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Laurette C. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Laurette C. "Memere" Allard, 88, of Woonsocket died Wednesday morning at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Woonsocket Police Officer Gerard R. Allard who passed away in 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Salome (Bessette) Leclerc. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Allard was employed at Mansurel Worsted, L'Hospice St. Antoine and Leos Bakery in Woonsocket.
Laurette was a member of the St. Joseph and Golden Hearts Senior Citizens groups. She was an adept card player and also enjoyed bowling and reading.
Memere will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother and treasured her role as a grandmother.
She is survived by a daughter Patricia P. Palardy of Woonsocket and two grandchildren Lisa (Palardy) Nickerson, and her husband Michael, of Woonsocket and Marc Palardy, and his wife Renee, of Austin TX. She was the mother-in-law of the late Armand M. Palardy and sister of the late Henri, Ernest, Armand, Romeo Leclerc, Robert (Leclerc) Kay and Doris Polke. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
Her funeral will be Monday at 9:00 am from the Menard- Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave. Woonsocket followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are Sunday from 4-7 pm.
Laurette's family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and caregivers at the Ballou Home who cared for Memere and in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ballou Home Activity Fund, 60 Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, RI. 02895.
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