Ware - Michelle D. Giard, 75, of Ware died peacefully on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
She leaves her beloved companion and best friend, John “Hikey” Cembura; her brother Ronald P. Giard of Greenville, SC; her two sisters, Giselle M. (Giard) Ganz of Framingham and Judith Letourneau of Amherst; her three children, Christopher DiMarzio and his wife Lisa of Ware, Deborah (DiMarzio) Francavilla of Middleton and Renee (DiMarzio) King of Kingston, NH; her extended children, Stacey (Shacklumis) Singleton and her husband Jason of Acton, ME, Stephen Shacklumis, Jr., and his wife Jennifer Gray of Kittery, ME; her grandchildren, Denver, Julia and Sydney DiMarzio, Holly LeBlanc and her husband Paul and their children, Paul and Jack, John Francavilla, Nathaniel and Joshua King, Matthew and Caitlyn Oberg, Emily Ventura, Amelia and Andrew Bonnayer, Ethan Cembura, Amber Singleton, Annabelle and Cooper Shacklumis as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members whose lives she has touched. She was born in Ware, daughter of the late Rene and Irene D. (Deslauries) Giard.
Michelle enjoyed the simple things in life. Cooking, gardening, reading and crossword puzzles but what brought her the most joy was her family and friends. She will be remembered as a person who gave everything of herself without expecting or wanting anything in return. Measuring a life can be subjective and Michelle had much to be proud of, she would tell that her greatest accomplishments were her children. We would tell you that it was her ability to touch others; a sentiment shared by those who loved her deeply and who will miss her terribly.
The family wishes to thank Baystate Hospice, especially Laurie and Flor for the dedicated care they provided to Michelle.
A Funeral Mass for Michelle will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00AM in All Saints Church, 17 North Street in Ware. A Calling hour will be held prior to Mass from 9:30 to 10:30AM in Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant Street in Ware. Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery following mass.
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