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Yvonne M. (Brouillette) (Tashjian) Gaudet

Yvonne M. (Brouillette) (Tashjian) Gaudet
  • February 21, 1925 - September 23, 2019
  • Lexington, Massachusetts

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“George so sorry for the passing of you sister Yvonne! My. All her memories give you comfort!, ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: LeeAnn Heiser - Harvard, MA

“My prayers and condolences to Ed and the whole Gaudet family! Yvonne was a lovely lady and had a great life! Rest In Peace! ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Joanne Wright - Jamaica Plain, MA

“Dear Ed, nieces and nephews, and family, Yvonne was certainly quite a lady and fashionable. It was an honor to be her chaplain and bring her...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Carole Butler - Watertown, MA

“Our condolences to Ed and family. Yvonne was such a gracious and beautiful lady. John and I consider it a pleasure to have known her and Ed as our...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: John and Joanne Backus

“Dear Eddy,Our deepest condolences to you and your family upon hearing of the passing of your beloved wife Yvonne. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Brian Hynes - Family

“Rest In Peace Yvonne. You will be greatly missed. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Breton - Cape Coral, FL

Lexington – Mrs. Yvonne M. (Brouillette) (Tashjian) Gaudet, of Lexington, died on September 23, 2019 at the Parmenter Hospice House in Wayland. She was 94.

Yvonne was born in Cambridge on February 21, 1925, one of five children born to the late William and Blanche (Vezina) Brouillette and was raised in Arlington. She was a graduate of Arlington High School.

She worked during the war years in the photography department at Filene's in downtown Boston where she took many treasured portrait photos of servicemen to send home to their families.

It didn't take long after meeting Yvonne to know she had many interests and talents that matched her beauty both inside and out. She was a consummate hostess who made guests feel welcome and at home. Her kindness and generosity will always be remembered by those who knew her.

On January 21, 1984 she married J. Edward Gaudet at Saint Brigid's Church in Lexington. She was a talented oil paint artist and enjoyed tending to her meticulous yard and garden. A Lexington resident for most of her life, Ed and Yvonne also spent many happy winters at their home in Fort Myers, Florida.

She had a genuine love for life's gifts but what truly brought her peace was the faith that sustained her throughout her whole life. She was a faithful parishioner of Saint Brigid's Church in Lexington and more recently Our Lady's Church in Waltham.

Yvonne was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Tashjian, her step-daughter, Diane M. Skarbek, and her siblings Beatrice Hamel, Robert Brouillette, and Lorraine Quinn.

In addition to her husband, Ed, she leaves her granddaughter, Nicole M. Skarbek of Waltham, her brother George Brouillette of Groton, her close friends David and Karen Wright of Lexington and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Yvonne's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, September 29th from 4 to 7 p.m., and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Yvonne's family would like to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the tender care she received at The Commons in Lincoln, the Parlin Hospice Home in Wayland and from Right at Home caregivers in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saint Vincent dePaul Society, c/o Our Lady's Parish, 920-R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452.