|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 2008|
Hazel Lillus Lanteigne, 82
WRENTHAM - Hazel Lillus (Winters) Lanteigne, 82, of Dedham Street, Wrentham, died on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Serenity Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham with her daughters at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph James Lanteigne, to whom she was married in Canada in 1944 and who entered into eternal rest in 1992. Born in Finch, Ontario, Canada on July 9, 1925, Mrs. Lanteigne was one of 10 children born to the late Hubert and Sarah Carline "Carrie" (Ostler) Winters. She was raised on the rural family farm in Canada and was educated there, where she was a graduate of Finch High School in Finch.
Prior to her marriage, she was employed by the Royal Mounted Police in Ontario. Following her marriage, she and her husband immigrated to the United States on Oct. 20, 1944 and settled in North Attleboro, where she resided for decades until moving to Wrentham in April 2006. With the onset of Alzheimer's disease seven years ago, Mrs. Lanteigne was robbed of her wonderful memories and feistiness.
She will be remembered as a feisty little lady who was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
When she first fell in love with her future husband and marriage was planned, Mr. Lanteigne would often tell the story of how he wanted to marry Hazel and arrived at the train station too late and had to run a mile to catch the train in which she was a passenger. In later years, he jokingly remarked, "Oh, why did I ever catch that train!" She remained the love of his life until his death. Their family recalls with fondness his ability to select her the greatest birthday card one could ever imagine and purchase her favorite perfume, Chanel No. 5.
For more than 30 years, she was a manager at Univis Frame Company in North Attleboro until her retirement in 1985.
In 1978, her employer honored her as the company's "Woman of the Year," and many family, friends and colleagues celebrated her business accomplishments at the Ritz Carlton in Boston.
Mrs. Lanteigne was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in North Attleboro, where she would affectionately "blow kisses" to Fr. David Costa during Mass.
She was an ardent gardener with a terrific green thumb and was always there for her family through the years. Her family's loss is immeasurable and they will always recall her strength and absolute love.
Mrs. Lanteigne leaves three children, Carol Ann Gaumond and her husband John E. Gaumond Jr. of North Attleboro, Catherine June Parker and her husband Charles Parker Jr. of North Attleboro and Mark Joseph Lanteigne and his wife Kathy (Finneran) Lanteigne of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren: Charles Parker III and his wife Amy Parker of North Attleboro; Jeffrey Parker and his wife Dolly Parker of Tampa; Matthew Parker of North Attleboro; Jillian Reynolds and her husband Gus Reynolds of North Attleboro; Stephen Gaumond and his wife Amy Gaumond of North Attleboro; Barry Gaumond and his wife Beth Gaumond of North Attleboro; John J. Gaumond and his wife Christine Gaumond of North Attleboro; and Jennifer Lanteigne, Shane Lanteigne and Meghan Jo Lanteigne, all in Florida; 11 great grandchildren: Haylie and Ava Reynolds; Justin Droney; Garrett, Brett and Rachel Gaumond; Alexander and Nicholas Gaumond and Kyle and Ryan Gaumond, all of North Attleboro; and Fallon Riggs-Stites in Florida; two sisters, Marion Winters and Pauline Gordon, both in Canada; three brothers, Claude Winters, Morley Winters and William Winters, all in Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Albert Winters, Lena Gault, June Chabot and Ralph Winters.
At her request, public visitation has been respectfully omitted.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend A Celebration of Her Life on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with Sister Kathleen Corrigan, pastoral associate of Sacred Heart and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception churches, officiating.
Private burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
At the family's request, attendees will be invited to express their condolences at the collation following the service on Friday evening and not at the funeral home prior to or following services.
A children's room will be available during the funeral service.
Her family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful, compassionate care she received from the nurses and staff at Serenity Hill for the past two years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name and memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Dan Lanteigne
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45878896
Hazel and I became good friends over the years, so sorry to see this obituary, all so true, she was a pleasure to have known. We all will miss her much. She enjoyed having her hair done more than most and I enjoyed doing it too. My sympathy sent to all. ...(Read more)|
Irmalee Kiff Julius Barney
Added: May. 23, 2011