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Verna Mabel Guertin Forand

1923-2013 Verna Mabel (Guertin) Forand 90, of 196 Eagle St. North Adams, MA. died Saturday November 2, 2013 at the North Adams Commons where she known by the loving and devoted staff as Gram. She was born in North Adams on September 8, 1923 a daughter of the late Joseph and Dora (Dupuis) Guertin. She attended schools in North Adams including Drury High School. She was employed at the Clark Biscuit Co. and was last employed at Cascade Paper Co. for 22 years retiring in 1989. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Church and the former St. Francis Church in North Adams. She enjoyed collecting thimbles, sewing and baking. She was known by her family and friend for her famous banana bread and fudge. Her husband Harold Forand whom she married August 8, 1941 died in 1969. Survivors include her daughter Sandra Jean Girard and her husband Glenn of Clarksburg. Three grandchildren Kimberly Hogue of Adams, Paul Girard and Michael Girard both of Clarksburg. Four great grandchildren Justin, Allison, Brandon and Anastasia. She was predeceased by a brother Norman Guertin and two sisters Mildred LaDue and Grace Guertin. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 11:30 A.M. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling Hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams are Monday from 4-7 P.M. Memorial Donations are suggested for the through the funeral home. To send a card, flowers, or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2013
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