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Harriet R Kenda

Harriet R. (Nelson) Kenda, 81, of Gardner, died peacefully Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner.
She was born in Hubbardston on March 15, 1935, the daughter of the late Robert and Thera (Labor) Nelson.
Harriet graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1952.
She was a waitress employed by the Old Mill Restaurant of Westminster for 38 years, retiring last year.
Harriet enjoyed gardening, going to the casinos, and she loved spending time with her family.
Harriet leaves her husband of 62 years, Arnold Kenda, of Gardner; two sons, Kerry Kenda and his wife Paula of Southbridge, and Craig Kenda and his wife Jane of Long Island, NY; one brother, Terry Nelson of Gardner; two sisters, Joyce LaBonte of Templeton, and Crystal Nelson of Gardner; five grandchildren, Justin, Kayla, Craig, Alana and Sara; one great-granddaughter, Lily; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter, Natalie A. Kenda who died July 15, 2016; and three brothers, Arthur, Earton and Marvin Nelson.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. in Brookside Cemetery, Route 68 South, Hubbardston.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
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Service Details

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 1:00pm, Brookside Cemetery, Hubbardston

Interment Details

Brookside Cemetery, Hubbardston

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Arnold, Kerri, & Craig, With my love and prayers for the passing of your wife & mother. I have and will always remember the fun we had and the gardening she taught me. Love, Rosemary

Rosemary Southwick Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

To Arnold and the family, Harriet was always a very thoughtful kind person. I was in Walmart with a large order at the check-out one time and opened my pocketbook to find no wallet. She was behind me and said "how much do you need" and handed it over to me with my questions. I found my wallet at home and send her the money but so thoughtful and kind. So sorry to hear of her passing. She worked so hard at the Old Mill.

Jane McCauley Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM

Arnold, I was sad to read of Harriet's passing. I hope you are well and comforted by your wonderful family.

Barbara DiStefano (Murdock) Oct 12 2016 12:00 AM

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Boucher Funeral Home lit a memorial candle Oct 11 2016 12:00 AM

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