Betty L. Craigue

January 30, 1923November 27, 2012


Betty Craigue, 89, passed on November 27, 2012 at Presidential Oaks in Concord with her daughters, grandsons and Hospice staff by her side.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1923 at the Washington House in Penacook, NH a hotel owned by her grandparents. Betty was the daughter of Jerry and Mary Louise Lamarre of Penacook, but lived most of her life in Concord and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Betty loved daily visits with her family and friends. Smiles, hugs and her special cooking were her greatest gifts. Her love of music and singing in the barbershop quartet “Three Winds and Gale, and working for the Concord School District school lunch program at Garrison School for 20 years were happy and gratifying. Betty also served as Girl Scout Leader and summer camp councilor when her girls were young, junior choir director at her church and in later years she spent many hours volunteering for RSVP and the elementary school pen pal program.

Betty is predeceased by her husband, of 51 years, Dana L. Craigue. Also deceased are her sisters Ellenor Lamarre and Jean Grund of Penacook, and Flora Gensel of OH. She is survived by her brother David Lamarre of Concord, a sister Katherine Kohler of CA. and three daughters, Carol Welch and Susan Branch of Concord and Tracy Craigue of Penacook.

Calling hours are Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10am to 11am at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street in Concord and services will follow immediately at 11am.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in West Concord. Contributions may be made in her memory to Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.

The family is invited to a gathering at Alan’s Restaurant in Boscawen following internment.


The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Bev Craigue

December 3, 2013

Remembering my ever so special Aunt and friend. You reached into my dark world with love and hope, seeing something special in me. You kept me hanging on with your hugs and smiles. You are always in my heart and ever so missed.

December 4, 2012

Lindsay Cassin

December 4, 2012

I can remember when visiting you, you always had loads of food for us to stuff our faces with we never left hungry. You always had a smile on your face the moment we walked in the door, you would sing to us and give us great big hugs. I remember watching a video of when you and grampa used to live on Carriage Hill in the apartment you kept trying to get me to sing twinkle twinkle for the camera or the hershey bars you guys would leave in a certain spot in the fridge for me. You will never be forgotten love you gram, we will meet again!

Gail Burns

December 3, 2012

Carol,Sue and Tracy I am so adden to hear of your Moms passing. She was my favorite Aunt. I have great memories of going to visit in Concord.

Furlton,Gail, Belinda and Irene

David Murray

December 2, 2012

One can only smile thinking of Betty. As a student in Garrison School my mom was in the hospital and Betty made sure I had plenty to eat. She watched out for everyone but I felt she kept a special eye out for me. Over the years our paths crossed many times with that huge hug and a smile with Betty wanting to know how life was. My last hug was only weeks ago when we met up at the Dr's office. Mrs Craigue I will always love and remember you. David Murray

Leann Blaney

December 2, 2012


My mom and I think about you often and miss you so much at Florence V. Hodges. The corner gatherings fell a apart after you left us. Last summer only a few gatherings, this summer no gatherings at all there. Our hearts will be empty without you just as that corner has been. We miss those jolly gatherings as you were the life of every event there. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and to your family. We know you will bring a lot of happiness and joyful gatherings to Heaven. Miss you Betty and someday we will have those happy times again with you.

Love and God Bless to you and your family.

Noreen and Leann

Tim Cunningham

December 1, 2012

To Sue and Family, My sincere sympathies are with you as are my prayers for all of you.

Kathryn Koehler

December 1, 2012

To My Family in New Hampshire ~
I love you all. And want you to know that you are in my heart, thoughts & prayers.

December 1, 2012

Dearest Betty,
I will miss our talks! And I promise I will continue to look for a "good man".
Your loving sister,

Kathrym Koehler

December 1, 2012