DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OF COVID-19. VISITATION FOR PAUL E. BEDARD, SR. HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY CANCELLED.
Paul E. Bedard Sr., of Dunbarton, passed peacefully on January 13, 2021, at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after living life to its fullest for 93 years.
He was born in the Pinardville section of Goffstown on January 5, 1928 to Joseph and Marie (Cote) Bedard. Joining the U.S. Navy during WWII, Paul, along with six brothers and two brothers-in-law, proudly served their country. He credited the successful return of all family members to the prayers of his beloved mother.
Paul successfully ran Paul E. Bedard Construction Company for most of his life until his retirement. He was a member of the Pinardville Lions Club, Boys Club, Goffstown Parks and Recreation and 28 years on the Goffstown Planning Board.
He enjoyed gardening, painting, cooking, traveling, hunting and teaching his grandchildren outdoor survival skills.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Doris (Auger) Bedard in 1987 and 10 siblings.
Paul is survived by his wife of 31 years, Diane (Roy) Bedard of Dunbarton; five children, Gloria Houle and her husband, Richard, of Goffstown, Priscilla Skinner and her husband, Rick, of Florida and Elaine Allison and her husband, Ken, Paul E. Bedard Jr. and his wife, Lisa, and Denise Langley and her husband, Stephen, all of Goffstown; three step-children, Wayne Nichols, Dawn Doucet, Aimee Ingalls and her husband, Timothy; 16 grandchildren and 11 (soon to be 13) great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Bedard and his wife, Fran, of Goffstown; two sisters-in-law, Terry Bedard and Donie Bedard; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family thanks the staff at Easter Seals as well as the Hillsborough County Nursing Home for their loving care.
SERVICES: A walk-through visitation with masks, social distancing and limited interaction with the family will take place at a later date. Please check back for further details.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals NH, 555 Auburn St., Manchester, NH 03103.