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Marguerite "Maggie" M. Belle Isle

Marguerite “Maggie” Belle Isle, 89, of Fitchburg, formerly of Gardner and Clearwater, FL, passed away, Monday, July 27, 2020 in the Highlands Nursing Home, Fitchburg.

Born in Gardner on April 5, 1931, she was the third youngest of nine children from the late Ernest and Roseanne (O’ Brien) Boucher. Maggie is predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph Belle Isle, who passed away May 27, 2001.

She attended Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School and attended Gardner High School. Maggie and Joe retired to Clearwater, FL, for several years before returning to Gardner. Maggie and Joe were very much involved with the local youth hockey programs for many years. She loved playing hockey as a goaltender in a women’s league. Among many endeavors, she was employed at the Gardner Skating Rink along with the Leominster State Park, worked as a private duty home health aide for several years and enjoyed helping others.

Never at a loss for words, Maggie was very friendly and outgoing. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, ceramics, needlepoint, sewing, quilting and her passion—playing BINGO.

She is very much loved and will be greatly missed by her four children, family, friends, nephews, and nieces. Maggie is survived by her children, Joan Chamberlain of Campton, NH, Joseph Belle Isle and his wife Donna of Gardner, Janice Belle Isle and her significant other Gerry Robichaud of Hubbardston, James Belle Isle and his wife Julie of Springfield; five grandchildren, Heido-Jo Hanson, Kristen and Matthew Belle Isle, Jonathan and Joey Belle Isle; three great-grandchildren, Amber Chaves, Jared Moore and Parker Rae Belle Isle; three great-great grandchildren, Jacob, Elijah and Oliver Chaves; a brother, Placid “Phil” Boucher; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her five sisters, Rita Boucher, Marie Bosselait, Jean Grant, Katherine Gallant and Theresa Gulbransen; two brothers, Joe and Rene Boucher

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.

A Calling Hour will be private.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, current restrictions set in place by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be in effect at Maggie’s services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to  St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or on their website at (www.stjude.org). Please reference in memory of Marguerite Belle Isle.

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She loved those bingo bus trips with you and Sue., and Wilsons bus. I think she may be running a bingo in heaven now.

jbelleisle@charter.net Aug 7 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Kathy

Josephbelleisle Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Joey and Donna, and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Maggie. Hoping all the wonderful memories bring some comfort during this difficult time.

Sue Arsenault Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Joey, Donna and family, Im so sorry to hear about the loss of Maggie. I hope that the all the wonderful memories you shared together will help to ease the pain at such a difficult time.

Sue Arsenault Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Maggie always has a place in my heart....forever. I have such fun memories of her as far back as very early childhood when we went to Gardner for vacations. I will cherish those memories always. Aunt Maggie was so young at heart and loving. After my Mom died, talking to Aunt Maggie on the phone was like having a little part of Mom there again. I love you Aunt Maggie ! Love, Judy ( Jeanne's daughter)

Judy Cason Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite "Maggie" Belle Isle

Kathy Wall Aug 2 2020 12:00 AM

Im very sorry for your loss Maggie was very nice friend many bingo trips to Foxwoods with sur sn I will miss her slot she up their playing her spoons. David caswell

David caswell Aug 1 2020 12:00 AM

Yes she loved playing the spoons.

Janice Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Uncle Phil. I know she enjoyed your visits.

Joe Belle Isle Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you very much. My mother and father enjoyed going back home to Bouctouche in the summers.

Joe Belle Isle Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

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