Pauline Margetou, 90, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully after succumbing to Parkinson’s disease on August 12, 2022 in Concord, NH. She was born on February 2nd, 1932 to the late Deus & Cecile (Nuttle) Lafond, and would go on to marry her husband James, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Manchester, NH, Pauline would remain in Manchester for the entirety of her life, where she could be close to family and friends. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Manchester, and would go on to work various jobs, most notably as a long-time employee and retiree of Public Service (Eversource) in Manchester.
Those who knew Pauline will remember a strong, stoic and supportive woman who had immense love and a stern opinion for those she loved most. She will be remembered for her fondness of visiting the family camp in Pittsburgh NH where as a family they enjoyed being together and going snowmobiling, cross country skiing, scrabble and trivial pursuit with friends and family.
She also loved frequent trips to the local bingo hall, bus trips to Foxwoods with friends and Vegas trips with Jim annually, canning her famous bread & butter pickles and jalapeno jelly and knitting and sewing afghans and numerous fleece blankets that she had made for many family members and friends. Above all else, Pauline loved her family immensely, and she will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Pauline is survived by her daughter Amelia (Margetou) Dube and her grandchildren James M. Dube & Deanna J. Dube. She is predeceased by her husband James Margetou; son Christopher Margetou; sister Madeleine Brahm; sister Jacqueline Marburger.
The family would like to give thanks to the wonderful staff of Amedisys Hospice Care and the Pleasant View Center, as well as Patty from Home Instead, for all their care and devotion towards Mom as it will always be remembered fondly. They are all such special people for their dedication to the lives they touch and not only the patient but the family as well.
Calling Hours for Pauline will be held on Thursday, August 18th from 5 – 6 PM, with a service in her memory from 6 – 7 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH.
Donations in Pauline’s memory can be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF.org) to help end Parkinson’s disease