A Mass of Resurrection for Marie R. Maynard, 88 of Massena will be held on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Church in Massena. Friends and family will be received on Monday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery II, in Norfolk. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Massena Humane Society, or Charity of One's Choice. Marie passed away on May 5, 2011 at Massena Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born on August 28, 1922 in Rougemont, Quebec the daughter of Pierre and Lea (Beauregard) Gaudreau. She married Maurice P. Maynard on May 4, 1943. He preceeded her. Marie was employed at the St. Regis Nursing Home in the Housekeeping Department for 23 years retiring in 1995. Among Marie’s survivors are three daughters and three sons, Nicole Johnston of Alexandria, VA, Lise and husband Philip McDonald of Massena, Karen and husband Richard LaPointe of Phoenix, AZ, Andre and wife Lorry Maynard of Ft. Salonga, Long Island and Jacques and wife Brenda Maynard of Bloomington, IN, Luc and wife Martha Maynard of Massena; a daughter in-law, Cynthia Maynard Cringle, Massena. Also surviving Marie are two sisters and a brother, Gilberte H. Hebert of St. Ignace, Quebec, Gabrielle Surprenant of Farnham, Quebec, and Marcel Gaudreau, of Farnham, Quebec. 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Roland P. Maynard; a grandson, Kirk P. McDonald; a brother, Philippe Gaudreau and a sister Laurence Gaudreau.
Marie was a former member Massena Rod & Gun Club, Moose Dart League, she was also a member of the Massena French Society.
She enjoyed organizing photo albums of her family, entertaining family and friends, caring for her two cats, and loved to bird watch. Marie is well known by her family and friends for the beautiful hats she wore.
Marie lived a wonderful, active life beginning in the fertile farm lands of Quebec, to the industrial city of Lackawana to Massena. Marie's kind, caring, nature, a product of her upbringing, was the blessing she bestowed on her seven children and her friends. Her ever busy hands produced countless afghans, mittens, and hats for her family and friends. Marie will be missed by many, but her legacy of kindness, happiness, and generosity and love for her family will be carried on by her children and grandchilden.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com