1920 – 2013
Putnam – Georgette M. (Langlois) Coderre, 92, matriarch of the Coderre family, affectionately known as Mother, Mom, Ma, Memere, Mem, Mrs. Coderre, and Mrs. C formerly of Ballou St, died Friday, May 31, 2013 in Westview Healthcare Center. She was the loving wife of the late Paul R. Coderre. Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late George and Elise (Robitaille) Langlois.
Mrs. Coderre was united in marriage to Paul R. Coderre, on November 11, 1939, in the Corpus Christi Church in New York.
Mrs. Coderre was a homemaker, but, after raising her seven children, she began volunteering as a nurse’s aide for Day Kimball Hospital as well as at many area nursing homes including Westview.
Mrs. Coderre enjoyed playing cards especially “Catch 5.” Mrs. Coderre was a member of the parish family at St. Mary of the Visitation Church in Putnam and was a volunteer in the Day Kimball Hospital, Development Office, volunteering over 12,000 hours.
Georgette is survived by four sons, Ronald P. Coderre and his wife Donna of Putnam, Maurice “Moe” Coderre and his wife Pam of Putnam, Michael Coderre and his wife Joanne of Woodstock, and Marc J. Coderre, Sr. and his wife Robin of Putnam; three daughters, Diane Bates and her partner Paul Aldrich of Putnam, Dolores “Dee” Carnahan and her husband Rick of Woodstock, and Jacqueline LaFreniere of Waterford; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her aunt and uncle that raised her from early childhood Adelard and Pamela Lachapelle; four brothers, Etienne Langlois, Marcel Langlois, Laurent Langlois, and Philippe Langlois; and a sister Marie Jeanne Beaupre.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Georgette’s family from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, where a funeral will assemble on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 230 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 230 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260, Westview Healthcare Recreation Fund, 130 Ware Rd., Dayville, CT 06241, the DKH Development Fund, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 . For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.