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Norma L. (Gauthier) Gauthier

January 9, 1939 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 78)

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HOLYOKE-Norma L. Gauthier, 78, of Mont Marie in Holyoke entered into God’s care on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at Holyoke Hospital. Norma was born in Ludlow on January 9, 1939 the daughter of the late Hector and Nora (Liddell) Gauthier. Raised in Ludlow, Norma attended school in Ludlow including St. John the Baptist School and Ludlow High School, graduating in 1957. She worked at the Veterans Affairs Office in Springfield for many years prior to retiring. She had previously worked as an EMT at the VA Medical Center in Leeds and at the former HR Hunting Book Distributors in Chicopee. She was a communicant of the St. Elizabeth Parish family at St. John the Baptist Church in Ludlow. She leaves her devoted sisters; Eleanore Lavoie of Brandon, VT. Claire Coache and her husband Richard of Ludlow, and Kenneth Gauthier and his wife Annette of Singer Island, FL. Her sister in law, Catherine Helen Gauthier of Ludlow, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Norma was sadly predeceased by several of her siblings; Dolores Corliss, Eugene Gauthier, Alma Audette and Lorraine Artruc. Norma was a nature lover, a seamstress, and a music lover.  She was a member of the choir at St. Elizabeth and the Dan Kane Singers. There are no calling hours. The family invites you to join them directly at St. Elizabeth Parish, 181 Hubbard St., Ludlow on Saturday at 10 a.m. to celebrate a Liturgy of Christian burial for Norma. Monsignor Homer Gosselin will celebrate the Mass. Interment of her ashes will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery, 1273 Berkshire Ave., Indian Orchard. Donations in Norma’s memory may be made to St. Elizabeth Parish at St. John the Baptist Church, 181 Hubbard St., or St. John the Baptist School Ludlow, MA. 01056. The Ratell Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. John the Baptist School
181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow MA 01056

St. Elizabeth Parish at St. John the Baptist Church
181 Hubbard Street, Ludlow MA 01056

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
November 11, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Church
181 Hubbard st
Ludlow, MA 01056

November 11, 2017

11:30 AM
St. Aloysius Cemetery
1273 Berkshire Avenue
Indian Orchard, MA 01151

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