TEMPLETON – Helen E. (Lucier) (Bourgeois) Monette, 90, died peacefully Friday morning, February 12, 2021 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville with her family at her side.
She was born in Orange, MA on May 14, 1930, daughter of the late Henry M. and Jenny (Thompson) Lucier and lived in East Templeton for most of her life and attended school there.
Helen was predeceased by her first husband of 23 years, Raymond J. Bourgeois, and her second husband of ten years, Laurence “Jim” Monette from Winchendon, MA. Helen leaves behind her daughter, Linda S. Baranoski and husband Steve of Phillipston, a son Steven R. Bourgeois of Gardner and daughter, Terri A. Carrier and husband Tom of Winchendon. She also leaves grandchildren, Shawn Baranoski of Phillipston, Craig Baranoski and wife Trish of Orange, Lucas Bourgeois and companion Jeremy of Tampa, FL, Ryan Bourgeois of Chico, CA, Alex Carrier and wife Shannon of Rindge, NH, Shane Carrier and wife Shandi of New Ipswich, NH; granddaughter, Brandi Emma Villa and husband Giammario of Los Angeles, CA and Lynsie (Bourgeois) Adams and husband Neil of Waltham, and Hunter and Jordan Sevigny. She also leaves four great grandchildren, Raena and Grant Carrier, Eleanor Villa and Blake Adams. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Helen leaves her sister and best friend, Ada Lepage.
In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her son, Raymond J. Bourgeois Jr of Athol on Oct. 18, 2002 and her daughter in law, Brenda J. Blakley Bourgeois on December 4, 2020, brothers, Henry and Earl Lucier and sisters, Ruth Wright and Francies Nelson.
Helen is survived by three sisters, Ada Lepage of Baldwinville, Rosa Buzzell of Athol and Carol Eaton and husband Douglas of East Templeton; and three brothers, Harold Lucier of Gardner and Lenard Lucier and wife Pat of Athol and many nieces and nephews.
Helen had worked as a waitress at the former Olsen’s Restaurant and had also worked as a home health aide for Montachusett Health Care. She was known for her outstanding personality and was a natural comedian!! She was animated and full of spirit. She loved her family unconditionally and left many happy memories to cherish. Her favorite pastime was BINGO.
Due to COVID, funeral services will be private and there are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Residents Activities Fund of Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 51 Hospital Road, Baldwinville, MA 01436.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.