M. Mae Trottier
BELLINGHAM- M. Mae (Walsh) Trottier, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away after being stricken at home, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Trottier, Sr. deceased on September 1, 2010.
Born on July 16, 1928 at home in Berkley Village Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Margaret V. (Fanning) Walsh.
She was the loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother of her 7 children: Patricia Croteau and her husband, Rene, of Abingdon, MD, Eugene Trotttier, Jr. and his late wife, Carol, of Cumberland, MD, Debra Dunford and her late husband, Bryan, of Pace, FL, Alan Trottier and his wife, Darlene, of Bellingham, MA, Cynthia Maxfield and her husband, Ralph, of Bellingham, MA, Charles Trottier and his wife, Melissa, of Bellingham, MA, Sheila Gemme and her husband, Albert, of Attleboro, MA; 14 grandchildren, Randall Croteau, Tina (Croteau) Castelli, Jeffry Croteau, Bryan Dunford, Jr., Heather Dunford, Kelly (Trottier) Cardone, Brad Maxfield, Todd Trottier, Christopher Trottier, Jennifer Trottier, Matthew Trottier, Caitlyn Maxfield, Samantha (Trottier) Archer, Paige Trottier; 13 great-grandchildren, Jameson Reardon, Coty, Cheyanne, and Dylan Croteau, Kayla and Dylan Dunford, Ricky Cardone, Dominic, Joseph and Wava Trottier, Alyssa Dixon, Kayla and Cameron Trottier. She was the sister of Marilyn Bailey of Tucson, AZ and the late William H. Walsh.
A resident of Bellingham since 1949 formerly of Berkley Village Cumberland, RI where she was raised and a graduate of Cumberland High School Class of 1946. After high school she worked as a bookkeeper until she began raising her family. She was a Coordinator of the South Bellingham Youth Center during the late 1960s. She was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland and the former Assumption Church, Bellingham for over 50 years until its closing and a member of the Ladies of St. Ann.
Mae and Gene were married on May 7, 1949 at The Historic St. Joseph's Church, Ashton Village Cumberland. They were a perfect match from day one and grew deeper in their love for each other every day of their 61 plus years of marriage. Together they raised a large family teaching them and sharing with them the most precious gifts of love and faith. Mae's greatest passion and joy was family. Weekends at the beach and family vacations were staples in the "growing up" years of her children. She loved planning and celebrating holidays and family gatherings especially Christmas and the Annual Family Clambake. She enjoyed having a house and yard full of people and always welcomed family and friends of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren-no matter how many. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral will be held on Thursday, February 16th , at 9:00AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in St. John Vianney Church, 3609 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, RI. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Visiting hours are on Wednesday, February 15th, from 5 to 8PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks for donations to be made in Mae's name to the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth, NJ c/o Sr. Sharon McHugh, Priotess, St. Walburga Monastery, 851 North Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07208.
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