Lucien J. Pelletier, 78, a lifelong resident of Jaffrey, died peacefully on November 6, 2021 at the Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston after a period of failing health.
Lucien was born on May 2, 1943, a son of the late Andrew and Leona (Lavoie) Pelletier, Jr., After attending Conant High School, Lucien enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country honorably for 8 years as a second-class radioman aboard the USS Willisa Lee and the USS Wasp.
Upon his return home to Jaffrey, Lucien worked as a print press operator at various manufacturers in town, including D.D. Bean & Sons, and Reed and Prince, and he retired from Printegra in 2007. He was a life member and a Past Commander of the John Humiston Post #11 American Legion in Jaffrey. For many years Lucien led the effort to place and retrieve the American Flags displayed at each veteran’s grave in all of the cemeteries in Jaffrey. Lucien was always very giving and thought of others before himself. He was a Boy Scout leader and Assistant Scoutmaster with BSA Troop 33 in Jaffrey for many years, and enjoyed Horned Pout fishing and hunting in his spare time.
In addition to his parents, Lucien is predeceased by his brother, Andy Pelletier
Lucien is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jackie (Bennett) Lucas Pelletier, of Jaffrey, his 2 daughters, Theresa M Dupuis and her husband Anthony of Winchendon, MA, and Correl A Gallagher and her husband Alex of Jaffrey, his 2 sons, Bert J. Pelletier of Jaffrey, and Lucien J Pelletier, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Sweet Home, OR, his step-daughter, Jodi Giglio of Washington, NH, his step-son, Philip Eastman, Jr. of Antrim, NH, his grandchildren: April, Lisa, Michael, Caleb, Kyle, Lexi, Philip, Hillary, Lucas and Felicia, as well as many great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind, his sisters, Rose Price of California, Betty Bussiere and her husband Steve, of Jaffrey, Judy and her husband Dave Quimby of Rindge, Sheila Ellis of Jaffrey, Susan Melanson of Goffstown, his brother, Wilfred ‘Peanut’ and his wife Mary Pelletier of Jaffrey, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including his friendly barking dog Ed.
At Lucien’s request, there will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the John Humiston American Legion Hall, 20 Webster Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452. A memorial service will take place at 3:00 PM. Military Honors will follow and burial will take place at the family lot in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Jaffrey at the convenience of the family
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Legion post 11, 20 Webster St, Jaffrey, NH 03452