Doris B. “Sue” Valliere, 89, of Meredith, NH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday May 24th at home in Meredith. Born November 13, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA, she is predeceased by her parents, Bernarr and Doris (Bailey) Bolton, and her husband of 54 years, Robert P. “Bob” Valliere of Meredith.
Sue attended the one-room schoolhouse on Moultonborough Neck, Meredith High School, and the University of New Hampshire. Childhood summers were spent at Camp Iroquois in Moultonborough. After college, she was a homemaker who was active in the Meredith Lion’s Club, St. Charles Catholic Church, the Meredith Women’s Bowling League, the Belknap Mill Quilter’s Guild, and the Country Village Quilter’s Guild.
Sue was presented with the Lion’s Club Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 1998 and a Progressive Melvin Jones this month, designed the Lion’s District 44-H trading pins for 1985 through 1988, and received the Meredith Lion’s Club Distinguished Service Award in 2000. She and Bob spent a lifetime in service to the community of Meredith, receiving the Meredith Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award in 2000. She designed the Meredith Bicentennial Logo in 1968. With her long-time friend, Joan Royea, Sue spent many years designing, quilting, and raffling quilts to raise funds for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Survivors include her six children, James “J. Fred” Valliere of Schwarzenbach, Germany, Elizabeth “Betty” Valliere of North Ft. Myers, FL, Marie Valliere and Antoinette “Toni” Olden of Meredith, NH, Jeanette Valliere of Knoxville, TN, and Thomas “Sudsy” Valliere of Bristol, NH, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are Sunday June 2nd at Mayhew Funeral Home on Reservoir Rd and Rt 3 in Meredith from 6 to 8 pm.
Services will be held at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on RT 25 in Meredith on Monday June 3rd at 1 pm. Graveside services to follow at Middle Neck Cemetery on Moultonborough Neck.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.