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Monday March 21st, 2022
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Gisela Duplacy

Gisela (Kraft) Duplacy, 83, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, March 14, 2022, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.

Born in Darmstadt, Germany, on October 17, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Katrina (Schneider) Kraft. She received her education through the German school system prior to coming to the United States.

Gisela was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She enjoyed cooking and traveling—especially back to Germany and the islands. Gisela was a homemaker whose greatest enjoyment was spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Gisela is survived by her husband of 58-years, Alan R. Duplacy of Gardner; three sons, Gregory Duplacy and his wife Christine of Tennessee, Jeffrey Duplacy and his wife Janeen of Gardner and Matthew Duplacy and his significant other Rosemary Haskell of Gardner; nine grandchildren, Mackenzie, K.C., Monica, Connor, Riley and Kyle Duplacy, William, Patrick and Ashley McNelley; one great-grandchild, Cooper; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her four brothers, Willi, Fred, Werner, and Klaus Kraft.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 21, 2022, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.

Calling Hours will be held Monday, March 21, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Annunciation Parish, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440, or to Holy Family Academy, 99 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Gisela Duplacy.

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Allen, Matt & family, we are heart broken to hear of Gisela’s passing. We have lost a beautiful soul, we are thankful to have had her friendship in our lives. Sending our love and heartfelt sympathies to you and yours ❤️

The Lajoie Family, Gerry, Marie, Jody & Jenna Apr 12 2022 11:28 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of my best friend Gisela who I met in Darmstadt about 60 years ago. I miss you very much. Glad I got to see her 3 years ago. Rest in piece. I love you!

Helga Garver Mar 24 2022 4:58 PM

So sorry for your loss , Alan. Gisela was a special person full of kindness and generosity! She often fondly spoke of her children and grandchildren who she just adored! She will be missed.❤️

Theresa LeBlanc Mar 21 2022 3:55 PM

So sorry for your loss. Gisela was a kind and caring person, who often shared how much she loved her family. She will be
missed by me and by her many friends.

Brenda Dill Mar 17 2022 3:33 PM

So sorry for your loss!

Debbie Bourque Mar 16 2022 6:06 PM