Salem — Jeanne M. (Pelletier) Guilmette of Salem died Monday, December 3, 2012, at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center in Salem, following a long illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Armand Guilmette.
Born and raised in Salem and Ipswich, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Diana (LaPlante) Pelletier. As a young woman she first worked for the Marblehead Laundry Co. Jeanne and Armand married in 1939. In later years she was employed by Shetland Industries and Parker Brothers Games, then of Salem. She retired in the late 1970s and was a member of the former St. Joseph Parish as well as Les Dames de la Ste. Famille of that parish. Following the closure of St. Joseph Parish, she became a member of Ste. Anne Parish of Salem.
Jeanne was an extremely gifted seamstress and knitter. She loved her family and enjoyed working in her flower garden. She was also fond of doing crafts and cooking.
She is survived by a son, Joseph G. Guilmette and his wife Nancy of North Hampton, N.H.; two daughters, Jo An M. Gaudreault and her husband Ronald of Northport, NY, and Gloria R. Matton and her husband Wilfred of Salem; two sisters, Rita Pelletier of Salem and Lorette Theriault of Brookfield, Conn.; as well as eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her baby daughter, little Marie; brothers, Albert, Arthur, Robert, Rene, Thomas and Leo Pelletier and her sisters, Annette Pelletier, Sisters Rose and Diana Pelletier, of the order Sisters of Ste. Chretienne.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. (Rt. 114 / 1-A), Salem, on Monday, December 10, at 9 a.m., to be followed by her funeral Mass in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours at the funeral home: Sunday 3 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ste. Anne Music Ministry, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem or Sisters of Ste. Chretienne, 297 Arnold St., Wrentham, MA 02093. For guest book and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com