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Nancy M. Anderson

Nancy Marie (Cormier) Anderson, 66, of Gardner, died peacefully Thursday, November 23, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family, following a long illness.
Nancy was born in Gardner on September 30, 1951, the daughter of the late Arthur "Babe" and Alice T. (Wojdak) Cormier.
She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1969, and in 1973 she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College. Nancy was a dedicated second grade teacher in the Gardner Public School System for over 30 years.
She was a member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner, where she was a member of the Altar Guild for over 30 years. After the closing of Sacred Heart Church, Nancy created a booklet to commemorate the many unique features of the church. The booklet was sponsored by a prominent citizen and offered as a gift to all who wanted a keepsake of their church.
Nancy loved the theatre and had acted on stage in many local productions, including Mount Wachusett Community College and the Barre Theatre. She had a knack for gardening, as well as being an excellent cook. She enjoyed scrapbooking, decorating for the holidays, and was a talented writer. She had a passion for antique Valentines and vintage cake toppers. Nancy was able to juggle her career and be a devoted mother and wife. Her greatest love was her family, close friends and her many students. Her favorite movie was "Gone with the Wind". Nancy, as we sadly bid you farewell, you are truly "gone with the wind".
Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years, Hoyt "William" Anderson, of Gardner; devoted daughters, Grace J. Anderson and her significant other Jonathan Costa of Fall River, and Sarah E. Anderson and her fiancé Nate Haney of Gardner; sisters, Elaine A. LaDeau and her husband Ronald of Gardner, and Susan F. Fournier and her husband Robert of Plymouth; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Gary A. Cormier.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Avenue, Templeton. Friends and family are asked to report directly to the Church the morning of the services. Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Please reference in memory of Nancy Marie Anderson.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
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Service Details

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 10:30am, Holy Cross Church, 25 Lake Street, E. Templeton

Interment Details

MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA

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We grew up with Nancy and have many treasured memories and are very saddened to learn of her loss. Nancy touched many lives with her kindness and gentle spirit. May all your memories help you through this difficult time and know that those of us who knew Nancy also share in your grief. Sending you our thoughts, love, prayers and our deepest sympathy.

Al & Donna (sweet) Watts Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

Bill, Grace, Sarah, Elaine and Susan, My deepest condolences go out to you, Nancy was a sweetheart and I will always remember her and the good times we shared in the neighborhood.....prayers, thoughts and love are sent out to your entire family

Darlene Sweet Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Bill, Grace, Sarah, Elaine & Susan, I remember Nancy very fondly from when we lived in Ma and were over Elaine&Ronnie's house. Bill you and Nancy are a great couple. I say are; instead of was, because Nancy lives on in your heart and mind. I remember her saying how she makes home made bread. She was so very nice and told such a wonderful story at our mom's 90th party. Each one of you poured your love out for Nancy. What an earthly angel Nancy was taking care of the church. Gods precious church (Mother Mary). Almighty and everlasting God, eternal salvation are for those who believe in you. Your faithful servant Nancy believed in you and your Mercy. Nancy new the road of suffering, which Christ took and Saints followed. A heart that Trusts are rewarded in heavenly love. You each will find peace, and even joy when you dwell in Gods grace. Let the love of Jesus, Nancy's love and now peace, remain in your hearts and minds. W/ J.M.J. Love and Peace be with each of you, Stephen and Kelley

Kelley &Stephen LaDeau Dec 1 2017 12:00 AM

Although I hadn't seen Nancy in many years, I was deeply saddened to read of her passing in the Gardner News tonight. We were classmates and friends at Fitchburg State. God Bless You and R.I.P. my dear friend!

Catherine Smith Reilly Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

Nancy was a long time friend who will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers to the Family for comfort and peace.

Paul N. DeMeo Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Anderson

Stephen and Kelley LaDeau lit a memorial candle Nov 29 2017 12:00 AM

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