SOUTHBURY — Georgette Marguerite Giroux, 89, formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Lutheran Home in Southbury.
Georgette was born January 24, 1930 in Watertown, the daughter of the late Ernest J. and Marguerite (Desruisseaux) Giroux. A lifelong resident of Watertown, she was a graduate of Baldwin School and Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury.
She earned her associate’s degree in horticulture from the University of Connecticut, her B.A. from Goddard College in Vermont and her master’s in pastoral counseling from St. Joseph’s University in Hartford. After a number of years in the lab at the Princeton Knitting Mills, she worked as a vocational counselor at Easter Seals in Watertown and LARC in Torrington. She also did career counseling at Post University.
Georgette is survived by two brothers, Marcel Giroux of Columbus, Neb., and Donald Giroux of Woodbury; her sister, Sylvia Brockman of Woodbury; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Andre Giroux and Robert “Wis” Giroux.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, November 25, at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury. Burial will follow in Mount St. James Cemetery, Porter Street, Watertown. Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 24, in the daily chapel of Sacred Heart Church. Arrangements are by Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Seeds of Hope for Haiti, in care of Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury 06488 or The Lutheran Home, 990 Main St. North, Southbury 06488.
For additional information or to leave an online message of condolence, visit www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com.