Barbara S. Bourgeois

  • Born: November 26, 1938
  • Died: October 8, 2019
  • Location: Goffstown, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara S. Bourgeois, 80, of Goffstown passed away on October 8, 2019 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH. She was born in Manchester on November 26, 1938 to the late Rudolph and Carolyn (Musial) Makara.

Barbara was educated through the Manchester school system and spent her career doing data entry for home insurance until retirement.
She enjoyed knitting, quilting, gardening, and trips to the beach. Barbara was an avid reader and devoted to her faith, a parishioner of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Above all, she cherished time spent with her family.

She leaves behind her devoted husband of 61 years, Paul Bourgeios; sons Timothy Bourgeois and his wife Melody of Weare, Thomas Bourgeois of Manchester, Joseph Bourgeois and his wife Claudine of Auburn; and Jeffrey Bourgeois of Manchester; daughters Jennifer Farrin and husband Richard of Sandersville, GA, and Amy Ireland of Concord; brother Rudy Makara and his wife Nancy of Hooksett; and sister Beverly Derome of Manchester; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild;

SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 11 am at Holy Trinity Cathedral located at 166 Pearl St. Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 166 S. River Rd. #210, Bedford, NH 03110.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to learn of your sister's passing. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease. I hope someday they will find a cure for it. May she RIP.

Posted by Donna (Palmer) Morse - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 14, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and our hearts hurt for you. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. As always, we are here if you need us.

Posted by David & Kim Gagne - Candia, NH - Family Friend   October 12, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family. Bishop Gnat and I enjoyed many happy times with your family. The picture is wonderful, it shows a happy and smiling Barbara. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

Posted by Katherine Gnat - Dunmore, PA - Friend   October 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of barb's passing..I still have my crochet santa that i treasure dearly. We worked at Home Insurance together and we were one big happy family..........Rest in peace my friend until we meet again. Sorry for your loss in all that were blessed to know her.

Posted by cheryl davie - manchester, NH - Friend   October 11, 2019


Barbara was such a sweet, gentle & kind woman, I'm truly Blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. May you all find comfort in knowing that she is now with our Lord.

Posted by Terry Lajoie - Nashua, NH - Family Friend   October 11, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing, I have such good memories of socializing with Barbara, Paul, Roger and Lorraine when my husband was alive. My sympathies Susan Soule

Posted by Susan Soule - Family Friend   October 11, 2019

Always love your mother. You all be in my prayers

Posted by Matthew Field - Port St Lucie, FL - Friend   October 10, 2019

So sorry she will be truly missed Barbara was a great mother, grandmother & great grandmother..May you fly with the angels RIP ❤

Posted by Kimberly Bourgeois - Manchester, NH   October 10, 2019

Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful neighbor when our kids were growing up together.

Posted by Ruth Field - Loudon, NH   October 10, 2019

Amy and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a beautiful person and you were all blessed as a family.

Posted by Meghan McGee - NH   October 10, 2019

So very sorry, May she rest in peace.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

I never met Barbara but knew her thru stories from my son-in-law, Tim. A loving, caring, and strong Mother. Peace to her children knowing she is with the Lord now.

Posted by charlotte hamilton - salem, NH - Family   October 10, 2019

This just breaks my heart. Barbara and I worked at Home Insurance together and she was a dear friend. My sympathy to Paul and all the kids. RIP Barbara.

Posted by Anne McCuske - Seminole, FL   October 10, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Marcia & Mark Deamicis

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear such sad news. Although I never met Barbara, I heard of some wonderful traditions she shared with her family making gingerbread houses and time at the beach. We hope that such precious memories comfort you during this difficult time. Know that our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Bourgeois family.

Posted by Terri & Steve Dugrenier - New Boston, NH   October 10, 2019

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