Adela Yergeau, 87: An original ‘Manchester maker,’ worked at cigar, shoe factories

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MANCHESTER, NH – Adela F. (Huss) Yergeau, 87, of Manchester, died February 25, 2017 at her home after a period of declining health.

She was born in Manchester on July 9, 1929 to Frank and Hermina (Sobczyk) Huss. She graduated from West High School in 1946 and lived in Manchester for most of her life.

Adela worked at the 7-20-4 Cigar Factory, Myrna Shoe Company, J.F. McElwain Shoe Company and Allen-Bradley all in Manchester for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Paul E. Yergeau in 1994, and a sister, Wanda Rusin.

The family includes two children, Kenneth Yergeau and his fiancé, Gayle Driscoll, of Merrimack and Tracey Wendell and her husband, Harry, of North Carolina; two grandsons, Matthew Yergeau and Anthony Yergeau; three great-grandchildren, Sophie, Michael and Cora Yergeau; a former daughter-in-law, Carol Yergeau of Milford; and nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. The funeral is March 3 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 166 Pearl St., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Goffstown Road, Goffstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Rd., Laconia, NH 03247, or at

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