OBITUARY

Marie Z. Gaudet

November 26, 1919February 6, 2013

Marie Z. Gaudet, 93, formerly of Norwich, died on Wednesday at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. She was born in St. Joseph’s, New Brunswick, Canada on Nov. 26, 1919 to the late Emile and Euclida (Belliveau) Gaudet. She was a member of the “Greatest Generation” coming to the United States in 1940 to help build a better life for her younger siblings. She and her sister worked as domestic help and like many of the French Canadians in the area, she worked in the mills. It was during this time she and her sister purchased a house in Norwich, a rare event for young single women at the time. The house at 41 Grove St. became the home base for the rest of the family and the site of holiday gatherings for over 60 years. Marie later worked and retired as a psychiatric aid at the Norwich State Hospital. Late in life, Marie was cared for by her great-nephew Mike Johnson and Chandra Delaney in Norwell, MA. She loved cooking, sewing, music, movies, wine, discussing current events and being with her family. She was known for her humor, kindness and compassion. Marie was one of five including brothers; Euclin, Joseph and Paul Gaudet, and a sister; Emily Fortin, nieces and nephews; Mark Gaudet, Denise Fontaine, Gisele Gaudet, Rose Gaudrerau, Susan Perkins, Debbie Gaudet, Paul Gaudet Jr., several great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews and several cousins in Canada. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 10am at St.. Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Ave., Norwich, CT. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, www.together4cures.org/mypage/marie To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mem.com. The Labenski Funeral Home is assisting with these arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Tim Workman

February 13, 2013

Wow, what an amazing woman! So sorry for your loss Mike. "The greatest Generation" indeed. You were blessed, and will always have the great memories of her.

February 13, 2013

Mike I'm so sorry for the lost of your Aunt Marie she was a remarkable women.She will be in my prays. Cheryl Tulli

Diana Rumrill

February 13, 2013

Mike and Danielle, so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful and loving person, she will never be forgotten.

Dawn Armstrong

February 12, 2013

Denise, Marc, & Giselle, my deepest heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Aunt Marie.

February 11, 2013

Mike ~ We are so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

~Mario, Laura, Albert, Anthony and Justin Tulli

Dale & Terri Warner

February 9, 2013

Sincere condolences on your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY