Flora (Rousseau) Picard, a resident of Burlington for 13 years, passed away at the Woodbriar of Wilmington Nursing Home on Thursday morning, February 15, 2007. The wife of the late Leo S. Picard, she was 100 years old.
Flora was born in Lowell. She was the daughter of the late Ferdina and Lea Roussea. She was raised and educated in Chelmsford. Flora and her husband Leo lived in Brooklyn and Long Island New York before moving to Quebec Canada in 1949. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm. Flora learned how to milk cows and make maple syrup. From Quebec, they moved to Vermont to another dairy farm. In 1965 Flora and her husband retired to Hollywood, Florida. At the age of 57, Flora went to school to become a licensed practical nurse. She worked in hospitals in Hollywood Florida. In 1992, she moved to Burlington to live with her daughter Jan Brouillette and her husband Phil. She was a member of the Burlington Seniors. Flora enjoyed traveling and knitting. Flora was blessed to have a wonderful life that spanned 100 years.
Flora is the beloved wife of the late Leo S. She is the loving mother of Jeannette “Jan” & her husband Philip Brouillette of Burlington. She is the sister of the late Rose Savage and Evelyn Phillips. She is the grandmother of Constance Turcotte of Strafford, NH, Steve Brouillette of Billerica and Michael Brouillette of Burlington. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren. A visiting hour will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Saturday, February 17 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 11 a.m. Relatives and Friends respectfully invited. Interment will be private. Memorials in Flora’s name may be made to the Burlington Council on Aging, 61 Center St., Burlington, MA 01803.