1969 – 2019
Newington, CT – Melissa (Aucoin) Pelletier, 49, of Richard St., passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2019. She was the wife of Robert Pelletier. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Aucoin.
Melissa received her master’s degree in education from St. Joseph University. She was a dedicated and well liked educator for various schools and published a book titled “The Secrets of the Wee People.” Her true passion was the performing arts. She enjoyed singing and acting with numerous theater groups. Her beautiful voice was evident while singing at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wethersfield, CT. Melissa will always be remembered for her vivacious personality and her bright smile.
In addition to her parents and husband, Melissa is survived by her four beloved children, Devon Dusseault and his wife Ashley of Windsor Locks, CT; her daughters, Jillian Dusseault Clark and her husband Dave of Suffield, CT and her granddaughter Elouise Clark, Rowan Pelletier of Newington, CT, and Willow Pelletier of Newington, CT; her sister, Allison Darigan and her husband John of Woodstock, CT; her nieces, Meghan and Hannah Darigan; and her nephews, Jeter and Rory Darigan all of Woodstock, CT; her Aunt, Lorraine Bazinet; and her grandmother, Florence Aucoin and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. She is predeceased by her son, the late Brendan D. Dusseault; and her uncle, the late Theodore Bazinet.
As was Melissa’s request, services are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. Memorial donation may be made to N.A.M.I. (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.