Ann C. (Gagnon) MenardJuly 26, 1926 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 91)
Ann “Claire” (Gagnon ) Menard, lifelong resident of Chicopee passed away Monday at Heritage Hall. She was born on July 26, 1926 at 830 Chicopee Street, Chicopee, MA. She attended school in Chicopee, MA and Brooklyn, NY. Claire as she preferred to be called, was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Holyoke. She taught first grade Sunday school there for 26 years. Claire was also the President of the Women’s Guild and she was involved with many of the fund raising activities such as crafts and quilting at St. Peter’s Church. She was also a volunteer at the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke. Claire worked at Philip Hano Co. and Shefield Furniture and co-owned of an upholstery business with her late husband. She was the beloved widow of Kenneth C. Menard who passed away in 2004. Claire leaves her son David and his wife Denise of Broad Brook, CT, two grandsons Matthew David and his wife Mindy of Taunton, MA and Peter Kenneth and his wife Michelle of West Springfield, MA and four great grandchildren Mikaela, Emilia, Molly and Natalie and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her devoted friends and caregivers, Jenn Gerhardson and Christine Lariviere and husband Bill. Funeral services will be 11 AM Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and she requests that all donations be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 34 Jarvis Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040. Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements. For more information please contact toomeyobrien.com.