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Kidder Memorial Home
Obituary: Beatrice Madeline Gagne
Dateline: Highgate Center, Vermont
Mrs. Beatrice Madeline Gagne, age 97 years, died
early Tuesday morning July16, 2013, in the
Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at
her side.
Born at home in Highgate Center on May 29, 1916,
she was the daughter of the late Edouard and
Ozanna (Gagne) Laroche. She attended a one room school house in
Highgate and on September 12, 1932, was married to Pierre Charles Gagne who
predeceased her on May 22, 1976. In earlier years she had worked as a seamstress for
Pedigree USA.
A native of Highgate Center, Bea lived for 35 years in the Springfield, Mass area returning
to Highgate and Swanton in 1971. She was a lifelong, faithful and devoted parishioner of
Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church serving as a religious education teacher and member
of the Ladies of Saint Anne for many years. She and her sister Alberta also provided music
for countless Masses that were celebrated over the years at Saint Louis. Bea had a fervent
devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as a great love for her children, grandchildren
and all of her family.
Bea leaves two sons, Jean Louis Gerard Gagne and his wife Pauline of Chicopee, MA and
Cyrille Leonide Gagne and his wife Karen of Highgate Center; three daughters, Lina Alberta
Roberge and husband George of Montague, MA, Rolande Cecile Renaud of Chicopee, MA
and Dianne Rita Laroche and husband Gerald of Highgate Center; 26 grandchildren, 52 great
grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and many many
nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Beatrice was predeceased by a daughter, Lillian Annette
Stenta on July 7, 2002; a grandson, Carter Leonide Gagne on March 10, 2011, a
granddaughter, Grace Ellen Teague on September 3, 2002; seven brothers, Albert, Henri,
Omer, Narcisse, Wilfred, Leonide and Gedeon Laroche and three sisters, Valida Pinsonnault,
Blanche Kirouac and Alberta Gagne; two sons-in-law, Mark Stenta Sr. and Anthony Renaud,
a daughter-in-law, Rita Gagne and 12 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Bea's family would like to express their sincerest thanks and appreciation to all of her
extended family and special caregivers at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Center for all that they have done for Bea during her nearly three year stay with them.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday July 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St.
Louis Roman Catholic Church, 186 Lamkin St., Highgate Center. Father Emmanuel I. Ajanma
will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the
Gagne family lot in St. Louis Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Thursday from
5 to 8 p.m.
Gifts in Bea's memory may be made to the Eternal Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Rd.,
Irondale, AL 35210
To offer private online condolences please visit:
89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, Vermont 05488*(802) 868-3331*Fax(802)868-7000
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