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Marie Odile Nicole Gervais

September 19, 1943 February 27, 2022
Marie Odile Nicole Gervais
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Obituary for Marie Odile Nicole Gervais
Swanton VT, – Nicole was born on September 19th, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec, and peacefully passed surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home on Sunday, February 27th, 2022. She was 78 years old.

Nicole was raised by her adoptive parents, the late Adrien and Alberta (Langevin) Gravel, in Magog, Canada. She earned her Registered Nurse degree in Montreal, Quebec at the St. Justin Hospital Pour Enfants. It was during this time of her life when she met her husband, Gregg, despite a language barrier and long distance. They eventually moved to Whitman then East Bridgewater, Massachusetts after their marriage in 1965. Nicole and Gregg had two daughters, Lynne and Denise. Nicole went on to run the Brain Injury Unit in Hanson, Massachusetts for 10 years. In 1996, Gregg and Nicole followed their daughter Lynne to Vermont after their retirement, to be closer to her family and children. Nicole worked at several local nursing homes and retired from Mousetrap Pediatrics.

Nicole first became involved with the Senior Center while delivering Meals on Wheels with a good friend, Pauline Brady, and continued to volunteer and participate for over 20 years. She was a longtime member of the Red Hats Society of St. Albans, and was a board member at the Franklin County Senior Center where she called many members close friends. Nicole loved tending her flower gardens, and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was happiest when helping people, and was a bubbly, vivacious, hard worker, and a great friend, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Nicole leaves behind her husband, Gregg Gervais, her beloved daughters, Denise Kamataris and Lynne Gervais, her grandchildren, Anthony and Eric Bessette, Heather, Shaun and Shannon Kamataris, Emma-Rose, Carl and Rowan Royea, and her great grandchildren, James and Mason Bessette.

She was predeceased by her sister, Diane Gravel, this past year, and her parents.

The Gervais family would like to thank many friends and family that allowed them to keep Nicole home in these past few months. They are also indebted to the medical care workers at UVM Medical, especially Dr. Carlos Marroquin, and VNA hospice.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton with the Reverend Father James Dodson as Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Franklin County Senior Center, 75 Messenger Street, St. Albans VT, 05478 OR the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton OR the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadow, St. Albans VT, 05478.

Honored to be serving the Gervais family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
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A Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

3

Mar

11:00 AM 3/3/2022 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/3/2022 12:00:00 PM
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

65 Canada Street
Swanton, VT 05488

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
65 Canada Street Swanton 05488 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Nativity Parish Center

65 Canada Street
Swanton, VT 05488

Franklin County Animal Rescue

30 Sunset Meadows
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Franklin County Senior Center,

75 Messenger Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478
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