Andrew J. “Andy” Letourneau, 96, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2023. Born October 23, 1926 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the third child of Alfred and Florida (Boutett) Letourneau. He is the loving husband of the late Lorraine (Gosselin) Letourneau.
Andy attended parochial school and St. Johnsbury Trade School. In 1944, he enlisted in the US Army 17th Infantry Division and served in WWII, Okinawa, and Korea.
Andy was the co-owner of The Corner Market in St. Johnsbury, VT leaving to work for Chiquita Banana in Manchester, NH and later for Wise Snacks in Bedford, NH where he eventually retired as Sales Manager in 1991. Andy was employed by Citizens Financial Group from 1991-2003 after his retirement.
Andy was an active member of the Bedford Lions Club, becoming Lion of the Year 1974-1975 and again in 1991-1992. He became King Lion 1980-1981 and again 1997-1998, was deemed President of the Year 1997-1998, and received the Melvin Jones Award in June 1999. During this time, he was Chairman of the Annual Pancake Breakfast and a member of Adopt a Highway.
Before his time with the Lions Club, Andy was an Elks member of BPOE, St. Johnsbury, a member of Knights of Columbus Sheridan Council #621, and also served as Treasurer of the Granite Hill Board of Directors in Hooksett for 12 years.
Andy is survived by his daughter Lisa Towne of Hooksett; grandson Robert Albee and his wife Kimberly of Winchester, MA; great granddaughter Charlotte, sister Lorraine Marcotte of St. Johnsbury, VT; and several nieces and nephews.
Andy is predeceased by his loving wife, Lorraine, with whom he shared over 50 years of marriage; his brother Thomas Letourneau and wife Gracie; and his sisters, Stella Allen and Ramona Noyes.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 12th from 9-10am at The Phaneuf Funeral Home & Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street in Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am at Holy Rosary Church, 21 Main Street in Hooksett. Interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Hooksett. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104, or Bedford Lions Club at PO Box 10083, Bedford, NH 03110.