BELLINGHAM- Jacqueline Emma (Robidoux) Pelletier, 66, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 unexpectedly at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Pelletier.
Born in Bellingham on January 12, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Cecile (Boisseau) Robidoux.
She was the loving mother of Lise A. Mihailides and her husband Andrew of Seekonk, MA, and Nicole S. Houston and her husband Douglas of Bellingham, MA. She leaves her cherished grandchildren Eleni, Katerina, Julianna and Nicholas Mihailides and Jordan, Jake and Jacobi Houston. She was the sister of Simone B. Picard and her husband Ronald of Bellingham, MA and the late Ronald Robidoux. Jackie also leaves her mother-in-law Leonie Pelletier Chagnon of Fall River, MA; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins; and her loving devoted companion of 13 years Edward J. Wenger of Franklin, MA.
Jackie was a lifelong resident of the Bellingham and a graduate of Bellingham High School Class of 1963. She worked as a cashier at Shaw's in Franklin, MA for 25 years until just retiring in October. Previously, she was a bookkeeper at the former Collamati and Almac's Markets.
Having lost her husband and been widowed at the untimely age of 36, she dedicated her life to raising her two children. Rather than living a life of self-pity she would be described as an energetic and passionate young mother. Her faith in God and Christian upbringing would be the foundation in her home. Always providing a safe and loving home to her young girl's who were tragically only 8 and 10 at the time of their father's death. Self described as taking on both parental roles she, as did her girls, insisted on walking her girls down the aisle on their wedding day. She would be a regular volunteer in all of her girl's activities taking leadership positions every chance she could.
She was a communicant of St. Theresa Church, Blackstone and the former Assumption Church Bellingham. Her dedication to her church was truly exceptional. Some of the functions she was passionate about were being treasurer of the Ladies of St. Ann, a dedicate and always described as fun CYO Leader, CCD Teacher, Brownie and Girl-scout troop Leader.
Later in life she found comfort in her new role as Memere (grandmother) to her 7 loving grandchildren. Activities would include shopping with her sister. One of her favorite activities included cooking and spending quality time with her significant other Ed Wenger. They traveled regularly together to Aruba where Jackie always loved going. Hobbies she enjoyed and excelled at included knitting, ceramics, bowling, traveling, spending time with her family, grandchildren, and companion.
She could be described as a charismatic, larger than life loving person. Mom, Aunt, Memere, Jackie, we will never forget your life of commitment and love, you will be in our hearts forever.
Funeral will be held on Monday, November 7, at 9:00AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 South Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at St. Theresa Church, 630 Rathbun St., Blackstone, MA. Interment will follow at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 7PM at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. To sign guest book visit www.cartiersfuneralhome.com