BROOKFIELD- Jean T. (Caron) Gagne, 76, died June 29, 2020 at home surrounded by her husband and children after a long illness.
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She leaves her husband, Edward A. Gagne; whom she spent 31 years with; a brother, Russell Caron and his wife Joan; children Michael "Scott" Letendre and his wife Laurie, Caron McNeaney and her husband James, Rebecca Day and her husband, Steve; Mary "Kelly" Biando and her husband Ernest, Edward L. Gagne & his partner Tom Mulcahy; Lynn Dyer; and Catherine Rodriguez and her husband Ricardo. She also leaves 15 grand children, 11 great grand children, and 2 great great grand children. In addition, she had a very close relationship to her sister-in-law Carol Caron Peluso and her husband Bill.
Jean was born in Amherst, the daughter of Marion and Alphonse Caron. She worked as a hairdresser and also at various long term care facilities in Worcester County as an activity assistant. Jean was a very spiritual person who enjoyed reading tarot cards. She would often be found volunteering at the West Brookfield Senior Center and also for hospice. She had a passion for baking and during the holidays she always made sure that her grandkids had her famous gingersnap and oatmeal raisin cookies, while during the summer it was her famous potato salad. Jean and Ed spent many summers in Maine where she simply loved going for a ride along the coast and yard saleing while they drove. Her most favorite times were spending time with family.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Cemetery in West Brookfield. Please practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the VNA Hospice Care, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA. Arrangements are under the care of Pillsbury Funeral Home, 3 West Brookfield Road, Brookfield.