1929 – 2015
N. Grosvenordale – Doris (Mead) Courtemanche, 85, of Quinebaug Rd., died Friday, August 14, 2015 in the Pierce Memorial Baptist Home. She was the loving wife of the late Leo E. Courtemanche. Born in Thompson, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Cecilia (Gadboury) Mead.
Mrs. Courtemanche worked as an inspector for Borden Candy Shop and Risom Manufacturing. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and served as a town constable and crossing guard.
Doris is survived by her sons, Gary Courtemanche of Thompson, Michael Courtemanche of Silver Spring, MD; and Scott Courtemanche of Frederick, MD; her sisters, Phylis Tarullo of Quinebaug, Luva Hoar of Brimfield, MA; and Cynthia Champion of FL; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Doris’ family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in West Thompson Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.