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Mary Rose Herbert

November 11, 1949 — September 1, 2023

Gardner

Mary Rose Herbert, born on November 11, 1949, in Winchendon, departed from us on September 1, 2023. A lifelong resident of Gardner, Mary Rose spent over four decades in Gardner, creating a rich and vibrant life. Known for her charismatic personality and her infectious love for life, she brought joy and laughter to everyone who was fortunate to know her.

Mary Rose, a dedicated property manager in the real estate industry, she worked for Washington Park Apartments, Ridgewood Condominiums, and Westminster Woods. Mary Gave many people a chance that others might not have; most of them thrived and thanked her many many years later. They said that they just needed to be given a chance. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society, and her hobbies ranged from the simplicity of jigsaw puzzles to the meticulousness of crocheting. She found peace tending to her garden, nurturing it as she did with all relationships in her life. As Helen Keller once said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."  Also, her granddaughter Jackie described her in her online tribute; Altruism: The principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others. This quote was the essence of Mary Rose's life; she believed in the beauty of feelings and left a warm imprint on every heart she touched.

Mary Rose was widowed by her beloved husband, Gilbert Jr. who died in 2015, and is survived by her caring daughter, Michele R. Cormier, and her husband Rheal Cormier, and her son, Jerrett M. Herbert; her two granddaughters, Jackie Cormier and Janelle Cormier; one brother, Fred Nalette, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, Medric and Cecelia Nalette, her brother Donald Nalette, and her sister Jeanette Helie preceded her in death.

Mary's family would like to thank Lori, Jackie, and the Staff of the Applewood Home for Elders for their compassion and care for Mary while she lived there.
Her life will be celebrated at the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 01475. Calling hours will be on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral
Her funeral service will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., followed by the burial at 11:00 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mary's name to the Dementia Society, https://www.dementiasociety.org/

We encourage all who knew and loved Mary Rose to leave memories and upload photos to her memorial page. Let's remember her life, not with grief, but with the same joy and warmth she shared with us.
Please visit www.stone-ladeau.com to leave an online condolence
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors

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Visitation

Sunday, September 10, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, September 11, 2023

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 11, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

Monday, September 11, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery

111 Glenallen St, Winchendon, MA 01475

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