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French Memories, Cohasset celebrates 25 years of butter and love

The Patriot Ledger

Oct 2016


In French, Jean-Jacques Gabanelle calls out instructions to his daughters behind the counter. They respond, in English, that they’ve already taken care of the croissants; what’s next?


This is daily life at French Memories in Cohasset Village. The popular French bakery is celebrating 25 years of business since it opened in 1991.


Jean-Jacques runs the business with his wife, Anne, and their three daughters, Sophie, Emily, and Marie. Like the founders, all the recipes come straight from France, and everything save for the donuts and cupcakes is baked from scratch right in the shop.


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