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Harold V. Girard 1924 - 2012 Mr. Harold V. Girard, 87, of 5 Pinnacle Lane, Adams, died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at his home. He was born in Lanesboro on June 20, 1924, a son of the late Herbert and Mary (Langer) Girard. Mr. Girard was a Veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy until receiving his Honorable Discharge as Signalman Third Class on January 15, 1946. Mr. Girard worked for many years as a master welder in the Ordnance Division of General Electric Co., Pittsfield until retiring in 1984. He had also been a carpenter by trade, helping to build several homes in the community. He was a communicant of the Parish of Blessed John Paul the Great, Adams. He was a member of the Adams Post 160 American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Massachusetts and Florida, a member of the Cheshire Rod & Gun Club and Past President and Life Member of the Mountain Club, Adams. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former B. Isabelle Langlois, whom he married on October 26, 1946; Five Sons; Donald Girard and his wife Virginia of Adams, Victor Girard and his wife Addie of Florida, Mass., Joseph Girard and his companion Gillian Jones of North Adams, William Girard and his wife Rosalie of Cheshire, and Gerald Girard and his wife Sharon of Adams; Four Daughters; Donna Cwalinski and her husband Stanley of Adams, Mary Swift and her husband Thomas of Lee, Emelie Dionne and her husband Jean of Florida, Mass., and Marguerite Robare of North Adams; OneBrother; David Girard of Adams; One Sister; Edith Zarek and her husband Walter of Cheshire; 23 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Girard. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of Blessed John Paul the Great, Adams, celebrated by Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, Pastor. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Adams Boy Scout Troop 38 or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum through the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, which is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.apsfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 21, 2012
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