CHICOPEE-Edna E. (LaPerle) Gagne, 90, of Broadway Street in Chicopee passed away on Wednesday evening (April 10, 2019) at Daybook village surrounded by her family. Edna was born on February 14, 1929 in Chicopee, a lifelong resident of the city, she was educated in local schools. Edna was married on June 7, 1952 to Ronald A. Gagne Jr. and they celebrated 63 years together until his passing in 2016. She worked as the office manager for Brochu Insurance until her retirement in 1992. She had previously worked as a bookkeeper alongside her husband at his business, Ron Gagne’s Auto Service and prior to that she was employed at New England Telephone. She was a communicant of St. Rose de Lima Church in Aldenville and in her spare time enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Edna enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her sisters, whether going to a show, Sunday gatherings or just reminiscing, family was always an important part of her life. Edna leaves her son; Dennis D. Gagne and his wife, Christine “Tina”, of Northborough, MA and their children, Emilie Gagne, Ellen Gagne, her granddaughter, Charlotte Lynch and two great-grandchildren, Penelope and Phoenix Lynch. Her Son-in-law, Thomas Nowak of Chicopee. Her devoted sister, Yvette Lavallee and her husband, Roland of Chicopee, many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and extended members of the Gagne and LaPerle families. Edna was sadly predeceased by her loving daughter, Michelle M. Nowak and her siblings; Robert and Richard LaPerle, Irene Dumas, Blanche Boucher, Rita Benoit, Alice Houle and Agnes Marcinkiewicz. Please join the family for calling hours on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at TYLUNAS FUNERAL HOME, 159 BROADWAY ST., CHICOPEE. The family invites you to join them on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan St., Aldenville to celebrate the Liturgy of Christian burial for Edna. Burial will be private. Donations in Edna’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage St, Springfield, MA 01104.
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