NORTH ATTLEBORO – Loretta M. (Gagnon) Poirier, 94, of North Attleboro passed away Friday evening, February 10, 2017 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home.
She was the beloved wife of the late Gerard J. Poirier who passed away in 1995.
Born June 24, 1922 in North Attleboro, she was the daughter of Eustache J. Gagnon, Jr. and Cedelie (Poirier) Gagnon. She was lifelong resident of North Attleboro until moving to Florida in 1979 with her husband and returning in 2002 to live in the family home on Grant Street.
Loretta attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1940. Loretta worked for many years as a secretary at Prudential Insurance and Mandeville Chevrolet. She retired as secretary to the assistant superintendent of the North Attleboro Public Schools.
Loretta enjoyed her time with Jerry in Florida, especially going to Disney World almost weekly for day trips.
She enjoyed a good cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts, a lobster roll at Panera, and ice cream at Bliss Dairy. She enjoyed travelling to Maine, Cape Cod, Pennsylvania, and Bermuda with her children. She greatly enjoyed family parties and holidays with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to all of their school activities.
She is survived by her loving children: Marie A. and husband Robert K. Girling of Plainville and Robert G. Poirier of North Attleboro; five cherished grandchildren: Michelle and husband Mike Wagner, Eric Perry, Kerri and husband John Cronin, Stephen and wife Rhonda Girling and Susan and husband Patrick MacPherson;
Adored 13 great-grandchildren: Faith, Allyson, Michael and Marc Lemieux, Nathan MacPherson, Evan and Sara Perry, Owen and Kayla Girling, Anna Wagner, Ciara, Maeve and Aidan Cronin.
She was the dear sister of the late Eloise and Rita Gagnon.
A funeral will be held from the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.in Sacred Heart Church, 58 Church Street, North Attleboro. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Vincent DePaul Society at Sacred Heart Church would be greatly appreciated.