Atkinson, NH — Elizabeth A. “Liz” (Bellefontaine) Lundgren, 81, died on Monday, September 2, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Mass.
Born in Bangor, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Catherine (Fleming) Bellefontaine. Raised and educated in Hampden, Maine, she later received her Bachelor of Arts in education from Farmington State Teachers College. She worked as a first grade teacher first in Clinton, Conn., and later Braintree, Mass., before becoming a full-time housewife and homemaker to raise her growing family.
A resident of Atkinson since 1972, Mrs. Lundgren was a member of Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish of Plaistow.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Lundgren was very proud of her entire family, and they considered her their guiding light. She was an avid reader and Red Sox and Patriots fan, and also enjoyed baking, traveling, shopping, and fashion. She truly lived life to the fullest and made the most of every day of her life.
She was the wife of Kenneth F. Lundgren, to whom she was married for 55 years. Together they raised nine children, including three sets of twins.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Genelle Doherty and her husband, Leo, of Atkinson, Lee Mullin and her husband, Jay, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Amy Lundgren-Libbee and her husband, Charles, of Bradford, Mass., David Lundgren and his wife, Jennifer, of Madison, Conn., Eric Lundgren and his wife, Virginia, of Windham, Ellen Zumbado and her husband, Hector, of Hampton Falls, Jill Welch and her husband, John, of Kingston, William Lundgren and his wife, Tracie, of Haverhill, and Kenneth Lundgren and his wife, Martha, of Louisville, Ky.; her twin brother, William Bellefontaine of Lafayette, La.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Edger Bellefontaine.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, September 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. Her funeral will be held on Friday, at 9 a.m., from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Plaistow, followed by burial in Atkinson Cemetery.
Donations in her name may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.