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Gerard B. Tanguay

December 12, 1931 — June 3, 2024

Manchester

Gerard “Gerry” B. Tanguay, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on June 3rd, 2024, after a long illness. 

Born on December 12th, 1931, in Manchester, NH, Gerry was the fourth of eleven children to Ernest and Aurore (Gagnon) Tanguay. He attended Mount St. Mary's Elementary School and Central High School.

In 1948, Gerry joined the National Guard serving for several years and at the age of 21 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was always proud of his service to the country.  His dedication to service continued as he became a Manchester Police Officer, serving the community from 1961 until his retirement in 1982. During his tenure, Gerry furthered his education, earning an associates degree in law enforcement from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College.  He earned his teaching license from the State of NH and served as a substitute teacher (English) while working as a police officer.

After retiring from the police force, Gerard channeled his passion and energy into entrepreneurship, founding Gerard Motors Ltd. on South Main Street in Manchester, NH. He successfully owned and operated the business with his son James Tanguay for 33 years, earning the respect and loyalty of his customers and the community.

After his retirement he remained active in many organizations including the Granite State Detachment 542-Marine Corps League, the N.H. Police Association, the Manchester Police Relief Association, and the NH Association of Retired Law Enforcement.

Gerard is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Priscilla (St. Pierre) Tanguay, and their four children: Michelle Considine and her husband Stephen, Francine Lofgren and her husband Clifford, James Tanguay, and Maureen Tanguay as well as eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom brought immense joy to his life. He also leaves behind siblings: Lorraine Bellemore, Vivian Blondeau, and Normand Tanguay with his wife Diane.  He was predeceased by siblings: Ernest Tanguay, Roger Tanguay, Donald Tanguay, Richard Tanguay, Simone Simard, Russell Tanguay & Susan Clinton.

Gerard's legacy of service, dedication, and love will be cherished by all who knew him. His family and friends will remember him as a devoted husband, a caring father, a proud veteran, and a kind and compassionate man. He will be deeply missed.

Calling hours will be held on Friday June 7th, from 4pm-7pm at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, Manchester, NH.  A funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Parish at 10am on Saturday, June 8th with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday, June 7, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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Mass

Saturday, June 8, 2024

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

Blessed Sacrament Church

14 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03103

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