Gloria Provencher 80 of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home in Madison surrounded by her loving family.
\ Gloria was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on August 24, 1938 a daughter of Wilfred and Yvonne (Archambeault) Corriveau. She was educated in the local school system, she went on to earn a degree in nursing and work for more than 40 years as a certified nurses aide in many different nursing homes in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine.
She married the love of her life Henry Provencher and they raised the family of seven children together. When her children were all grown she raised 35 foster children, to say that she loved children would be an understatement.
Gloria enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she enjoyed swimming and could tread water for hours, she and her husband Henry were on a bowling league while they lived in Rhode Island and they both love to dance. Gloria was a hard-working woman and she did her very best to always provide for her family she was faithful to God to her family and to herself. Sure be best remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great grandmother, friend and the one person that everyone could rely on to care for them in their time of need.
She was predeceased by her husband Henry Provencher who passed away on October 29, 2010, she was also predeceased by her son Rene Provencher who passed away on February 13, 1980, by her son Timothy Provencher who passed away on December 11, 2018., by her daughter-in-law Lisa Provencher who passed away on December 5, 2017, her brother Lionel Corriveau, as well as her brother in law Ray Dumont.
Gloria is survived by her children, Steven Provencher of Cornville, Kathleen Provencher of Madison , Michelle Hopkins and her significant other Stephen Stoufield of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Kenneth Provencher and his wife Cheryl of Woodstock, Georgia and Barbara Chamberland and her husband Roger of Cornville. She has also survived by 13 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren 4 great great grandchildren her two sisters Claire Bisquette and Beatrice Wiegan, 3 Brothers , Wilfred, Ronald and Edward Corriveau, her in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Giberson Funeral Home 40 Maple St. Madison. Friends are asked to join the family on Monday morning from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the funeral home prior to going to church. A Mass of Christian burial and will be celebrated on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Saint Sebastian’s Catholic Church Main St., Madison. Burial will follow in Sunset View Cemetery in Norridgewock.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com
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