ROYALSTON – Elizabeth Louise “Betty” (Cormier) Charbonneau, 80, of Royalston, passed away peacefully at the Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, March 19, 2023. She will be dearly missed by her adoring husband of 62 years, Peter C. Charbonneau.
She is also survived by her children, Debra J. Reid and her husband Steven of Dedham, MA, James M. Charbonneau and his wife Margaret of Walpole, NH, Jean M. Pinto and her husband Christopher of Worcester, MA, Michael J. Charbonneau and his wife Susan of Port Charlotte, FL, Maryanne Charbonneau of Pawtucket, RI, Kevin Charbonneau of Royalston, MA, Peter C. Charbonneau and his wife Jessica of Foxboro, MA, Joseph S. Charbonneau and his wife Christina of Ogden, UT and Paula Gravelle and her husband Peter of Ayer, MA, 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her siblings Arthur Cormier of Waltham, MA, Mary-Anne Bennett of Pelham, NH, Lorraine Dowcett of Waltham, MA, Joan Utley of Hudson, MA, Patricia Donahue of Attleboro, MA, Linda Trainor of Wakefield, MA, Laura Flaherty of Waltham, MA, Anna Foucher of Waltham, MA and Jerome Cormier of Warwick, RI and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Florence (Venuti) Cormier, brother Michael Cormier, sister Margaret (Jigarjian), son Paul Charbonneau and grandson Benjamin Charbonneau.
Betty was born on June 8, 1942 in Waltham, MA, where she was raised and educated in St. Charles Borromeo School. Betty loved spending time with her family and friends. She was never happier than when she and Peter were dancing together (Tea for Two), which they began to do daily in later years. Visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were treasured times. She loved tending to her vegetable garden every summer, blueberry picking at St. Laurent Campground (her second home), and cooking and baking with her harvest. She doted over her flower gardens. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and sewing. She loved playing cards and board games, especially Scrabble (But we could never beat her) and Trivial Pursuit. She had a mind like a steel trap! Betty also loved to travel, in particular cruising, and if you couldn’t find her on the ship, you just had to look in the casino and chances are she’d be at her favorite slot machine.
Calling hours will be Monday, March 27, 2023 from 5 to 7 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 11 A.M. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.
The family wishes to thank the nursing and Hospice Staff at Wachusett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their attentive and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Association, 100 North Parkway, Worcester, MA 01605.
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Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, Melissa McQuaid and Douglas M. Stone, directors