Laurette Kimball

ALLENSTOWN - Mrs. Laurette (Bergevin) Kimball, 82, a lifelong Allenstown resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at CRVNA Hospice House after a lengthy illness.

Born on March 25, 1931, Laurette was the daughter of Antonio and Alice (Rivard) Bergevin. She attended Pembroke Academy and spent 25 years working for Sprague Electric in Concord.

Laurette was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and a member of the Ladies of Ste. Anne and the Ste. Therese Rosebush Society. She was also a member of the Suncook Valley VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Although she enjoyed time with family and friends, what she loved most was the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking, especially fudge and cookies.

Laurette is survived by her husband of 62 years, Earl Kimball of Allenstown; a daughter, Gail Gamelin and her husband Richard of Allenstown; two grandchildren, Brian Gamelin and his wife Kristine, and Jamie Lambert and her husband Eric; four great-grandchildren, Laura and Bradley Gamelin and Carter and Kael Lambert; siblings, Madeleine Clement of Allenstown and Lucien Bergevin and his wife Natalie of Laguna Woods, Calif.; and many loving nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, Gerard Bergevin, Lena Courtemanche, Maurice Bergevin, Germaine Girard, Lucille Lapierre, Donald Bergevin, Lillian Boisvert, and Lorraine Stewart.


services: Calling hours are Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main St., Pembroke, where members of the Ladies of Ste Anne and the Rosebush Society will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown, with burial following in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to CRVNA Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, 03301. The Petit Funeral Home offers an on-line guestbook at

Funeral Home

Petit Funeral Home
167 Main Street Pembroke, NH 03275
(603) 485-9573

Published in Union Leader on Aug. 16, 2013