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Obituary: Marie Gagne, 87, Mother of Chief Robert Gagne

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Jul 092012
 

Marie Gagne

Marie Libero Gagne, 87, of West Haven died Friday, July 6, 2012 peacefully in her sleep at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

She was the beloved wife of Raoul A. Gagne and loving mother of Paul (Lynn) Gagne of West Haven and Robert (Laurie) Gagne (Chief, Orange Police Department) of Bethany.

She was predeceased by a stepson, Roger Gagne. She was the cherished grandmother of Robert Gagne Jr., Melanie Gagne, Morgan Gagne and Brianna Gagne.

She was a loving and devoted friend to many.

She was born in New Haven on August 20, 1924, daughter of the late Rachel Milone Libero. Her younger years were spent living on Wooster Street with her mother and late brother, Ralph Libero.

Her favorite story was that of having dinner on Wooster Street next to Frank Sinatra.

She loved sewing, cooking, music, the UCONN women’s basketball team and the beach.

She worked for Soundscriber in New Haven (where she met her husband) and later at Mackrille School in West Haven.

Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the West Haven Funeral Home on the Green.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church.

Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142 .