Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Legendre Gile | News, Sports, Jobs
Longtime Hudson resident Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Legendre Gile, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday evening, March 12, 2022, surrounded by her family after a period of declining health.
Daughter of the late Joseph and Gabrielle (Cadieux) Legendre, Jackie was born in Manchester on July 25, 1929. During her youth, Jackie resided in Derry and was valedictorian of Pinkerton Academy, class of 1948. After graduating after graduation, she worked for a short time before marrying George Gile on February 16, 1951 and moving to California where her first two children were born. Jackie and George then settled in Hudson, where Jackie raised their seven children and lived the rest of her life.
Jackie supported her husband and children’s various entrepreneurial ventures over the years, as an accountant at Hudson Bait Company and later Steve Gile’s Auto. Her most important and beloved vocation, however, was to be a devoted mother and “Grandma” for his large family.
In addition to her husband George, Jackie was also predeceased by her parents; sister (Rita Demers) and granddaughter (Angela Gile). She is survived by her seven children: Richard (Barbara) Gile of Hudson; Stephen (Debra) Gile of Derry; Annette (Daniel) Crawford of Litchfield; Daniel (Heidi) Gile of Loon Lake, WA; David (Stephanie) Gile of Fort Myers, Florida; Brenda (Robert) Dean of Seabrook; and Susan Burton of Litchfield. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jackie’s visitation will be Friday, March 25 from 9-10 a.m. at FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. A Catholic Mass will be held at 10.30am at Saint Kathryn’s Church, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, followed immediately by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gilcreast Road, Londonderry. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to Amedisys Hospice Care https://www.amedisys.com/about/foundation or in support of dementia research at https://www.alz.org. Arrangements are in the care of Nashua’s Farwell Funeral Service. To send a message of condolence online, please visit www.farwellfuneralservice.com.