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Elizabeth Adele Chaisson

June 6, 1920January 10, 2021

Elizabeth (Betty) Adele Gagnon Chaisson 100 years old went home to be with her Savior and Lord on January 10, 2021. She was born on June 6, 1920 at Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada.

She is predeceased by her parents Amelia (Lafrance) Gagnon and Euclide J. Gagnon, her husband Edgar J. Chaisson, a son Richard J. Chaisson who is survived by his wife Elaine, and siblings: Margaret Gagnon, Joseph Gagnon, Juliette (Gagnon) Dubreuil, Clara (Gagnon) Collins, Omer Gagnon, and Raoul Gagnon. She is survived by her sister Theresa (Gagnon) Holmes and Richard Gagnon, her daughter, Lorraine (Chaisson) McKeever, and son, Michael J. Chaisson and wife Catherine Rentis. She leaves four grandchildren: Joseph E. McKeever, IV, and his wife Cherie (Kostreva) McKeever, Shannon (McKeever) Szumierz and her husband Daniel Szumierz, Bridget (McKeever) Chiuchiolo and her husband Paul Chiuchiolo, and Christopher Chaisson and his wife Baha Chaisson, as well as ten great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth moved to the United States in 1922 and resided in Berlin, NH, where she attended schools in Berlin, NH. She married Edgar Chaisson in 1940; had Richard J. Chaisson in 1941, moved to So. Portland, Maine, and had Lorraine in 1942. While in Maine, she worked at a fish factory during WWII. The family moved to NH in 1944 and established themselves in Manchester. A second son, Michael, was born in 1953. Elizabeth worked at N.H. Worster (a woolen mill); MKM (a clothing factory); Sanders Associates (electronics, gov’t contracts); and finally at Sylvania (manufacturing lightbulbs). She retired in 1987 to care for her ailing husband.

Nana, as she was lovingly known to all her family, was very active in the lives of each member from caring for mothers and households when grandchildren or great-grandchildren were born, to taking her grandsons to Indian Head and Cannon Mtn for a tram ride! She was kind, generous, loving; and we never heard an unkind word uttered about another. Now that’s amazing!

She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior in 1978 and became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Derry, NH, until she moved in with her daughter and son-in-law in Northfield, NH, in 1993, joined and became an active and faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church. She enjoyed being an active member of the Senior Saints Group for many years. Her faith and walk with the Lord were evident in her prayer life in which needs were listed, updated and held before the Throne of Grace daily. She was known as a “Prayer Warrior.” To some she was an ethical and moral compass and had a tremendous ability to forgive and forget. She was sweetness personified.

Private family services will be held later in the month at McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., Manchester, NH, after which a graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elizabeth’s honor to IBM Global, Onthatile Children’s Ministries, “Kirby”, P.O. Box 607, Nashua, NH 03061, or online at (click Donate, clock Onthatile Children’s Ministries re: Kirby.


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Elizabeth Adele Chaisson

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Sharon & John Gagnon-Shannon

January 26, 2021

Dear Lorraine, Joe & all of the family,
We were so very saddened to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing. Please know we are sending healing prayers & comforting hugs to all of you. Aunt Betty was such a sweet & wonderful women & we will all miss her so very much.
Much love,
Sharon & John

Anne Marie Collins

January 26, 2021

My Deepest Sympathy to you Lorraine and all family and friends. I will always cherish the memories of you, my loving Aunt Betty💓. RIP

Annette Laflamme

January 25, 2021

I love you Aunt Betty, my dear Godmother.
A lifetime of many loving, cherished memories between us and with the many family gatherings we attended.
I will always remember your kind and thoughtful disposition and your beautiful smile. Your loving way was always noticed by all.
You will be missed.
I will always love you.
May God be with your family and friends in this time of sorrow.
RIP Dear Aunt Betty.❤

Barbara Cartier Shaw

January 18, 2021

Lorraine, Joe and thoughts and prayers . Your mother was always so sweet and friendly. I will always remember her beautiful face. So many years ago. Would love to see you sometime. May God give you strength and comfort thru your memories.
In friendship...
Barbara Cartier Shaw

Heather McKeever

January 14, 2021

Getting to "Nana" over the past several was such a blessing! She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed greatly! I loved watching her face light up when she saw her great great granddaughter. It was fun celebrating the big 100 with her in June! We also loved introducing her to her great great grandson, even if it was virtual!
We love you Nana!