Shirley M. (Parker) Jaillet, 83, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner, surrounded by her family following a long illness.
Born in Orange, MA on April 6, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Effie (Swantee) Parker. Shirley graduated from Orange High School with the Class of 1953, and after raising her family she returned to school and received her certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1981 from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School of Fitchburg. She was employed in various forms of healthcare for several years, including Baldwinville Nursing Home, prior to retiring in 1995.
Shirley was a member of Chair City Church of Gardner. She enjoyed dancing and singing; and she treasured spending time with her grandchildren. Shirley took pride in her appearance and loved getting ‘all dolled up’.
She leaves her husband of 64 years, Gerard E. Jaillet of Gardner; sons, Bruce Jaillet and his wife Kathleen of Gardner, Peter Jaillet and his wife Laura of Lewisville, TX, Michael Jaillet of Fitzwilliam, NH, James Jaillet and his wife Linda of Gardner, and Daniel Jaillet and his wife Donna of Gardner; daughter, Monique Twine and her husband Richard of Gardner; brothers, Donald Parker of Athol, and Gordon Parker and his wife Christine of Palo Verde, AZ; sister, Jean Galvis of Millers Falls; grandchildren, Cole, Haley, Dalton, Jenny, David, Sarah, Zachary, Tessa, Julia, Adam, Jack, Danielle, Jocelyn and Garrett; great-grandchildren, Lorelei, David, Caden and Natalyah; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, William Parker, Robert Parker and Raymond Parker.
A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held Saturday, September 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Chair City Church, 112 Central Street, Gardner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. Please reference in memory of Shirley Jaillet.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
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