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Le Manach, Laurette C. May 16, 1932 - March 27, 2024

Laurette C. (nee Robichaud) Le Manach, 91, of Independence Township, New Jersey passed away at home with family on Tuesday, March 27, 2024. Born in the province of Quebec, Canada, May 16, 1932, she was the daughter of Noel and Germaine (Gagnon) Robichaud.

After marrying her husband, John, and starting a family, Laurette and John immigrated to the United States. It wasn’t long before John and Laurette, who loved this country became Naturalized Citizens. Laurette spent many happy years of retirement with her loving husband of 63 years, John Le Manach and their family.

A gentle and gracious woman, Laurette spent most of her life in this area.  She enjoyed cooking, discovering new recipes, gardening, flowers, caring for others, trying new things and, yes, shopping. Always eager to learn and expand her knowledge Laurette was fluent in both English and French.

Anyone that knew her recognized that for her there was nothing in this world that gave her more joy than her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always wanted to be there for them and to be with them and would be content sitting for a spell watching the youngsters. If asked, we are sure she would probably say that her proudest titles were Mama and “Grandma”.

Laurette, who will be deeply missed, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her loving sons Pierre Manach and wife Susan; Robert Manach and wife Robyn; her loving daughters Linda Manach; Lilliane Connaughty and husband Thomas; her loving son-in-law Lance Markowitz; her adored grandchildren, Cinnamon Querrard and wife Sabrina, Andrew Manach and wife Nazreen, Christine Briscoe and husband CJ, Samantha Markowitz and Shawn Maguire and Colton Markowitz; as well as her adored great grandchildren Naomi Good, Zennabelle Manach, Sarah Briscoe and Zane Manach. She is also survived by her precious friends, her sisters-in-law (Suzanne, Lucille, Theresa) and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John; her cherished daughter Sylvie Markowitz and her dear sister-in-law Marie-Louise Raoult. She was alsopredeceased by her loving sisters and brothers: Mathilde, Gracia, Jeanne D’Arc, Raymond, Romeo, Lionel, Rose-Marie, Laurent, Donat, Lucette-Lise, and Gerard.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 4 to 8pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. A funeral service will begin at 7:30pm.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Hackettstown Police Department, 215 West Stiger St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840; Independence Police Department, 286 US Highway 46 Unit B, Great Meadows, NJ 07838; Independence First Aid Squad P.O. Box 137 Great Meadows, NJ 07838; Independence Township Fire Department, 24 Cemetery Road, Independence, NJ 07838 or a charity close to your heart.


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