Lorry J. (Doucet) Brazeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, on her 61st birthday, at home, surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease.
She leaves her husband of four years, Eugene P. “Geno” Brazeau, who lovingly referred to her as his “best friend and sweetheart,” her mother, Ethel A. (Lebel) Doucet, of Lancaster, Mass. and Florida; a sister, Lisa Doucet-Scott, and her husband, Brad, of Florida; an uncle, Ray Lebel, and his wife, Pauline, of Rhode Island; a step-son, Jim P. Brazeau, and his daughters, Christine and Valerie; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Badger, and her husband, Michael; two brothers-in-law, Arthur Brazeau and his wife, Carol, and Stephen Brazeau and his wife, Nancy; cousins and numerous dear friends. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph H. Doucet, and an aunt, Sr. Margaret-Mary Doucet, RJM.
Lorry was born and raised in Woonsocket, and was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1978; and Johnson & Wales University in 1981 and later attended Rivier University. She worked for many years as a nutritionist and food director at various nursing homes and healthcare facilities in Central Mass. Additionally, Lorry worked part time as a private caterer.
Lorry attended services regularly at Immaculate Conception Church and also at the Evangelical Congregational Church, both in Lancaster. She was a member of the Disability Commission in both Clinton, Mass. and Lancaster, and the Senior Citizens Centers in Clinton, Lancaster and Sterling, Mass.
Lorry will be deeply missed and remembered always as a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister, niece, and loyal friend.
Lorry’s funeral was held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., in the First Congregational Church, Walnut Street, Clinton. In accordance with the family’s wishes, face masks are required. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street, Clinton, Mass.
For those who wish, Lorry’s family suggests that donations be made in her memory to: APBD Research Foundation, 2257 East 63 St., Brooklyn, NY 11234.