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ANDOVER — Mr. Gracien “Jack” Gamache, 95, died, Thursday, August 14, 2014, in Wingate at Andover. He was the husband of the late Irene L. (Hamel) Durant Gamache, who passed away in May 2014. They shared 33 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Bella (Sassville) Gamache, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.

Born in San Clement, Canada, on May 18, 1919, he was the son of the late Adelard and Adeline (Vacue) Gamache. He was a resident of Andover for many years and had previously resided in Goffstown, N.H.

Jack worked as a barber for most of his career. He was a dog lover, and especially liked Schnauzers and had them as pets over the years. Jack was known at Atria Marland Place in Andover as the “Keeper of the Clock.” The grandfather clock in the lobby was not functioning for many years and it was Jack who was able to make it work again, and he continued to maintain it for many years.

Jack’s family wishes to thank the staff of Wingate at Andover and Atria Marland Place in Andover for the loving care and support shown to Jack and their family over the years. It was greatly appreciated.

He is survived by his late stepson, Paul J. Durant’s wife, Mary, of Seabrook, N.H.; three stepchildren; and eight step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his siblings.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian Burial for Jack was held on Monday, August 18, in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover, at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours were held prior to the Mass, from 9 to 10 a.m., in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Jack’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For more information and to send condolences, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  August 21, 2014
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