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McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

OBITUARY

Marie E. Rheaume

July 30, 1948August 5, 2019

Marie E. Rheaume, 71, of Manchester, died August 5, 2019 at Catholic Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Freeport, NY on July 30, 1948 the daughter of Charles W. and Elizabeth M. (Davis) Rhodes. She grew up in Port Washington, NY and was a graduate of Paul Schrieber High School. She later attended Hesser College in Manchester where she received her Associates in Business Administration and Accounting.

She was employed for many years in Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts, at companies which include Building 19 1/8 (formerly Mammoth Mills), Nault’s Ford and North American Van Lines. Marie was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church where she could always be counted on to lend a helping hand whenever called upon. She loved getting together at her home with family and friends where all were welcomed with open arms. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband John W. Morris in 1995, by her second husband Paul Rheaume in 2018 and by her sister-in-law Joyce Rhodes.

Members of her family include her daughters Lelania Morris, Dr. Melanie Renfrew-Hebert (Diane Hebert), Diana Morris, Kristina White (Scott), and Alicia Camire (Scott), eleven grandchildren, her brothers Charles Rhodes (Flora) and David Rhodes of NY and Kenneth Rhodes (Janice) of CA, her sisters Linda Rhodes (Robert Allen) of NY and Barbara Yakkey of NH, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and all of “Ma’s Kids”. A Memorial Service was be celebrated on Saturday August 10th at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church 961 Valley St. in Manchester followed by a Celebration of Life luncheon in the church hall. All who were unable to attend services were welcomed at a small gathering to be held on Friday August 9th from 5 to 7 pm at the home of her daughter Melanie 23 College Rd. in Goffstown, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Marie’s name be made to the American Diabetes Association 260 Cochituate Rd. #200 Framingham, MA 01701, to the National Kidney Foundation of New Hampshire 1 Tremont St. Concord, NH 03301 or to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2019

Memories

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Sherri Siemieniewski

August 9, 2019

It's been 43 years, my whole life! Thank you for loving my family. I will miss your smile and laugh. My heart hurts. Love you Ma! Please give my Dad a hug from me.

Mary Soares

August 8, 2019

There's really way too many memories to share just one. I'm so very honored to have had Marie in my life. She's the reason we had a grandma, and a big part of the reason my mom never truly went insane. She and Paul were Godparents to my son . Marie was more than my Aunt she was also my mentor,my inspiration and my friend. Until we meet again, I will keep you in my heart and mind.

Steve Cole

August 7, 2019

I first met Marie (Ma) through her nieces, that I resided with at about 17 or 18 yrs old. She immediately took me under her wing, in more ways than one. She has helped me out thru the years, as I returned the favor, when she requested help. Sometimes even when she didn't ask. Years later, when I had kids, she always referred to them as her grandchildren. In fact, she was the first to hold my daughter, Stephanie. Although more recently, I haven't been able to physically help her, due to my own disabilities, we still talked on the phone. Ma, you will always be in our thoughts, dreams, and memories. Love you! Until we meet again...