Lucille Doris Douville
July 20, 1924 – September 7, 2019
Lucille Doris Douville, 95, passed into eternity Saturday morning September 7, 2019
Beloved wife of predeceased Ernest Douville and Albert Froment. A loving mother to her predeceased son Ernest Douville and survived by Debra Douville, Wayne Froment, Frances Antonacci, Thomas Froment. Lucille is also survived by her sister Violet Godlewski and her children Susan Pease, Steve & Leonard Godlewski.
She was devoted to her grandchildren Shannon Whitbeck, Amanda Pelkey, Alida and Anais Abeigon, Cornell, Pamela, Tanisha and Cyra Froment. She is also survived by 19 great grandchildren.
Lucille was a home maker who enjoyed sewing, baking and devoted her time to raising children including 8 foster children. She treated everyone with respect, dignity and was a caring friend to all. She played the piano at a young age and enjoyed music of all kinds. She loved to dance and later in life, competed in ballroom dancing championships, which kept her agile and vibrant. Lucille enjoyed camping, nature hikes and volunteered her time to many organizations. She loved a good lobster, made rice krispy treats for her grandchildren and never forgot a birthday.
On Sunday, September, 15th The family will be attending a mass for Lucille at 11:30 a.m. at St Joseph’s Church, 44 Benvenue Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052, followed by a gathering of friends and family at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home on 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 from 1-3 PM.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Lucille’s name to the Connecticut Cat Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to finding loving homes for the many cats that are strays, abused, abandoned, surrendered or impounded, with a ‘No-Kill’ policy. https://ctcatconnection.org
- Memorial Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
Lucille Doris Douville
September 16, 2019
Being the grandkid of your sister, and growing up far away on the West Coast, I felt like I never had the chance to get to know you well. And that said, in some ways I feel like I did. I heard so much about you and your childhood from my grandma Violet, since I was a kid. It’s always been clear how much she loved and cherished you. As an adult, I’ve spent more time listening to Violet and her stories and, through that, learning more about you as well. Your relationship, and support of each other through hard times and good ones, is something I take with me as I navigate this world. I will always be grateful for that.
September 15, 2019
Lucille was an amazing woman with big heart. She always cared for everyone. I was her ballroom dance teacher 30+ years ago and she was a pleasure to teach. She always shared many stories of her family. I am glad we kept in touch all these years.
God bless you Lucille and Rest In Peace
September 11, 2019
Aunt Lu - I love you so much. You always had a smile on your face, and you had a great sense of humor. I would spend several weeks with you each summer when I was a kid. We ate so many strawberries that I got hives. I kept in touch with you when I moved to CA, and met you in Long Beach when your cruise ship docked there. I totally surprised you by showing up to your 80th birthday party in CT. I also took you to Fairhaven, MA where we celebrated uncle Leo Fleurent's birthday. Debra brought you to San Diego and we totally surprised my Mom on Mother's Day. You and my Mom are sisters and have been close your whole life. I miss you.
September 11, 2019
Grateful that Aunt Lu played an important role with me as I was growing up.Lu was my baby sitter early on and we shared many positive moments.I remember every Christmas and Easter together first in Hartford, then in Enfield.I remember in my early 20's playing with my band at one of her pool parties.In my 30's,when returning from Chicago to CT.-she always visited me.I remember one special outing in which we hiked at a special site in Manchester to a look out over the valley. It was a special day indeed.I will always be grateful for time spent with her and her children over the years.Farewell to the far shore.