Doris (Pitre) Robichaud, 95, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner following a brief illness, surrounded by her family.
Born in St. Paul, N.B. Canada on May 18, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Virginie (Richard) Pitre.
Doris was last employed as a Home Care Worker by Catholic Charities for 15 years, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner.
Doris was a talented crafter who had a passion for oil painting, quilting and crocheting. She also enjoyed traveling, playing cards and dining out. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Levi J. Robichaud, who died January 8, 1994.
Doris leaves three daughters, Gloria M. Hakala of Gardner, Claudette Borey of Baldwinville, and Pauline Michalewicz and her husband Gary of Winchendon; sister-in-law, Aurore Cormier of Minto, N.B. Canada; four grandchildren, Chad Hakala, Aaron Borey, Heath Borey and Sara Michalewicz. She was predeceased by her grandson, Durrand Michalewicz who died July 20, 2017; one brother, Edmond Pitre; three sisters, Helene Roy, Eleonore Fleck and Clara Collette.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 14th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held Thursday, December 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
In honor of her grandson Durrand, memorial contributions may be made to Heywood Hospital Suicide Prevention Program c/o Heywood Healthcare Philanthropy Department, 242 Green St., Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Doris Robichaud.
Thursday, December 14th, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Thursday, December 14th, 2017 11:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner
Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner