Dolores A. Rainville

August 28, 1942 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 78)


Dolores A. Rainville
So. Burlington, VT
August 28, 1942 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 78)

Dolores “Dolly” Rainville, 78, passed away on May 1, 2021 at the end of a short stay at UVM Medical Center. Born in Fitchburg, MA on August 28, 1942, she was the daughter of Ernest Gagne and Rose (Therrien) Gagne. She settled in New Hampshire to raise a family after her wedding to Paul Rainville in 1973, and moved to Vermont in 2003.

Dolores taught school after earning her BA in Education, and then worked as a bank clerk. She raised two children of her own, and nurtured countless others as a day care provider and catechism class volunteer. She was an avid reader, talented seamstress and cake decorator, and enjoyed cross-stitch, puzzles, and crosswords.

Dolores was predeceased by her parents, her husband Paul, and her daughter Janet. She is survived by her son John Rainville and daughter-in-law Katie Graham with grandson Asa of Newmarket, NH, her son-in-law Steve Hale and grandsons Kyle and Gavin Kinney of Jericho, VT, her brother Br. Robert Gagne, S.C. of Pascoag, RI, her sister-in-law Rita Willette of Londonderry, NH and many cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fitchburg, MA.
Dolores requested that gifts to charity be made in lieu of flowers.

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