Florence G. Gareri, 96, of Westborough


Westborough – Florence G. Gareri, 96, formerly of Westborough, passed away May 2, 2019 at Care-One in Millbury. She was the wife of the late Clement A. Gareri Sr.

Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Foley) Boucher. She was raised and educated in Upton and was a 1941 graduate of Upton High School.

Florence retired from the Westborough Public Schools after serving 13 years in the Fales School kitchen. Before that, she worked at Bay State Abrasives and at the employee lunchroom at the Westboro State Hospital.

Florence was a devoted wife and mother, raising a family of four boys in Upton and in Westboro. She was always active in her son’s activities whether it was serving as a den mother, helping out at school, or simply supporting them in their adventures. She always found time for a round of golf, a trip to Lake Manchaug, or a game of cards — any cards, but she was an especially fond of cribbage.

She was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church and a member of the Senior Adults. She was also a member of the Westborough Senior Center and Bay State Retirees Club.

Florence is survived by three sons, Charles D. Gareri and his wife Jane of South Carolina, Joseph P. Gareri and his wife Holly Wheeler of Maryland, John A. Gareri of North Grafton, and a daughter-in-law, April Gareri. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Clement A. Gareri Jr.; three brothers, Allen, Francis and Paul Boucher; and two sisters, Doris Ogden and Alice Martindale.

Her funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 11 a.m., in the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. A calling hour will precede the service from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581.