Betty May Chartier

>Betty May Chartier, 84, resident of Merrimack, NH, died unexpectedly on August 27, 2016, at South­ern NH Medical Center, Nashua, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Milford, NH, on March 6, 1932, a daughter of John P. and Jean (Courage) Bruce.

Betty made her home in Merri­mack for the past 50 years. She was raised and educat­ed in Milford and gradu­ated from Milford High School, Class of 1950.

She enjoyed playing bingo, tole painting, visit­ing Disney World, going to camp and most especially loved spending time with family and friends. In ad­dition, Betty’s favorite holiday was Halloween, she loved decorating the camp and looked forward to the children coming up.

Betty was predeceased by her son, Bruce R. Chartier.

Family members in­clude her loving husband of 58 years, Robert N. Chartier of Merrimack; three children, Valerie Gerlack and her sig­nificant other, Dave Mi­gneault of Vista, CA, Glenn Chartier and his wife, Lynn of Littleton, NH, Lynne Perron and her husband Rod of Goff­stown, NH; four grand­children, Andrea Bois­vert, Beth Tower, Sterling Gerlack and Trina Ger­lack; three great-grandchildren, Rachel Locke, Adam Tower and Keith Locke; sev­eral nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are on Friday, September 2nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funer­al Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Nashua Dialysis Davita Center, 38 Tyler Street, Nashua, NH 03060 or the American Cancer Society, Northern New England Region, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Fu­neral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to