SALEM, N.H. — Eugene R. Lessard, 70, of Salem, N.H., died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H.
Eugene was born and educated in Lawrence, and graduated from Lawrence High School. He served in the U.S. Navy. Eugene retired from the NH Department of Transportation where he was Assistant Foreman. He previously worked for Sanders Associates in Bedford, Mass.
Eugene was very involved in the Derry Salem Elks where he was known as "Papa Geno." He was a Past Exalted Ruler, Past Elk of the Year and was Secretary of the Golf League for many years. Eugene enjoyed cooking for all the Elk functions and for the father and son camping trips. Eugene was an avid 45's player and enjoyed golfing.
Survived by his wife, Karlene Lessard of Salem, N.H.; sister, Pauline and her husband Frank Rogers of Salem, N.H.; two nephews, Peter McLennan and his wife Regina of London and Bill McLennan and his wife Diane of Cohasset; niece, Jean and her husband Rick Olson of Pelham, N.H.; three grandnieces, Alyssa McLennan, Nicole and Amanda Olson; and a grandnephew, Erik Olson.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. Memorial donations may be made to Derry Salem Elks Christmas Basket / Children's Christmas Party Fund, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.