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Leon P. ("Red:") Bedard, Jr.

May 22, 1936 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 81)
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Mr. Leon P. “Red” Bedard, Jr., 81, of Franklin, died  at Mtn. Ridge Genesis HealthCare in Franklin on Aug. 29, 2017.


He was born in Franklin on May 22, 1936 the son of Leon P. and Josephine (Beaumier) Bedard.

He was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1950.  Following high school, he worked at Stanley Tool in Franklin before entering the US Air Force in 1955.  He served as an Airman 2C until Dec. 1961.

Following the service, he worked as a Correctional Office at NH State Prison retiring as a Sergeant in 1991.

Leon was a life member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks.


He was predeceased by his first wife, Nellie (Jackson) Bedard in 1976 and his wife Sue (Foster) Bedard in 2010.


Family members include his children: Joe Bedard of Manchester,  Leon Bedard and wife Ann of Boscawen, Cindy Howe and husband Randy of Andover, and Scott Bedard and wife Debra of Franklin, 5 grandchildren, Tabitha, Joshua, James, Bridgett, and Colton, 5 great grandchildren,  a sister, Linda Chaput and husband Tom of Franklin, and nieces and nephews.


Visiting hours will be Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin.  A graveside service will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 11 am At Holy Cross Cemetery, Rte. 11, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Bedard may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 209 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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 Service Information

September 2, 2017

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home
143 Franklin St.
Franklin, NH 03235

Graveside Service
September 5, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
Rte . 11 Webster Lake Rd.
Franklin, NH 03235

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