Lucille R. Bourque, 90: Longtime owner of Bourque & Sons Oil Co.

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MANCHESTER, NH — Lucille R. Bourque, 90, of Manchester, died July 23, 2019, at Elliot Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Manchester on August 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Henry and Flora (Perreault) Spenard. She was educated in Manchester and was the owner of J.A. Bourque & Sons Oil Company for 50 years before selling and retiring in 2015.

Lucille’s family was what was most important to her in her life. She loved watching sports, especially those played by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid Boston sports fan, especially tennis. She enjoyed time spent playing cards with her friends as well. Lucille was the most loving person that you could ever meet. She had the biggest heart and would never judge others. Once you made friends with Lucille, you had a loving friend for life. She was a very hard worker and a fighter until the very end. Above all else, she will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Lucille was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Alfred A. Bourque, in 1989, and their son, Alan R. Bourque.

Surviving family members include one son, Gerald A. Bourque of Manchester; two daughters, Suzanne C. Beauchesne of Manchester, and Jeannine M. Hood and husband Jeffery of Manchester; three grandchildren, Craig A. Lavigne and wife Cindy of Manchester, Gregory A. A. Hood of Manchester, and Ashleigh S. Hood and fiancé Marcos Noel of Manchester; two great-grandchildren, Cooper A. Lavigne of Manchester and Cassidy A. Lavigne of Manchester; four siblings, Irene Sturgill of Manchester, Larry Spenard and wife Nancy of Portsmouth, Sr. Henry Bertrand (Sr. Germaine) of Manchester and Sr. Jeannine Spenard of Manchester. She was also predeceased by nine siblings, Conrad, Andre, Edward, Bertrand, Leon, and Donald Spenard, Fernande Letendre, Claire Prince, and Theresa Chouinard; and her son-in-law, Jeffrey R. Beauchesne.

SERVICES: Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 at Ste. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow in the mausoleum in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.