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Stacie K Goulet

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Stacie K Goulet

Birth
Death
2004 (aged 24–25)
Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial
Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
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Stacie K. Goulet, 24, said by the police to be one of Jeffrey S. Mailhot's three murder victims, is buried by her family and friends.

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WOONSOCKET - Three-year-old Kimberly Kreig will remember yesterday as the day she ate peppermints, wore a pretty dress and rode in a big car.

Her brother Dana will remember it as the morning he buried his mother, Stacie K. Goulet. At 7, he's just old enough to bear the weight of the tragedy.

The police say Goulet, a pregnant 24-year-old, was murdered and dismembered in July by accused serial killer Jeffrey S. Mailhot. Goulet was pronounced dead two weeks ago, after the state medical examiner identified her remains, found at the Central Landfill in Johnston.

Yesterday, about 80 family members and friends gathered at Woonsocket's T. Lauzon Funeral Home to memorialize her in a belated service. Among them, Dana stood resolute beside his grandfather, his tiny suit rumpled.

Goulet's remains were cremated, enclosed for the service inside a rented casket. The Rev. Don Parker, interim pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, delivered a short eulogy. He did not know Stacie Goulet.

"On a fateful day this summer with violence her life in this world came to an abrupt end," he said, promising mourners Goulet had at that moment met God. The service lasted just 20 minutes.

But the otherwise impersonal program was warmed by two picture collages that stood beside the casket, hinting at happier times in Goulet's short life.

Compiled by her mother, Deborah Boerger, they memorialized a smiling toddler on Santa's lap, a toothless kindergartner on her first day, an awkward teenager en route to a dance, a youthful mother, her own toddler on her knee.

In recent weeks, Boerger struggled to assemble the photos. Sitting in her living room two weeks ago, she said she wanted people to know the brighter moments, to remember her daughter as more than a murder victim. But reconstructing those early years brought a flood of tears.

"You don't figure your kids will go before you. They're not supposed to," Boerger said, fingering the stacks of photos. "I feel like my heart has been stolen away."

Yesterday, her finished tribute portrayed a spirited life absent its tragic ending.

Mailhot, 33, of Woonsocket, is charged with killing Goulet and two other women with ties to drugs or prostitution -- Audrey L. Harris, 33, and Christine C. Dumont, 42. Police say he cut up his victims and threw them in city Dumpsters. He is being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions.

Following the service, the somber procession of cars made its way to St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery in Bellingham, Mass. While mourners gathered in the small on-site chapel, Dana's and Kimberly's father, Steven Kreig, took the children on a stroll, away from the tears and the prayers, toward the sea of well-kept gravestones.

Kimberly clutched a small bunch of red roses and sucked on a peppermint plucked from her father's pocket. Dana walked in silence.

In minutes, it was over and Goulet's family piled into the long black limousine. Kimberly pressed her small face to the window. Dana stayed seated on the warm leather, looking straight ahead as the car pulled away.

When they were gone, the funeral directors made their way to a plot near the roadway. There, they knelt and placed Goulet's urn in a small hole. Above it, they threw a cluster of roses. Then they, too, retreated to their car and drove off.

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Kimberly Kreig, 3, the daughter of Stacie K. Goulet, of Woonsocket, is helped into a car by her grandmother, Deborah Boerger. Goulet, a murder victim, was buried yesterday.

JOURNAL PHOTOS / STEVE SZYDLOWSKI
Providence Journal (RI) - Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Stacie K. Goulet, 24, said by the police to be one of Jeffrey S. Mailhot's three murder victims, is buried by her family and friends.

* * *

WOONSOCKET - Three-year-old Kimberly Kreig will remember yesterday as the day she ate peppermints, wore a pretty dress and rode in a big car.

Her brother Dana will remember it as the morning he buried his mother, Stacie K. Goulet. At 7, he's just old enough to bear the weight of the tragedy.

The police say Goulet, a pregnant 24-year-old, was murdered and dismembered in July by accused serial killer Jeffrey S. Mailhot. Goulet was pronounced dead two weeks ago, after the state medical examiner identified her remains, found at the Central Landfill in Johnston.

Yesterday, about 80 family members and friends gathered at Woonsocket's T. Lauzon Funeral Home to memorialize her in a belated service. Among them, Dana stood resolute beside his grandfather, his tiny suit rumpled.

Goulet's remains were cremated, enclosed for the service inside a rented casket. The Rev. Don Parker, interim pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, delivered a short eulogy. He did not know Stacie Goulet.

"On a fateful day this summer with violence her life in this world came to an abrupt end," he said, promising mourners Goulet had at that moment met God. The service lasted just 20 minutes.

But the otherwise impersonal program was warmed by two picture collages that stood beside the casket, hinting at happier times in Goulet's short life.

Compiled by her mother, Deborah Boerger, they memorialized a smiling toddler on Santa's lap, a toothless kindergartner on her first day, an awkward teenager en route to a dance, a youthful mother, her own toddler on her knee.

In recent weeks, Boerger struggled to assemble the photos. Sitting in her living room two weeks ago, she said she wanted people to know the brighter moments, to remember her daughter as more than a murder victim. But reconstructing those early years brought a flood of tears.

"You don't figure your kids will go before you. They're not supposed to," Boerger said, fingering the stacks of photos. "I feel like my heart has been stolen away."

Yesterday, her finished tribute portrayed a spirited life absent its tragic ending.

Mailhot, 33, of Woonsocket, is charged with killing Goulet and two other women with ties to drugs or prostitution -- Audrey L. Harris, 33, and Christine C. Dumont, 42. Police say he cut up his victims and threw them in city Dumpsters. He is being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions.

Following the service, the somber procession of cars made its way to St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery in Bellingham, Mass. While mourners gathered in the small on-site chapel, Dana's and Kimberly's father, Steven Kreig, took the children on a stroll, away from the tears and the prayers, toward the sea of well-kept gravestones.

Kimberly clutched a small bunch of red roses and sucked on a peppermint plucked from her father's pocket. Dana walked in silence.

In minutes, it was over and Goulet's family piled into the long black limousine. Kimberly pressed her small face to the window. Dana stayed seated on the warm leather, looking straight ahead as the car pulled away.

When they were gone, the funeral directors made their way to a plot near the roadway. There, they knelt and placed Goulet's urn in a small hole. Above it, they threw a cluster of roses. Then they, too, retreated to their car and drove off.

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Kimberly Kreig, 3, the daughter of Stacie K. Goulet, of Woonsocket, is helped into a car by her grandmother, Deborah Boerger. Goulet, a murder victim, was buried yesterday.

JOURNAL PHOTOS / STEVE SZYDLOWSKI
Providence Journal (RI) - Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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