MERIDEN - Raymonde Gifford, 76, of 15 Sunbright Drive, North, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Westfield Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Myron Gifford. Born in Sacred Heart, Canada on Sept. 3, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Delia Roderick Jacques. She had been employed in the cafeteria at Hanover School and was a member of Holy Angels Church. She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn Buksa and Debra LeHerissier, both of Meriden and Sherry Puzzo of Waterbury; two sisters, Theresa Macri and Madeleine Jacques, both of Wallingford; three brothers, Clem Jacques of Middlefield, Rocky Jacques and Robert Jacques, both of Meriden; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Rev. Roland LaPlante will officiate. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT.

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  1. All the good times I had with my mother we would all go to Vermont and also take us to the Sugar House and also we would have a picknick in the back of her yard and we would pick rasberries. We all missyou and love you. PS: we would have fun at the tag sales and then we woulld shop together.

  2. Dear Debbie & family, know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers at this time. there is no greater loss than that of a loved one, Please accept our sincere condolences . Henry, Rosalie, Steven& Michael Banks

  3. Debbie & Sherri, Our deepest sympathy to you & your families. Our prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

  4. I will always miss her and always in my heart, she always spoiled me when I was a kid she liked going to Vermont and her liked that bed by the window. and she liked going shopping on sat. we,our family liked going over and and have picnics love Heather cook

  5. My prayers are with the family. I used to love visiting Mrs. Gifford when I was a young girl. I remember just hanging out with her and swimming. It was so comforting to see her at school, a familiar face from my neighborhood. May her soul rest in peace and I pray that she is in the loving arms of God.

  6. One of the best times we had was playing cards with Fern and Aldo. You will be missed. The boys miss you.

  7. Although I never really knew you, I know that you were a remarkable woman and would have been a great grandmother if you were still alive. Thank you for raising my mom she is a great mother. ~Cj

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