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Clarence J Cormier

Clarence J. "PEI" Cormier, 90, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, March 6, 2017 in Baldwinville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Baldwinville, surrounded by his family.
Born in Notre Dame, N.B. Canada on June 4, 1926, he was the son of the late Hector and Ida (Goguen) Cormier.
Clarence served in the Canadian Army from 1944 through 1946.
He was employed in the mill of Van Huffel of Gardner for many years, retiring in 1984.
Clarence was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He was also a member of the Acadien Social Club of Gardner.
Clarence loved scratch tickets and trips to the casino. He enjoyed dining out, going for car rides, and playing cribbage and cards.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Doris M. (Melanson) Cormier, who died March 14, 2015.
Clarence leaves four sons, Michael Cormier of Balsam Grove, NC, Gary Cormier and his wife Joyce of Gardner, Ricky Cormier and his wife Linda of Ayer, and Kevin Cormier of Phillipston; four daughters, Nancy Girouard and her husband Rheal of Gardner, Cathy Leger and her husband Marcel of Gardner, Patricia Johnson and her husband Ovile of Gardner, Rosemarie Norway and her husband Marvin of Gardner; two brothers, Raymond Cormier and his wife Gabrielle of Notre Dame, N.B. Canada, and Ernest Cormier of St. Antoine, N.B. Canada; two sisters, Georgina Leger of Notre Dame, N.B. Canada, and Beatrice Leblanc of Notre Dame, N.B. Canada; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; several nieces, nephews, cousins, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Denise Brewer who died in 2001; six brothers, Donald, Alphee, Nyl, Aldege, Gerald and Leo Cormier; and one sister Cecile Cormier.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 10th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
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Visitation Details

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Friday, March 10th, 2017 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner


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Dear Cousins, I have such fond memories of your mom and dad and also of you all! Your dad was such a joker! So sorry for your loss.

Christine Richard Martin Apr 25 2017 12:00 AM

It doesn't seem that long ago when there would be a bunch of us kids running around and Mon Oncle Clarence and dad gathered around some car repair or house project they were working on. I never knew exactly what they were saying (speaking French) but there was always plenty of joy and laughter and sometimes a quart of their favorite beverage. Other than arguing who made the best time to New Brunswick or whether crossing at Calais was better than Houlton, we should all be so lucky. Through all the good and the difficult times Clarence and Aunt Dot were always there for us. Help from Clarence when Sonny drove Dad's car into the ditch across Turner Road, hauling sand for the Otter River Recreation beach, teaching my mom how to drive and on and on. We were truly lucky and grateful to have them in our lives.

Neil Cormier Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your father,our thought and prayers are with you.

Lucille Vautour Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

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