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Friday December 21st, 2018
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Frances M Girouard

Frances M. (Kacian) Girouard, 85, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, December 16, 2018 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home of Gardner.

            Born in Gardner on June 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonette (Milewski) Kacian.

            Frances graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1951, and attended Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner. She was employed by the Gardner Housing Authority as the Bookkeeper for 11 years, retiring in 1996. She was previously the Bookkeeper for Newcomb & Walsh, Inc. for several years.

            Frances was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She was also a member of the Gardner Golden Agers and Two Hearts As One Square Dancing Club.

            Frances enjoyed traveling throughout New England staying at various Bed and Breakfasts, and also taking day trips to Boston. She loved line dancing, polka dancing and square dancing. She was an animal lover who had many beloved pets. She enjoyed living life to the fullest and took great delight in trying new things. Frances will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

            She leaves her husband of 64 years, Jovide N. Girouard of Gardner; son, Kenneth J. Girouard of Grand Junction, CO; daughters, Judith F. Taylor and her husband John of Evergreen, CO, Mary E. Girouard of Albany, OR, Susan B. Girouard and her husband Michael Yamada of Portland, OR, Catherine A. Girouard of Tempe, AZ, Pamela J. Girouard and her husband Michael Linaman of Hendersonville, NC, Ellen C. Girouard and her husband Michael Sokolov of Newton, and Laura B. Gillick and her husband Mark of Florence, CO; brothers, Joseph Kacian and his wife Stella of Gardner, and Chester Kacian of Millegeville, GA; grandchildren, Melody, Matilda, Rosemary, Sophie, Max, Scout, Caleb and Seth; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, John, Wacy and Walter Kacian; and sisters, Annie Rafalowski, Nellie Gilhooly, Antoinette Brideau and Regina Chabot.

            Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 22nd 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 of Gardner at a later date.

            Calling hours will be held Friday, December 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. Please reference in memory of Frances Girouard.

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Dear Laura and family, I'm sorry for not sending this sooner! I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! Your mom was so classy and so stunning. I loved visiting with her after school back when we were in Holy Rosary. All of you kids definitely have her beauty and smile! Would give anything to see you guys again! Praying for all of you! Hugs from Indiana

Lisa Arsenault Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Joe and Family:

Mom and I send our condolences and prayers. Sweet Frannie, as we called her, was Mom's (Dee Asbury) roommate at the Manor. I would always take time to see Frannie and say hello when I came to see Mom and I would get a smile now and then. Such a sweet woman and was sad to hear that she had left us. I know you're memories will always be close to your hearts as you go through these trying times. We send our love to all of you.

Dee Asbury
Gwen Drowne (Daughter)

Gwen DROWNE Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Mom,
I thank you for caring for me as a child and caring about me as an adult. You tried to see the sunlight through the clouds, the rainbows without the rain, the goodness in people. You had a good, good heart. Alzheimer's stole the last year's of your life, but it could never take away your love of people, your enduring commitment to your family, and your inner and outer beauty. I will miss your spirit and your love. From your daughter Susan

Susan Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Condolences to all her family, my childhood friends. Your mom was so kind and considerate. Kelly and I loved going to your house to spend time with you all. Trading places a cherished memory. Much love to you all as you honor your mom and mourn her loss, she was a gem.

Shelly Cormier Martel Dec 21 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Dec 21 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of her passing. She was always a gracious and caring person. Thoughts and Prayers to the family. Her warm smile will be forever embedded in my memory.

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