Simone L. (Normandin) Bolton 91 of Memorial Ave Chicopee died peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2012, in an East Longmeadow nursing home. Born in Quebec, Canada June 26, 1920, daughter of the late Albert & Dorilla (Dutilly) Normandin. She had lived in Springfield for most of her life moving to East Longmeadow in 1952. Simone had worked at Buxton Company and later for Blakes Department Store at the X in Springfield. She worked in their men’s department. She also loved all the family gathering for the holidays and those 4th of July parties after the East Longmeadow Parade. She loved to travel, and going many places on bus trips. She was also active for many years at the East Longmeadow Senior Center, where she enjoyed line dancing, card games and bingo. She was a Communicant of St. Michael’s Church of East Longmeadow. She is survived by her husband of 72 years Davis B. Bolton, her 2 sons, Reverend Norman Bolton of Ludlow, and Alan Bolton and his wife Anita of Hampden A sister Cecile Dufresne of Springfield, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Sadly she was predeceased by sisters Theresa Gosselin and Mary Jane Eddings. Simone’s family would like to thank the staff at Pioneer Valley Dialysis of West Springfield for their great care and compassion for Simone over the past decade. They also wish to thank the staff at the Arbors in Chicopee for their kindness over the past several months.
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Funeral services celebrating her life will be Wednesday, May 16 at 10:30 AM from the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow followed by a Concelebrated Liturgy of Christian Burial offered by the Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth in St. John the Baptist Church 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow at 11 AM. Rites of committal will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.