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Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

Jeanne Marie Berthe Gagnon

March 9, 1945November 20, 2019

Jeanne Gagnon (74) passed away at her home in Salem, CT on November 20, 2019. Wife to the late Marc Gagnon and mother of Lynn Gagnon (Michael Brooks) of Jacksonville, FL; Manon Gagnon (Daniel Barone) of Bolton, CT, and Catherine (Jon-Paul) Thompson of Salem, CT. Jeanne was born in Lambton, Quebec and moved to Manchester, CT in 1969. She was a proud stay at home mom to her three girls. Jeanne loved going to the gym and doing yoga, finding treasures at yard sales, communicating via her IPAD and anything to do with angels. If she was not loading wood into the fireplace, she was hauling wood in preparation for winter. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren: Victoria, Xavier, Lillian, and Harrison. Jeanne is survived by her siblings and their spouses: Germaine Baillargeon and the late Bernadin Morin, Rosaire Baillargeon and Gabriel Leclaire, Francoise Baillargeon and Louis Beaudoin, Daniel Baillargeon and Laureanne Thibodeau, Julie Baillargeon, Jules Baillargeon and Suzanne Boucher, Louise and Bertrand Toupin, Louis Baillargeon, Marcel Baillargeon and Carol Bissonnette, Pauline and Jean-Paul Poirier, Raymond Baillargeon and Pauline Chaine, Denis Baillargeon and Vel Bragg; as well as her sisters-in-law Francoise Mathieu, Salange Turcotte, and Jeannine Gagnon. Jeanne is predeceased by her parents Eugene and Irene, her sister Cecile Baillargeon-Dostie (Toussaint), her brothers Paul (Marcelle) and Francois (vera) Baillargeon, her sister-in-law Rolande Thivierge and her grandson Dalton Anthony Duva. Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT was entrusted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jeanne’s name to the following charity: Seven Lakes Ride –100 Haynes Street, Manchester, CT. 06047 (Radiation/Oncology Attn: Peter Lavally). Services will be held in the spring. For an online condolence, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lynn Gagnon (Michael Brooks), Daughter
  • Manon Gagnon (Daniel Barone), Daughter
  • Catherine Thompson (Jon-Paul Thompson), Daughter

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MANON GAGNON

November 27, 2019

Memories I’d like to share of my mother,some silly stories,devotion, good nature and her strong faith in God.Her answer to everything was to pray;this has stayed with me and has been engrained in us since childhood.She healed our pain when we asked her to with faith that it will be done.She prayed for those she loved,items that were lost and pretty much everything.She took impeccable care of her grandchildren indulging them.She snuck them sweets and at all costs kept them warmly dressed,zipped and buttoned up before kissing them off to school every day.I left them in the care of an angel.Every morning mom would make the best coffee and we sat next to each other in our respective rocking chairs chatting,enjoying coffee and company before leaving for work.I will miss that most!Mom loved her pets and spoke to them.Mom loved her exercise and daily walks scouring the woodland for twigs and branches.Stumbling upon neat twig piles outside placed here and there was a common sight,and I knew she was responsible for this.The mountain of twigs inside the garage was a testimony to her passion.Treasure hunting was another passion of hers.We went tag sailing most weekends spending hours enjoying our travels and treasures.Mom collected all things pretty like crystal,china and especially angles. She surrounded her space with six display cabinets over flowing with her treasures. It was bright and angelical.Mom was pleased to tell me she got the mail. She even let me know if the neighbor got his mail.She apprized me of the day to day activities. Mom was entertaining. Like the morning I received a call thanking me for being the chaperone for the trash museum field trip she signed me up for by accident.Or when Lillian was sent to school wearing a Budweiser hat,which was confiscated.I treasure these silly moments now and the endless antics circling Mom and our daily life then.Mom gave us a gift of love,laughter,devotion and a wonderful crazy life while she was here,we celebrate this.

Diane Bureau

November 25, 2019

Votre maman est maintenant au repos dans la cinquième saison de sa vie où l'attend la plénitude. Un ANGE de plus au ciel... Ce que vous avez fait pour elle surtout vers la fin de sa vie est sûrement à l'image de ce qu'elle a été pour vous. Ces doux souvenirs sauront mettre un baume sur votre peine. Très difficile de voir souffrir et mourir, un être cher... Recevez, même au loin, mes sincères condoléances. J'ai beaucoup aimé jaser avec Jeanne au domaine à Lambton ... Ma mère (Claire Baillargeon) est une cousine de la vôtre. Reposez en paix Jeanne, vos souffrances sont terminées. Diane Bureau, Lac-Drolet, Québec XXX

Sara Ewen

November 25, 2019

Jeanne, I have to say, you have more angels and cherubs, than anyone I know. When I went to Bolton with you, I was amazed. I'll never look at an angel again, and not think of you. Just yesterday, I bought little crystal angel earrings because they reminded me of you. You've helped me find purpose and direction in my life and I will share our story with others, with the hope of bringing peace to someone else.

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