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Lillian Romelia Derosiers Howard
Birth: Mar. 29, 1894
Northborough
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1994
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Lillian was born in Northborough, MA. She was the daughter of Hercule Derosiers and Eugenia Rousseau Corriveau. Her parents married each other after both of their spouses died, so she was actually raised with at least nine siblings. Lillie married Francis Howard on Oct 2, 1916. They had one daughter, Carol Howard Dunn.

For many years after Carol's birth, Lillian and Francis were separated, so she worked as a housekeeper in several private homes, as well as at Roy's Funeral Home on Hammond St. where she took care of the invalid matriarch of the Roy family. After Lillian retired she took the time to care for her ailing sister, Hattie, as well. In the final chapters of her life, Lillian lived in an elderly housing unit in Leicester for twelve years, then at her daughter's house in Holden and finally at St. Francis Home in Worcester, MA where she died. At the time of her death she left six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Lillian bought the cemetery stone in Spencer for her sister, Jeannia, Jeannia's husband, Walter, and their brother Ernest. This was one of her many kindnesses to family members and friends.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Hercule Derosier (1852 - 1934)
  Eugenia Rousseau Derosier (1862 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Francis William Howard (1889 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josephine Roberts (1872 - 1950)**
  Arthur J. Derosier (1873 - 1940)**
  Eliza Madeline Derosiers Balthazar (1877 - 1964)**
  George A Derosier (1879 - 1936)**
  Amede Victor Derosier (1881 - 1955)**
  Eva M Corriveau Martin (1882 - 1960)**
  Delvina O Desrosiers Barrell (1883 - 1954)**
  Lydia E. Corriveau Champagne (1885 - 1956)**
  Hattie Desrosiers (1887 - 1973)**
  Lillian Romelia Derosiers Howard (1894 - 1994)
  Jeannia Marie Derosier Young (1896 - 1987)*
  Clarence Harold Derosier (1900 - 1956)*
  Ernest F Derosier (1902 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Holy Rosary Cemetery
Spencer
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Therese Fenner Boucher
Record added: Nov 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31171265
Lillian Romelia <i>Derosiers</i> Howard
Added by: Therese Fenner Boucher
 
Lillian Romelia <i>Derosiers</i> Howard
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Lillian Romelia <i>Derosiers</i> Howard
Added by: Therese Fenner Boucher
 
 
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Affectionately from a niece with "that awful name"
- Lillian Roberts Kearney
 Added: Jan. 2, 2015
To a lady who had a way with African Violets and with anyone in need of TLC.
- Therese Fenner Boucher
 Added: Jan. 18, 2009

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Nov. 6, 2008
 
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