Claire M. (Desrochers) Lebel, 90, formerly of Ludlow, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 19, 2015 surrounded by family. Born October 28, 1925 in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Imelda Desrochers. She is predeceased by 11 siblings.
A longtime Ludlow resident, Claire worked for many years as a Manager at the former State Line Potato Chip Company. She was a devout communicant of St. Elizabeths Parish in Ludlow and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. Claires true passion was always her faith. Her pleasure was her family and her desire to help others. She volunteered at Life Care in Wilbraham, and at The Senior Center in Ludlow. At her church she served as an Eucharistic Minister, brought communion to shut-ins, was a greeter, made pork pies, folded bulletins and served at the spaghetti suppers.
Claire is survived by her daughter Jeanne Girard and her husband Mark of Jamestown RI and her son Paul F. Lebel of Ludlow and his partner Maria Mitchell. She also leaves four grandchildren: Donna Yeaw and her husband John of PA, Heather Gottlieb and her husband Russell of Canton CT, Mark Girard and his wife Jennifer of Medway Mass, and Roger Lebel of Ludlow and six great-grandchildren: John and Lauren Yeaw, Amanda and Christopher Gottlieb, Brady and Margaret Girard. Sadly, she was predeceased by her husband Albert Lebel and a son Roger Lebel.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrating Claires life will be held at 12:00 Noon at St. Elizabeths Parish, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Tinkham Road, Springfield,MA.