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Cecile L. Garand peacefully passed away on November 13, 2016, at Exeter Hospital after a long illness.

She was surrounded by her devoted husband of 63 wonderful years, her loving children and sister. She was a devoted, nurturing, loving, and generous wife, mother and sister who loved life, loved to laugh and make others laugh. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Cecile was a graduate of Amesbury High School and received her nursing degree at St. Joseph Hospital in Lowell, Mass. She was a dedicated and loving caregiver throughout her 51 years as a registered nurse. In her latter years, she especially loved her time spent working with her daughter at Bernadette’s Day Spa.

"Nickie" was predeceased by her parents, Pierre J. Nicol and Claire B.(Roy) Nicol; brothers, Raymond, Henry, Alfred, Norman and Rene Nicol/Nichols; sisters, Marie Claire Jeanette Nicol and Therese D'Angelo; her daughter-in-law, Terri Garand and son-in-law, Don Rogacki.
She leaves behind her husband, Maurice H. Garand and eight children, Pierre and Barbara Garand of Kensington, N.H., Paul and Lorie Garand of Exeter, N.H., Andre Garand of Edinburg, N.Y., Therese and Thomas Barbour of Conway, N.H., Bernadette and Thomas Flanagan of Amesbury, Mass., Rita and Daniel Chouinard of Hampton, N.H., Norman Garand of Vancouver, B.C., Marie Garand-Rogacki of South Hampton, N.H.; sisters, Rita Roy of California and Claire Nicol of Amesbury, Mass.; sister-in-law, Marianne Nicol of East Kingston, N.H.; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sweet Tea Cup Pomeranian, Ruby; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
At her request, a gathering in remembrance will be held Monday, November 21, 2016, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for immediate family and relatives at E.V. Jutras & Son Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury MA 01913.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 11 Sparhawk St., Amesbury, MA. 01913.
Published on  November 17, 2016
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