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April R Grenke
April was born in Gardner on August 24, 1963, the daughter of the late Normand and May (Barrieau) Robichaud.
She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1981, and later attended Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner.
April was employed by the City of Gardner as a Paraprofessional for 10 years, retiring in 2016. She also tended bar at the Acadien Social Club of Gardner, and was a member of the American Legion Post 129 of Gardner.
April enjoyed gardening, watching old Western movies on television and playing bocce at the family camp in New Hampshire. She was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. April loved spending time with her family, and especially enjoyed playing with her grandchildren.
She leaves her husband of 32 years, Richard L. Grenke, of Gardner; three daughters, Renee J. Erdmann and her husband United States Air Force TSgt Bradford of Bangor, Maine, Beth G. Schneider of Gardner, and Samantha L. Stein and her significant other Josh Cyganiewicz of Winchendon; three brothers, Mitch Robichaud of San Jose, CA, John Robichaud and his wife Barbara of Gardner, and Paul Robichaud and his wife Jan of Spring Valley, CA; three sisters, Phyllis Neale and her husband Doug of Gardner, JoAnn Stacey and her husband Jim of Gardner, and Sue Boudreau and her husband Steve of Lisbon, NH; three grandchildren, Mia and Beau Schneider and Weston Cyganiewicz; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A 'Celebration of Life' will be held Saturday, February 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Polish American Citizens Club, 171 Kendall Pond Road W, Gardner.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 12:00pm, PACC, Gardner, MA
I do not know April, but I am so sorry for your loss. For a moment I thought she was my kid sister Karen.
Edward Grenke Nov 20 2021 8:00 PM
To the entire Robichaud family: my thoughts and prayers are with you all. How can it be that one of the youngest members of the old neighborhood is gone? April was a real fireball and the world is a better place because she made it so. Her spirit will live on and remembrances of her will always be with you.
LuAnn Thibodeau Feb 5 2018 12:00 AM
Rick, I am so sorry. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time. Thanks
Janet Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM
Rick & family, We are extremely sorry to hear of this huge loss to your family. Please know that you have our deepest sympathy & prayers. We hope you can find comfort in all the special moments you shared together. Please let us know is we can help in any way. XO
Theo & Kara van Lingen Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in this difficult time.
Rae-Anne Richard Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all. April beautiful smile will be missed up at Camp.
Bob and Terry Levasseur Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM
Rick, may you and your girls be comforted by memories of happy times and the love you all shared. My deepest condolences.
Janet Langlois Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of April Grenke
Boucher Funeral Home lit a memorial candle Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM
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