OBITUARY

Rachel C. Houle

10 September, 19323 July, 2021
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Rachel C. (Gelinas) Houle, 88, of Southington passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Robert Houle for 68 years.

Born September 10, 1932 in St. Gerard, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Herve and Florette (Bedard) Gelinas.

Rachel was an OR Tech. at Bradley Memorial Hospital for 27 years before she retired. She was a talented seamstress, making all of her granddaughter’s prom dresses and traveled twice a year with her husband Robert to see their family in Canada.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Jacques Houle and wife Elizabeth of Bristol, John Houle and wife Ingrid of Ocala, FL, Carol Martin and husband Danny of Burlington, Diane Cayer and husband Paul of Southington, Tricia Martin and husband Paul of Bristol and Jaden Cayer of Southington; twenty grandchildren whom she loved dearly along with her seventeen great-grandchildren. She also leaves a brother Philippe Gelinas and wife Julliet and a sister, Sr. Mariette Gelinas all of Montreal Canada and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Rachelle Cayer and Steven Mayo; a brother Jean-Louis Gelinas and a sister, Sr. Lucille Gelinas.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, July, 9th at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington to St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 2080 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiasouthington.com

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, 8 July , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, 9 July , 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, 9 July , 2021

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Rachel Bedard

8 July 2021

Nous avons des beaux souvenirs ,autres fois à votre maison à St Gérard des Laurentides, Mes Condoléances Famille Altère Bedard. De Rachel

Daniel Gelinas

6 July 2021

C’est avec la plus grande tristesse que j’apprends que je ne pourrai être à tes funérailles. Tu resteras à jamais pour moi une femme d’exception, aimante de ta famille et des personnes qui t’entourent.Ton sens du devoir guidera ma vie. Je sais que ton esprit restera à jamais en moi. Qu’un jour , nous serons tous réunis à la même table pour célébrer nos vies passées sur cette terre. Je remercie la vie d’avoir tant de beaux exemples.

A mon oncle Robert , à ses enfants , à ses petits-enfants, à ses arrières petits-enfants , mes plus sincères condoléances , de ma famille et moi.


Avec tout notre amour, gros câlins à tous , comme seule tante Rachel pouvait le faire!!!

Jean-marc Bédard

5 July 2021

Sinceres condoleances a toute la famille.nous gardons un tres bon souvenir des visites estivales a shawinigan.
les enfants de Germain Bédard.

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