1935 – 2019
North Grosvenordale, CT – Lorraine M. (Mandeville) Beausoleil, 84, died peacefully Thursday, November 14, 2019 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Romeo J. Beausoleil, Jr. for 65 years. Born in North Grosvenordale, Lorraine was the daughter of the late Narcisse and Yvonne (Beaulac) Mandeville.
Lorraine was a lifelong resident of North Grosvenordale, born in her family home on May 29, 1935. She attended grammar and high school at St. Joseph’s School. She began her working career at American Optical as a key puncher, followed by many years as a bookkeeper for Colt’s Plastics. Lorraine was a devoted communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and a member of the Columbiettes. She loved spending time with her family. Lorraine enjoyed knitting, gardening, puzzle books, and playing cards. She treasured Christmas Eve celebrations with her family. Lorraine had a ready smile for everyone she encountered.
In addition to her husband Romeo, Lorraine is survived by her five children, Kenneth Beausoleil and his wife Gail of Quinebaug, Gary Beausoleil and his wife Amanda of East Putnam, Gail Beausoleil of Putnam, Karen Munroe and her husband Edward of Woodstock, and John Beausoleil and his wife Melissa of Kennesaw, GA; her siblings, Julienne Provost of Wilsonville, Henriette Cartier of Lakeside, CA, and Norman Mandeville of Hendersonville, NC; Nine grandchildren, Kenneth Beausoleil, Kristopher Beausoleil, Nicholas Lawrence, Emma Beausoleil, Renee Hill, Heather Vallis, Galen Munroe, Michael Beausoleil, and Shauna Christensen; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Eric Beausoleil and Michele Beausoleil, and by her sisters, Jeanne Semensky and Theresa Richer.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lorraine’s family on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT with a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 897, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255.