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Amanda M. (Albeke) Grenier

Posted By Bill On November 19, 2020 @ 2:25 pm In Obituaries | 26 Comments

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1983 – 2020

Amanda M. Albeke Grenier, 37, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at her home in Brooklyn, CT on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Amanda was born in Pittsfield, MA, at Berkshire Medical Center and moved to Moosup, CT from Becket, MA, when she was two years old. She always excelled in scholastics making the honor roll all throughout grade school. She graduated Plainfield High School in 2001 and went on to attend Fitchburg State College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a bachelor’s in science majoring in Criminal Justice. Amanda later went on to earn a master’s degree in Library & Information Science at Southern Connecticut State University. She married Justin Grenier at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plainfield, CT, on November 4th, 2006.

Amanda was the Director of the Gladys E. Kelly Public Library in Webster, MA. There she was influential in the Library’s management and development, having a positive impact on her staff and the local community. She was always a kind and loving person, cherished by her family, friends, colleagues and patrons.

Amanda is survived by her husband, Justin R. Grenier of Brooklyn, CT; her parents, Whitney and Donna Albeke of Moosup, CT; her sister, Alison Showers and her husband, Gary of Chicopee, MA; her two nieces, Caley and Madelyn Showers; her uncles, Michael Didato and his wife, Georgene of Waterford, CT and Richard Albeke of VA; and many cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, 815 Boswell Ave., Norwich CT 06360. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions kindly practice social distancing and wear a face covering. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. In Lieu of Flowers please consider donating to the Friends of Gladys E. Kelly Public Library, 2 Lake St., Webster, MA 01570. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.


Condolences for the family of “Amanda M. (Albeke) Grenier”

Condolence from Dave and Judi Johnson on November 19th, 2020 2:57 pm

Our sincere sympathy to Donna, Whitney and Alison and all the family. There are no words, this is not anything a parent wants to bear. It is very sad, so very sad. We are so sorry.

Condolence from Kaycee Spiewak on November 19th, 2020 3:20 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the whole family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Love, Kaycee & Peter Spiewak

Condolence from Alice Douthwright Dekow on November 19th, 2020 3:29 pm

Donna and Whitney and family. My heart is breaking for your loss. May the lord hold her in his hands and comfort her on her journey. Please reach out to me if you just need to talk or need a shoulder to cry on. I love you Donna and I am here ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Sandy Violette on November 19th, 2020 5:07 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in knowing that you have your loving family and friends praying for strength and peace. God bless you all.

Condolence from Marie and Jim Kilbride on November 19th, 2020 9:23 pm

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you in this difficult time and hoping that happy memories of your beloved Amanda help provide comfort.

Condolence from Cheryl Showers on November 19th, 2020 11:50 pm

My heart hurts for this wonderful women that was taken way to soon! I pray God with help heal her parents…husband..and my wonderful daughter-in-law Alison Showers and grandaughters Caley and Madelyn… there are no words but please know she will never be forgotten and remembered as the beautiful person she was…Gods grace be with you all.

Condolence from Marion Kervin on November 20th, 2020 6:54 am

Words cannot express the sadness one feels with the passing of Amanda. She will be missed by many. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Maggie and Paul

Condolence from Mary Hayden on November 20th, 2020 7:18 am

I’m so very sorry for your loss Justin. Ananda was such a wonderful person. My heart goes out to you and the rest of her family. Love to you all.

Condolence from Melinda Collelo on November 20th, 2020 8:22 am

I am so heartbroken to hear this sad news. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Carol Cyr on November 20th, 2020 8:48 am

Donna,Whitney and Allison…so heartbroken for you..you will all be in our thoughts.
Carol Cyr and family

Condolence from Megan Arnold on November 20th, 2020 10:53 am

My heart is so broken for your whole family. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed. Hugs and prayers to your family.

Condolence from Dave Aubin on November 21st, 2020 6:50 am

So sorry to hear of Amandas passing. I feel your pain having lost Kathy two months ago. We will always keep them alive in our memories and in our hearts. Please take care of yourself.

Condolence from Yvonne Nelson on November 21st, 2020 7:27 am

My deepest sympathy to the family. I had the privilege of working with Amanda many years ago at the then Chester Corbin Public Library. It was so great to see her growing to the position of Library director that she loved. I will miss so much seeing that smile and being able to talk to her whenever I would go in. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Jim Chauvin on November 21st, 2020 9:12 am

Amanda will be greatly missed. She always had a smile and never had a bad word towards anyone. She was a great boss to me for many years.Rest in peace Amanda.

Condolence from Beverly Albeke on November 22nd, 2020 5:46 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss.. Amanda will be greatly missed.. My prayers go out to all family members.

Condolence from Carrie Grimshaw on November 23rd, 2020 8:16 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Amanda was one of the best friends that I ever had. She was so special. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Robert Grenier on November 23rd, 2020 8:35 am

So sorry for your lost Justin.

Condolence from Lee Ann Amend on November 24th, 2020 2:58 pm

I am so sorry to hear the news about Amanda’s passing. I knew her from the Chester C. Corbin Public Library days in which she was the Circulation Supervisor and my Assistant. She was an amazing person and my heart goes out to all who have had the pleasure to know and love her.
Lee Ann Amend

Condolence from David M. Lynch on November 24th, 2020 4:18 pm

My heart goes out to all of Amanda’s loved ones. I was shocked and saddened today when I heard of her passing. I’d known her about eight years, from her job at the library, and will miss her terribly.

Condolence from Jocelyn Dexter on November 24th, 2020 11:37 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing. May your many happy memories of her help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Lori Pepka on November 25th, 2020 8:45 am

Amanda was the best library director Webster ever had; she was the best boss. Her family, friends, and colleagues have my sincere condolences. They will be in my thoughts and prayers for courage and strength during this sad event.

Condolence from Paul MacInnis on November 26th, 2020 1:02 am

I am so sorry to learn of this. I work as a sales rep for a book company and did business with Amanda while she was director of the library.She was a pleasure to work with, always smiling and laughing. I will miss her. May she rest in peace

Condolence from Julia Bruton on November 26th, 2020 8:48 am

I am so sad and very sorry for your loss. I met Amanda through my job as a vocational coach for the young adults in Webster Public Schools post graduate program. She was wonderfully supportive of their work there. I have rarely met someone so perfectly suited to their job. She will be missed greatly by the community of Webster MA.

Condolence from Joan S.Klebart on December 1st, 2020 4:23 pm

We were shocked to hear of the recent death of Amanda! We are friends of the library and were at meetings with Amanda. She was so pleasant ,smart and always had a welcoming smile,she will be truly missed. With deepest sympathy and prayers, Joan Klebart and Ronald Franek

Condolence from Julie on January 14th, 2021 7:45 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Amanda personally but I did know of her and I saw her in the library and my heart goes out to all of you, especially her husband and her mom and dad. Amanda, the little that I know of her, was wonderful. And as a longtime patron of the Webster Library my heart just aches; I just feel connected to her in a certain way. I pray blessings of peace and hope and comfort over everybody. And if there’s anything I can do, I would love, I would love love love to do something in honor of her or help somebody in some way for her, especially her husband or parents. Please please let me know. With all my love, Julie

Condolence from Julie on January 14th, 2021 7:47 am

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