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Carla Lynn Jalbert

Carla Lynn (Salo) Jalbert, 73, of Gardner, died on Monday, February 1, 2021, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after a long illness.

Born in Fitchburg on July 10, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Leo J. and Gleanore M. (Lafortune) Janssens. She graduated from Oakmont Regional High School with the Class of 1965. Carla was employed by the Human Resource Department of Raytheon Company for several years until her retirement. She was previously employed by Digital Equipment Corporation.

Carla was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She enjoyed reading, discussing politics, and watching old British television shows, and also cared for many cats and dogs throughout her life. Ogunquit, ME held a special place in heart, and many vacations and long weekends were enjoyed there. Carla’s most treasured time, though, was spent with her family, including festive annual Fourth of July and Thanksgiving gatherings hosted at her home. Her thoughtful and kind spirit will be missed.

Carla is survived by her husband of 43-years, Fernand W. Jalbert of Gardner; two daughters, Alisha Jalbert of Boston and Kristina F. Sullivan and her husband Randy of Palm Coast, FL; a son, Gary A. Jalbert, and his wife Karen of Tolland, CT; six grandchildren, Dillon, Corey, and Keegan Jalbert, Nicholas Sullivan, Samantha Masone, and Kingston Michael; a great-grandchild, Angelina Barton; a brother, Leo Janssens II and his wife Maribeth of Ashburnham; uncle and aunt; Neil and Judy Janssens of Gardner; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There are no services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, or on their website (www.heart.org). Please reference in memory of Carla L. Jalbert.

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I worked with Carla at Digital HR. She was a great co-worker and fun to work with! My deepest condolences to Carlas family.

Barbara Menefee Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

Leo and family, sorry to hear Carla left earth to live in God's Kingdom. May the Lord hold you and your family in his arms and console you.

Ann (Laplante) Upton Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

I worked for many years with Carla at Digital, we always made work fun. My condolences to the family.

Judy Hamilton. Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

Gary, so sorry to hear the news about Carla, I grew up on Center St. South Ashburnham and attended school with her. You and Karen hold a special place in my heart. Sending love and hugs.

Jeanne Bois Savaria Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

Fern, My prayers for your peace.
Maribeth and Leo, my sympathies.
Neil and Judy, I am so sorry.

I have known Carla for so many years. May she find peace in God's hands.
Denise Whitney

Denise Lavoie Whitney Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest and sincere regrets to Fern and your children on tour loss.

Donna McCaie Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Fern, children. Leo and all of Carla's family.

Kim Stiles Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

So very sad to hear of the passing of Carla. We send our condolences to the family. We worked with Carla at Digital in Westminster, MA. Carla was a lovely lady and a pleasure to work with. So sorry Carla had to pass at such a young age. Will have many pleasant memories to remember Carla by.
Jane & Marcus Smith

Mark & Jane Smith Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Carla at Digital, Compaq and Intel. We shared many laughs and the joy of working with a great bunch of fun people. Many of us would get together on a semi-regular basis (former DECies) and laugh and reminisce about the good ole days! Carla was also smiling at work and brought a breath of fresh air to many lunch conversations; especially when it came to politics!! I am including a couple of pictures of some of us on one of our fun night's out! My sincere condolences to Fern and all of Carla's family. God Bless.

Karen Umbrello Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

I totally agree with Karen Umbrello.....so many laughs with this woman. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Jaye Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM

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