Lise C. Tardif, 72, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at her Charlotte County, Fla., residence.
She was born May 30, 1941, in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada, to Lucien and Cecile (nee Drouin) Gendreau, and she was adopted by Hilaire and Julienne Touchette.
A resident of Englewood for 15 years, coming from Lewiston, Maine, she was educated at St. Peter’s Grammar School and St. Dominic Regional High School. She went on to Bernard’s Fashion School of Cosmetology in Auburn, Maine. Mrs. Tardif was a professional hairdresser for 22 years. She was then a receptionist to Dow’s Law Office for nine years in Norway, Maine. She was a volunteer at Englewood Community Hospital for several years, and a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Rosaire E. Tardif of Englewood; mother, Cecile Drouin of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada; one stepdaughter, Michelle C. (Fred) Merrill of West Gardiner, Maine; three brothers, Jean-Louis (Hugette), Gerald and Raymond Gendreau, all of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Lise was preceded in death by all but one of her parents; and two brothers, Gerald and Clement.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. You may share a memory with the Tardif family at www.englewoodfh.com.
Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.