LEOMINSTER --- Pierre J. Choquette, 73 years old, of Leominster, died Friday, July 24th in Health Alliance - Leominster Hospital.
Pierre was born January 28, 1947 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada the son of Leopold and Jeanne (Garneau) Choquette, and came to the United States in 1964. He leaves his loving wife of 19 years, Jane K. (Kuusisto) Choquette, 2 daughters, Colinda Samarjian and husband Jeff of Stowe MA, and Tammy Haschig and husband Dave of Devens MA, his step-son, Rick Choquette and companion Tina Coburn of Barre VT, 3 step-daughters, Lynn Choquette and companion Eric Ladd of East Montpelier, VT, Wanda Carpenter and companion Spencer Drummond of Winston - Salem, NC, and Alisha Natelle and husband Jason of Hebron, CT. He also leaves 2 brothers, Gillis Choquette and wife Clemence of Winchendon, Luke Choquette of Leominster, his sister Celine Telgarsky and husband James of Preston, CT, 13 grandchildren (his pride and joy), Christopher, Saryna, Kaylin, Trent, Izayah, Analie, Kailey, Mia, Julien, Avery, Elliot, Nevaeh, and Carsten and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Leopold and Jeanne, 2 brothers, Claude and Jacques, and by 2 sisters, Denise Arsenault and Edith Brisson.
Pierre served in the United States Army from 1969 - 1971. He was employed at the former Victory Button Company/Tamor Plastics for 32 years, later going to work at United Plastics until retiring in 2009. He was a loved member of Ashburnham Apostolic Lutheran Church where he came to know Christ and found a loving, supportive, and generous, second family. He enjoyed tinkering with all sorts of things, coin collecting, making wooden toys, and was a friend of nature, especially feeding “his chipmunks.” He cherished family, people, and faith above all else. He taught us well.
Funeral services are private. The family asks that any donations be directed to their church, Ashburnham Apostolic Lutheran Church, https://www.ashburnhamalc.com in gratitude for all the support their church family has shown them over the years.
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