Philip Joseph Labrecque of West Unity, NH, died peacefully in his home on October 19, 2020.
He was born on January 24, 1938 in Limestone, Maine and was the youngest boy of ten children. In his younger years he farmed with his family, joined the military, and successfully owned his electrical company for many years. Philip settled in New Hampshire in 1979 with his beloved wife Pat and welcomed their daughter in 1981. Philip was passionate about hunting, fishing, politics and provided service to the Kiwanis Club of Claremont for many years. Being a grandfather was a long-awaited dream come true for Philip and for seven wonderful years, he provided care, advice, and complete love for his grandson Declan. His face would truly light up whenever he spoke of Declan and he was proud of Declan’s never-ending accomplishments and shenanigans.
Philip is survived by his daughter Christiane, husband Joseph, and beloved grandson Declan. He is also survived by his sisters Carlene Maynard and Sylvia Fortin, both of Maine, and his son. Philip was fortunate to have a significant role in the upbringing of his nieces and nephews and shared an incredible bond with them throughout his lifetime. His longtime friends from the Kiwanis Club of Claremont provided comfort and companionship for many years and delivered weekly laughs through poker; a game that would bring light to his week.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kiwanis Club of Claremont PO Box 615 Claremont, NH.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening October 22nd, from 5 to 7 pm at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church in Claremont on Friday, October 23rd at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stringer Funeral Home and Labrecque family ask all attending the visitation and funeral to abide with all regulations and please wear a mask and use social distancing.
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