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 Gertrude Corona “Gert” <I>Houle</I> Gregoire

Gertrude Corona “Gert” Houle Gregoire

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Death 4 May 1999 (aged 80)
Burial Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 101361354 · View Source
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Gertrude was born in Lawrence, Essex MA on 18 Sept 1918, daughter of Ernest Houle and Aline Galarneau, the oldest of 4 children. She was baptized at Saint Anne church; her godmother was her maternal aunt, Corona (Galarneau) Harvey.

Gertrude dropped out of school after 9th grade to work in the textile mills in Lawrence, helping to provide for her widowed mother and her 3 siblings during the Depression years. After her marriage, she was a stay-at-home Mom until 1950 when she went to work to help provide for her family of 3 (Therese, Irene and Andre). She worked as a department store clerk and a bank teller until her retirement in 1980. She loved crafts and crocheting, crossword puzzles and TV game shows. She delighted in her 2 grandchildren, Cathy and Paula.

Gertrude died of a massive stroke on 04 May 1999 while visiting her daughter Irene in New Jersey.


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  • Created by: Sister Therese Gregoire
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101361354
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gertrude Corona “Gert” Houle Gregoire (18 Sep 1918–4 May 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101361354, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Sister Therese Gregoire (contributor 47963512) .