PELLETIER: Andre Joseph, 86, of Forest Lake Road, Whitefield, N.H., died at his home Tuesday morning, May 18, 2004.

Mr. Pelletier was born in Causapscal, PQ, Canada, Aug. 25, 1917, the son of Pierre Joseph and Marianne (Rioux) Pelletier.

Andre retired at age 62 from the Groveton Paper Mill after 26 years of employment. He enjoyed his retirement years with his wife Irene fishing in Florida in the winter and New Hampshire in the summer. His last two summers were spent with his family in their new home on Burns Lake in Whitefield, where his wife Irene continues to reside.

He is survived by his wife, Irene (Choquette) Pelletier, of Whitefield and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Henri Daniel Pelletier, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Norman Pelletier and his wife Elisabeth, of Bethlehem, N.H.; a daughter, Doris Derr and her husband James, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Whitefield, N.H.; six grandchildren, Stephen Michael Pelletier and his wife Nancy, of Gilman, Vt., Yvette Pelletier Gonzalez, Ernest Pelletier, and Andrew Pelletier, all of El Paso, Texas, and Casey Pelletier and Nicole Pelletier, both of New Jersey; three great-grandchildren, Crystal Pelletier and Daniel Pelletier, both of Pennsylvania, and Stephen Michael Pelletier Jr., of Gilman; a great-great-grandson, Keaton Allen Morris; a brother, Joseph Hector Pelletier, of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Marie-Louise Begin, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Evangeline Pelletier, of Compton, N.H., Valerie Kane, of Montreal, Canada, and Teresa Bansereau, of Holyoke, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday morning, May 22, at 9 a.m., at All Saints Church, Lancaster. The Rev. Raymond Ball, pastor, will officiate.

Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, NH Division, Inc., Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101 Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03102-6800.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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