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Corinne A. Dufault
Corinne A. (McDonald) Dufault, 94, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2021, in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner, after a period of declining health.
Born in Gardner on October 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Alvina (Maillet) McDonald. She graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1944. Corinne was a Customer Service Clerk employed by Mass Electric and New England Power for 37-years until her retirement in 1982.
Corinne was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish of Gardner. She was a collector of antiques and loved going to flea markets and shopping. Corinne also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cross stitching. But the time that she loved and treasured the most was spent with her family and friends.
Corinne is survived by a sister, Viola M. Packard of Gardner; a brother, Donald R. McDonald of Gainesville, FL; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 28-years, George G. Dufault, who died in 1999; a sister, Muriel L. Vondra; and a brother, Leo J. McDonald.
The family would like to personally thank the nurses and staff at Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their exceptional and compassionate care.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass 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 Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.
A Calling Hour will be held Friday, October 8, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy, 99 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440 or to Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 59 Eastwood Circle, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Corinne A. Dufault.
Vi, we all loved Corinne like family! My four kids endearingly called her 'Grandma Corinne' - and she loved the title. Every July she would join us for my Kevin's birthday celebration beginning with a movie at the theatre in Gardner. I so remember one July in particular, she laughed her spirited infectious laugh and got everyone in the theatre doing the same! She was so much fun to play cards with and take pontoon rides with- thanks for the beautiful memories Gramma Corinne…we love you and we're blessed to have you in our lives…love, Cindy Mccusker
Cynthia Mccusker Kluetz Oct 9 2021 2:44 PM
Vi, so sorry about Corinne's passing. It was nice to see both of you at the summer concerts in Gardner. I remember fondly Ken and I playing cards at your house in Ashby with you and Percy and Corinne and George. Keeping you in my prayers!
Kathy Gardner Wainrib Oct 7 2021 10:36 AM