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Lorraine T. Zoldak

January 9, 1928 — January 3, 2022

Lorraine T. (Bilodeau) Zoldak, 93, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, January 3, 2022, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after a period of declining health.

Born in Gardner on January 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edmond S. and Ernestine (Maillet) Bilodeau. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1947 and received an Associate’s Degree from the Stevens School of Business with the Class of 1950. Lorraine was a Cafeteria Worker employed by the City of Gardner Middle School and Gardner High School for several years until her retirement in 1994.

Lorraine was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 747, where she served as past president, the American Legion Post 129 Women’s Auxiliary, the Gardner Golden Agers and the Gardner Chapter of AARP. Lorraine enjoyed watching television and going out to eat. Her great love was her family, treasuring all the special moments.

Lorraine is survived by two daughters, Denise Zoldak and her fiancé Christopher Simkewicz of Gardner and Karen Hebert and her significant other Kevin Meunier of Gardner; eight grandchildren, Bruce Zoldak, Deborah Lord Zoldak, Shawn Zoldak, Belinda Hall, Keith, Rebecca and Emily Broeckel, and Elizabeth Hebert; several great-grandchildren; daughter in laws, Jeanne Zoldak of Florida and Claudette Zoldak of Bernardston; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her longtime friend, Doris Champagne.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis S. Zoldak; and three sons, Francis S. Zoldak, Jr., Robert J. Zoldak, and Michel P. Zoldak; and a brother, Paul S. Bilodeau

The family would like to thank all the staff at Heywood Hospital and the office of Dr. Francis Sweeney for their loving and compassionate care over the years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, 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 St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA, will be held at later date.

Calling Hours will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX, 75284, on their website at (www.heart.org) or to the American Cancer Society, Gardner Relay for Life, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720. Please reference in memory of Lorraine T. Zoldak.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

9:30 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.

110 Nichols St, Gardner, MA 01440

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church

135 Nichols St, Gardner, MA 01440

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