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Clemence Bergeron

Clemence Marie Bergeron (Gagnon)

Monday, December 19th, 1921 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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*French version below. Version française ci-dessous*
WINOOSKI, VT. Clemence M Bergeron, a devoted wife, an exceptional mother, an
adoring grandmother, great-grandmother, and thoughtful friend.
Clemence Marie (Gagnon) Bergeron died at home on September 1, 2020 surrounded by
her loving family.
She was born in St Justin, province of Quebec on December 19, 1921. The daughter of
the late Arthur and Marie Louise Gagnon, Clemence was surrounded by many
opportunities for enrichment. She came to the United States after marrying the love of her
life, Raymond Bergeron on July 5, 1947 who predeceased her on October 24, 1980. She
is also predeceased by her child Aline Marie who died as a baby on November 1, 1951,
her son Paul on June 9, 2014, her grandson, David Gaworecki on May 16, 2018 and great
grandson, Grady Howrigan on July 28, 2017. She experienced a rich cultural French-
Canadian heritage and became a strong promoter of Catholic education. After finishing
her studies at the regional school in St Justin, she demonstrated at a very early age, a
wide range of talents and an unquenchable pursuit of perfection in all that she undertook.
For more than 30 years, Clemence was an expert seamstress who sewed for local bridal
shops and for untold numbers of people in the area. Clients called upon her when they
required especially challenging and delicate sewing projects. She was an excellent
homemaker, caring well for her 9 children. She also enjoyed embroidery, knitting, and
weaving as well as her passion for sewing. She was an avid member of La Société des
Deux Mondes, a lifetime member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Ladies of St Anne,
and worked many years for her parish, St Francis Xavier in Winooski, making liturgical
robes and caring for altar linens.
Clemence valued her faith very highly and remained faithful in her devotions to Our
Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Anthony, and St. Jude. Her daily practice of prayer included
multiple rosaries demonstrating her generous commitment to her family and those she
loved.
Clemence was a remarkable woman, always congenial and sharp witted. She thoroughly
enjoyed visiting with family, friends, and neighbors on her porch and over the phone with
a friendly and welcoming attitude and vibrant conversation. She thrived on social
interaction and truly treasured each person she encountered.
Clemence leaves a beautiful legacy through her loving family. Diane and John
Gaworecki of Essex Junction, VT; daughter-in-law Gail (wife of Paul Bergeron) of
Sterling, MA; Robert and Kathy (Berry) of Jericho, VT; Marcel and Linda (Lucchini) of
Richland, WA; Roland and Mary (Lanahan) of Irondale, AL; Roger of Essex Junction,
VT; Lucille and Bruce Dupont of Colchester, VT; Claudette and Ray Bouffard of
Swanton, VT: Claude and Bonnie (Bragg) of Thetford Ctr, VT; 27 grandchildren and 38
great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in USA and Canada.
Clemence is survived by her dear relatives from Quebec: her sister, Jeannette Clement of
Quebec City and her brother Clement Gagnon and his wife Marie-Jeanne of St. Leon, her​
two sisters-in-law: Marie Claire Gagnon of Louiseville and Pauline Gagnon of Montreal.
Clemence was predeceased by 7 brothers: Paul, Maurice, Pierre, Germain, Jacques,
Claude, Joseph Yvon and by 4 sisters: Lucienne Gagnon, Therese Racine, Anne Rose
Gagnon, Noella Francoeur. In the local area, she is survived by brother-in-law, Conrad
Bergeron of Williston, VT and sister-in-law, Pauline Boulerice of St. Albans, VT.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor her memory, make
contributions to St Francis Xavier Church or School, 3 St Peter Street, Winooski, VT
05404.
Visiting hours will be held at LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St, Winooski, VT on
Monday, September 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Tuesday, September 8 at 1:00 pm at St Francis Xavier Church in Winooski with
interment to follow in the St Francis Xavier Cemetery. Due to restrictions related to
COVID-19, seating is limited to 100 participants for the funeral and sign up is required.
Please call (802) 879-9488 to reserve a seat. Masks will be required at the church.


Clemence M Bergeron, épouse dévouée, mère exceptionnelle, grand-mère et arrière-
grand-mère tendre et amie attentionnée.
Clemence Marie (Gagnon) Bergeron est décédée 1 septembre, 2020 mois entourée de sa
famille aimante.
Elle est née à St Justin au Québec le 19 décembre 1921. Fille du feu Arthur et Marie
Louise Gagnon, Clémence était entourée de nombreuses occasions d'enrichissement. Elle
est arrivée aux États-Unis après avoir épousé l'amour de sa vie, Raymond Bergeron, le 5
juillet 1947. Il est décédé le 24 octobre 1980. Elle est également prédécédée par son
enfant Aline Marie décédée (un bébé) le 1er novembre 1951, son fils Paul le 9 juin 2014,
son petit-fils, David Gaworecki le 16 mai 2018 et son arrière petit-fils, Grady Howrigan
le 28 juillet 2017. Elle a connu un riche héritage culturel canadien-français et est devenue
une ardente promotrice de l'éducation catholique. Après avoir terminé ses études à l'école
régionale de St Justin, elle a démontré très jeune un large éventail de talents et une
recherche inlassable de la perfection dans tout ce qu'elle entreprenait.
Pendant plus de 30 ans, Clemence était une couturière experte qui a cousu pour les
magasins de mariage locaux et pour un nombre incalculable de personnes dans la région.
Les clients ont fait appel à elle lorsqu'ils avaient besoin de projets de couture
particulièrement difficiles et délicats. Elle était une excellente femme au foyer, s'occupant
bien de ses 9 enfants. Elle aimait également la broderie, le tricot et le tissage ainsi que sa
passion pour la couture. Elle était un membre passionné de la Société des Deux Mondes,
membre à vie des Filles d'Isabelle et des Dames de Sainte-Anne, et a travaillé de
nombreuses années pour sa paroisse, St Francis Xavier à Winooski, en confectionnant des
vêtements liturgiques et en prenant soin du linge d'autel.
Clémence tenait beaucoup à sa foi et restait fidèle dans ses dévotions à Notre-Dame du
Perpétuel Secours, à Saint Antoine et à Saint Jude. Sa pratique quotidienne de la prière
comprenait de plusieurs chapelets montrant son engagement généreux envers sa famille
et ceux qu'elle aimait.
Clémence était une femme remarquable, toujours sympathique et à l'esprit vif. Elle a
vraiment aimé accueillir sa famille, ses amis et ses voisins sur sa gallérie et au téléphone
avec une attitude amicale et accueillante et une conversation animée. Elle vibrait aux
interactions sociales et elle a vraiment chéri chaque personne qu'elle rencontrait.
Clémence laisse un bel héritage à travers sa famille aimante. Diane et John Gaworecki
d'Essex Junction, VT; Gail (épouse de feu Paul Bergeron) de Sterling, MA; Robert et
Kathy (Berry) de Jericho, VT; Marcel et Linda (Lucchini) de Richland, WA; Roland et
Mary (Lanahan) de Irondale, AL; Roger d'Essex Junction, VT; Lucille et Bruce Dupont
de Colchester, VT; Claudette et Ray Bouffard de Swanton, VT: Claude et Bonnie (Bragg)
de Thetford Ctr, VT; 27 petits-enfants et 38 arrière-petits-enfants et plusieurs nièces et
neveux aux États-Unis et au Canada.
Clémence laisse dans le deuil toute sa chère famille québécoise: sa sœur, Jeannette
Clément de Québec, son frère Clément Gagnon et son épouse Marie-Jeanne de Saint-​
Léon. Elle laisse aussi 2 belles-sœurs: Marie Claire Gagnon de Louiseville et Pauline
Gagnon de Montréal. Clémence a été précédée par 7 frères: Paul, Maurice, Pierre,
Germain, Jacques, Claude, Joseph Yvon et par 4 soeurs: Lucienne Gagnon, Thérèse
Racine, Anne Rose Gagnon, Noella Francoeur. Dans la region locale, elle laisse dans le
deuil son beau-frère, Conrad Bergeron de Williston, VT et sa belle-sœur, Pauline
Boulerice de St. Albans, VT.
La famille demande qu'au lieu de fleurs, ceux qui souhaitent honorer sa mémoire,
contribuent à l'église ou à l'école St Francis Xavier, 3 rue St Peter, Winooski, VT 05404.
Les heures de visite auront lieu le 7 septembre 2020 de 16h00 à 19h00 au salon funéraire
LaVignes, 132 Main St, Winooski, VT. La messe de ses obsèques sera célébrée 8
septembre, 2020 à 13h00 à l'église St Francis Xavier à Winooski avec l'inhumation qui
suivra au cimetière St Francis Xavier.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service
    Address
    132 Main St
    Winooski, VT 05404
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19 state guidelines we are currently allowing up to 40 people in the parlor at a time. Face masks are required and we ask that you respect social distancing. Thank you for understanding. Please go to the following link for the Zoom Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87835084192
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    Address
    3 Saint Peter Street
    Winooski, VT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, seating is limited to 100 participants for the funeral and sign up is required. Please call (802) 879-9488 to reserve a seat. Masks will be required at the church.

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Kathleen O'Reilly

Posted at 09:53am
I have such fond memories of your mother, and I know that she will be sorely missed by the community of St. Francis Xavier as well as by her many friends and neighbors in Winooski. I was so fortunate to have been able to visit with her a bit in January after Mass at SFX - en Francais - and it was delightful. My thoughts are with you all, and she and you will be in my prayers.
RG

Robert Gagnon

Posted at 03:59pm
Nos sympathies sincères à toute votre grande et belle famille. Nous gardons de bons souvenirs de tante Clémence , une belle dame calme, chaleureuse, une femme au grand cœur. On ne la voyait pas souvent cependant nous avions de belles conversations téléphoniques.
Elle était fière de sa famille ; elle était bien entourée.
Doux souvenirs
Affectueusement
Martine et Robert
AM

AnneMarie Mayo

Posted at 02:06pm
Prayers and sympathy to all of your family on the passing of your mother Clemence. My Mom enjoyed their daily phone conversations and chitchat. Cherish and keep your Moms memories close to all of your hearts and it will treasured forever. From the family of Jeanette Thibault
PC

Paul & Deanie McCarthy and the whole McCarthy Clan

Posted at 08:17am
Dear Roger and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please accept our condonlences.
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Louise Bouchard

Posted at 10:57am
To all my 9 Bergeron Cousins,
I am so sorry for your loss and I hope all the great memories you have of your mom will sustain you through the difficult moments.
I always thought my Aunt Clemence was such a classy lady and a strong person in how she raised her family especially after your father passed.
Sending you each Healing Hugs,
Louise Bouchard
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