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SEABROOK, NH - Noel Gosselin passed away February 18, 2018, at the age of 90. He was born on Christmas Day of 1927 in Amesbury, Mass., to the late Joseph and Laure (Lemelin) Gosselin. He leaves behind a family who was his whole world. His wife of 64 years Annette (St. Hilaire) Gosselin; four children, Greg, and his wife, Caren, of Fremont N.H., Fred, and his wife, Bonny, of E. Kingston, N.H., Peter, and his wife, Nancy, of Hampton Falls, N.H., and Joy, and her wife Nadine, of Wakefield Mass.; five grandchildren, Caity, and her husband, Atabak Mahram, Bruce, and his wife, Katie, Morgan, and her husband, Aaron Dristiliaris, Sophia, and Eli. And three great-grandchildren, Blake, Matthew, and Benjamin. He is predeceased by five of his eight brothers. He leaves behind three brothers, and two sisters, Bernard, Richard, Benoit, Annette Volak, and Muriel Perreault.
Noel attended Sacred Heart Parochial School through eighth grade, then Amesbury High School, where he excelled on the football field and baseball diamond. After high school he enlisted in the Navy where he served four years on the USS Newport News. He returned home where he met the love of his life. He worked at Western Electric for 38 years. He continued to enjoy sports by coaching baseball as his boys grew up. He was a man of many talents and always had a home improvement project in the works. From pouring concrete to building porches, he could do it all. Noel loved being outdoors. His gardens bloomed beautifully every summer. He had the magic touch with all things green, beautiful flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees. It gave him great pride to have a bag of produce to share with anyone who visited. He loved to fish with his sons and grandsons. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to be surrounded by his family, and if you brought your dog along, all the better. In his later years, he spent hours feeding and watching the birds in his backyard. There was no kinder, gentler man than him. We will miss him dearly.
Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., in Amesbury, Mass., will be held Thursday, February 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated this Friday at 11 a.m. in the Holy Family Parish Church, 2 School Street in Amesbury, followed by burial in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Holy Family Parish Hall. If you so choose, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 814 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101.
Published on February 20, 2018
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