Gisele  Landry

Obituary of Gisele Rita Landry

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LANDRY, Gisele R. Great Barrington It is with profound sadness that the family of Gisele Rita Landry announce her passing on May 7, 2024. Born in Pictou on July 16, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Geneva (Petitpas) Landry. She was educated at Pictou Academy and Mount St. Vincent University. As a young woman, Gisele’s free spiritedness led her to Toronto where she became a flight attendant. This work satisfied her desire to travel and experience other cultures. She was endlessly fascinated by people and the ways we live, love and worship all around the world. She lived in Saudi Arabia for several years before moving to the United States and living in Texas for a short time. After which, she settled in Massachusetts for the remainder of her life (over thirty years). Gisele was a lover of art and nature. She marvelled at the simplest of pleasures; a singular birdsong, the quiet of an early, winter morning, tree blossoms awakening in the spring, a hot cup of tea and a video chat or phone call with a loved one, writing or receiving a handwritten note, the slow savouring of her favourite food, an afternoon nap, and the simple calm of a tidy, minimal space. She adored being close to the Housatonic River. She believed strongly in the manifestation of goodness through mindfulness and positive thinking and she spent most of her adult life as a seeker of inner peace and contentment. Predeceased by her father, she is survived by her mother, Geneva; sisters, Claudette (Jerry) Chaisson, Pictou; Carmen (Francis) Hawley, Greenwich; Carl, Burlington; Marc (Rebecca), Pictou; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks go to Ody Pond and Karen Brehm for their years of support and friendship. Thanks go out to her friends who kept a vigil with her when she was in the hospital. In keeping with Gisele’s wishes, no visitation or service will be held. Donations to honour her memory can be made to Friends of Redtail Society;