Maurice Edward Chapdelaine, 77, of Manchester passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, September 26 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester NH He was the son of the late Rock and Alice (Benoit) Chapdelaine.
Maurice attended St. Anthony’s Elementary and High School and was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s of Padua Parish in Manchester NH. Following high school Maurice joined the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Turkey, his duties allowed him to travel and visit many places such as France, London and Holland.
Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he settled in Manchester NH and began his career in maintenance, retiring at the age of 62 from Electropac, Manchester NH.
Maurice was a lineal descendant of the Abenaki Patsuiket Indians who lived along the Merrimack River in antiquity. He was a band member of the Odanak Abenaki’s of Vermont, The American Legion; Sweeney Post 2.
In his free time Maurice enjoyed gardening, bird watching, walking, puzzles and playing cards with his family.
Maurice is predeceased by five of his siblings; Lucille Roy, Roger Chapdelaine, Claire Chapdelaine, Henri Chapdelaine and Paul Chapdelaine as well as three nephews, Roger Chapdelaine Jr, Keith Chapdelaine and Kevin Chapdelaine.
He is survived by five siblings; Rita Wood and her husband Herbert of Arizona, Richard Chapdelaine of NH, Anne Soucy and her husband Robert of NH, Donald and his wife Anita Chapdelaine of NH, Roland Chapdelaine of NH, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to thank his niece; Dawn Marie as his primary caregiver upon his illness with assistance from her fiancé Timothy Harris.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Service will be held at the St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 172 Belmont St, Manchester, on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 to 11:00A.M. Followed by a burial at St. Augustin Cemetery, Manchester on Saturday, October 8th at 11:30A.M. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Home, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.