Marie E. Rene, 89, of Jaffrey, NH died peacefully on August 29, 2016 at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after a brief illness.
She was born on April 5, 1927, in Jaffrey and had been a lifelong resident. Marie was the daughter of the late Alfred and Yvonne (Gauthier) Pelkey. Educated in Jaffrey, Marie became a dedicated and hard worker in town. She had worked for D. D. Bean & Sons for many years before working for Millipore and retiring in 1992.
She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed reading Danielle Steele romance novels.
Most recently, Marie had learned how to use her computer to stay connected to her family and friends around the world. Her passion was travelling. She had taken numerous cruises and also enjoyed flying to her many vacation destinations.
In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. Rene on November 23, 1994, and by many of her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her brother, Andrew Pelkey of Winchendon, MA; her sister Felice Johnson of Greenfield, MA and by her very large extended family of nieces and nephews, including her niece Denise Sheldon and her family of Jaffrey who cared for her for many years.
Family and friends are warmly invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 10:00am to 11:00am, at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street (Rte. 202) Jaffrey, NH 03452.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, immediately following calling hours on Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Wilfred Deschamps, Pastor of St. Patrick Church in Jaffrey will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery in Jaffrey.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make memorial contributions in Mrs. Rene’s name to the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance, PO Box 107, Jaffrey, NH 03452.