Donald J. Turgeon

November 14, 1935August 31, 2017

Donald J. Turgeon, 81, of Manchester, died August 31, 2017 at his residence after a short illness. He was born in Manchester on November 14, 1935 the son of Napoleon and Ilova (Brouillette) Turgeon and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. He was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Central High School.

He was a proud veteran of the US Army National Guard and US Navy serving his active duty at Quonset Point, Rhode Island and also serving in the US Naval Reserves. Don was a craftman and following his discharge he was employed as machinist and die maker at the Foster Grant Co. , Hussey Molding Co. and Cushcraft Corp. Together with his wife and best friend, Yvonne, he spent many years in their RV exploring the United States from coast to coast. He also enjoyed getting together with family and friends and will be fondly remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

Members of his family include the love of his life, his wife of 57 years Yvonne (Gagne) Turgeon, his daughter Lina Fecteau and her husband David and his two sons Paul Turgeon and his wife Suzanne and Jean Turgeon and his wife Eva all of Manchester, his grandchildren Jennifer, Amanda, Shaun, Michael, Christopher, Jonathan, Aaron, Jaime and “G”, his great-grandchildren Tyler, Olivia, Matthew, Charlotte, Braiden, Reagan, Griffin, Cailyn, Madison and Natalie and his sister Pauline Turgeon also of Manchester as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his parents, Napolean and Ilova and his half-brothers Lionel and Wilfrid.

Visitation was held on Thursday September 7 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Friday September 8 at 9:30 am in St. Pius X Church 575 Candia Rd. Manchester. Inurnment with military honors followed at 11:30 am at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Don’s name be made to Hope for NH Recovery 293 Wilson St. Manchester, NH 03103 or to Catholic Charities NH 215 Myrtle St. Manchester, NH 03104.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 7, 2017
  • Memorial Mass Friday, September 8, 2017

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Theresa Laflamme

September 5, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss prayers are with you and your family at this time

The Staff of McHugh Funeral Home

September 5, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Marjorie (Soucy) Aldrich

September 5, 2017

Dear Yvonne and Family, There are no words to say how sorry I am in the loss of your Husband/Dad. He was my friend as well as your Mom and I love that both dearly. He was a good man, a loving Husband and a wonderful Dad!

I will miss him very much! I will treasure the friend I have in your Mom!

Love to all of you,

Margie Soucy-Aldrich

September 3, 2017

To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2 *

Amanda Young

September 2, 2017

Oh Pepere, thank you for letting me be a part of your last days. I will forever hold those memories close to my heart. You are so loved and so missed. As you so eloquently put it, "See you up there."

Carolyn Campbell

September 2, 2017

Dearest Yvonne and Turgeon family, our sincerest condolences on your loss. Don was such a sweet and kind person and he will be missed so very much.

Jenn Pike

September 2, 2017

My sweet Pepere, how I miss you so much already. You will forever be in my heart. I love you Pepere.

Mary Smart

September 2, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss Yvonne and family. Don was such a wonderful man and an amazing brother to Pauline. May he rest in eternal peace with our Lord and Savior.
Mary Smart

Edward Kammler

September 2, 2017

Don was a kind and gentle man and will be missed. He was a wonderful neighbor,always friendly, willing to help and offering a warm smile.