Michaela Gingras, 24: Taken too soon; loved all things Betty Boop, traveling and had a heart for those in need

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MANCHESTER, NH – Michaela C. Gingras, 24, of Manchester, NH was a victim of murder on September 10, 2017. She was born in Manchester, NH to Justine Gingras-Gagnon and Mark Gingras. 

She was raised in Goffstown and attended Goffstown High School. She was athletic and strong. She played soccer, basketball, softball, cheerleading, lacrosse, and skiing. She was small of stature but was fierce when protecting self and those she loved. She had an amazing heart and soul. She at one time volunteered at the Kids Cafe in Manchester, and was upset and saddened to see young children walking home alone in unsafe parts of Manchester so she decided she would walk each of them home to make sure they were safe. She loved all things “Betty Boop,” Harley rides, shopping, and traveling, especially to Miami, and loved the Miami beaches.

She struggled with many things in life, and drug addiction like so many was one of them. She had just started to turn her life around when she was brutally taken from us. She had a big heart and loved to help people.

Michaela was predeceased by her grandfather Emile Gingras.

She leaves behind her mother Justine Gingras-Gagnon of Goffstown, NH; her father Mark Gingras of Alton, NH; her brothers Jake Gingras of Land O’ Lakes, FL, and Keagan Gingras of Manchester, NH; sisters Jasmine Gagnon of Nashua, NH, and Summer Gagnon of Nashua, NH; grandmothers, Cheryl Schmidtchen of Manchester, NH, and Lucile Gingras of Manchester, NH; grandfathers Raymond Beauclair Sr. Of Land O’ Lakes, FL, and Richard Schmidtchen of Manchester, NH, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

SERVICES: A visitation will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium located at 243 Hanover St., Manchester, on Sunday September 17, from 1-5 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Memorial contribution to Kids Cafe or any drug addiction rehabilitation facility of your choosing.


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