McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Linola B. Tetreault

July 17, 1924August 24, 2019

Linola Tetreault 95, a long-time resident of Manchester, died peacefully on August 24 at Hillsborough County Nursing home after a period of declining health and an acute illness. Born in Manchester on July 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Aurore (Boisvert) Magnuson. She was educated in the Queen City School System and was a graduate of St. Joseph School for Girls.

Linola worked for a brief time at Zayre Department Store in the cosmetic department on a dare but her main “job” was staying home and taking care of her family. She was skilled at crocheting and made several beautiful afghans and doilies for herself as well as friends. Linola was also an accomplished pianist and organist. She was a long-time member of St. Catherine of Siena parish and was very devoted to her faith. She often spoke how her “friends up there” helped her through difficult times and had a special devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. Her favorites were the color purple, geraniums (red ones) in the summer, roses, puzzles, maple walnut ice cream, birdwatching and animals. Her beautiful and unique name “Linola” was the result of a spelling error on her birth certificate that was never corrected. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.

She was predeceased by her husband Leonard C. Tetreault in 1990, her sister Shirley Barton, brothers Milton Magnuson, Wayne Magnuson, Chandler Magnuson and her beloved shih-tzu Maya.

Linola is survived by her sister Lorraine Kelliher of Colorado, daughter Karen M. Tetreault of Weare, sons Mark C. Tetreault of Northwood , David J. Tetreault of Manchester, grandchildren Michael R Provencher of Weare, Matthew A. Provencher of Shelton WA., Joseph L. Provencher of Manchester, and Steven Tetreault of Northwood, great grandchildren Megan Provencher of Manchester, Kyle and Lenny Provencher of Weare whom she dearly loved and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends from N.H. and Colorado.

Visitation was held on Thursday August 29 from 11 am to 1 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Linola’s name be made to the Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH 03102.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 29, 2019

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