Dorilla J. (LeBlanc) Borkowski, 94, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Alliance Health at Baldwinville, Baldwinville, MA, after a period of declining health over the last few years.
Born in Gardner on October 8, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Hilaire and Vitaline (Robichaud) LeBlanc.
Dorilla was a parishioner of the former St. Joseph’s Church of Gardner and a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and watching her Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Dorilla was a homemaker whose greatest joy in life was her family, with whom she loved and cherished time spent with them.
Dorilla is survived by her daughter, Linda L. White of Hubbardston; daughter-in-law, Roberta A. Borkowski of Gardner; five granddaughters, Stephanie Borkowski of Gardner, Kimberly Handy of Hubbardston, Julie Cormier of Gardner, Kathleen Taylor of Shirley, and Lori Lawrence of VanHorn, TX; great-grandchildren, Sawyer Handy, Enzo Carpeno, Amber, Sophia and Meadow Cormier; Desiree and Gared Taylor; two sisters, Loretta Ryan and Evelyn Belliveau, both of Gardner; several nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 30-years, Edmond V. Borkowski on November 24, 1979; two sons, Glen and Neil Borkowski; grandson, Shawn Anderson; great-grandson, Christopher Starkweather; brother, Ernest E. LeBlanc; son-in-law, Robert H. White; and daughter-in-law, Kathryn Borkowski.
The family would like to personally thank the staff at Alliance Health at Baldwinville and Beacon Hospice for their loving and compassionate care they provided.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.
A Calling Hour will be held Friday, November 19, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please reference in memory of Dorilla J. Borkowski.