Allard, Doris

November 22nd, 2010

Doris E. (Bibeau) Allard, age 88, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, November 22, 2010, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Born in Cambridge, MA, on February 10, 1922, Doris was the dear daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Livernois) Bibeau. Doris grew up in Southbridge, MA and attended Southbridge High School.

Doris was a “war bride” marrying her sweetheart Albert L. Allard on May 19, 1945, the couple spent over 50 great years together prior to Albert’s passing. The couple lived in Southbridge for the first 15 years of marriage, moving to Wilmington in 1959, where they raised their two children.

Doris became an active communicant of St. Thomas Church in Wilmington where she was involved in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and also volunteered countless hours working at the annual church bazaars.

Prior to retiring, Doris worked in the Executive Dining Room at AVCO/TEXTRON Company in Wilmington and later could be found working at the lunch counter in the North Wilmington Pharmacy, always with a smile as she welcomed the customers.

Doris loved life and even more so the people that touched her life, her endearing personality and generous nature made those around her very comforted. She had an open door policy and her house was “home” to many where they were always welcomed with open arms and a hot meal or snack no matter what time of day or night.

Doris enjoyed spending as much time with her family and friends as she could, whether that was enjoying card games, shopping or casino trips, theater shows, or luncheons with her friends, she was always glad to be included. Her many trips to the ocean with her family, her favorite beach being Old Orchard in Maine, where she “dipped” her toes into the water and enjoyed playing in the sand with the grandkids, and let’s not forget the holidays, they were always full of laughter and fun, making memories to cherish for a life-time.

Doris will be remembered for her avid dancing ability and could perform a “mean” jitter bug as well as an elegant waltz!.

Doris was a wonderful woman, always upbeat and optimistic, she had a great smile and a contagious laugh. She loved being surrounded by people and was always willing to help others, Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and a true friend to many, she will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Doris was the beloved wife of the late Albert L. Allard, devoted mother of Judith A. Gross of Wilmington and Russell A. Allard & his wife Audra of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, cherished mother-in-law of Roberta Allard of Wilmington, loving grandmother of Amy Logue Norton, Andrea Carney & her fiancé Robert Thompson, Jacquelyn Pilla & her husband Steven, Russell A. Allard, Jr. & his fiancé Michelle Mannion, Timothy Allard & his wife Jacqui, and great-grandchildren Ashley Logue, Alex, Nicole, Matthew, and Zoe Norton, Maya Carney, Cameron and Sydney Pilla, Colin, Emma, and Jakobie Allard, dear sister of George Bibeau of Dudley, the late Edgar Bibeau and Roland Bibeau, Doris is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, November 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, November 26th from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Doris’s name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Allard, Doris”

  1. Joyce Crum says:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Sincere condolences and love.
    Joyce Crum

  2. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    To the Allard Family,
    We Were sorry to hear of Doris’s passing…We have a lot of fond memories of both our families together…You are all in our thoughts and prayers…
    Love to all…The Barry’s of Wilmington

  3. Bill and Eleanor Cameron says:

    May the Lord be with you and bless you at this time.

  4. The Sheldon Family says:

    We were sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your extended family.

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