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Lea M. Babin
Lea M. (Gallant) Babin, 88, of Gardner, died peacefully Friday, December 17, 2021, in her residence, surrounded by her family.
Born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada, on March 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Azelie (Cormier) Gallant. She graduated from Bouctouche High School. Lea was a self-employed home health care worker taking care of the elderly for many years prior to her retirement.
Lea was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She enjoyed playing BINGO and scratch tickets. Lea loved listening to country music, camping, and traveling—visiting many places throughout the years. Her greatest joy was found when she was with her family and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Lea is survived by her four daughters, Martha Martin and her husband Luc of Gardner, Joanne Babin of Phillipston, Denise Boudreau and her husband David of Florida, and Shelley Berry and her husband Tom of Phillipston; a son, Randy Babin, and his wife Kelly of Phillipston; seven grandchildren, Corey Martin, Kristy Jones, Nicholas Babin, Jonathan Richard, Samantha Babin, Jessica Mariani, and Christopher Boudreau; a great-grandchild, Elora Mariani; five sisters, Nola Bear of Canada, Jeannette Sawyer of Canada, Yvonne Jaillet of Gardner, Ann Marie Gallant and her husband Dave Moore of Templeton, and Bernice Vallee of Hubbardston; a brother, Joe Gallant and his wife Francese of Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Babin, who died in 2000; a son Robert “Bobby” Babin, who died in 1981; and three brothers, Leonce, Elmo, and Meddy Gallant.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA, will be held at a later date.
A Calling Hour will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
The family asks that all those in attendance please adhere to wearing masks.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Care Central VNA and Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Lea M. Babin.
A candle was lit in memory of Lea Babin
Randy + Kelly Babin Jan 1 2022 11:22 AM
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Joyce LaBonte Dec 29 2021 10:38 AM
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I will cherish the memories of our fun girls trip to Canada.
Debbie Morris Dec 29 2021 12:52 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Lea Babin
Debbie Morr Dec 29 2021 12:49 AM
Our deepest sympathy to Lea's family. Although we didn't see each other often it was nice to know she was just down the street with a friendly wave.
Louie and Sharon Ringuette Dec 28 2021 11:50 AM
Our deepest sympathies to the family. Roger & Lucille Vautour
Lucille Dec 28 2021 8:02 AM
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Gilda Cannavino. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Lea M. Babin.
Gilda Cannavino Dec 27 2021 11:06 AM
Although I didn't not have the fortune of spending much time with Mrs. Babin,
I remember her as welcoming, warm and kind.
I was very young when David and Denise married, and throughout the years, whenever David spoke of his Mother and Father in-law, it was always with the greatest of respect and love. They welcomed him into their family as they did all others...as if they were their own.
My deepest sympathies.
Joseph Boudreau Dec 26 2021 10:33 AM
We met her at Kristy and David's wedding. We enjoyed her and listening to her stories. She was.certainly a joy.
Cathy & Doug Dec 25 2021 12:54 PM
Deepest sympathies to the family. Your mom always had an infectious smile to share
Lucille and Rheal mccaie Dec 25 2021 11:08 AM