patrick’s Day birthday and dressing in green from head to toe. He was the center of a large extended family and circle of friends. He loved their company and shared many pastimes such as cribbage, cornhole, pool, cards and bowling. He enjoyed getaways to the lake, the casino, Montreal and, most recently, a month stay at his daughter’s home in Florida. A memorable claim to fame was his rendition of “Little Brown Jug” which brought down the house. George loved a good laugh and will be missed by so many!
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Therese (Bourque) Roberge in 2005 and by five siblings, Maurice, Herve, Stella, Marcelle and Claire.
He is survived by his seven children, Donald Roberge of Manchester, Diane Jorgensen and her husband, Joseph, of Pompton Plains, NJ, Anita Price and her husband, Bob, of Leesburg, FL, Denise Proulx of Derry, Gloria Proulx and her husband, David and Richard Roberge and his wife, Therese, all of Manchester and Steven Roberge and his wife, Julie, of Bedford; 10 grandchildren, Greg, Angela, Mike, Phil, Kevin, Annette, Joey, Sandra, Halie and Jenny; 16 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; cousins and many nieces, nephews and friends.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday (12/1) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Ste. Marie Church 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.
George extended charity to many organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NH Food Bank or a charity of one’s choice.