John Gregoire

John M. Gregoire Sr. Mr.

Sunday, April 30th, 1950 - Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Somersworth: John M. Gregoire, Sr. passed away on August 6, 2020 at the age of 70. John was born in Dover, NH; where he lived until he married Janice Fogarty and together they moved to Somersworth, NH. John was the son of the late, Alfred and Christine (Morell) Gregoire. John served in the US Army and served 20 months in Vietnam, where he was exposed to Agent Orange. After returning home from the Army, John was hired by the City of Dover Fire Department and served 12 & ½ years and went up through the ranks to Assistant Chief. He worked 18 & ½ years for the State Fire Marshal’s office and retired at the rank of Deputy State Fire Marshal. He was one of the owners of Hilltop Fireworks and he owned the B Savey Salon. John was strongly involved with the VFW Post 4485 Dumont-Lessard of Somersworth, NH, where he served as Commander of the post for 3 years. A member of the American Legion Post 69. He also enjoyed his trips to Alaska and Prince Edward Island. John loved to work and worked numerous part time jobs. John is survived by his wife, Janice and 5 children; Lyndi (Gregoire) Sargent and her husband Ryan, and their three children; John Gregoire, Jr. and his wife Kerry and their two children; Angela (Gagnon) Chapman and her two children; Joseph Gagnon and his wife Jessica and their two children and Emily (Gagnon) Bannister and her husband Scott and their two children; his siblings, Gail West, Leo Gregoire, Paul Gregoire, Leon Gregoire and Alfred Gregoire and many, many friends. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in John’s name to the VFW Post 4485 Dumont-Lessard, 43 High St., Somersworth, NH, 03878. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 4-7:00pm at Wiggin Purdy McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave, Dover, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:00am at St. Martin’s Parish, 120 Maple St., Somersworth, NH 03878 with Father Andrew Nelson officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be held directly following the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dover Point Road, Dover, NH. To sign our online guestbook, please go to; Our website and the church website will be streaming live for those that are unable to attend. *Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are under a strict mandate from the Governors’ Office until further notice. ONLY 50 PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ANY GIVEN TIME. We respectfully request that masks are worn. To allow an equal opportunity for everyone to come in to pay their respects, please limit your time.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home
    655 Central Avenue
    Dover, NH 03820
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Ignatius Parish in St. Martin Church
    120 Maple St.
    Somersworth, NH
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    Father Andrew Officiating - After Mass proceed to the Interment - Bagpipes will be played outside while people are coming in and when John is being carried out
    Father Andrew Nelson
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 12:30pm
    St. Mary's Cemetery- DVR
    Dover Point Road
    Dover, NH 03820
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Military honors & Military Gun Salute
    Not sure if bag piper will be there or not


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Posted at 12:00am
He was a nice guy he will be missed and he will always be in our hearts

Freeman Lane

Posted at 12:00am
My deepest condolences to the Gregoire family. Freeman C. Lane

Purdy Funeral Service

Posted at 12:00am
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Robert Everett

Posted at 12:00am
I first met John as a student at NHCTC-Laconia when he would come in as a guest speaker. I remember his stories were always entertaining yet had a lesson to them that I and I am sure the others still remember to this day. It wasn't until years later I learned he was a involved with the VFW as well. Rob Everett, PAP, VFW Aux. 5791 Adjutant-Finance Officer SAL Sqdr. 48 MAL Sons of AMVETS


Posted at 12:00am
John was a strong and positive Commander at the VFW. RIP my friend.

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