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Lucille Laflamme

May 24, 1935 — April 22, 2024

Bedford

Lucille Laflamme, 88, a remarkable woman of strength and compassion, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2024, surrounded by loved ones at the Community Hospice House.

Born in 1935 to Donat and Simone Demers, Lucille grew up amongst her many siblings in Bedford, NH.  After graduating from West High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Lucille earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Plymouth State University.  Following her studies at PSU where she graduated with honors as the Outstanding Woman of the Senior Class, Lucille earned a Master’s Degree in French from Rivier University.  As a lifelong learner, Lucille continued to study at Middlebury College, and the Catholic University in Angers, France.  Lucille enjoyed many years teaching with the majority of her career as a Professor at St. Anselm College in the Modern Language and Literature department.

In 1964, Lucille married the love of her life, W. Jean Laflamme.  Together they raised 3 wonderful children whom they treasured.  Lucille was a loving wife and mother, wonderful friend, and sister, and a fun and engaged grandmother.

As a lifelong practicing Roman Catholic, Lucille was active in the faith communities of the churches she attended.  For over 25 years, Lucille and her husband Jean lead the Bible Study ministry at Ste. Marie, welcoming many into their home (often referred to as “912”) for weekly gatherings.  Lucille was the President of Women’s Aglow, and as one of the founding members of Women’s Biblical Ministry enjoyed presenting on topics of faith at several interdenominational events.  Lucille was an advocate for women in the church and led by example.  She mentored many young women in their faith journey helping them realize their value in the church.  Lucille and her husband led the Renew Program at St. Jean de Baptiste.

In recent years, Lucille and her husband found peace by spending time in the Adoration Chapel at Ste. Marie.

Though her journey was marked by challenges, Lucille faced them with grace, courage, and resilience.  Her strong faith in God and prayer gave her strength.  When her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she bravely navigated their new life as the primary care giver, demonstrating incredible strength and fortitude until the very end.

Throughout her life, Lucille was a leader, a mentor and a true faith filled servant of God.  She loved her family with everything she had.  In her final days, Lucille enjoyed reminiscing over fond memories of children playing in the big back yard, adventurous family trips, and the many family gatherings.  We remember Lucille for living her life with love and generosity, for her positivity, selflessness, and her amazing chocolate chip muffins.  Lucille will be dearly missed by family and friends alike. Lucille’s legacy of faith and kindness extends through her children, grandchildren, and many friends, who will forever carry her memory in their hearts.

Lucille was predeceased by her husband W. Jean Laflamme.  She is survived by her children and their spouses Lise & AJay LaSalle, David & Kelly Laflamme, Nicole & Kerry LaFlamme, grandchildren Luke, Molly, Ella, and Ben LaFlamme.

Lucille also leaves behind sisters Suzanne Solloway and Elaine (William) Lefebvre, sisters-in-law, Suzanne Piotrowicz (Ted), Cecile Demers, Mary Laflamme (Tom Fleming).  She was also predeceased by brothers Edmond Demers, Louis Demers and brothers-in-law Robert Laflamme, R. Bruce Solloway and sister Doris Kelly and brother-in-law Thomas Kelly III.

A Rite of Reception will be held in Ste. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester, NH 03102 on Saturday, April 27, 2024, beginning at 8:30AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM, followed by Committal prayers in the Mausoleum at Mount CalvaryCemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester, NH. Lambert Funeral Home and Barrett Florists are assisting the family with arrangements.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the caregivers at the Arbors and the Community Hospice Home for their kind and loving care in the final days.

If you wish to remember Lucille, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd, Merrimack, NH; Ste. Marie’s Roman Catholic Church, 378 Notre Dame, Ave, Manchester, NH, or a charity of your choice. 

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Rite of Reception

Saturday, April 27, 2024

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

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