Jeannine Theresa Gaillard

May 26, 1936 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Jeannine Gaillard Obituary

Auburn- Jeannine Theresa Provencal Gaillard, 87, died December 9, 2023. 

Born in Laconia, New Hampshire daughter of Alexander  and Flora Goupil Provencal and graduated from St. Joseph School elementary school in 1951 and graduated from Laconia High School in 1955. 

Jeannine became a certified Catholic Religious Educator in 1962 serving dioceses in New Hampshire and Maine in four parishes; Our Lady of the Lakes, Lakeport, N.HSt. Peter’s Church, Concord, N.H. , St. Patrick’s Church, Portland, ME, St. Gregory’s Church, Gray, ME. for a total of 26 joyful and happy years, retiring on May 4, 1986.

My sweet and loving story. While attending L.H.S. in my Freshman year, in study hall, I looked up and saw this cute, freckled face, black curly haired, big brown eyes, and the biggest smile looking at Moi!

Paul graduated ahead of me in 1954 and had a pre-enlisted in 1953 in the Air Force, to be effective as a High School graduate in 1954. When I graduated in 1955 we were married on September 3, 1955. We lasted 60 years when Paul died on June 15, 2015. However, our love was eternal and forever “ my true love hath my heart and I have his' '. How did we last that long? We dialogued, always talked things over, prayed together and yes we sang together in many choirs, community functions and special Masses. We never went to bed angry, too much fun making up! Always remember me through singing, equals praying twice. Music was a source of Great Joy, playing my instruments at Mass made me Soar Like an Eagle, being a Witness for Jesus Christ. 

She is also survived by her children, Andrew Gaillard and wife Deborah, Timothy Gaillard and wife Rebecca, Paula Gaillard and Carolyn Easton, and Keith Gaillard and wife Heather. She is also survived by five grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-grandchildren. Brother Pete Provencal and wife Marcia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday at St. Gregory’s The Great Church, 24 North Raymond Road, Gray, Maine.  Fr. Peter Kaseta will be the Celebrant. 


Memorial Donations can be made to Catholic Charities of Maine.


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Mass of Christian Burial
December 13, 2023

10:00 AM
Saint Gregory's Church
24 North Raymond Road
Gray, ME 04039


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