GARDNER - Doris J. (Allard) Henrikson, 98, formerly of 40 Glenwood Street, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2017 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.
She was born in Gardner on August 25, 1918, daughter of the late Edward and Bertha (Beaumier) Allard and was a lifelong resident of Gardner. Doris was educated in Gardner schools and was a long time member of Holy Spirit Church.
Doris worked at the former Ramsdell Co. as a packer and then worked for 22 years at Mead Containers as a die cut stripper. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting as well as playing pitch and bingo. An avid bowler, she had been a member of several ten pin and candlepin bowling leagues in Gardner.
Her husband, Robert E. Henrikson, died in 1973. She leaves a nephew Richard Makela and his companion Karen Jones of Winchendon and two nieces, Dorothy Valley and her husband Paul of Hubbardston and Jeanette Guiliot of Gretna, LA. She also leaves several grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews. A nephew, David Makela, preceded her in death.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 9 to 10 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday in Holy Spirit Church, 50 Lovewell Street, Gardner.
Burial will be in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon. A luncheon will follow at Kamaloht Function Hall, East Templeton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Patients Recreational Fund, Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, MA 01440.