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Adele E. Gaudette Marshall

Adele E. Gaudette Marshall
  • July 8, 1930 - November 17, 2016
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
  • Alzheimer's Association
    480 Pleasant St.
    Watertown, MA 02472

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“To the Marshall family, our condolences. Denise went to school with Nancy, I with Steve. The whole family grew up as one big St Mary's family, and...Read More »
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“Dear Laurie and family,So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Her obituary was such a beautiful tribute to her.I think your Mom and my Mom (Rita...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Hause - Marlborough, MA

“My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to Janet and her family. I had the pleasure of meeting your mum once and she was a sweetheart. And I love...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberly Etheridge - Shrewsbury, MA

“Adele was a sweet sweet friend of ours during our St. Mary's Parish days. God's blessings upon her soul as she loved Our Lord. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Snyder - Marlborough, MA

“Lester, Laurie, Janet, Nancy, Steve, Ellen...so very sorry to hear of Adele passing. Lots of great memories of all of you as my sister, brothers and...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Noel Evers - Sterling, MA

“Lester, Laurie, Nancy,Steve, Ellen and Janet and families, we are so sorry to hear of Adele's passing,she was a very special woman! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Janice (Dombek) Hogan - Morgan, VT

“Our prayers are with you and your family in this sad time. She will always be in your heart, your thoughts and your memories. cherish the these and...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Madeleine & Scott chase - ludlow, MA

“To Uncle Lester & family,We are deeply sadden to hear of Aunt Adele's passing.You are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.Love,Charlie &...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Charles Scouras - Canaan, NH

“Laurie, Janet, and the Marshall Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time for the loved ones. She is safely at home in the...Read More »
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“Nancy,I was so deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I know how much you loved her and did everything in your power to make her life the...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Debi Webb - Hudson, MA - Friend

“May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and guide you to heaven, you can now be in peace. Love Geri ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Geraldine Tabaka - Rose City, MI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Grace Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“My sincere condolences for your loss. She was a lovely lady and I was lucky tohave her as a sister-in-law ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Patraicia Gaudette - Holliston, MA

“Keeping the whole family in our prayers ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne & Howard Mayer - Desoto, TX


Adele (Gaudette) Marshall, 86, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Born in Marlborough on July 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Marion (Beaudreau) Gaudette and Henry Gaudette. She was the wife of Lester Marshall of Marlborough. The Marshalls would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in January.
She is survived by her children, Ellen Bousquet and her husband Mark of E. Longmeadow, Nancy Marinaro, Janet Brown and Laurie Buckley all of Marlborough and Stephen Marshall of Lowell, as well as her grandchildren, David and Matthew Letendre, Julie Braswell, Christopher, Brent and Kyle Bousquet, Branden Marshall, Danyelle Moccia De Lucia, Naomi and Nicole Brown, Samantha, Christian and Nicholas Buckley and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Roger Gaudette and son-in-law, Tony Marinaro.
Adele, a lifetime communicant of the former St. Mary's Church she took an active role in parish activities, served as a lector and Eucharistic minister to the shut-ins, and for many years a member of the Assumption Guild. She was a graduate of the former St. Anthony's School and St. Anne's Academy.
Her first job as a telephone operator was at the first New England Telephone Company in the Corey Building on Main St. in Marlborough. She later worked at Honeywell in Framingham and Digital in Marlborough for 18 years, retiring in 1992.
Adele loved roller skating and in 1948, she met her husband, Lester, at Portland St. Skating Rink, Worcester. For years she was an avid reader, borrowing and reading seven books a week from the local library. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, especially the NY Sunday Times. Adele and Lester traveled many roads on bus trips up and down the East Coast through Canada. She especially loved Vermont and New Hampshire, often taking their children "up country" camping. As their grandchildren came along they also enjoyed the special vacations leaving them all with cherished memories. Dear to her heart, she sponsored a child from Haiti for over 25 years
. Adele was known for her amazing gift of whistling, from soothing her young grandchildren to whistling in harmony with birds while sitting on her porch. Whistling an entire song to perfection, with ease, was a pleasure for her family and friends to hear.
Alzheimer's consumed her life for the past 6 years. Smiles and joy were brought to Adele at home through continual care and support of her devoted husband, family and friends, especially by her good friend Barbara Ryan, always with a vase of wildflowers by her side. Most recently her cat Menew brought her much comfort. She died peacefully with her loving family by her side along with the most caring and compassionate nursing staff on Granger Two at Marlborough Hospital.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1-3 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 21 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough.
Burial will follow at St., Mary's Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472