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Gina Pare, 62

December 16, 2021

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Gina Pare (Brayman) It is with heavy hearts the family of Gina Pare shares that she was called home to be with Jesus on December 16, 2021 after a brief illness. Gina was born to Richard and Sylvia Brayman (Burdick) on January 20th, 1959 at North Adams Hospital.

Gina attended Drury School, obtaining her GED later in life. She previously worked at the Manice Education Center as a cook for inner city children. She ran the kitchen as if it was her own home, putting her love, heart, and soul into her meals for the kids. Gina then worked at the North Adams Friendly's, initiating many flap jack fights among her fellow family members that worked alongside her. Gina also worked at Sweetbrook as a CNA, followed by Sweetwood as a receptionist. She then proceeded to work as a one-on-one paraprofessional and as a substitute for North Adams Public Schools and for Monument Square. The job she loved most was fostering many children, giving them a loving, safe, and supportive home. She cared for each and every one of her babies as if they were her own.

Gina was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of North Adams. Anyone who knew Gina knew how much she loved kids and fulfilled this to its fullest as her purpose in this life.

Alongside her mother, Gina leaves her daughters Angela Tower of West Springfield and Krista Tower of North Adams of whom she shared her caring home with. In addition she leaves behind her brothers Robert Brayman of Readsboro, VT, Michael Brayman of Readsboro, VT, and sister Kathy Rowett and husband David of North Adams, MA. Gina also leaves behind her grandchildren Nathanael and Emma Lilly, and Ariana Maylott, all of whom she adored with every piece of her heart. Gina also leaves behind the many foster children she touched the lives of throughout her life that were all family to her. Gina was predeceased by her father and one brother, Richard Brayman. There aren't enough words to express just how special Gina was and always will be. There will forever be a void no one can replace. She brought light to every room she entered with her gracious smile. She had an infectious laugh that brought comfort to anyone blessed to hear it. She was a mother to all. Gina will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Her family would like to thank the Southwestern Vermont Hospital caregivers that went above and beyond to take care of Gina and her family.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Gina Pare will be Tuesday December 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in North Adams. Calling hours AT THE CHURCH are Tuesday morning from 9-11 AM. In lieu of flowers, her family is requesting donations to Alex is a very dear friend of Gina’s and she believed in his mission. The FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA is in charge of arrangements. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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I was very sorry to hear of Gina's passing although late. She was a very nice lady who I had the pleasure to work with at school. She had occassionally worked in my room or in classrooms nearby. So easy to get along with. Again so sorry. Gone all too soon.
from: Lori on: 02-24-2022

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your your mom .
I she work for me at Friendly and was a wonderful person, always happy and caring of others.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Debra Lyons
from: Debra Lyonson: 12-23-2021

I'm so sorry for y'all's loss.
from: Michael Bensonon: 12-23-2021

Gina I feel blessed to have not only known you my friend but to have also been lucky enough to work with you and witness the love and dedication you had with our students . We shall miss you but also know you are watching over all. God bless your family.....
from: LISA M DEMARSICOon: 12-20-2021

RIP Gina you will be missed by all who knew you. My prayers of sympathy for the family.
from: Judy Licht on: 12-18-2021

Gina was certainly a special person.I got to know her through working at Sweet Brook Care Center.Always a smile on her face. My condolences to her family,her mother and her siblings.Rest in peace dear Gina.
from: Brenda Hollandon: 12-17-2021

Gina was a very dear friend and will be sadly missed. We shared many good times and lots of laughs. Rest in peace. My condolences to the whole family for your loss.
from: Delia Martinon: 12-17-2021

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