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Carol M (Valcourt) Monte

May 24, 1946 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Carol Monte Obituary

Carol M. (Valcourt) Monte, 77, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born May 24, 1946 in Holyoke to the late Charles and Irene (Casey) Valcourt. She graduated from Chicopee High School where she was a member of the National Honors Society and received her associates degree at STCC. She then continued her studies at Our Lady of the Elms College. For many years, Carol was a quality assurance representative for Tambrands in Three Rivers, retiring from Proctor and Gamble after more than 28 years. She was not only a well accomplished woman, but a well traveled one at that. She adored traveling, especially with her husband George. Together, they visited several countries throughout their lives. Although they journeyed far and wide, their favorite place to return to was Forkstown, Maine where the two owned a cabin hidden deep in the woods. Time well spent at camp was time sitting in her chair reading, fishing, or with a grandchild sitting in her lap. Their cabin was such a beloved and special place for Carol and her family.

Carol was so smart and incredibly kind. She was the type of person who could make friends anywhere she went—whether it was the grocery store or the laundromat—she would talk to anyone who would listen. Such an outgoing woman, she was active at school while her children were attending, coaching soccer and assisting with many of the school programs. You couldn’t have asked for a better mother. After her retirement, she helped her two daughters care for her grandchildren, earning her well known title as their devoted Memere. For many years, she and her husband would take part in revolutionary war reenactments, dressing as settlers selling handmade tinware. The Holiday season was spent at Strawbery Banke for the candlelight stroll where the tin lanterns and ornaments that George made would be on display. Years later, her grandkids would join them, making this quality time the most sacred of family traditions.

Carol leaves her affectionate husband of 57 years, George R. Monte; their daughters, Lisa Hill, Laura Cuipenski and her husband Michael; sisters Ruth Dulude and her husband Joseph, Loretta Goldrick and brother in-law Gary Shiflett; four grandchildren, Austin Hill, Madison Hill, Abby Cuipenski, Corbin Cuipenski, extended family members, many nieces and nephews and longtime friends Nancy Rouette and Margo Manning. Carol was predeceased by her sisters Janet Desroches and Margaret Shiflett.

Visiting hours will take place Friday, April 12, 2024 from 5-8pm in the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11am in St. Patrick’s Church 22 Green Street in Monson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Tribute Program PO Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis TN 38101-9908. 

Special thanks to the medical professionals at Mercy Medical Center. Thank you for going above and beyond to care for our Memere.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 12, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lombard Funeral Home
3 Bridge St
Monson, MA 01057

Funeral Mass
Saturday
April 13, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church
22 Green St
Monson, MA 01057

Donations

St. Jude Children's Hospital, St Jude Tribute Program
PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142

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