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Janice B. LaDeau

March 25, 1928 — January 30, 2022

GARDNER – Janice B. LaDeau, 93, of 570 West Street, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, January 30, 2022 in the Life Care Center of Leominster.

She was born in Montgomery, Vermont on March 25, 1928 to the late Earl and Elizabeth (Sylvester) Girard.  She joins her husband of 75 years, Richard W. LaDeau, who died in December, 2020.

She leaves three of five children, Richard W. “Skip” LaDeau Jr and his wife Rita of Maine, Susan (LaDeau) Warner and Michael LaDeau of Gardner; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  She also leaves two sisters, Julie (Girard) Warner and Shirley Mae (Girard) Chaffee.  Preceded in death were her two children, Steven C. LaDeau and a baby daughter, Karen LaDeau, as well as her sisters, Lucille Wentworth, Betty Parks and Joyce Sawyer and two brothers, Charles Girard and Earl Girard Jr.

Janice was a long time member of Bethany Baptist Church, formerly Pine Street Church. of Gardner and had been a beloved Sunday School teacher.

Janice was a well known dress maker, with her own shop, until arthritis forced her in to retirement.  Before that, she worked as a seamstress at a furniture factory in Leominster.  She spent most of her life in Winchendon and had lived in Gardner for the last 50 years.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 72 Ryan Street, Gardner, MA 01440.

Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.

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