WINCHENDON – Jeannine Y. (Bernard) Vautour, 81, formerly of 314 West Street, died peacefully Sunday evening, May 9, 2021 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with her family at her side.
She was born in Winchendon on September 17, 1939, daughter of the late Emmanuel and Yvonne (Goupil) Bernard and grew up in Winchendon, Jeannine graduated from Murdock High School and Burbank Hospital School of Nursing and was licensed in several states.
Jeannine worked as a licensed practical nurse for 21 years at Templeton Developmental Center until her retirement. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and loved to sew, knit and do crossword puzzles. She was very devoted to helping veterans.
Her husband, Gerard Vautour, died in 2008. She leaves four children, Michael L. Forman and his wife Pauline of Winchendon, Stephen R. Forman and his wife Judy of Warrior, Alabama, Lisa M. Hall and her husband Keith of Winchendon and Laurie Ann Martin and her husband Robert of Clarksville, TN; 7 stepchildren, Francine Pera and her husband Eric, Albert Vautour and his wife Mary, Marie Vautour, Helene Vautour, Geraldine Vautour, Theresa Vautour, Christine Burke and her husband Michael; a brother, Richard Bernard and his wife Jeanne of New Bedford; a sister, Ann Marie Cook of Winchendon; her first husband, Lannie Forman of Empire, Alabama; a godson Robert Forman of Empire, Alabama; ten grandchildren, Tommy Cummings, Jessica LeBlanc, Crystal Hall and her husband Will, Charmaine Fox and her husband Robert, Amanda Swedberg and her husband Shawn, Amanda Miller, Heather Gibb and her husband Gerry, Garreth Keller and his fiancé Danielle, Robert Masterson and Tannya Martin; ten stepgrandchildren; many great grandchildren; a daughter–in-law, Ann Vautour and many nieces and nephews. A grandson, Darian Masterson; a brother, Ronald E. Bernard and a stepson, Maurice Vautour, preceded her in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10 A.M. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.
Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Masks and social distancing are required.
The mass will be streamed and may be viewed on the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home Facebook page.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.