Harold Septime “Seppie” Jaillet, 82, of Gardner, died peacefully, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol, after an illness.
Born in Gardner on October 29, 1937, he was the son of the late Septime and Pauline (Brideau) Jaillet. He was a graduate of Gardner High School with the Class of 1955 and later graduated from Worcester Trade School in 1959. Seppie was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1955 to 1959 and received the Good Conduct Medal. He was a self-employed journeyman electrician until his retirement in 2012.
Seppie was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1426 of Gardner and the Napoleon Club of Gardner. Seppie loved baseball and playing softball. He was a member of the Napoleon Club Softball team and won the State Championship in 1966. While in the Air Force, Seppie played on the Air Force All-Star Team. He was a huge fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins—which he was a season ticket holder for many years. But the time that he loved and truly cherished the most was time spent with his family.
Seppie is survived by his wife of 37-years Dolores (Sweeney) Jaillet of Westminster; two daughters, Holly Ryan and her husband Tom of Gardner, and Tracy Hennemann and her husband John of Nokomis, FL; two stepsons, James Sweeney and his wife Deborah of Rindge, NH, and Robert Sweeney and his wife Patricia of North Carolina; two step-daughters, Sandy Kozlowski and her husband Kenneth of Templeton, and Sharon Casavant and her husband Mark of Westminster; two brothers, Kenneth Jaillet and his Priscilla of Hubbardston, and Richard Jaillet and his wife Orlette of Fitzwilliam, NH; five grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; an aunt Alma Jaillet; his first wife, Jeanette (Robichaud) Jaillet of Westminster; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his two sisters, his twin, Carol Howlett and Janice Leach.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020, with a Mass at 12:30 p.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
A Calling Hour will be private.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, restrictions currently set in by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be in place at Seppie’s service. Current guidelines set by the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which is ten persons in the chapel, will be enforced.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 99 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440 or to the Gardner Senior Center, 294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Harold Septime Jaillet.