Marguerite H. Trachier

Hanover, N.H. — Marguerite H. Trachier, 100, of Hanover, died Tuesday morning May 7, 2013, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt.

She was born Nov. 22, 1912, in Ellenburg, N.Y. the eighth of 15 children of John and Cora (Exware) LaBarre. When she was a young girl, Marguerite’s family moved to Lebanon, N.H. so her father could take a job at the woolen mills. After graduating from Lebanon High School Class of 1931, she worked in Lebanon, cleaning private homes. Marguerite was married to Francis W. Trachier on June 21, 1941, at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon. They made their home in Hanover where they raised a family and lived the rest of their married lives. Mr. Trachier died Nov. 22, 1977. Mrs. Trachier has been a resident at Brookside Nursing Home since 2010.

Mrs. Trachier was a devout member of St. Denis Parish in Hanover. She received great joy sharing her Catholic faith with her granddaughters by sharing her time and bringing them to church with her each week. To this day they remember that time as the beginning of their journey of faith. Marguerite loved to cook, especially when her family visited, including regular Sunday brunch’s and all of the holiday’s until she turned 96. She particularly enjoyed it when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visited. Marguerite was also a fantastic gardener and had one of the most beautiful flower gardens in all of Hanover.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, a son John Trachier, and many brothers and sisters.

She leaves her daughter, Carol Donahue of Wilder; two granddaughters, Maureen Hardwick and her husband, John of Washington, DC and Kelly Carroll and her husband John of Hingham, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Katherine, Michael and Emerson; as well as many, many nieces and nephews including Theresa Boutin of Lebanon.

A graveside service will be held in the Pine Knoll Cemetery in Hanover on Saturday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Francis Belanger, O.P. officiating.

Condolences may be expressed to Mrs. Trachier’s family in an online guestbook at