March 23, 1921 - February 6, 2014

Burial Date May 24, 2014


DESILETS, JEANNE SEGUIN, 92, of Barre, died February 6. Jeanne was born May 23, 1921, in North Hatley, Quebec, the daughter of Augustus and Rhea (Barre) Seguin. The family moved to Barre, where she attended the North Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1939. Jeanne was an accomplished student, singer and cello player. She was very proud of Barre, Spaulding and her classmates, helping organize and never missing a class reunion. After graduating high school, she worked in the office of a local Barre retailer. Jeanne married Ernest J. Desilets at St. Monica Church in Barre on August 31, 1940. They made their home at 53 Hill Street where they raised four children. She worked as bookkeeper for her husband’s mechanic business, Ernie’s Repair Shop. She loved sewing, making braided rugs, and afternoon coffee with her dear friend, Agnes Damore. Jeanne was a superb cook, preparing and serving memorable holiday meals for her family. Summers were spent at camp on Lake Groton with her family and friends, watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren swimming and playing on her beautiful beach. Jeanne was known for her delightful smile and personality. You could hear her joyful laugh on boat rides and from the screened porch where she and her late husband, Ernie, spent so much time. She enjoyed tending her gardens, especially her raspberry patch, and Fourth of July fireworks were a favorite. She was a lifelong member of the St. Monica Catholic Church, Court St. Monica the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and she enjoyed playing cards at the Barre Mutuo Club. She was also designated a lifetime member of the Lake Groton Association. She was “mommy” to four children: Jacquelyn Duckett and husband Douglas of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Groton; Jon Desilets and wife Sandy of Daytona, Fla., and Groton; Janice Badeau and husband Gaspor of Barre; Janet Page and husband Thomas of Groton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She has one brother, Charles Sequin and wife Anita of Burlington. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, in 1975, as well as her brothers, Maurice, Paul and Arthur Sequin, and a sister, Claire Begin. Jeanne was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11am in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.

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