Lynne Doris Gagnon (Duquaine), 65, Town of Scott, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2011 from a courageous 9-month battle of pancreatic cancer, with her family by her side. She was born October 20, 1945 in Green Bay to the late Goldie and Lucille (Bourguignon) Duquaine. Lynne graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1963 and married Richard Harlin Gagnon on June 11, 1966 at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. Over the last 25 years, she worked for Green Bay Public Schools, spending 20 of those years at Wequiock Elementary school as their secretary, retiring in 2006. She truly enjoyed the people and environment at her school and was well liked by staff and students.
Lynne had many hobbies that included family tree research, gardening, camping, fishing and boating with her husband. She was a former member of the Green Bay Boating Club and Yacht Club. She also knitted prayer shawls for Holy Cross Church and newborn baby hats. Her favorite past-time was spending time with family and watching her grandchildren play sports. Lynne enjoyed time relaxing with an afghan and a good book. She loved opening her home to family and hosting all special occasions.
Lynne is survived by her husband, Richard Gagnon; daughters Cheryl (Josef) Napieralla, Kaukauna; Michelle (Greg) Vine, Town of Scott; and Kristin (John) VanHorn of Denver, Colorado; six grandchildren, Alex and Jacob Napieralla, Julia, Parker, and Jagger Vine, and Kaitlyn VanHorn.
She is also survived by two sisters, Alice (Richard) Van Egeren, Tucson, AZ; Sally (John) Sisson, Paducah, KY; two sisters-in-law Mary Jane (Sandy) Goodman, Maryland; Jane (Michael) Cornell, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Blake Vine; one brother-in-law Thomas (Sally) Gagnon; one nephew, Brad Gagnon; her in-laws, Bradford and Elnor (Landry) Gagnon-Leiterman; step-father-in-law, Alhart Leiterman.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4-8pm Tuesday. Parish Wake Service 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Fr. Tom Hagendorf, O.Praem. officiating. Burial at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to Lynne’s family at www.prokowall.com
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Lynne’s name.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Saphner, Dr. Warren, Ruth Bloesl, NP; and Mark, RN, all of Green Bay Oncology, for the care and compassion they gave Lynne through her course of treatment; Amy, Amy, and Sue from Unity Hospice, who cared for Lynne in her final days; and also friends and family who prayed, sent well wishes and visited Lynne during the last nine months.
Evening Services: Tuesday Apr 19, 2011, 7:30 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home
Visitation: Tuesday Apr 19, 2011, 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home
Funeral Mass: Wednesday Apr 20, 2011, 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church
Visitation: Wednesday Apr 20, 2011, 10:00 - 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church
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