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Jeanne M Fitzgerald

Jeanne M. (Goguen) Fitzgerald, 78, of Gardner, died Monday, May 30, 2016 in Broadview Assisted Living Facility of Winchendon, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was born in Gardner on September 29, 1937, the daughter of the late Herve and Laura (LeBlanc) Goguen.
Jeanne graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1955. She graduated from Heywood Hospital School of Nursing of Gardner in 1958.
Jeanne was a Registered Nurse employed by Heywood Hospital for 41 years, retiring in 2000. She played a major role in the design of the LaChance Maternity Center at the hospital. Jeanne valued the many friendships she made throughout the course of her longtime nursing career.
She was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. Jeanne was also a member of the Gardner Chapter of AARP, and was a volunteer at Heywood Hospital and the Hospital's Aide Association.
Jeanne was an avid reader who always had a book with her. She enjoyed watching the 'Amazing Race' and the Home and Garden channel on television. Jeanne loved cooking large family meals for the holidays. She cherished times spent with her family and grandchildren. Jeanne loved spending time at Wells Beach, Maine; her heaven on earth.
Jeanne was predeceased by her husband of 12 years, George K. Fitzgerald, who died in 1971.
She leaves three sons, Edward D. Fitzgerald of Gardner, John K. Fitzgerald and his wife Karen of Rutland and Timothy J. Fitzgerald and his companion Meghan Young of Leominster; one son-in-law, Steven Moore of Gardner; six grandchildren, Michael Fitzgerald, Matthew Moore, Patrick Moore, Emily Fitzgerald, Laura Fitzgerald and Jack Fitzgerald; three nieces, Weezie Colburn, Christine St. George and Lisa Levasseur; one nephew, Mark Levasseur; and several cousins. Jeanne was predeceased by her daughter, Katherine J. Moore; sister, Claire R. Lavoie; and nephew, Thomas Levasseur.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 7th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Monday, June 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gardner Relay for Life, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 100, Acton, MA 01720 or to the Heywood Hospital, Oncology Department, 250 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Harrington for his compassionate care and valued friendship.
The family would also like to offer a sincere thank you to all of the staff at Broadview Assisted Living Facility, where she spent a major part of the last seven months of her life. They ensured that her days were safe, comfortable, engaging and dignified.
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Visitation Details

Monday, June 6th, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 10:00am, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner


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We are very sorry to hear of your mom's passing, she was a wonderful lady. I'll never forget how well she treated my children when they were in the hospital. Mrs. Fitz will be missed by all who knew and loved her, may she rest in peace. Rich and Judy Perron

Richard and Judy (Landry) Perron Jun 6 2016 12:00 AM

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you. Lorraine Zoldak, Denise (Zoldak) Vinsant, Karen (Zoldak) Hebert & Elizabeth Hebert

Karen Hebert Jun 6 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all Jeanne's family. She was a very loving and caring person and an excellent nurse and a very special lady who will always be remembered in my prayers. Peggy Snyder

Margaret (Peggy) Snyder Jun 4 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Jeannie's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family. I haven't seen Jeannie for many years, but my memories of her include many conversations with her sitting at the counter in Friendly's, a kind woman who loved her children dearly, and an infectious laugh that brightened the day of anyone with whom she came in contact. Rest in peace, Jeannie!

Charlene Dixon Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

Jeanne was a major influence in my decision to work at Heywood Hospital. A nurse of true grace and compassion. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Andrea M Damour, MD Jun 2 2016 12:00 AM

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