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WINCHENDON - Rose-Marie (Lussier) Gemme, 80, of 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, formerly of Winchendon, died peacefully Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018 in Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, with her family at her side.
She was born in Cohoes, New York on November 14, 1937, daughter of the late Albert and Angeline (Gosselin) Lussier and had lived in Winchendon since 1970.
Rose-Marie had worked as a school bus monitor for Fred's School Bus along with her late husband until her retirement. She previously had worked in the pharmacy at the former Slavin's Drug Store and as a clerk at the former Music Forum. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and enjoyed working with crafts. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She was fondly called "Mrs. G" or "Mom Gemme" by many of her children's friends. She was also an avid fan of Neil Diamond and loved cats.
Her husband of 49 years, Leon L. Gemme, died in 2005. She leaves four children, Matthew A. Gemme and his wife Stephanie of Winchendon, Amanda L. Gemme of Ashburnham, Amy R. Snyder and her husband Alan of Athol and Rebecca J. Ross of Athol; a brother Claude Lussier and his wife Pauline of Rocky Point, CT; seven grandchildren, Brittany Rose, Cody, Madison, Jean-Luc, Lindsey, Sandie and Logan; two great grandchildren, Noelan and Eloise; a special sister in law, Annette Rollo and her husband Dr. Mark Rollo of Fitchburg and many nieces and nephews. A son, Kenneth L. Gemme, died in 2014.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 from 4 to 6 P.M. A funeral service will follow at 6 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, 381 Baldwinville Road, Templeton, MA 01468.