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WINCHENDON - Elaine L. (Frantz) Gaspard, 87, of Winchendon and formerly of Ashburnham, died peacefully Thursday evening, August 2, 2018 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on November 27, 1930 and lived in Ashburnham and later in Winchendon for many years.
Elaine was a graduate of Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton, CT, Clark University and she received two graduate degrees from Worcester State College and Fitchburg State College. She was very active in the Unitarian Universalist Church and had worked as principal of Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Shirley.
She was the wife of the late Ronald E. Gaspard and leaves a brother, Frederick T. Gaskill of South Pasadena, FL; three nieces and two nephews.
Burial in New Cemetery, Ashburnham will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Beals Memorial Library, 50 Pleasant Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.