Janet E. (Bergevin) Lawrence, 84, of Templeton, died peacefully Sunday, April 25, 2021, in her residence surrounded by her family after an illness.
Born in Gardner on March 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Jeanne D. (Dumas) Bergevin. Janet was employed by the Food Services Department at Heywood Hospital of Gardner for several years prior to her retirement. She was previously employed by Digital Equipment Corporation in their Food Services Department for several years.
Janet was a congregant of the First Church of Templeton. She was a previous member of the Royal Cadettes. Janet enjoyed playing BINGO and going to Foxwoods. She loved cooking and was known for her no-bake cookies. She loved her Chrysler PT Cruiser and enjoyed taking rides to many destinations. But family came first within her life, never forgetting a birthday and always celebrating the holidays together. Janet had a heart of gold and loved everyone unconditionally.
Janet is survived by her husband of 65-years, Walter J. Lawrence of Templeton; a daughter Kathy A. Lawrence and her significant other Jeff Prinn of Winchendon; three sons, Randy J. Lawrence of Templeton, Jeffrey S. Lawrence and his wife Tracy of Gardner, and Lee J. Lawrence and his wife Lori of Texas; nine grandchildren, Lynn Canfield, Taryn and Hailey Lawrence, Toni Fisher, Randi, Ryan, and Tyler Lawrence, Leanne Belcher and John Lawrence; fifteen great-grandchildren, Tanner, Makenzie, Jeffrey, Rylee, Dilynn, Jack, Jase, Joe, Julia, Conner, Chloe, Mike, Brooke, Benjamin and Liam; a sister, Lucille A. Bergevin and her partner Pauline Stevens of Westminster; a brother, William Stone of Ashburnham; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Katie and Scott Lawrence; a great-grandchild, Jaylin Rose Johnson; two sisters, her twin Joan Powers and Lorraine Brackett; and a brother, Roger W. Bergevin.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 30, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Patriots Road, Templeton, MA.
Calling Hours will be held Friday, April 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Care Central VNA & Hospice Inc., 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440, or to the First Church of Templeton, 1 Wellington Road, Templeton, MA 01468. Please reference in memory of Janet E. Lawrence.