Jeannette Lefebvre, 86

July 7, 2023

Jeannette Pauline (Duhaime) Lefebvre of Concord, passed on July 2, 2023 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife for 50 years of Edouard O. Lefebvre who died in 2010.

Born in West Warwick, RI on April 21, 1937, she was the eldest child of Henry and Jennie (Petrella) Duhaime. She is predeceased by her brother Henry “Bud” Duhaime.

After marrying Ed, the couple settled in Concord in 1967 where they raised nine children. She worked as a Registered Nurse on the Mother/Baby Unit at St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton for 25+ years, before retiring in 2004.

Jeannette and Ed worked tirelessly to provide a home filled with love and faith, for their own children, exchange students, and others who found a seat around their table. The greatest gift that they shared was their faith. It took priority above all else.

Jeannette was a communicant at Our Lady Help of Christians and then at Holy Family. She enjoyed being involved in her parish and was involved with both the CCD and RCIA programs in both Our Lady’s and later Holy Family as well as participating in her true love, the choir. Jeannette participated as a soprano in both Our Lady’s and Holy Family’s choirs where she continued to share her faith and build friendships.

Jeannette was the loving mother of Marie-Elena of Stow, Karen (Dennis) Bresslin of Manchester NH, Michele McLean of Maynard, MA, Mark (Karen) of Westford MA, Kristin (Armand) DiLando of Chelmsford MA, Brian (Cheri) of Littleton, MA, Kenneth (Kris) of Chelmsford, MA, Faith (Stephen) Piotte of Stow and Melissa (Brian) Sanders of Maynard, MA. Jeannette is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren who she doted on until her final days.

Family and friends are invited to gather for visiting hours on Friday, July 7th from 3 to 7 pm at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center.  Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 8th at 11 am in St. Bernard’s Church at Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, Concord Center.  Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Care Dimensions, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Catholic TV.Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.  To share a remembrance or to offer a condolence in her online guestbook, please visit