ASHLAND — Yvonne Ourila (Durette) Good, 93, of 12 Brunt Ave., died Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at her home after a courageous struggle with cancer with her son at her side.
Yvonne was born in Gilford on Dec. 16, 1920, the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Josephine (Marchand) Durette. She graduated in 1944 from the Augustine School for the Deaf in Brattleboro, Vt.
She had been employed as a seamstress for most of her life, lastly working at Plymouth Stitching in Ashland from 1981 to 2004. As an accomplished seamstress one of her joys was to make animals and toys. She had a love for cats and nature.
Beside her parents Yvonne was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Howard S. Good in 2007; her brothers, Joseph, Michael, Wilfred, Homer, Oliva, George, Irving, and Normand Durette; her sisters, Aura Landry, Marguerite Clavett, and Leona Deware; her sisters-in-law, Ismay Greemore Durette, and Clara Drake Durette; her brothers-in-law, Arthur Landry, Walter Clavett, and Robert Deware; her great-nephews, Ronnie Durette, Ronald Hurst, and Alexander Rowson.
Yvonne is survived by her son, Richard Plourde of Ashland; her nieces, Patricia Manley of Laconia, Lynn Rowson of Gilford, Catherine Corriveau of Belmont, Beverly Hueber of Portsmouth, Norma Boughton of Gilmanton, Barbara Fournier of New York, Nancy Harringtonand Linda Durette both of South Carolina; her nephews, Walter Clavett of Laconia, Jim, Bill, and Tom Deware all of Belmont, Arthur Durette of Columbia, Tom Durette of South Carolina, and Ray Durette of Connecticut; many great-nieces and great-nephews also survive Yvonne.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests expressions of sympathy in Yvonne's name be made to Pemi Valley Home Health and Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH 03264. www.pemibakercommunityhealth.org
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.