North Grosvenordale, CT-Dolores Deslauriers, 83, formerly of North Grosvenordale, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018 at the Matulaitis Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center with her family at her side. She was born in North Grosvenordale on October 4, 1934 to the late George and Angelina (Lariviere) Houle.
Dolores was a religious woman who was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella and a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Grosvenordale. She loved looking at family photographs and telling stories of her adventures with the love of her life, her late husband Richard. Dolores and Richard were married at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford, CT on October 4, 1952. She enjoyed cooking, canning, reading, bingo, word searches and coloring on her tablet and especially the visits from her special granddaughter and great granddaughter. Dolores was a home maker, who later in life worked in the textile and retail industries, finally retiring as a Certified Nursing Aide / Personal Attendant.
She is survived by her brother Raymond L’Heureux and wife Susan of Tucson, AZ; her ten children, Richard and wife Elizabeth of Delray, FL, John and wife Sharilyn of Sterling, CT, Roger and wife Debbie of Stafford Springs, CT, Michael of Nahunta GA, Daniel and wife Elaine of St. Mary’s, GA, Babette and husband Jack of Willows, CA, Roland of Willimantic, CT, Arthur and wife Laurie of Thompson, CT, Jacqueline of Danielson CT, & Jo-Anna of Catatwissa PA, 21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Paul & Eugene.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., North Grosvenordale at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 followed by a gathering of family and friends at St Joseph’s Church hall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, (in memory of Dolores Deslauriers). For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.