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Michael J. Carbonneau

Class of 1980

  BEDFORD — Michael J. Carbonneau, 42, of Bedford, N.H., died Thursday, June 21, 2005, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H., after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 18 years, Marie (Donlan) and loving children, a son, Daniel, age 15; and daughters, Michaela, age 13, and Colleen, age 11. He had lived in Bedford for many years and was very active in the community.

He was born Sept. 20 in Laconia, N.H., and is the son of Lionel and Jane (Philips) Carbonneau. After moving to Durham as a toddler, he graduated from Oyster River High School in 1980. He attended Tabor Academy for one year to attending the University of New Hampshire. He graduated from UNH in 1985 with a degree in chemistry before beginning his work career at Velcro, USA. he had worked at Velcro for almost 20 years and had advanced his career in many areas. He should be best known for his many patents and for helping to design and create Velcro for disposable diapers. He was proud of his accomplishments at Velcro and has won many service awards there.

He was an active member of the Bedford community. He enthusiastically coached his children's sports teams including soccer and softball/baseball teams. He was a member and former president of the Bedford Men's Club, where he moderated the candidates forums each spring. He was a member of the Bedford Parks and Recreation Board and was president of the Bedford Girls Softball League, Recreational Division. He loved to ski, play golf, watch his beloved Red Sox win "the Series" and was passionate about football.

He is survived by three sisters, Gail Linehan of Londonderry, Susan Carbonneau of Orlando, Fla., and Nancy Kennedy of Bedford. He has many sisters and brothers-in-laws, as well as nieces and nephews, who loved him very much. He is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, who will miss him dearly.


Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the "I Like Mike" fund set up at TD Banknorth, 184 Route 101, Bedford, N.H. 03110 or to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.
Michael Carbonneau