McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Odore J. "Eddie" Gelinas

December 23, 1928June 5, 2019

Odore “Eddie” Gelinas, 90, of Goffstown, died June 5, 2019 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a short illness. He was born in Manchester on December 23, 1928 the son of Henry and Evidia (Boucher) Gelinas and was a resident of Manchester and Hooksett before moving to Goffstown four years ago. He was educated in the local school system.

He was a proud veteran of the US Navy. He was a hard worker and was employed for many years as a parts inspector for General Electric Aircraft in Hooksett. He was a lifetime member of Manchester VFW Post 8214 and a former member of the Knights of Columbus Post 92. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.

He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Doris M. (Blanchette) Gelinas in 2010 and his sister Rita Depelteau in 2017.

Members of his family include his daughters Cheryl LaBuda and her husband Carl of Weare and Angela Burpee and her husband Thomas of Hooksett, his three grandchildren Chad, Eric and Dustin and his two great-grandchildren John and Hunter as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Thursday June 13 from 4 to 6 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Memorial Service was celebrated at 5:30 pm in the funeral home. Inurnment was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Eddie’s name be made to the Precious Blood Monastery 700 Bridge St. Manchester, NH 03104. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


Odore J. "Eddie" Gelinas

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Cheryl Labuda

June 8, 2019


You were the most wonderful dad that we could ever ask for. We love you so much.
You and Mom will be missed so much. You are with God and now you will watch over us.

You taught me what tools were what, so when you needed them I would get them for you. I know this is silly but I remember this so well I wish I had some of your tools so I would have a keepsake from you. You worked hard all your life to provide for us. I remember the fresh bread you brought home when you work at Genest. Mom would take us and get you a frappe at the local store. You loved it when we came to visit you.

When anyone needed some help you were there to help.

You and Mom will never be forgotten I have memories and no one can take those away.