Maurice A. Pichette
September 9, 1929 – February 17, 2019
Maurice A. Pichette, 89, of Bedford, formerly of Manchester, passed away on February 17, 2019 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Manchester on September 9, 1929 the son of Henri and Jeanne (Tessier) Pichette and was a resident of the Queen City for most of his life before moving to Bedford. He was educated in the Manchester school system and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School.
He was a proud veteran of the US Army enlisting after his graduation and serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a plumbing and heating specialist with Ladouceur and Latouche Plumbing and Heating Co. He was a third Degree of the Knights of Columbus in Manchester and was a lifetime member of the NH Ski Club skiing and ski racing until he was 85. Maurice also enjoyed camping and a good round of golf but most of all he treasured the time spent with his family and friends, particularly with his grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years Antoinette (Tucker) Pichette in 2005, by his brothers Andre Pichette and Ronald Pichette, his sister Constance Gagnon and his son-in-law Mark Jolin.
Members of his family include his sons David Pichette, Sr. and his wife Deborahanne of Bedford and Brian Pichette and his partner Donna Mackenzie of Concord, his daughter Nancy Jolin of Chester, his grandchildren Wendy Kohler, David Pichette II, Sarah Pilotte and Joseph Pilotte, his great-grandchildren Jayden Hastings, Tristan Hastings, Isaac Maurice Pichette and Caleb Pichette, his brothers Richard Pichette and Robert Pichette and his sisters Claire O’Dowd, Frances Pichette, Pauline Begin and Lucille Marston as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held on Wednesday February 20 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday February 21 at 11 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church 172 Belmont St. Manchester. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Maurice’s name be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation 814 Elm St. Suite 300 Manchester, NH 03101.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 21, 2019
Maurice A. Pichette
February 21, 2019
Moe and I met in the Merrimack Valley Ski Club. We skied together often. We also shared a love of photography. He was a kind man with an absolute passion for skiing. Most of all, he was a family man. Family was paramount to him. He also was my go to guy when I needed a small plumbing repair in his retirement. He alsways said he did it to support his skiing. We also shared a kinship in being prostate cancer survivors. I really believe his positive outlook on life carried him through that experience. Moe was a dear friend and I will miss him.
February 20, 2019
I had the pleasure of knowing and skiing with Moe thru the
NH Ski Club. One trip to Wyoming and the other to Vermont.
A wonderful person and a great skier.
February 18, 2019
Uncle Moe was a very special man, he made life look easy, the way he danced, played horse shoes, and skied . He also inspired me during a difficult time dealing with a medical issue.
Uncle Moe, was always smiling and an encouraging those around him... Godspeed Uncle Moe....I’m going to miss you.
Bernadette and Dan Szumiesz