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Germaine Comeau

Germaine (Vautour) Comeau, 89, of Gardner, died peacefully, Monday, November 9, 2020, in her residence with her family by her side.

Born in Saint-Ignace, NB, Canada, on September 6, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Eleanor (Gallant) Vautour. After graduating from high school, Germaine earned an Associate's Degree as a licensed practical nurse. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in numerous hospitals, including Hotel Dieu de Campbellton in New Brunswick, Redington Memorial Hospital in Skowhegan, ME, Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, and Heywood Hospital of Gardner. Germaine, along with her sisters Rosella and Delia, were most proud of being the founders of the French Connection, a care-based agency in the Greater Gardner Community for 40-years.

Germaine was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner and enjoyed studying the Bible. She loved to bowl, golf, and watch sports—especially the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Germaine was fearless and enjoyed trying new things. Her pride and joy were children—especially her own family, and treasured time spent with them.

Germaine is survived by her husband of 63-years, Fernand JP. Comeau of Gardner, two daughters, Michelle Comeau and her husband Jeffrey Stevens of Phillipston, and Cheryl Umana of Corona, CA; a son, Philip Comeau and his wife Kristin of Merrimac; four sisters, Ernestine Johnson of Saint-Ignace, NB, Canada, Rosella Ouellet of Hubbardston, Delia Daigle of Gardner, and Roseanna Thompson of St. John, NB, Canada; seven grandchildren, Brittany Smeltekop of Westminster, Dillon Marinelli of Winchendon, Nicolas, Sarah, and Mitchell Umana of Corona, CA, and Makenna and Keegan Comeau of Merrimac; a great-grandchild, Charlie Smeltekop of Westminster; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Dolor and Gerard Vautour; and a sister, Jeanine Vautour.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2020, with a Mass at 12:30 p.m. in Annunciation Parish in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Annunciation Parish, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Germaine Comeau.

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The Comaeau Family of Fern, Michelle, Phillip, Cheryl you are in our thoughts and prayers in this time of loss and grief. The Wirzbicki Family (Michael, Cecelia, Katie, Phillip).

Michael Wirzbicki Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences and prayers for the whole family. I remember her when she used to visit my mom and dad in St-Ignace. She was indeed a very pleasant person.

Eric Delphin et Edna Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

Condolances la famille, condolences to all the family, Eva ( Delphin et Juliana).

Eva Gionet Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

Fernand, Michelle, Phillip, Cheryl and family we would like to send our sincere condolences! Mom, me, Danny and our children! She will be miss by all of us! We thought the world of her. Mom will her miss her alot! XOXO

Gisle, Danny Carter and Rita Comeau Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

Phil, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. She sounds like an extraordinary person who made this world a better place.

Lisa Colloca Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Mr. Comeau & family, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Comeau! I just loved her personality! I'm so glad I got to see her when we were both having lunch at Chez Leo in Shediac a couple summers ago. I'm praying for your family! Hugs Michelle, Phil, and Cheryl

Lisa Arsenault Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

Fern, Phil and family,
My condolences on the passing of Germaine, may she rise up on Angel's Wings and take her place in Heaven. Blessings to all she leaves behind I am sure all of your memories will keep her in your hearts forever.

Judy (Landry) Perron Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Germaine,
Rejoice with the saints in Heaven!! Your friend, Rita Daigle

Rita Daigle Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss our Sympathy to all the family.

Willie & Elise Robichaud Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences for you and your family. Mike and Jackie foran

Jackie foran Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

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