Frances Lucille (Vasalavage) Girouard

Born: Fri., Oct. 4, 1935
Died: Mon., May 11, 2020

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It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Lucille (Vasalavage) Girouard, beloved wife, mother and grandmother announces her passing on May 11, 2020 at age 84 due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease and passed peacefully at Meriden Center. Frances was born at Bristol Hospital on October 4, 1935 to Frank and Anna (Gnitzcavich) Vasalavage, the younger of two sisters. She attended Bristol Grammar schools and Bristol High School. After high school, Frances worked at First National Stores, and soon after married John Girouard on January 29, 1955. They raised their three children in Terryville (CT). Frances went back to work as the children got older, working at Gedney Electric for most of her adult life, then Federal Hill Surgical Group as a secretary and finally in the dining center of the Harry S. Fisher School system after retirement. Frances was always hard working, committed to her family and incredibly active. She especially enjoyed walking, hiking and running, participating in a number of local races, and proudly winning her age category, working out at the gym and taking yoga classes. Frances also loved animals and was an exceptionally skilled Scrabble player and crossword puzzler. She also enjoyed traveling and seeing America, but particularly loved meeting people and making new friends.
Frances leaves behind a loving family – her three children: Nicki Girouard, John Girouard and his wife Lisa, Michael Girouard; her grandchildren: Nicholas and Victoria; her nieces Celeste Coggins and Christine Andersen, and many friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Marie Renaud. Frances was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and will be deeply missed. Services will be celebrated at a later time. Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St Terryville is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, please donate online to the Alzheimer’s Association by going to,
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Thomas Mailhot
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
John, Lisa and family so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.

Lisa Barney-Faraclas
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
I am so sorry for loss of your mom. I remember a lot of laughs when she and my mom (Joyce Barney) were together. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very sad time.

Gail Ford
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Our deepest condolences in the lost of Frances. We had many wonderful conversations when she came to our office. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Dr. Alexander Komm and Gail Ford

Michael Ganem and family
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Stevens LaFrance
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Dear John and Lisa,

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

Dolly Ganem
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
Dear Family, I just read the news. So sorry. We had many laughing days and evenings many years ago while yours and mine kids were growing up. Many happy memories.