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WINCHENDON - A. June (Burns) Girouard, 81, of 52 Elmwood Road, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2018 at her residence, with her daughter at her side.
She was born in Luling, TX on June 27, 1936, daughter of the late Hardy and Mabel (Jackson) Burns, Jr and graduated from high school there. She was a resident of Winchendon since 1958.
June worked at New Hampshire Ball Bearing as a tool and die maker for 30 years until her retirement. Many years ago, she had worked at Winchendon Furniture. June's hobbies were reading, crocheting, sewing and playing dominos. In earlier years, she enjoyed square dancing.
Her husband, Francis H. "Frank" Girouard, died in 2013. She leaves a daughter, Jana L. Girouard, with whom she lived; three grandchildren, Brian Benson Jr. and his wife Amanda, Kira Benson and her fiance John Gunther, and Adam McKenney and three great grandchildren, Ethan F. Girouard, Brendan A. Girouard and Amelia Cheryl Benson; two brothers-in-law, Raymond E. Girouard and his wife Nada and Kenneth J. Girouard and his wife June, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. In addition to her husband, June was predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl A. Benson in 2013; a grandson Bryn "Farmer" Girouard in 2011, and a sister-in-law, Josephine Girouard in 2012.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Burial will follow in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery.
Calling hours in the funeral home will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M..
Donations may be made to Winchendon Fire Department, 405 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475 or to GVNA Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.