Yvette A. (Lamontagne) Gagne, 89, formerly of Bristol, widow of Lucien Rene Gagne, died on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, with her family by her side. Yvette was born on Oct. 7, 1929, in Berlin, N.H., and was a daughter of the late Ephriam and Aurelie (Lessard) Lamontagne. She was raised and lived in Berlin, N.H., until moving to Bristol in 1961.
A parishioner of St. Matthew Church, Forestville, she was known as a very positive woman who was always smiling. She enjoyed reaching out to family and friends on the telephone. Yvette is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Henry Raffia of Somers; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Michelle Gagne of Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph Emile Lamontagne of Satellite, Fla.; four grandchildren, Ryan Raffia, Amy Bernier and husband, Mark, Cody Faulkner, and Luke Faulkner; four great-grandchildren, Owen and Olivia Raffia, and Bailey and Mason Bernier; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her five brothers, Emery, Dennis, Clarence, Leon, and Normand Lamontagne; and her three sisters, Jeanne Bouchard, Doris Tardiff, and Dora Jacques.
The family thanks the staff of Evergreen Health Care in Stafford Springs for their compassionate care of our mother. A Mass of Christian Burial for Yvette will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Bristol. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Anne Cemetery, Berlin, N.H. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite # 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1052. Please visit Yvette’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com .