Christine Pratte Jelley, 47: Beloved wife and mom, kind and generous soul

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BEDFORD, NH — Christine D. (Pratte) Jelley, 47, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, her two daughters and husband by her side.

Born in Manchester, she is the daughter of Roger and Lucille (Gelinas) Pratte. Raised and educated in Manchester, Christine married the love of her life, Darryl, in 1993. Together, they settled in Bedford to raise their beautiful family.

A beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Christine’s family was paramount in her life. She cherished time spent with her girls and entire family, especially during the holidays. She was a dedicated member of her neighborhood and community, active with her daughters’ extracurricular activities and Christine volunteered at their schools.

In her spare time, Christine and her family enjoyed summers at Rye beach, with family and friends. Christine loved animals of all kinds, especially her dog, Pabu. Christine will be best remembered for her kind heart and generous soul. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Christine is survived by her husband, Darryl, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage; two daughters, Libby Mei Jelley and Gracy Emma Jelley; parents Roger and Lucille Pratte of Bedford; two sisters, Kathy Wylie and husband Bill of FL, and Leslie Riley and husband Chris of Bedford; four brothers, Bob Pratte and wife Monique, Dave Pratte and wife Jackie, Steve Pratte and wife Amy, and John Pratte and wife Christine; father and mother-in-law, Bruce and Karen Jelley of Bedford; three sisters-in-law, Darla Jelley, Dana Reid and husband Jason, and Dina Pellerin and husband Shane; countless nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; and extended family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Christine’s memory to To view Christine’s Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit