Geralda “Gerry” M. (Caissie) Bourque, 87, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, September 26, 2021, in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner.
Born in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada, on March 19, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Placide and Marie Rose (Legere) Caissie. She was a Home Health Aide employed by Catholic Charities for 10-years until her retirement in 1998.
Gerry was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. Gerry was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading novels, playing cards, solving wonder word puzzles and particularly enjoyed chatting on the telephone with her family and friends whom she truly loved and treasured.
Gerry is survived by her husband of 67-years, Elie Bourque of Gardner; three daughters, Bernice Ouellet and her husband George of Gardner, Jeannine Cormier and her husband Philip of Baldwinville, and Denise Argue and her husband Andy of Palm Bay, FL; four grandchildren, Rachael Catlow, Angela Nelli, Michael LeBlanc and Matthew Cormier; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Miles, Dominic, Joseph and Giovanna; two sisters, Eva Bourgeois of Gardner, and Claudette Caissie of Cocagne, NB, Canada; two brothers, Fidele Caissie and his wife Doris of Haverhill and Clorice Caissie and his wife Jeannette of Gardner; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by six sisters, Dorine Richard, Louise and Jeannine Caissie, Diane Hebert, Jeannette Robichaud and Simmone Bourque.
The family would like to personally thank UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center First Floor Staff for there loving and compassionate care for Gerry.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 4, 2021, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will be held at a later date in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.
Calling Hours will be held Monday, October 4, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
The family asks that all those in attendance adhere to wearing masks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 99 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Geralda M. Bourque.