Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 15, 1872 when the first baptism was recorded at St. Peter's Church, New Britain. The child's name was, Joseph Graff.
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ALLENSTOWN, N.H. – Jeanne d’Arc (Gosselin) Gingras, 92, of Sunset Avenue, died on June 28, 2014, with her family at her side at Holy Cross Health Care Center in Manchester, N.H., after a period of failing health.

She was the widow of Henry Gingras and the mother of Father Dennis Gingras of Suncook, N.H., a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford; Janet Gingras of Allenstown and Paul Gingras of Manchester, N.H. She was predeceased by her brother Clarence Gosselin.

Born in Pembroke, N.H., on June 16, 1922, she was the daughter of Antoine and Alma (Cote) Gosselin.

She worked at Sprague Electric in Concord and retired from New Hampshire Employment Security after 18 years as an administrative assistant.

At her parish, St. John the Baptist in Allenstown, she was an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, a member of the St. Theresa Rosebush Society and a member and treasurer of the Ladies of St. Anne and altar guild.

In addition, she was instrumental in helping establish the local Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Service and worked as both an EMT and dispatcher.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 2 at St. John the Baptist Church.

Donations in memory of Mrs. Gingras may be sent to the Sisters of Holy Cross, Development Office, 377 Island Pond Road, Manchester, CT 03109.