We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Rochette Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Paul Albert Anctil, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by his loving family. He is the beloved husband of Tomiko (Tanaka) Anctil with whom he shared 63 beautiful years of marriage.
Paul was born in Nashua, NH on January 27, 1940 and was the son of the late Albert and Bertha (Martin) Anctil. He received his education in the Sacred Heart School System. After graduating from High School at 16 years old, he attended technical school in Manchester, NH. He joined the Air Force and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1962. He was stationed in Wakkanai Japan where he met the love of his life, Tomiko. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Lowell and continued his education at Rivier College where he graduated with his Master’s degree in business administration.
For over 40 years, Paul was employed as a Program Manager for the former Sanders-Lockheed, current day BAE until his retirement in 2002.
In his free time, he enjoyed traveling to Japan with his wife, spending time in the White Mountains at his log cabin and teaching his grandsons to fish. He loved hiking in Mines Falls specifically and all throughout the country. He loved to read and listen to all kinds of music.
In addition to his wife, Tomiko, he is survived by his five children, Lorraine Durfee (Lang) Bethel, VT, Suzanne Henson(Christopher) Beaumont, TX, Paul Anctil (Kimberly) Nashua, Christine Mucci (Joseph) Laconia, and Michelle Eovine (Richard) Nashua; he is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, Kristen, Jessica, Andrew, Matthew, Christopher, Emily, Nicholas, Austin, Haley, Tori, Hannah, Chandler, Jordan, Kira as well as his great-grandchildren, Emma, Colton, Jeffrey, Chase, Vera, Avery and baby girl Durfee. He has a sister, Jacqueline Petit of Hudson along with nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends.
Paul was predeceased by his sister, Lorraine Anctil and his brother-in-law, Roland Petit.
Relatives and friends are invited to Paul’s visitation on Thursday September 22nd, from 5 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday September 23rd at 10 AM in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 W. Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family. Donations may be made in Paul’s name to Community Hospice House in Merrimack or the Alzheimer’s Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ANCTIL-ROCHETTE.com
“He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved the most
His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Went unspoken too
He was there…a firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold on to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man we called Dad”