Verna Mae Gagnon, age 76, of 1421 Delta Avenue, Gladstone passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba with her family by her side.
Verna was born January 22, 1931 to Narcis and Eva (Poquette) Thibeault in Gladstone. She remained a lifelong resident of the Gladstone area. Verna was united in marriage to Marvin Gagnon on July 16, 1949 at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. She was a longtime member of All Saints and was often seen working with the ladies on the luncheon committee. Verna also worked as a cashier at the Ben Franklin store in Gladstone. She most enjoyed spending time with her family.
Including her husband, Marvin, Verna is survived by:
Her son: Terry (Juanita) Gagnon of Fayetteville, North Carolina
Her Daughter: Debra (Donald) Holmes of Iron Mountain, MI
4 Grandchildren: Alison (Leslie) Vick, Alan Gagnon, Casey Holmes and Steven Holmes
1 Great Grand Daughter: Breana Terri Vick
2 Sisters: Lorraine Dugas of Royal Oak, MI and Bernadine Kallerson of Mansfield, OH
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Special Lifelong Friends: Suzie Schmidt and Mary Ann Vito
She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Morris, Willard and Joseph Thibeault and two sisters, Eva Carlson and Audrey Fix.
A Memorial Mass for Verna will be celebrated on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 5:00 PM at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Father Arnold Grambow officiating. The Gagnon family will receive friends on Monday from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Luncheon will immediately follow Mass at the church. Verna will be laid to rest at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Escanaba. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer
So sorry to hear about your Mom, Debbie.
I’d always be so happy to run into her, whenever I visited in Gladstone. She was always one of my favorite people. I will miss her.
DeTour Vlg., MI
Mr. Gagnon, Terry, Debbie and families…so sorry to hear of Verna Mae’s passing on. It’s so hard to loose the one’s you love…besides always remembering her as Terry’s mom I’ll always think of her as the friendly cashier from the dime store and how special she and your dad were to my brother and your other high school chums.
Know we’re thinking of all of you.
Doris Bouchard and Patti and Brian Anderson
We only spoke a few times , but she had the smile of an Angel and the sweetness of a Saint. My son Adam is their newspaper boy and he liked her as well. If we can be of any help we are roght behind you. Mr. Gagnon, we offer our sympathy and hand out in friendship. If we can be of any help please ask.
Joy and Adam Williams
Ron and I were saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. As former neighbors across the alley, we enjoyed yours and Verna’s company. If there is anything we can do to assist you in any way, please let us know. Ron is retired now and could be available more often. You may reach us at 474-6034.
Jeannette and Ron Lockman
Rapid River, MI