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Saturday June 5th, 2021
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Annunciation Parish at Holy Spirit Chapel
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Charles Girouard

Charles J. Girouard, 75, of Hubbardston, died peacefully Friday, May 28, 2021, in Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, after an illness. Born in Gardner on September 25, 1945, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Helen S. (Danisienka) Girouard. He graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1963 and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and Mount Wachusett Community College.  Charles was an instructor employed by the Institute of Professional Practice of Fitchburg for several years until his retirement. He was previously employed by North Central Human Services for several years. Charles was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Holy Spirit Chapel of Gardner. He was an avid photographer, woodworker, and reader, especially of science fiction books. Charles also enjoyed fishing, watching cowboy movies, and the Three Stooges. He loved drinking his Moxie Soda and watching sports, especially his New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. But the time that Charles loved and cherished the most was spent with his family. Charles is survived by his wife of 52-years, June M. (Babineau) Girouard of Hubbardston; a son, Christopher C. Girouard of Orange; a daughter, Julie M. Cormier of Templeton; a brother, Michael E. Girouard and his wife Nancy of Rowlett, TX; a sister, Charlene H. Dixon of Pennsylvania; one grandson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn P. Roy; and a son-in-law, Gary P. Cormier. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Holy Spirit Chapel, 50 Lovewell Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 51 Worcester Road, Hubbardston, MA. Calling Hours will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hubbardston Fire Department, 7 Main Street #5, Hubbardston, MA 01452, or to Care Central VNA and Hospice Inc., 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Charles J. Girouard.

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My condolences to you, June, as I just heard that Charlie had passed away. I remember him very well as he was a great friend to my older brother, Jon, during their high school years and for many years thereafter. Jon died unexpectedly in 2011. Charlie was at our home on Temple Street often and they used to spend hours together - doing what, no one knew! I remember his as being quiet, gentle and very polite. I also went to school with Carolyn and did not know that she had also passed. Thinking of you as you continue to grieve your tremendous loss, even a year later. Charlie was such a great man!

Susanne DeGrace Haenisch May 28 2022 6:27 PM

Sympathy to his family.....Did not know he had passed..My husband went to Gardner High with him and his wife...I met her at their last Class Reunion...We discussed our losses of our twin sisters. May he RIP always. Prayers to his family Ed and Kathy Progen, Athol, MA

Kathleen Progen Aug 16 2021 8:45 AM

so very sorry to hear of his passing.Charlie took care of Our son Eli who loved Charlie. And we thought a lot of him also.Took Eli on many outings they where together for many years. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife Family and friends. God Bless

Heather Ganson Cogswell Eli"s Mom Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of you June at this time and sending my condolences. You and Charles have been through alot this past year. It was a pleasure to meet both you. Judy, visiting nurse

Judy Ouellet Jun 5 2021 12:00 AM