Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Monday, March 14th, 2011
Expedit J. Gallant
Born in Canada on Jan. 28, 1919.
Called by God on Mar. 12, 2011 and resided in Gardner, MA.
Expedit Gallant, 92, of Gardner passed away Saturday evening, March 12, 2011 in Heywood Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Expedit was born in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Canada January 28, 1919, a son of the late Fidele and Elise (Leger) Gallant, and moved to the United States when he was very young. His beloved wife of 66 years, Leona (Allain) Gallant died in 2006.
Expedit proudly served with the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Simplex Time Recorder company where he worked for 35 years. Expedit was a long time communicant of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Gardner. He enjoyed watching sports, doing puzzles, and most of all spending time with his family.
Expedit will be sadly missed by 3 sons; Melvin Gallant and his wife Patricia of Gardner, Paul Gallant and his wife Dolores of Gardner, and Andrew Gallant and his wife Linda of Templeton, 3 daughters; Leonette Lison and her husband Gene of Springvale, ME, Lola Meskauskas and her husband Daniel of East Templeton, and Lisa Smith and her husband Michael of Gardner, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Expedit was predeceased by one son Wesley Gallant, 6 brothers, and one sister.
Relatives and Friends are planning to honor and celebrate Expedit's life by gathering for calling hours in the Community Chapel of Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St. Gardner, on Tuesday March 15, 2011 from 6-8PM. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2011 beginning from the funeral home at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass which will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church 135 Nichols Street. Gardner at 10AM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, West St., Gardner is pending.
Those who wish to remember Expedit by making a memorial contribution in his memory are kindly asked to consider the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central St. Gardner, MA 01440.
To share a memory or condolence with the Gallant Family, please visit our website at www.fletchercares.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lamoureux Fletcher and Smith Funeral Home, 105 Central St. Gardner, MA 01440.