Sr. Antoinette Gamache RJM, age 84, of Somerset, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Rene L. and Antoinette (Boufford) Gamache. Sr. Antoinette entered the congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary on August 20, 1958 and was a teacher and health care provider for most of her life. She taught in several schools in New England, Mississippi and New York. In 1997 Sr. Antoinette studied to become a certified nurse assistant and worked in health care until her retirement.
In addition to her religious community, she is survived by her sister: Jeannette Gendreau of Somerset, MA, several cousins and second cousin: Denise Coombs. The religious community is very grateful to Jeannette and Denise for their countless hours of time and support given to Antoinette during her illness.
The family is very grateful to the staff at Clifton Assisted Living and Clifton Rehabilitation and Nursing Home for their kindness and care during this difficult time. They would also like to thank her cousin Denise Coombs for the extraordinary compassion and help she provided.
A calling hour for Sr. Antoinette will be held on Tuesday, October 4 from 10-11AM at Our Lady of Peace Parish, at St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington St., Swansea, with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 11AM. Burial at Notre Dame Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset.