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Dorothy Ellen Giard

October 25, 1919 — July 15, 2019

Obituary of Dorothy Ellen Giard

So. Burlington/Grand Isle - Dorothy Ellen Giard, 99, died peacefully Monday morning, July 15, 2019 at the Gazebo Senior Living in So. Burlington. Dorothy was born on October 25, 1919 in Montague, MA, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Hull) Hicks.

She graduated from Turners Falls High School and married Victor Malvil Giard on February 9, 1945, in Miller's Falls, MA.

She was a member of the Civil Air Defense in Millers Falls during WWII, and worked in the Millers Falls Tool Co, before having her children.

Dorothy loved to garden, flowers, her church and spending time with and mentoring children. She was very active in the Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts for over 45 years, receiving the Silver Beaver Award.

She was a member of the Millers Falls 1st Congregational Church in Montague for many years, then became an active member of North Congregational Church in North Amherst.

From the age of 86 to 92, Dorothy lived in Grand Isle before moving to Gazebo Senior Living.

She is survived by her sons Victor M. Giard Jr. and his wife Beverly of Milton and Gene Giard and his wife Katrina now of Essex Jct. (previously of North Hero); by her grandchildren: Heather, Wendy, Nicholas and Steven; and her great grandchildren: Lori, Connor, Lucas, Liam, Landon and Chloe and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Victor Giard Sr. in 1993 and her sisters Betty Bezio and Pricilla Reipold and her brother Francis Hicks.

A graveside service for Dorothy will be held on Saturday July 20, 2019 at 11 am at the Highland Cemetery in Millers Falls, Montague, MA.

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