Georgette Casavant

Obituary of Georgette Sylvia Casavant

Family and friends mourn the passing of Georgette S. Casavant, wife of the late J. Robert Casavant of 49 years. Affectionately nicknamed Gigi by her husband, she entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 26th at the age of 83. Georgette had a blessed life filled with love and adventure.

She was born in Woonsocket R.I. on July 6, 1940, daughter of Arthur E. and Cecile Pichette. Georgette is survived by two sons Michael P. Casavant of Hilton Head, S.C. and David A. Casavant (Carole) of Reading, Mass.; and a daughter, Lisa Casavant Miller (Timothy) of John's Island, S.C.; two grandchildren, Matthew Casavant of Reading, Mass. and Aimee Casavant of Los Angeles, CA.; brothers Arthur E. Pichette, Jr. and George Pichette died previously. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Georgette was raised in a french speaking household with her Canadian grandparents living across the street whom she visited daily. She often shared fond memories of her horse Duke, her dogs, chickens and ducks. Having graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1958, she and Robert married in 1960. They moved to NY in 1962 and in 1971 the family was transferred to Cap d'Antibes for two years with IBM where they traveled extensively and developed a passion for skiing and tennis. Georgette toured fellow IBM wives with ease with her command of the French language and often encouraged them to join her for classes in French cuisine. Upon returning to their home in Kingston, N.Y. , she began a career at Deising's Bakery where she made her soon- to- be famous quiches, soups and salads.

The family belonged to Wiltwyck Country Club where they enjoyed golf, tennis and swimming during the summer months. Georgette was an avid tennis player and also a dedicated gardener. She was a member of the Garden Club, Junior League, volunteered for the American Cancer Society and was a 4-H leader where she taught her "Darling 1/2 Dozen" crafting, baking and sewing (another passion of hers).

After retiring from Deisings, Georgette gave cooking classes at her home via Ulster County Community College. Friends and clients eventually formed a dinner club, taking turns hosting. Georgette is remembered to be the life of the party.

When Bob retired, they would spend their winters in Hilton Head, S.C. and Stuart, Fla. where many fellow Kingston friends also had retreats. Raised as a devout Catholic, Gigi always offered a smile and encouraging words to others even if she was not feeling her best and will be remembered for her outgoing personality and ready friendship.

A special thank you goes to the managers and care team of Day Springs of Johns Island as well as the Agape Hospice team for the exemplary care and support provided.

Plans for a celebration of life will be forthcoming. Arrangements by Simplicty Lowcountry Cremation Burial Services.

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