Gertrude L. Marchand – Woonsocket

Gertrude L. Marchand – Woonsocket

Gertrude L. Marchand, 97, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018, at the Ballou Home in Woonsocket, R.I.

Born Dec. 18, 1920, in Woonsocket, she was the wife of the late Charles J. Marchand. Mrs. Marchand was the daughter of the late Wilbrod and Maria (Brodeur) Rivet. She was the sister of the late Robert Rivet, Helen Martel, Constance Aubin and Juliette Thibeault.

She is survived by three sons, Robert and his wife, Roberta, of Narragansett, Richard and his wife, Robin, of Drexel Hill, Pa., and Charles and his wife, Sheila, of Warwick; and her cherished granddaughters Nicole Miale, Aimee Moran, Mariel, Allison and Danielle and great-granddaughters Alyssa, Hailee and Lilly.

Mrs. Marchand was the general manager of Salon Fabian in North Smithfield for 20 years. She was also a successful small business woman and was a property manager until her retirement in 2000.

She was a volunteer at St. Theresa’s Church in Blackstone, Mass., and was a past member of the CFO at Holy Family Church in Woonsocket. She was also involved in many senior pitch, cribbage, poker and bowling leagues. The family truly appreciates the wonderful care their mother received at the Ballou Home over the last five years.

Family and friends are invited to her memorial funeral Mass which will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, 630 Rathbun St., Blackstone, Mass., on Saturday, May 5, 2018. at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Gifts in her memory may be made to the Activities Program, at The Ballou Home, 60 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, R.I., 02895.