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Gaiete M"Kitty" Dery
Born in Gardner on March 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Leonie Houde.
Kitty graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1939. She was employed by the City of Gardner in the school cafeteria for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was also employed as a stitcher for Kuniholm Manufacturing Company.
Kitty was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner, and was a loyal volunteer of the annual church bazaar. She was also a member of the local and National A.A.R.P., Gardner Golden Agers, Red Hat Society, Chair City Bells, the Life Program and Silver Sneakers of Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner. She was a volunteer for many years at Heywood Hospital of Gardner.
She enjoyed crafts, sewing, knitting and crocheting. Her passions were traveling, skiing, line dancing and square dancing.
Kitty was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Joseph R. Dery, who died January 20, 2004.
She leaves two daughters, Diane L. Homer and her husband Russell of Los Gatos, CA and Priscilla A. Dery of Arlington, MA; one brother, Henry Houde and his wife Mary of Sharon; two grandchildren, Christina Homer and Michael Homer; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kity was predeceased by two brothers, Jean Paul Houde and Rene Houde.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 7th from Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 2:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, November 7th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 2:00pm, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner
Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner
I am so sorry for your loss. Kitty was a wonderful woman. Very kind, and soft spoken. She and my mom were the best of friends. When my mom had a stroke, it was Kitty who drove her so Spencer to see a specialist. It's wonderful to think that they have reunited and can now rekindle their friendship.
Cathi (Bliss) Berg Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM
Please accept my deepest condolensce on the passing of your Mother.
Dan Kruger Nov 10 2015 12:00 AM
Rest in Peace ,sweet lady, I enjoyed our time together very much .I loved hearing about your 2 wonderful daughters and how proud you were of both of them. I learned of Salmon Pie and pou pous . You were a shining example of a wife, Mom,sister , friend ,worker and citizen .It was all my pleasure to know you .
Mary G Nov 9 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Diane and Priscilla, Please know that our heart and thoughts are with you. I cannot help but smile when I think of the warm memories of the special moments and many sleepovers as a child. Treasure all your memories for the years to come. Love, Patty
Patty and Van Gould Nov 7 2015 12:00 AM
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.We where neighbors on South St.in Gardner for many years. Sincerely, Ed and Kathy Cormier from Dudley Mass.
Ed and Kathy Cormier Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Priscella, I hope that you and your sister find comfort in this difficult time. What a beautiful daughter you were to your Mother, you gave so much of yourself to her and made her world a better place. Always remember that my friend and I am sure your Mother remembered it as well, may she rest in peace now. Take care, Karen
Karen Osborn Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Priscilla and Diane, I was so sad to hear of your mother's passing. I loved hearing the stories about her and your love and care for her as well. I hope your fond memories help you through the sad days. May she be resting in God's gentle embrace. A Warm Hug, Sandy Sparrow
Sandy Sparrow Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM
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