Marie A. Courtemanche, age 99, formally of Hanover Street, passed away February 23, 2022 at Sullivan County Health Care having lived a fulfilling life.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Claremont, NH, born on November 11, 1922, the daughter of John F. Cook and Marie A. (LaPointe) Cook, Sr.
She was predeceased by her husband Edward “Ted” Courtemanche on Dec. 02, 1997 after celebrating 56 years of marriage.
Members of her surviving family are three daughters, Annette Bushway and her husband, Edward of South Wales, NY, Elaine Stringer and her husband, Robert of Claremont, NH, and Jeanne Anderson of Palm Coast, FL; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers John F. Cook, Jr. in 1984 and Albert E. Cook in 1997 and son-in-law, James M. Anderson in 2021.
Marie was a graduate of Steven’s High School, Class of 1940. She remained an active alumni, class treasurer, reunion organizer and enthusiastic parade participant.
As a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, she was a 65 year member of Court Virgil H. Barber No. 892, Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
She served her civic duty as Ward III Supervisor of the Checklist for 17 years during elections. Her involvement also included AARP, Claremont Senior Center and Claremont Garden Club.
Gardening and crafts were her passion. She so loved flowers, especially her prized Gladiolus. Her gardens were filled with color and love. She was a great home-maker and achieved her goal of sewing eighteen quilts for all her great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont, NH, on Sunday afternoon, February 27th from 3 to 5 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church on Monday afternoon at 2 PM with Very Rev. Shawn Therrien, V.G. officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Parish, 32 Pearl Street, Claremont, NH 03743
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