Windham, NH — Gertrude M. (Arsenault) Lamontagne, 85, of Windham, N.H., passed away on Saturday, September 28, at Windham Terrace in Windham. Gertrude was born and educated in Berlin, N.H., and was the daughter of Adolph and Lillian (Lambert) Arsenault. She raised her family in Salem, N.H., where she lived for 55 years. In addition to her family, she helped raise her nieces and nephews, and they thought of her as their second Mom. Gertrude had been a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem for over 40 years, recently attending St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Londonderry. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for both the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. She was a talented crafter and fabulous baker, and was known for her delicious pies. Gertrude and her husband enjoyed attending Bluegrass festivals and hunting. She was a great marksman. She enjoyed spending time in nature, and she donated 350 acres in Deerfield to the State Fish and Game Department, now know as the Lamontagne Preserve, established as an area for hunting and fishing. Gertrude enjoyed traveling, and went to many exotic places. She was predeceased by her husband, Emery, and two grandsons. She is survived by her daughters, Arleen Hargreaves and her husband, Michael, of Derry; Diane Francis and her husband, Bob, of Pelham, and Sandra Peters of France; her brothers, Marcel Arsenault of Clayton, N.J., Jean Arsenault of Berlin, and Norman Arsenault of Winchester, N.H.; her sisters, Olive Lemire and Irene Arsenault of Berlin; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. Her Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, at noon, at St. Mark the Evangelist, Londonderry, N.H. Burial is in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.