BELLINGHAM, MA - Lucille T. (Vallee) Hardy, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Gerald C. Hardy; they were married on September 4, 1950.
Born on December 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Leda (St. Germain) Vallee. Lucille grew up in Blackstone, MA and graduated from Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, NH. She had resided in Bellingham since 1956, previously living in Blackstone.
Lucille worked at the former Woonsocket Institution for Savings, and later, the former Eastland Bank, where she was the head teller; she retired in 1982. She was a communicant of St. Blaise Church and the former Assumption Church, a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne.
An avid world traveler, Lucille also enjoyed knitting, reading, puzzles and watching the Red Sox. However, her greatest love was her family - she adored them, and they her.
In addition to her husband of nearly 62 years, Lucille is survived by her four children and their spouses: Estelle and J. Pierre Martineau of Blackstone, Denis and Patricia Hardy of Bellingham, Ronald and Deborah Hardy of North Smithfield, and Michael Hardy and Anne Glaven of Cumberland.
She will also be dearly missed by her nine grandchildren: Emily, Matthew, Benjamin, Andrew, Jonathan, Rachael, Veronica, Abigail and Katherine; two great-grandchildren, Aurora and Josiah; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was the sister of the late Edgar and Raymond Vallee.
Funeral will be held on Saturday, July 21st at 9:00AM from CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 South Main Street (Rte 126), Bellingham with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at St. Blaise Church, 1158 South Main Street, Bellingham. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are on Friday, July 20th from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home.
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