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Edmond J. Valade

d. January 3, 2023


Edmond J. Valade


Edmond Valade, son of the late Armand and Ernestine (Constant) Valade, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on January 3, 2023. Ed along with his brothers Lucien & Robert grew up on the gritty west side of Manchester, NH where they enjoyed fishing and many outdoor activities.  Ed was a graduate of Central High School, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Anselm College in 1959, and his Master of Arts in History from UNH in 1967.  He was a Korean War Veteran.

In 1955, he had the good fortune to marry the lovely Doris Pinette whom he has said made his life a peaceful and joyous existence. For 52 years they lived in the house he built in the hills of Goffstown, NH where they raised their 3 children.

Ed enjoyed Sunday drives with Doris, rock hunting with Vincent, visiting the Outer Banks with Judy and her family, fishing with John, telling bedtime stories to his grandchildren, walks in the woods, Oscar Durand’s paintings, swimming at the Barry’s camp at Merrymeeting Lake, and spending hours tinkering away in his wood working shop. He was an avid reader and skilled artist.

Ed often reminisced about his 29 years of teaching the fine students at Memorial High School, where the school yearbook was dedicated to him on more than one occasion. Up until this past Christmas he was still receiving letters from former students who also shared his enthusiasm for history.

Ed is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Doris (Pinette) Valade, eldest son, Vincent, and brother, Robert. His memory lives on through his daughter Judith (Valade) Ayers, son, John Valade, brother, Lucien Valade, 6 grandchildren:  Jennifer Zabel, Katherine Magoon, Kimberley McGrath, Brian, Scott & Abigail Ayers, 3 great-grandchildren:  Victoria and Gabrielle Zabel & Brianne McGrath. 

We will miss his crepes, stories, Zuppa soup, guidance, warm smile, feisty spirit and the embrace of his overwhelming love and devotion to our family - which was always his #1 priority. We love you Dad/Pepere!

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 10:30AM – 12:30PM at the Cremation Society of NH, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester.

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, January 13, 2023

10:30am - 12:30pm (Eastern time)

Cremation Society of New Hampshire - Manchester

243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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