Clinton-Gladys A. (Kovac) Denoncourt, 89, passed away peacefully at Leominster Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She is preceded in death her beloved husband of 62 years, Donald P. “Ducky” Denoncourt. She is survived by her son John Denoncourt & companion Sylvia Knoll, of Gardner; daughter Pauline Moran & husband William D. Moran, Jr., and two grandsons, William D. Moran III, and Daniel Moran, all of Clinton. She leaves several nieces and nephews, notably Bernice LeMay & companion Leland Lowe; and Peter Kovac & wife Kim, many cousins, dear friends, and her canine companion Mario. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Alexander, Stanley, Joseph, John, Edward, Bernice, and Statia.
Gladys was born and educated in Clinton, daughter of the late John & Pauline (Nowak) Kovac. She was a devoted wife and mother who dedicated her life to raising her family as a full-time homemaker. Talented in knitting, crochet, and sewing, Gladys created custom curtains and clothing for family and friends. With her vibrant and outgoing personality, Gladys was happiest when entertaining guests in her home. She looked forward to family game nights, bus trips to Atlantic City, and any chance to play Bingo or listen to country western music. She and her husband enjoyed riding their Harley-Davidson throughout New England and beyond, including notable trips to Hershey Park, PA and Niagara Falls, NY. Gladys will be dearly missed as the matriarch of her family and forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. A Calling Hour will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 8:30 until 9:30AM in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com