Methuen — Gaude Marie Cécile (LePelch) Rubin, 70, left this world on Monday, June 9, 2014.
She was born in Blida, Algeria, to the late François and Jeanne (Moncelet) LePelch of Brittany, France. She is survived by her devoted husband, Joël Rubin; and her two loving daughters, Corinne Jocelyne Rubin and Guénaëlle Colette Jeanne Maria; and son-in-law, Michael.
Before settling down in Methuen, where she lived for 30 years, she led a richly nomadic life, moving from France to Québec, to Virginia, to Washington, D.C., with her parents; her brothers, François LePelch of Maryland, and the late Joël LePelch of Florida; and sisters, Jocelyne Guimon and Yannick Maraval of France. In 1970, she was married in Connecticut, and started a family, who then relocated to Switzerland for four years.
Gaude was a devoted parishioner of St Monica’s Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector, and prayed for and was loved by many. In her early years, she worked as a dental assistant, and in her late 50s, became a certified assistant nurse. In every aspect of her life, Gaude helped family, friends and strangers alike in their time of need. She epitomized Love, enriched us all, and is sorely missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance at dbsalliance.org.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 16, at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, Mass. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, June 17, in St. Monica's Church, Methuen.
For directions, or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Rubin Family with the arrangements.