Lucille M. Matteau, 95, formerly of Sullivan Street in Claremont, NH, died Sunday (June 27, 2021) at Sullivan County Healthcare in Unity, NH, following a period of failing health.
She was born in Greenville, MA, on January 25, 1926, the daughter of Albert and Marion (LaCasse) Gosselin and had been a longtime Claremont resident. She was the widow of Raymond A. Matteau, her husband of 44 years who died in 1986. Lucille had been employed by several area shoe shops, including Encore Shoe and Royce Shoe. She had also been employed at Sullivan County Healthcare in the kitchen and worked with Bob Cote, assisting him with catering and also worked at Brooks Drug Store. She volunteered at the Claremont Soup Kitchen and the Claremont Senior Center. Lucille enjoyed bus trips with the seniors, family get togethers, especially around the holidays. She also enjoyed music, playing games on her kindle, Facebook. She was a great cook and was known for her lasagna and homemade donuts. Needlepoint, knitting, her collection of teddy bears and angels vacations on Long Pond and trips to the ocean were always things she cherished. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for 70 years.
Members of her family include Alfred Matteau and his wife, Donna, Nashua, NH; Paul Matteau and his wife, Judy, AZ; Diane Beaudry and her husband, Armand (Pin), Claremont, NH; Denis Matteau and his wife, Debora, Claremont, NH; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Kristie, Denee, Caroline, Danielle, Jeffrey, ten great grandchildren, Finn, Tess, Nate, Alex, Enzo, Maxwell, Abigail, Andrew, Lyla and Brayden, several nieces and nephews, a sister, Jeanette Willey, Sudbury, MA; a sister-in-law, Margaret Gosselin, MA.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Camille Gosselin, Norman Gosselin, Roger Gosselin and a sister, Claire Ranney.
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 on Friday (July 2) at St. Joseph’s Church with the Rev. Arockia Antony, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Friends of Sullivan County Healthcare, 5 Nursing Home Drive, Claremont, NH 03743.
You are invited to leave a memory of Lucille with the family or a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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