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Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church

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Notre Dame Cemetery
Thursday November 12th, 2020

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Gary P. Cormier

Gary P. Cormier, 45, of Templeton, died unexpectedly, Sunday, November 1, 2020, in his residence with his wife by his side.

Born in Leominster on August 9, 1975, he was the son of Donald J. Cormier and the late May M. (Allain) Cormier. He graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School with the Class of 1993 and earned college credits in electronics. Prior to his passing, Gary was a laborer employed by New England Wooden Ware of Gardner for the past several years and was the treasurer of the CSW Local Union 818.  

Gary was parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He was a member of the Polish American Citizens Club and the Templeton Fish and Game Club, Inc. of Templeton. Gary loved to bowl and came in second in the Candle Pin Stars & Strikes Tournament in 2004. He also enjoyed playing darts, fishing, photography, reading murder mystery books and listening to music—especially Elvis Presley. Gary was a avid sports fan and loved to watch the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. But the time that Gary cherished the most was spent with his family and friends, where he will be greatly missed for the humor and laughter, he brought to everyone.

Besides his father Donald J. Cormier of Templeton, Gary is survived by his wife of 17-years, Julie M. (Girouard) Cormier of Templeton; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held, Thursday, November 12, 2020, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Worcester Road, Hubbardston, MA.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gardner Animal Shelter, c/o Gardner Police Department, 200 Main Street, Gardner, MA 01440, or to the Ahisma Haven Animal Rescue, 381 Baldwinville Rd, Templeton, MA 01468, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please reference in memory of Gary P. Cormier.

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My first memory of Gary was a flush of beautiful blond curls that he sported as a baby. That and his amazing smile. His joy and happy personality were there right from the start. You will be missed by all who had pleasure of knowing you. Give your Mom a hug from us.

Don and Lynn Burdett Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your son Gary our sympathy to all the family. R.I.P.

Willie & Elise Robichaud Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM

Don, I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though Gary and I hadn't spoken much over the past few years I have always considered him a good friend. Growing up he was my one and only true friend, we were inseparable for years. You and May also treated me like family, whether it be just being in your home, summer camp or tagging along to watch you play hockey or horseshoes. I will always remember those times. As you once said, I was your "son #2".

I imagine there is no pain deeper than losing a child since I now have 2 girls of my own. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

Mark McClurken Nov 8 2020 12:00 AM

Don, so sorry for your loss. Although Gary and I haven't seen each other in years I still considered him a good friend. Gary was my one and only true friend growing up, we were like brothers, from times spent in your home and camp to road trips to see you play hockey. You yourself used to even call me son #2. It was truly an honor to be your son's friend, and I will miss him every day.

Mark McClurken Nov 7 2020 12:00 AM

Julie so sorry for your loss along with the family..Gary always did make me laugh wonderful man through and through...God will help you get through this tough time Gary is always with us all and never forget that ...Blessing to all

Mickey Butler Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss I remember Gary when he used to come into victory market on west st with his mom who worked there while I was manager a great young man he loved his bowling and family and friends

Phil babeau Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM