AUBURN, Mass. – Georgette C. Allard Bousquet of Auburn died Sunday, Jan. 27, at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 84.
Born March 22, 1928, in Gatineau, Ontario, Bousquet was the daughter of Louis and Fortuna Osborne Allard. She graduated from Maurice Fashion Arts Academy in Montreal in 1949.
She married Robert W. Bousquet in 1950 and moved to Southbridge, Mass., then to Auburn in 1972. After the death of her husband in 1984, she became the president of the family business, Auburn Auto Parts.
Bousquet was an active member of North American Martyrs Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting, cake decorating, traveling and playing Scrabble with her family.
She is survived by eight children, Jane (John) Iozzia, of Oakland, N.J., Denise (Fran Gardino) Bousquet, of Boston, Linda Bousquet, of Los Angeles, Monique “Nikky” (Gary) Gillotti, of Riverbank, Calif., Rita (Thomas Flynn) Bousquet, of Sterling, Mass., Leon (Debra) Bousquet, of Whitinsville, Mass., Diane Michele Bousquet, of New Orleans, and Adele (Brian) Hamilton, of Auburn; a brother, Jean Guy Allard, of Montreal; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Mignonne Madore; and three brothers, Lucien, Ronald and Real Allard, all of Canada.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Britton-Wallace Funeral Home in Auburn. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at North American Martyrs Church. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Mausoleum in Worcester.
The family requests that flowers be omitted because of severe allergies. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn, MA 01501.