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Gertrude M. Allaire

1927 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Gertrude M. (Leusser) Allaire, 87, of Southwick, beloved mother and grandmother passed away on Aug. 7, 2014. She was born on Feb. 19, 1927, in Arnstein, Bavaria, Germany, the daughter of John and Marie (Huller) Leusser. She grew up in Holyoke and was a 1944 graduate of Holyoke High School. She moved to Pittsfield with her husband and daughters in 1967. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as assistant to the director of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. She also served as secretary to a Presidential Search Committee at Berkshire Community College. She and her husband moved to Southwick in 1997. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, George L. Allaire, in 2007; by her daughter, Joan Brink in 2004, and by two brothers, Kurt and John Leusser. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Uliasz and her husband, Gary of Southwick; five grandchildren, Melissa McGovern and her husband, David of Milford, Amanda Brink of Webster, Heidi Scammons and her husband, Eric of Southwick, Jennifer Uliasz and her fiance, Joshua Leadbeater of Suffield, Conn., and Sean Uliasz of Southwick, two great-grandchildren, Brady Scammons and Kennedy McGovern, and several cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A committal service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 1390 Main St., Agawam. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside House at Mary's Meadow, 12 Gamelin St., Holyoke, MA 01040. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SOUTHWICK FORASTIERE FUNERAL HOME. For more information, please visit www.southwickforastierefuneralhome.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 10, 2014
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