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Rachel J. (Dube) Gamache

Feb 20, 2021

Rachel J. (Dube) Gamache, 98, of Nashua, widow of Elmer R. Gamache, passed away peacefully at her home with her daughter by her side, early Thursday morning, February 18, 2021.

Mrs. Gamache was born in Nashua on March 14, 1922. She was educated in local schools and had been employed with Sprague Electric Company and McQuade’s department store at the former Simoneau Plaza.

In her leisure time, Rachel loved to knit and crochet, enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards and was an avid walker. She also had a passion for travel, joining friends for coffee after exercising and would never miss her monthly luncheons.

Rachel and her husband Elmer were married in 1942 and shared 54 years together until his passing on June 20, 1996.

Members of her family are: a son, Raymond Gamache and his wife Jane Benesch; three daughters, Geline Hagerty and her husband Richard, Jackie Lawler and Aline Gamache; four granddaughters and their husbands, Kristin Pearce, Kerri and Marc Arnold, Nicole and Chuck Croteau, Melissa Lawler and Garrett Seiple; eight great-grandchildren, Jordan Pearce, Megan and Garrett Arnold, Brooks, Rhys and Stella Croteau, Teagan and Pierson Seiple; her special niece Gael Jeffrey and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Rachel was predeceased by her brothers, Maurice and Robert Dube; and her sister, Betty Dube.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday February 24th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph The Worker Church, 777 West Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. Donations may be made in her memory to Home Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.