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October 3, 2017 – Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, one of the oldest family-run funeral homes in New Hampshire, is proud to announce that it has acquired Cate and Johnson Funeral Home, an independently owned, family-run funeral home that has served the Manchester area for close to 100 years.

All Cate and Johnson pre-arranged services will be honored and held at the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium locations. If families have questions about their existing arrangements with Cate and Johnson, they are encouraged to call Buddy Phaneuf at (603) 625-5777.

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Rita E. Monnelly

Rita E. Monnelly, 93 of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 20, 2017. Rita was born March 3, 1924 in Manchester, NH, a daughter of Arthur & Margaret (Palfrey) Carreau and had been a lifelong resident of this community. Prior to retirement, Rita was employed with the Pandora Company for many years. She was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. Rita had a very positive attitude in…

Age:93 | 03-03-1924 - 09-20-2017
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Francis Gilbert Crandall

Rev. Francis Gilbert Crandall, 101, of Manchester, NH passed away September 2, 2017. Rev. Crandall was born February 13, 1916 in Ledgard, CT, a son of Chauncey & Mattie (Crouch) Crandall and had been a Manchester resident for many years. Throughout the years, Rev. Crandall was a minister with The Nazarene Church and founded the International Concern For Children Foundation. Rev. Crandall was pre-deceased by his wife, Mildred (Krivanec)…

Age:101 | 02-13-1916 - 09-02-2017
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Jane L. Betts

Jane L. Betts, 84, of Manchester, NH, passed away September 2, 2017. Jane was born October 19, 1932 in Bangor, Maine, a daughter of Edgar & Harriet (Dwyer) Philbrook and had been a Manchester resident for many years. Throughout the years, Jane was a very active member of The Salvation Army. Family members include two daughters, Debra Potoczny and Jane Bellerose; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mark Philbrook,…

Age:84 | 10-19-1932 - 09-02-2017
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Paul D. Coutu

Paul D. Coutu, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home surrounded by staff and caregivers. Born in Manchester, NH, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Eva M. (Dickinson) Coutu. He attended local schools; then joined the United States Air Force being honorably discharged. Paul was pre-deceased by his brother Bruce L. Coutu as well as many relatives. Family members include his brother Alan B….

Age:78 | 07-22-1939 - 08-28-2017
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Irene May Darrah

Irene May Darrah, 90, of Hooksett, NH, passed away August 6, 2017. Irene was born July 18, 1927 in Manchester, NH and had been a Hooksett, NH resident for many years. Prior to retirement, Irene was Proprietor of Irene May Darrah Realty. Family includes her son, Joe Darrah; as well as two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Irene was pre-deceased by her husband, Donald Darrah and her daughter, Donna O’Keefe. Calling hours will be…

Age:90 | 07-18-1927 - 08-06-2017
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Evangelia B. Maxfield

Evangelia B. Maxfield, 81, of Conway, South Carolina passed away July 24, 2017 at home. Eve was born March 24, 1936 in Manchester, NH, a daughter of George & Agoritsa (Papacostas) Brianas. Throughout the years, Eve had resided in Maryland, Florida and in more recent years in South Carolina. Eve’s Greek Orthodox Faith was an integral part of her life. Family includes three sons, Jim Maxfield, George Maxfield and Doug Maxfield; two…

Age:81 | 03-24-1936 - 07-24-2017
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Gilbert J. Moniz

Gilbert J. Moniz, 86, of Manchester, NH, passed away June 29, 2017. Gil was born July 26, 1930 in Manchester, NH, a son of Jose & Clotilde (Tavares) Moniz and had been a lifelong resident of this community. Prior to retirement, Gil was employed within the Manchester Water Works Department for 40 years. Gil was a 50 year member of Manchester Sweeney Post of The American Legion, having been a U.S. Army veteran of The Korean Conflict. …

Age:86 | 07-26-1930 - 06-29-2017
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Mary Graf Farmer

Mary Graf Farmer died on June 16, 2017 at the age of 102. She was the widow of Ralph W. Farmer who died in 1996 and was pre-deceased by her brothers, Kenneth, Donald and Winston. Mary is survived by her devoted niece, Sally Graf Fish and her husband, Robert Fish as well as her loving grandnieces, Caroline Fish Wester, Elizabeth Fish Kinzly, Suzanne Fish Costa, Juliana Graf Lear and grandnephews, Theodore Graf and Peter Graf. She will be missed…

Age:102 | 06-09-1915 - 06-16-2017
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