Monique L. Boucher

May 9, 1926 - September 23, 2020

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.

Guestbook

  1. linda and Norman Boucher Sep 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Mom we love you….

  2. Jeannie Stephenson Sep 29, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    We will miss you so much.

  3. Céline Lafrenière et famille Sep 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    A toi Jeannie et a toute la famille …Ronald et moi vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances…perdre un être aussi cher que sa maman , laisse un grand vide au coeur…Monique a beaucoup aimé la vie et sa famille a toujours eu l’exemple d’ une femme de coeur et de courage qui n’a jamais baissé les bras …maintenant , elle veille sur vous en tout temps et prend sa place dans votre cœur…nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent…xx🌹💕💜

  4. Eric, Rachel, Jared Sep 30, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Memere,

    We love you and miss you dearly! Always keep singing and smiling down on us. We can’t wait to see you again some day! 💕🙏

    Love,
    Eric, Rachel, Jared

  5. Keith Stephenson Sep 30, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Memere has gone to be with her family, friends and the other angels. Yes, she had already earned her wings while she was here with us as an earthly angel. To know her was to love her and be loved by her. There will never be another like her

  6. Lauren Stephenson Sep 30, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for being the beginning of such a beautiful family that I get to be a member of today. Sending love to all the Stephensons.

  7. Shelley and the O’Malley family Sep 30, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, but she sounded like a woman who rung all she could out of life and left it a much better place by having been here. Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. God bless and keep you.

  8. Danielle Lafrenière Oct 1, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I remember aunt Monique smiling and laughing with family. She was all the time a good and positive spirit.
    God bless her and your family
    Take care
    Tellement de beaux souvenirs en famille et nous garderons son image souriante en nous.

  9. Denise Lemire Oct 1, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Mom,
    You will live forever in my heart.
    Denise

  10. Michelle Lemire Oct 1, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Memere,

    Thank you for all the times we spent together. I have many wonderful memories that I will keep close to my heart. I love you and miss you greatly.

    Michelleo

  11. Fernand Lafrenière Oct 2, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Chère sœur : Tu reçois aujourd’hui la récompense de ta bonté de tout l’aide que tu nous as donné à Bernard et à moi, avec un tel sourire qui démontrait la grandeur de ton cœur.
    Que Jésus prenne soin de toi et sois heureuse en te laissant gâter. Ton petit frère Fernand.

  12. Jeannine Lafreniere Oct 2, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Cela me fait tellement de peine…..Je vous souhaite a vous toute sa famille et ses proches mes plus sincères condoléances. Je pense a vous et vous accompagne de mes pensée solidaires.

  13. Jared Oct 2, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Memere,

    I will always remember the special times playing shuffleboard and golf with you. I know you are playing dominos with all of your family and friends in heaven now. We will carry you in our hearts forever.

    Love, Jared

  14. lise Dube Oct 3, 2020 at 11:52 am

    My memories of aunt Monique will be forever cherished. The highlights of my younger years was the announcement that she and her family would visit with us, during the summer months in Shawinigan Canada, From the time she arrived until she left, our home was full of laughter, fun and wonderful stories of all her experiences. The entire family always loved to hear aunt Monique laugh, and at every opportunity I would perform my clown routine to get this response.
    Over the years I was impressed by her dedication to her family, and I admired her resilience in difficult times, This was characteristic of how she lived her entire life . She was and will remain a wonderful model for those who knew her.

    My sincere condolences to my cousins Norman, Jeannie and Denise. I share your pain at this difficult time,
    your cousin,
    Lise Dube

  15. Diane Tavernier Oct 4, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Monique, you were like my 2nd Mom back 50 years ago and we’ve been family ever since. You will always have a place in my heart. ❤ Diane

  16. Linda Teixeira Oct 4, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Monique you were such a sweet and lovable lady. I enjoyed the many holiday gatherings that you were present at. Peace for you at last.

  17. Judy Lohr Oct 4, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    My mom and Monique lived together at the same assisted living facility for several years. While she was still able she and my mom were friends and had friendly chats I will never forget Monique and how she always had a beautiful smile for me. I loved her dearly and had and always will have a special place in my heart. I cherish my memories of this dear, sweet lady.

    With love and Deepest Sympathy,

    Judy

  18. Sylvie Lafrenière Oct 4, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Chers Jeannie, Denise et Norman, je vous souhaite mes sincères condoléances pour votre maman. C’est une grande perte. J’ai été attristée d’apprendre son décès. J’imagine votre douleur et partage votre tristesse… J’aimais beaucoup tante Monique. Penser à elle éveille en moi tellement de beaux souvenirs de jeunesse, des moments de pur bonheur quand allions vous visiter aux USA.

    Sa voix douce et son rire, sa nature enjouée, sa douceur et son regard bienveillant resteront gravés dans mon coeur. J’aurais aimé avoir eu plus souvent le plaisir de la voir. Ça fait tellement longtemps, la dernière fois que je l’ai vu et vous aussi.

    Durant ces dernières années, vous avez pris grand soin de votre maman. Aujourd’hui, c’est elle qui veille sur vous…

    Prenez grand soin de vous. Mes pensées et mon coeur vous accompagnent.

    Votre cousine Sylvie xxx xxx xxx

  19. Gilles Oct 4, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    What a highlight it was in the summer when “ma matante des États” would come with the family when we were young. Lots of memories… among which the sound of matante Monique’s laughter. Later, a few encounters around weddings or other such occasions… Whenever and whatever the occasion, there was always joy, laughter around matante Monique and later, great memories…
    I wish you a good “new life” matante!

  20. Albina Carlos Oct 5, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    We want to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Monique Boucher. She was such a nice person. We will never forget her. Loved her!!! From Bina Carlos and Franny Marshall, the late Rose Oiveira’s sisters. RIP Monique🙏🙏✝️

  21. Barbara & Ron Oct 6, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    We will always remember your smiling face and happy spirit.
    Sympathy to the family.
    Condolences,
    Barbara & Ron Lemire

  22. Nicole Cherry Oct 12, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Nos sincères condoléances à votre famille, enfants et petits-enfants.

    Votre famille était notre famille car quand vous veniez au Canada, notre maison vous accueillait à portes ouvertes. Nous avons de très bons souvenirs de vos visites et grâce à vos voyages au Canada nous avons pu jouir de votre présence et vous connaître davantage. Ma mère vous a aussi rendu visite mais sans mon père. J’étais restée à la maison avec lui.

    Maintenant votre mère a rejoint sa famille et ils peuvent tous continuer à jouer aux cartes ensemble. Cependant je suis certaine qu’elle veille encore sur vous tous. Une mère est toujours une mère. Elle n’est qu’un peu plus loin.

    Sincèrement,

    Nicole et Frank

  23. Suzanne Dubé Oct 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    À vous trois,
    Apprendre le décès de tante Monique m’a bien peiné, mais en voyant sa photo cela m’a ramené à l’époque où vous veniez passer des vacances chez nous! Je vous attendais avec impatience ,j’étais tellement heureuse de vous voir et j’appréciais beaucoup les conseils de Tante Monique.
    J’espère que vous et vos familles, vous portez bien !
    Je vous offre toute ma sympathie et mes pensées vous accompagnent pour ce moment si triste.
    Suzanne et Michel

  24. Jeannie Stephenson Oct 25, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    On behalf of my brother and sister and I, we want to thank everyone so much for your kind messages and words of comfort. It seems that we all have so many wonderful memories of Mom; her smile, the giggles, the summers visiting with family in Canada, how she loved and cared for people. Thank you everyone. We truly appreciate it.
    Jeannie, Denise and Norman

  25. Gilles Nov 1, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    While istening to the music at the end of the ceremony, I want to thank everyone for your words that could so easily make me go back to some valuable memories… of events and of Matante Monique. I also want to thank you for the invitation to participating in the ceremony, I must say in an unusual way for me… I offer my sincere condolances to all the family… having myself a thought for my Mom as well on this very day of what would have been my Mom’s 100th anniversay.
    Hoping to seeing you again some day…

Leave a Reply to Eric, Rachel, Jared Cancel reply