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James R Saulnier

James R. “Jimmy Lemons” Saulnier, 72, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, June 28, 2019 in UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, following an illness.

            James was born in Moncton, N.B. Canada on October 8, 1946, the son of the late Bertha (Saulnier) (Pelletier) Hietela.  He was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. James enjoyed fishing, and he loved spending time visiting with friends in downtown Gardner. He was a free spirit with a kind soul who gave to others in need, including the shoes off his feet. He will be missed.

            He leaves his brother, George Pelletier and his wife Connie of Gardner; son, Shawn Saulnier of Orange; several nephews and cousins. James was predeceased by his son, Kristopher Saulnier; and brother, Edgar Pelletier.

            Private Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

            There are no calling hours.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of James Saulnier.

            Boucher Funeral Home Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.


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I knew Jimmy all my life practically. He was as much a part of Gardner as was the City Hall, and his memory will live on in everyone that he touched along his journey. I was privileged to have been close to him in his final days here on Earth. You were a pleasure to know and I'll always consider you a friend and Brother. God Bless you "Jimmy Lemmons"

Jim Archibald Oct 23 2019 12:00 AM

Jim was a good man, I knew him for a good many years.

Frankie Lehtonen Oct 23 2019 12:00 AM

Jimmy had been a good friend of mine for many years. I miss him dearly and hold the memories of many years of our friendship in my heart. He was a truly real friend who will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Jimmy from your friend, Sugar.

Elizabeth Parenteau Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM