Gardner - Mary Jeannette (Richard) Vienneau died peacefully at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester, MA on May 11, 2020 after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer. Jeannette was born on April 16, 1941 in St. Anthony N.B. Canada daughter of the late Zoel and Alma (LeBlanc) Richard.
She was the eldest of three daughters, growing up in St. Anthony N.B. and Springhill N.S. Times spent on her Grandparents farm was one of her favorite stories to tell. She loved to dance and those sure were the dancing days. From the teenage dances to the many years of weekend dancing with Charlie.
She met and married the love of her life Charlie, celebrating 60 incredible years. Having dual citizenship, they moved to Gardner in 1963 to raise their family and then retiring in Lower Five Islands, N.S. Canada. They loved their additional “Community & neighbor Family” there, making it their special home.
Her beautiful voice was heard often at home as she loved to sing and also played piano. Friends would visit and music filled our home. Holidays were especially joyful as she harmonized with her Mom and sisters and of course the dancing.
Her Faith was her guide, so strong and steady. She was always at peace knowing God was beside her in every step of her life.
Family was her whole heart, and that wasn’t just her very own. Many became “family” through out the years. Whether they stayed for dinner or stayed indefinitely. There was always room for more and she had this incredible way of only seeing beauty in others. Her unconditional love was limitless. She became Nana to everyone from then on. Together with Charlie they always offered a safe place for anyone who needed it.
She loved to cook and fresh bread was a staple, especially warm. Passing along many family favorites for us to continue. Many games were always played from Canasta, Parcheesi, Skip Bo, jigsaw puzzles and she was a whiz at video games as well. She enjoyed these all with every generation from eldest to youngest.
She was predeceased by her husband Charlie on Nov, 7, 2019. She has leaves behind a son Charles Vienneau of Gardner, MA., a daughter Angie Sabettini and her husband Peter of Littleton, MA. Five grandchildren Nina Sabettini, Ashley Vienneau, Amanda Vienneau, Jessica Flaxington, Justin Vienneau. Her 6 great grandchildren Dominic, Kenzie, Jaydon, Rylee, Brooke, Kaislee. Her sisters and best friends Dianne Henrie and husband Gerald, Louise Gallant and husband Ronald. She also has so many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in the U.S. and Canada.
Here are some things she wanted to share
Smiles – They are free
Be kind to everyone - especially now
Help each other, do your part - especially now
Forgive each other our short comings, we all have them.
If you can’t help someone, please don’t hurt them.
She wanted everyone to know how grateful she is for such a wonderful life. She was so blessed to have her Faith, Family, Friends. She and Charlie had so many adventures from Canada, Mass., CA, Las Vegas.
She wanted to be sure to thank Dr. Michael Mutchler for all the years of superior care & friendship. Heywood Hospital, UMass Oncology and The Rose Monahan Hospice Home for the compassionate and loving care she received.
Due to the current circumstances of Covid 19 her life celebration will have to be held at a later date. Please omit flowers and donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA has been entrusted with her arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a memorial candle
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