Philip J. Labrecque WEST UNITY — Philip Joseph Labrecque of West Unity, New Hampshire, died peacefully in his home on Oct. 19, 2020. He was born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Limestone, Maine, and was the youngest boy of 10 children. In his younger years, he farmed with his family, joined the military, and successfully owned his electrical company for many years. Philip settled in New Hampshire in 1979 with his beloved wife, Pat, and welcomed their daughter in 1981. Philip was passionate about hunting, fishing, politics and provided service to the Kiwanis Club of Claremont for many years. Being a grandfather was a long-awaited dream come true for Philip and for seven wonderful years, he provided care, advice and complete love for his grandson, Declan. His face would truly light up whenever he spoke of Declan and he was proud of Declan’s never-ending accomplishments and shenanigans. Philip is survived by his daughter, Christiane, husband Joseph, and beloved grandson Declan. He is also survived by his sisters, Carlene Maynard and Sylvia Fortin, both of Maine, and his son. Philip was fortunate to have a significant role in the upbringing of his nieces and nephews and shared an incredible bond with them throughout his lifetime. His longtime friends from the Kiwanis Club of Claremont provided comfort and companionship for many years and delivered weekly laughs through poker, a game that would bring light to his week. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, P.O. Box 615, Claremont, NH. Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., Claremont, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church in Claremont on Friday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral home and Labrecque family ask all attending the visitation and funeral to abide with all regulations and please wear a mask and use social distancing. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.
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