James R. “Jimmy Lemons” Saulnier, 72, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, June 28, 2019 in UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, following an illness.
James was born in Moncton, N.B. Canada on October 8, 1946, the son of the late Bertha (Saulnier) (Pelletier) Hietela. He was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. James enjoyed fishing, and he loved spending time visiting with friends in downtown Gardner. He was a free spirit with a kind soul who gave to others in need, including the shoes off his feet. He will be missed.
He leaves his brother, George Pelletier and his wife Connie of Gardner; son, Shawn Saulnier of Orange; several nephews and cousins. James was predeceased by his son, Kristopher Saulnier; and brother, Edgar Pelletier.
Private Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of James Saulnier.
Boucher Funeral Home Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
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