McHugh Funeral Home


Shirley Claire Lanoue

July 9, 1939December 28, 2020

Shirley C. Lanoue, 81, of Manchester passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020. Born in Lowell MA on July 9, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. Markham & Lucy Barrett.

Shirley grew up in Lowell, and graduated from St Patrick’s High School in Lowell MA. She was a homemaker and started a craft shop with her sister-in-law that grew into a full garden center, craft, & Christmas shop. She was a dedicated member of St. Augustine. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, decorating her house including changing the curtains and décor for every season. She enjoyed going to the beach and going shopping.

She is survived by her loving Husband David R. Lanoue Sr.; sons David R. Lanoue Jr. and wife Tammy of Texas, Mark Lanoue and wife Litza of Spofford, Richard Lanoue of Hudson, & James Lanoue of Epsom; daughters Cindy Gagne and husband Craig of Goffstown & Mary Ellen Soto and husband Gilberto of Hillsborough; 14 grandchildren: 9 great-grandchild; sister Mary McHugh of Maryland; sister-in law Merilyn Markham of Londonderry; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. She is predeceased by her brother Walter Markham.

Calling hours will be held from 8am-9am on Monday January 4, 2021 at McHugh Funeral Home located at 283 Hanover St Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on January 4, 2021 at Saint Augustine Church located at 382 Beech St Manchester with a burial immediately following at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery located at 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH 03303

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Shirley to St. Jude’s.

Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 4, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, January 4, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, January 4, 2021


Shirley Claire Lanoue

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