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Leah M. Chartier

Leah M. (Roy) Chartier, 97, of Templeton, died peacefully Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Alliance Health at Baldwinville, Baldwinville, surrounded by her family.

Born in Gardner on May 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edgar G. and Alfreda (Dubuis) Roy. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1941.

Leah was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church of Templeton. She a former drum majorette for the Eagles Drum and Bugle Corps. Leah was active in missionary work and made several mission trips to Haiti with her husband Deacon Arthur J. Chartier. She enjoyed gardening, swimming, listening to Big Band music, and dancing, especially the jitterbug and the Polka. Leah was a homemaker who loved and cherished family activities and time with her family.

Leah is survived by her four sons, David A. Chartier and Linda of Alaska, Stephen E. Chartier and his wife Michelle of Templeton, Martin J. Chartier and Janet of Templeton, and Glenn P. Chartier and his wife Jean-Marie of Gloucester; three daughters, Linda A. Clemens and her husband Robert of Montana, Linde M. Wilkinson and her husband Edwin of St. Francis, ME, and Karen L. Sawicki and her husband Keith of Sebastian, FL; a brother, Edward Roy and his wife Patricia of Phillipston, a sister, Annette Grenier of Phillipston; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50-years, Deacon Arthur J. Chartier, who died December 31, 1996; and four brothers, Ralph, Ronald, Robert Roy, and Donald Duval.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Burial at Lower Cemetery, Athol Road, Phillipston, MA, will be private.

Calling Hours will be private.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Avenue, Templeton, MA 01468. Please reference in memory of Leah M. Chartier.

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We, the family of Doris Richard will
Always remember Leah with love and gratitude. She and our mother became fast friends when Leah moved next door to our mom at Heywood Place. They were inseparable having dinner together shopping but watching movies and having popcorn was their favorite thing to do! We are so grateful
They became fast friends and shared a very special bond. We loved Leah as a part of our family and I know our mother loved her too. May they both rest in peace and get together and watch movies in heaven!

The Richard Family

The Richard family Apr 25 2021 12:00 AM

Chartier Family,
I am sad to hear of your Mom's passing - such a wonderful, loving woman. I always looked for her when I visited Dad in Baldwinville. Blessings for her and for all of you.
Prayers for healing ...

Gloria (Young) Bennett Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM


I was very sad to hear of your Moms passing. She was a wonderful lady. I have many fond memories of being at your house in Templeton when I dated Mark.

You and your family have my deepest sympathy.


Debbie and Dan Sargent

Debbie Sargent Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Linde, Linda and all the Chartiers, how well I remember your mother back when we were kids. My condolences to you all.
Anne Starkey Schelzig

Anne Starkey Schelzig Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

On behalf of the NRHS Class of 1968, please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your mom, sister and grandmother. Many of us from Templeton knew Mrs. Chartier for many years. The kind, thoughtful, compassionate children Mrs. Chartier raised with her husband is a testament to the very special woman she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your during this difficult time.

Ken and Betty Knowlton on behalf of NRHS Class of 1968 Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Marty, Steven and all the Chartier children and their families,
May you find comfort in your fond memories of your mom and strength in each other's love throughout this very difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy,
Mary & David Tourigny
Teresa Theriault

Mary Tourigny Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

Steve and Michelle and family,
So sorry to hear of Leah's passing. She lived a long and wonderful life filled with many graces and blessings. She is now with her beloved husband, Deacon Chartier, who earned not only his place in Heaven but hers as well.
Father Fran Roberge and the Community of St. Vincent de Paul

Rev. Francis Robergfe Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Chartier family. May your strong faith and the love of family and friends be of comfort to you at this time. God Bless.

Chris Daniel Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

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