Jean L. Provencher, 85, passed peacefully in his Manchester NH home on Saturday June 25, 2022.
Jean was born in Manchester NH on September 5, 1936 to Ovila and Elise (St. Pierre) Provencher.
In 1954 Jean enlisted in the NH Air National Guard. During that year he graduated from St. Marie’s High School and was employed as a desk clerk at the Cadillac Hotel. He married Louise L. Provencher (deceased) in 1961. Shortly thereafter Jean was activated in the Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Upon returning, Jean worked as a Data Processing Manager at MKM Knitting Mills. He trained in accounting at Hesser College and was IBM certified taking a job as the Data Processing Manager at Manchester Gas (later Energy North) and retired after over 20 years of service.
Family members include three daughters, Anne Jalbert of Laconia NH, Celine Rose of Oakley CA and Claire Provencher of Manchester NH; two grandchildren, Kara and Cory Jalbert; one step-granddaughter, Victoria McCaffrey; his twin sister, Muriel Bouchard of Hampton NH and much loved nephews, nieces and cousins. Jean was pre-deceased by his sisters, Therese Provencher and Francoise Durette.
Jean was a caring father and husband taking pride in putting his three daughters through college. He was a devout Catholic and parishioner at St. Edmond’s. Jean was also a volunteer and caretaker devoting his life to service of others as a Cursillo Leader, CCD teacher, parole office volunteer, AIDS buddy and caretaker of Parkinson’s patients including his cousin, Julien Bernier.
Jean excelled in two pursuits, staying abreast of new information systems technology (including the Internet) and hiking in the mountains. He instilled a love of hiking in his daughters, nephews and nieces. His greatest hiking accomplishment was completing the Long Trail in Vermont end-to-end.
In addition to his work in supporting his family and giving back to the community, Jean remained bilingual and stayed in touch with his Canadian heritage through media, enjoyed researching genealogy, was an avid gardener and pursued his photography hobby.
SERVICES: There will be no calling hours. A cemetery committal service will take place on Friday (7/22) at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester NH.
To view a family tribute to Jean, go to the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Oajiqxp9M
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester NH, is assisting with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Appalachian Mountain Club, 10 City Square Boston MA 02129 - www.outdoors.org.