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Yvonne M Mitko
Yvonne M. (Blanchard) Mitko, 68, of Gardner, died peacefully Sunday, February 3, 2019 in her residence surrounded by family, following a long courageous battle with carcinoid cancer.
Yvonne was born in St. Louis de Kent, NB Canada on March 11, 1950, the daughter of the late John B. and Bertha M. Blanchard.
She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1969. Yvonne was employed in the assembly department of Simplex Time Recorder for many years.
She was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner.
Yvonne was a wonderful chef, who also enjoyed baking and picking berries to make homemade jam. She loved to travel and had traveled to numerous places over the years, including Hawaii. Yvonne enjoyed playing Bingo, spending time at Foxwoods, and clothes shopping with her sisters. She treasured spending time with her family, and she adored her three cats ‘Midnight’, ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Big Boy’. Yvonne had a heart of gold, and always went above and beyond for the local nursing home residents whom she visited frequently. Yvonne was a special woman who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Yvonne leaves her husband of 45 years, Leonard Mitko, Jr. of Gardner; sisters, Doris M. Craigue and her husband William of Leominster, Cindy M. Bundy and her husband Gabriel of Gardner, and Betty Ann Laliberte and her husband Roger of Gardner; brothers, Alyre Blanchard and his wife Patty of Westminster, Vincent J. Blanchard of Gardner, and Vernon Guimond and his wife Rose May of Bouctouche, NB Canada; Godchild, Matthew Bundy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 8th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Friday, February 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Care, Fund Development Office, 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Please reference in memory of Yvonne M. Mitko.
The family would like to thank Dr. Donnelly and her staff of Heywood Hospital for the excellent care provided to Yvonne.
Dear Cindy, Betty Ann, Vincent and family, I am so sorry to hear about Yvonne! I will never forget her smile and her positive energy. I loved it when she'd dropped by your mom's when my mom and I were visiting. She always lit up the room. Praying for your family! Sending hugs from Indiana! xoxo
Lisa Arsenault Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to Lenny and the Blanchard family. Yvonne was always a very generous and giving person.
She always took the time to bring me her homemade jams, great pies, fudge and other goodies. But the best thing that she ever gave me was her friendship. MIss you my friend.
Roger Bastarache Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Mitford family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)
Christie C Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM
My heart is broken. I will miss you my friend. You were such a wonderful person, so thoughtful and family meant everything to you. I will miss our visits and chats. God has you safe in his arms now, and your parents were there to greet you with open arms! Rest in Peace my dear friend!! oxoxox
Patti Fredette Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM
So sad to hear of Yvonne's passing. I was so glad that we had connected again after so many years.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Your cousin, Sharon
Sharon (Mazerolle) Robichaud Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM
A Grand Gesture was sent on February 6, 2019
Three things you could always count on: The sun will rise, flowers will grow and Yvonne's smile. She's smiling down on all of us from Heaven today. She will be missed.
Expression of Sympathy Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM
Yvonne was such a kind, loving & thoughtful woman & Sister-in-law. Always going out of her way to make others happy. I enjoyed having conversations with her. We shared similar roots in being raised in a large french & catholic family & her absolute love for rescuing cats.
Her spirit was infectious , I will miss her dearly.
Amy Mitko Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM