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Priscilla J. (Gaucher) Courtemanche

July 30, 1929 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 90)



East Brookfield/Hampden - Priscilla J. (Gaucher) Courtemanche, 90, died on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Vero Health & Rehab Center in Hampden. 


She leaves her daughter, Janice Peterson and her husband Arthur of North Brookfield; two sons, Barry Courtemanche and his wife Elaine of West Brookfield, Steven Courtemanche and his wife Paula of Worcester, 9 grandchildren, as well as many great and great-great grandchildren.  She also leaves her daughter-in-law, Michelle Courtemanche from Sevierville, TN.   She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Paul H. Courtemanche in 2001, her son John in 2014 and one sister, Blanche Bouley. She was born in Spencer, daughter of the late Leo H. and Blanche (Bouthillier) Gaucher.  She lived in East Brookfield most of her life, prior to moving to North Brookfield, West Brookfield, and then Hampden. 


Priscilla worked as a retail Sales Clerk at the former Fair Department Store in Spencer for 15 years before retiring.  She enjoyed being with her associates, and interacting with the customers at the store. 


She loved her large family of children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.  She was a long-time member of St. John the Baptist Church in East Brookfield, and credited her long life to her faith.


A Graveside Service for Priscilla will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in East Brookfield.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund, c/o Foundation for Business Equity, Box 304, 265 Franklin Street, Boston MA 02110.


Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. 


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Graveside Service


MA Covid-19 Relief Fund c/o Foundation for Business Equity
265 Franklin Street - P.O. Box 304, Boston MA 02110

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