McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Veronica R. "Vern" Boisvert

August 18, 1929July 3, 2019

Veronica R. (Vern) (Vassar) Boisvert, 89, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 3, 2019, at Catholic Medical Center after a brief illness surrounded by her family. Vern was born in Nashua on August 18, 1929, the only child of Beatrice (Richard) and Reginald Vassar. She and her mother moved to Manchester when she was 4 years old. She was educated in the local school system and graduated from St. Joseph High School for Girls in 1946 at age 16.

She was employed as an Executive Secretary from age 17 until her retirement at age 63. In 1972, Vern and Armand became the owners and operators of the Jersey Ice Cream Distribution Co. In her earlier years she enjoyed ice skating, swimming and dancing and also enjoyed gardening and was a voracious reader. Vern married Armand E. Boisvert on April 22, 1950 and they celebrated their 69th anniversary in 2019. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was predeceased by her premature son Gregory Michael, 3 days old, in 1951, by her mother Beatrice in 1990 and by her cousins John R. Burns and Natalie Madden.

Members of her family include her husband Armand Boisvert of Bedford, her daughter Lisa R. Boisvert-Mackenzie of Shelburne, Vermont, her son, Mark. S. Boisvert of Bedford, her two grandsons, Angus H. Boisvert-Mackenzie and Duncan W. Boisvert-Mackenzie, her cousin Donald K. Burns of Indian Wells, California and her sister-in-law Beatrice Gosselin of Manchester as well as many nieces and nephews all of whom she loved very much.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 10 from 4 to 7pm at the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Thursday, July 11 at 10 am at St. Elizabeth Seton Church 190 Meetinghouse Rd. in Bedford. Urn burial will follow in the New Hampshire State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Vern’s name be made to NH Catholic Charities 215 Myrtle St. Manchester, NH 03104.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


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Jim Burns

July 11, 2019

I found an undated photograph of Vern (second from left) with her mother Beatrice (to Vern's right), Aunt Angeline (far right) and Vern's "brother" Don (as she sometimes called him), standing to Vern's left. Not sure if any of the family have seen it, but I wanted to share it as we are all thinking so fondly of Vern.

Jim Burns

July 11, 2019

Dear Armand, Mark & Lisa: So sad to hear of the loss of your wife and mother and, for me, "my Aunt Vern". My childhood memories of her are of an intelligent and caring, family-oriented woman with a twinkle in her eye. Although you have lost her daily presence here, I have no doubt that she is now fully at peace and watching over all of us. I'm so glad that all three of you were able to be with her in her final days and that her passing was made as comfortable as possible.

My very best and love to all of you,


Bill and Sheila Lally

July 8, 2019

Armand and Family,
Our sincere sympathy to you at this time of great sadness. How many good times we shared with you and Vern. These happy memories will sustain us during this period of severe loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Sheila


July 8, 2019

Vern, my darling cousin and really a sister to me...i am so,very sad but i am happy to know that you lived a long and decent fun and loving life and you were so kind and considerate of all people you met.

i will miss you so very much and our weekend calls...the good times when i visited but i know if what they say is true....then kid i will see you someday soon.
i love you

don burns