Karen G. Bouchard
NO. SMITHFIELD- Karen G. Bouchard, 62, resident of No. Smithfield passed away Feb. 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Peter & Anna (Lanowy) Gemski,
Karen was a resident of No. Smithfield for the past fifteen years. Karen was Executive Director of Head Start in Woonsocket. She was a volunteer at the Stadium Theatre and was a member of various committees, including the RI Early Care and Education System, RI & New England Head Start Association, and City of Woonsocket Planning Board. She was also a RI Foundation Fellow and former Exec. Director of Thundermist Health Care in Woonsocket.
She is survived by her son David Bouchard of NY, brother, John Gemski and his wife Eleanor of Cumberland, nieces, Candice & Elizabeth Gemski, nephew, Derek Gemski.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Gemski, nephew, Kenneth Gemski, sister in law, Rose Gemski.
Her funeral will be held Friday at 10am from the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home 75 Harris Ave. Woonsocket, with a Service at 11am in St. Michaels Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Woonsocket Head Start or the American Cancer Society. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.