Roger M. Gagne, 66, of Tilton, NH, passed away after a sudden illness on October 26, 2023. He was a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, a place he held dear to his heart, as it allowed him to live close to his extensive family and embrace the charm of New England.
Roger shared a remarkable bond with his wife, Bobbie, for 3.5 years. Their relationship was a testament to the love, care, and respect they had for each other. They continually found ways to infuse excitement into their lives, while being rooted in their beloved New Hampshire.
During his tenure as a flagger for New England Traffic Control, Roger enjoyed 22 years of "pissing people off" for a living. His passion for his job was rivaled only by the affection he held for his "work family."
Roger found immense joy in his hobbies. He was an avid Nascar and New England Patriots fan, attending numerous Nascar races in New Hampshire. He relished spending time with family and friends, hosting weekly game nights during the winter, and simply spending time with the people he loved the most. He was also a lifelong member of the Alpine Club, where he formed enduring friendships within the club's community. His incredible smile, big heart, and selflessness made him a beloved figure. Family was at the core of his existence, with laughter being close behind.
Roger was predeceased by his parents, as well as his brothers Dennis Gagne and Roland Gagne. He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta "Bobbie" Bacon, his daughters Deborah Longphee, Sabrina Seiders, and Kelly Cathey, and a large extended family of siblings: Richard Gagne and his wife, Lori Gagne, Diane Dees, Patricia and Dicky Moulton, Joan and Walter Buckley, Donald and Theresa Gagne, Robert and Gretchen Gagne, John and Lynn Gagne. He is also survived by his granddaughter Tiffany, great-granddaughter Chimera, his faithful companion Rover, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Roger’s life will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 10 AM to 12 PM, at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH. with details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.