Janet Claudette Turcotte, age 64, passed away quietly on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after a long illness. She was born in New Bedford, grew up in Acushnet and lived for a time in Mattapoisett before moving back to New Bedford. She attended St Francis Xavier School in Acushnet and Sacred Heart Academy in Fairhaven. She worked as an assembler and packager at John I. Paulding Company and Aerovox. She also worked as a greeter at Walmart in Fairhaven. She loved the Red Sox, Celtics and classic TV shows and movies from the 50’s and 60’s.
She was the daughter of the late Henry G. Turcotte and Aurore J. Turcotte. Survivors include her brother, Richard Turcotte and his wife Carol of Newport, RI; niece, Laura Guiney and her husband Paul of Norton, MA; nephew, Nathan Turcotte and his wife Karen of North Kingstown, RI; niece, Ellen Turcotte of East Providence, RI; seven grand nieces and nephews, and cousins Daniel Gautreau and Gerard Gaudette of New Bedford.
The family would like to thank the kind people of Preferred Home Services, Ease Care Ambulance Service, Cedars Assisted Living, Eucharistic Ministers from St. Anthony’s Parish, Dialysis Center on Faunce Corner Rd, and her doctors and the staff at Hawthorne Medical and St. Luke’s Hospital for their service, kindness and support that meant so much to Janet as she faced her illness and disabilities.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to St. Anthony’s Parish Food Pantry, 1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746 or to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St Joseph Conference, 5 Mann Ave, Newport, RI 02840.
Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11am at St Anthony of Padua Parish, 1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford. Burial to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held Friday; from 9:30am – 10:30am prior to the Mass. Arrangements are in the care of the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford.