Monique L. Boucher
Monique L. Boucher, 94, a longtime resident of Lee County, FL, formerly of Windsor Locks, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born on May 9, 1926 in Sainte-Flore, Canada to Elzear and Alpheda Lafreniere. Her parents died when she was very young. She grew up in a convent in Quebec City but spent summers with her siblings and large extended family who looked after her. Her love of Canada and her family stayed with her throughout her life. It is in Canada that she began her life and it is there where she will find her final rest.
Among Monique’s many life accomplishments was the proud day in 1966 when she became a US citizen. She worked for twenty years in the Space and Life Lab at Hamilton Standard, a division of United Technology Corporation, in Windsor Locks, CT. After leaving Hamilton Standard, she enjoyed a long and happy retirement at Lake Fairways community in Fort Myers, FL where she enjoyed playing cards and shuffleboard, travel and socializing with her many friends. She was the Cul de Sac Captain, member of the Lake Fairways Women’s Club and a greeter at Saturday morning coffee. She loved visits with her grandchildren, baseball, music and going to Canada each summer to spend time with her family. She had a “joie de vivre” that was forever present in her smile, in her laughter and in her endearing nature.
She is survived by her loving children, Norman Boucher (Linda Lee) of Windsor Locks, CT, Jeannie Stephenson (Keith) of Tampa, FL, and Denise Lemire (Raymond) of Cape Coral, FL; her ex-husband Raymond Boucher of Alstead, NH; her brother, Fernand Lafreniere of Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada; five grandchildren, Eric Stephenson of Tampa, FL, Rachel Stephenson Daniels (Chase) of Eagle River, AK, Jared Stephenson (Lauren) of San Diego, CA, Keith Lemire of Cape Coral, FL, and Michelle Lemire, also of Cape Coral, FL; three great grandchildren, Alex, TJ, and Landon; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family in Canada and in Connecticut. Monique was preceded in death by her grandson, Craig Winter, and her 12 siblings. The family will forever be grateful to the kind doctors, nurses and caregivers who provided her care during the final years of her life.
We have lost the person whose story provided the beginning of ours. Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure, loved beyond words by so many, and missed beyond measure.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. So., Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Reverend Leo O’Boyle officiating.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.