Josephine A. Paquette
January 7, 1920 – March 17, 2018
Josephine Paquette, 98, of Manchester, entered into eternal rest with the Lord on March 17, 2018 at her residence with her friends and loved ones by her side. She was born in Manchester on January 7, 1920 the daughter of Elias and Annissee (Boulos) Jadda and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. She was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School Class of 1938.
Following her graduation, she worked in the local shoe factories until her retirement. Josephine was a pillar of the Lebanese-American community and was a founder and longtime member of Our Lady of the Cedars Church. She was a member of the Daughters Queen Knights, the Order of St. Nicholas and was awarded the Cross of Jerusalem by His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III Laham. She was a faithful steward and was very generous with her time, talents and treasures. She was a staunch supporter of the St. Anselm School of Nursing Scholarship Fund and helped with the building of the CMC Hospital reception area. She had a strong devotion to the Melkite Church and was supportive of the Salvatorian Missions. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister and friend.
She was predeceased by her husband of 34 years William J. Paquette in 1994 and by her brothers Joe Jadda and Fred Jadda and by her sisters Linda Jadda, Alice Jadda and Delia Jadda-Whittemore.
Visitation was held on Tuesday March 20 from 10 to 11 am at Our Lady of the Cedars Church 140 Mitchell St. in Manchester followed by a Funeral Service. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations in Josephine’s memory be made to the church.
- Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Josephine A. Paquette
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March 22, 2018
JOSIE IS MY SECOND COUSIN. SHE AND HER FAMILY LIVED RIGHT ACROSS SOUTH WILLOW STREET FROM MY MOTHER'S FAMILY. WE WERE VERY CLOSE TO THE JADDA FAMILY GROWING UP AND JOSIE AND HER SIBLINGS WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR THE NASSIF'S WHEN NEEDED. JOSIE AND HER SISTER, ALICE, HELPED ME BUY MY FIRST CAR SO I COULD GET TO MY FIRST TEACHING JOB! AND I PAID THE LOAN BACK AT $25/MO !!! JOSIE AND HER FAMILY WERE THERE FOR US THROUGH WEDDINGS, DEATHS, AND TIMES OF STRESS . THEIR SUPPORT WAS UNENDING AND WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL. THEIR FAITH AND LOVE OF OLOC BROUGHT ME INTO THE CHURCH AS I GREW UP AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD AT SERVICES AND EVENTS. NOT MANY OF MY FAMILY ARE STILL WITH US . JOSIE WILL BE GREETED BY ALL OF THEM IN HEAVEN! AND I WILL MISS HER ON EARTH! REST IN PEACE, MY DEAR COUSIN! MAY YOUR MEMORY BE ETERNAL!!