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Lorraine M Bastarache

Lorraine M. (LeBlanc) Bastarache, 81, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 30, 2017, following a lengthy battle with dementia, with her loving family by her side.
Lorraine was born on September 16, 1936 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Alderic and Odila (Girouard) LeBlanc.
Lorraine worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Gardner Manor Nursing Home and Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, where she was awarded "Employee of the Year" in 1989.
She was a devoted member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner.
Lorraine enjoyed line dancing, flea markets, and being a member of 'Silver Sneakers'. She treasured every moment spent with her beloved family; and her grandchildren were truly her pride and joy. Lorraine will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and contagious laugh, which everyone loved.
She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Harvey Bastarache, who died in 1980.
She leaves three daughters, Aline Ward and her husband Larry of West Falmouth, Jeanette Perry of Winchendon, and Ann M. Richard and her husband Bruce of Gardner; brother, Desire LeBlanc and his wife Anna of Bouctouche, N.B., Canada; sister, Muriel Vautour and her husband Frederic of Cap-Pele, N.B. Canada; six grandchildren, Daniel Ward and his wife Tina, Christopher Ward and his wife Caitlin, Thomas Perry, Jr., Ashley Perry, Tyler Perry and Brandi Richard; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Anja Ward; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorraine was predeceased by her son-in-law, Thomas Perry who died November 27, 2017; five sisters, Ronalda LeBlanc, Noella Legere, Jeanette Goguen, Marie Paul LeBlanc and Stella Savoie.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. in Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Lorraine M. Bastarache.
Lorraine's family wishes to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to Dr. Murphy and all the nurses, CNA's and hospice staff of Wachusett Manor Nursing Home for their exceptional care during the past few years.
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Visitation Details

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 11:00am, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Interment Details

Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner

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We are sending you our deepest sympathy for the lost of your mom. We regret that we cannot attend the funeral, you are in ou r taughts and prayers. Love you tante Muriel and family.

Muriel, Freddy and the Vautour family Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Mim - the memories of me running in through your porch every Friday at 3:30 PM are so vivid. I was always greeted with a hug, a bowl of maple walnut ice cream, and a glass of Coca Cola waiting for me. The badminton games, bingo games, and walks around the neighborhood were endless. I am so happy that you are at peace now, but you are definitely missed. Love, Brandi

Brandi Richard Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother and brother-in-law

Rita Johnson Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace my beautiful Mom. Thank you for the beautiful memories, I will cherish every moment we had together. Even when the illness took your sweet voice away, you still communicated with your smile and your beautiful blue eyes. You and Tom are no longer in pain. My heart aches losing you both in one week, but I'll always treasure every moment. Love you momaiai Jeanetteaiai

Jeanette perry Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

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