Gertrude Lussier, age 92, passed away on December 18, 2022 of natural causes in Overland Park, KS. Gert has always been happy and enjoyed her life until her recent passing.
Gert was born on November 7, 1930 to Albert Gregoire and Rose Aimee Montmigny in Amesbury, MA. His parents immigrated to the United States from Montreal before he was born. A self-made woman orphaned at age 5, she grew up working on a farm during the great depression. Because her education was interrupted at an early age, she has always emphasized the value of educating her children, while also striving to complete her own. At age 50, she successfully completed her GED on her first attempt.
She lived her young adult life in Fall River, MA where she met and married her husband, Joseph Lussier, as members of the Church of Notre Dame. They later moved to Mansfield, MA where they raised their four children and enjoyed a 66-year marriage until Joe’s death in 2018. Gert worked for Mansfield School Food Service for 20 years and was dedicated to her family, her friends and believed her. her all her life, always trying to find the good in everyone, and loved equally in return. She was an avid crocheter, an incredible cook and was wonderful company who were sharp, witty and loved to have fun and sip port. She extended hospitality to everyone and never withheld anything! Joe called her “The Treasurer”, as she always managed to save something of hers from her “house money”, and often saved the day with her “cachette” in an emergency. We love and miss her very much.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe, five sisters, Cecile, Rita, Theresa, Florence and Claire, and a brother, Amos. She is survived by their children, Richard, Jeanne (Eastman) and son-in-law Jeff Eastman, Raymond and daughter-in-law Kathy Lussier, John, and five grandchildren, David, Christopher, Rebecca, Brad, Max (Corey), great-granddaughter Rowan (Corey) and three grandchildren, Jack, Chase and Emma Eastman.
There will be a memorial service and celebration of life in Mansfield, MA in May 2023 when both her and Joe’s cremations will be buried together, time and location to be announced closer to that time. Nous vous aimons, Maman, et vous nous manquerez toujours!