1928 – 2017
North Grosvenordale – Gertrude L. Hardy, 88, of Seastrand Road, died Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017 in UMASS Medical Center. She was the loving wife of the late Roland Hardy, Philip Laramie, and Raymond Verdone. Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Narcisse and Dora (Faucher) Ravenelle.
Mrs. Hardy worked for Cluette Peabody, Bates Shoe and then retiring from American Optical as an injection molding machine operator. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Albert J. Breault Post. She enjoyed golfing, knitting, crocheting, playing BINGO at St. Joseph Church, watching birds, but above all she cherished spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Gertrude is survived by her daughters, Diane Stephens and her husband Gary of Putnam, Claudette White and her husband Ernest of North Grosvenordale, Vivian Kozey and her husband Charles of Eastford, and Jeanne Verdone of Woodstock; her brother Phillip Ravenelle of Webster, MA; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Doris Blain, Jeannette Cardinal, and Norman Ravenelle; and one grandson.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Gertrude’s family from 9:00am to 10:30am on Tuesday May 30, 2017, in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.