Henry J. Lanteigne went home to Jesus in the early morning of Saturday, April 11, 2020. He passed away in the comfort of his home after his brave battle with lung disease. He was 87 years old.
Henry was born in Berlin, NH on February 16, 1933, the son of Jules and Concorde (Trahan) Lanteigne. He was a proud lifelong resident of Berlin.
Henry met his wife Shirley Paquette while roller skating at the Notre Dame Arena. He graduated in 1952 from Notre Dame High School. They were wed May 31, 1954.
He served his country for 4 years in the United States Air Force where he learned the skill of welding which became his career of 40+ years at Brown Company/James River.
While earning a living to provide for his family, Henry became a self-taught woodworking craftsman. Using these skills, he built his home from the ground up where they lived and raised their five children.
Henry was an honest, caring, hard working man and protector of his family which grew to include 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Some of the fond memories his family will cherish forever include family camping trips, being taught the game of ping pong in the workshop of the family home, vacations and road trips with memere and pepere and games of horseshoe and frisbee at the annual summer family picnics. They will also remember the generosity of a man who was always ready to help anyone in their time of need, whether family or friend.
Henry’s friends and acquaintances would describe him as friendly and sociable. Many of these dear friends were made during the years that Henry & Shirley owned the Sanborn Inn property on Riverside Drive and ran the Bodyline Health Club which was founded with their son David. He really enjoyed meeting people and was genuinely interested in their life stories. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, was active in bowling leagues at the Berlin Bowling Center and he also enjoyed playing tennis with his friends, sons and son-in-laws.
Henry will be joining his parents in heaven and his sisters Gerry (Lanteigne) and her husband Leo Theberge, Rose Marie (Lanteigne) and her husband Bob Campbell, and his brother Arthur Lanteigne; as well as his beloved father and mother in-law, Arthur and Marie (Rochefort) Paquette.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Paquette Lanteigne; his five children Karen (Lanteigne) Savard and her husband Leo, David Lanteigne, John Lanteigne, Sherry (Lanteigne) Lacasse and Donald Lanteigne; his grandchildren Nathan Lanteigne, Michelle Savard and her husband Dave Gagnon, Eric Savard, Jacob Lacasse, Jordan Lacasse, Hollie Lanteigne, Justin Savard, Moriah Lanteigne, Logan Lanteigne, Jesse Lacasse, Dawson Lanteigne, Dalton Lanteigne Joslyn Lanteigne, Justice Stewart, Aryia Lanteigne and Haylee Lanteigne; and his great grandchildren Vanessa Lanteigne, Ryder Gibb, Avaya Rollins and Remy Wentworth. He will also be missed by his sister in law Doris Taylor, his many nieces and nephews, extended family members, and all the special friends whose lives he has touched.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Henry’s special nurse, Susanne Rano, for giving her loving, dedicated care; and the North Country Angels as well as all the help of North Country Home Health Hospice.
A funeral mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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