Dorothy M. (Benoit) Desroches

January 25, 1934 - April 27, 2021
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Dorothy M. (Benoit) Desroches, 87, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  Daughter of the late George and Lena Benoit, she was born in Springfield on January 25, 1934.  Dorothy was a graduate of Ludlow High School. She was a member of Indian Orchard Covenant Church. Dorothy loved her garden. She had a green thumb and could make anything bloom and flourish. She loved to read about Mother Angelica, the Amish and her Daily Word.  She was a wonderful baker, known for giving cookies and pies to family and friends at the holidays. She arranged Easter egg hunt for neighborhood children, loved making specialty baskets for parties and raffles.

Dorothy is survived by her son Joseph Amell (Frances) of Westfield, her daughters Nina Amell-Redin (Robert) of Ludlow, Kim Taliceo of Chicopee and Theresa Racine of  NY, as well as her friend and sister Rev. Shirley Benoit of Bristol, CT.  She also leaves her 4 beloved grandchildren Alan, Jason, Mark and Shawn; 5 great-grandchildren Robert, Mia, Zoe, Matthew and Liliana; several nieces and nephews; her dear friends of 50 years Jackie and Phil Burek of Mt. Dora, FL; dear friend and PCA Diane Orlandi of Chicopee. Dorothy also leaves her beloved cats Midnight and Angel who stayed by her side until the very end.   In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Armand Desroches; her brothers Richard, George, Delor and Walter; her sisters Luvina, Nina, Irene and Evelyn.

Dorothy will be remembered for her angelic smile that would light up a room. She was a wonderful listener and shoulder to lean on.

Special thanks to Sue and Janelle of Western Mass Elder Care for their kindness and support; to Susan and David Boilard for bringing so much joy and laughter to their aunt and to Donald and Sara Trotter for all of the help they provided to Dorothy and to the nurses from Amedysis for their wonderful care.

Visiting hours for Dorothy will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 10-12:00 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA.  Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, Dorothy’s family asks that you honor her memory and love of gardening with plants or a donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.  Masks, social distancing and all capacity restrictions will be strictly adhered to.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home

Address:

64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Visiting hours for Dorothy will be Saturday, May 8, 2021  from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA.  Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.

Masks, social distancing and all capacity restrictions will be strictly adhered to.

 


Donation Information

In lieu of flowers, Dorothy’s family asks that you honor her memory and love of gardening with plants or a donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.


 

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Born: January 25, 1934
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Elaine Bleau-Richards posted on 5/9/21

To Kim and to your brother and sisters, I am so sorry for your loss. Dot was someone who was very special. When I was young and my family visited her family (my dad was her mother’s brother), Dot would take me under her wing, and we had so much fun! We stayed connected through the years, with her attending my wedding to my husband in 1987, and my attending her whole family reunion while Armand was still alive. We didn’t see one another all that much, due to time and distance, but we always stayed connected. Dot was truly an angel and a total sweetie. I am one of those fortunate enough to have known her.

 

Jason posted on 5/8/21

She was the best grandmother anyone could have asked for. I am truly blessed to have had the decades of memories that I will forever hold in my heart and soul. I miss you so, so much. I wish you were here to hug, and talk to just one more time. Love you grandson, Jason

 

Sharon posted on 5/4/21

Kim your mother was a wonderful lady. She was kind and generous. You did a wonderful job taking care of her. You always made her days joyful. I am so sorry for your loss. She is your angel now.

 

Tina Garbarino posted on 5/4/21

Dot, you were very kind to me through my and Kimmys adolescent years! You were like another mother to me when mine was at a distance!! My condolences to one of my best friends Kimmy who has been by your side and taking such good care of you till the night you were just too tired and wanted to go home!! To the rest of the family my heart and prayers are with you! I will never forget your smile fly high my angel!!💕 T

 

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