Arthur J. Poirier
MANCHESTER, NH Arthur J. Poirier,
77 of 19 Summerside Ave.,
died March 27, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center
after a long illness. He was born in Lowell Mass., on February 10th, 1922. He was the son of Achille and Laura (Bolduc) Poirier. He had been a resident of Manchester for the past 49 years.
He was a Navy veteran having served in the
Pacific theater aboard the
USS Ashland (LSD-1) during World War II.
He received the Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (4 Bronze stars), World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal (2 Bronze stars).
He held membership in the American Legion Sweeney Post, the Catholic War Veterans and the USS Ashland Association.
He worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester for 31 years, retiring in 1981.
He was predeceased by his father in 1981, and his brother, Roy D. Poirier in 1994.
The family includes his wife of 49 years,
Pauline (Poirier) Poirier of Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald
(Suzanne) Beaudet of Newport;
three sons, Richard Poirier of Boston, Mass., Phillip Poirier and David Poirier, both of Manchester; his mother, Laura Poirier of Canada; five grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Weldon of Lowell, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.
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