WESTFIELD - Hilda (Thompson) Brunelle, 91, passed away at Holyoke Health Care Center on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.
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Hilda was born on Nov. 12, 1922 in Lincoln, Vermont, to the late Howard and Hazel Thompson.
She graduated high school in Vermont and continued her education at Becker Junior College in Worcester.
Hilda worked as a secretary for many years at Leo J. Simard Jeweler in Holyoke. She was married to Lester R. Brunelle in 1952 and they spent 52 loving years together until his passing in 2004. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Kalma, Erma and Beatrice.
Hilda is survived by her daughter Marilyn Donovan and her husband Robert of Westfield and two grandchildren, James Donovan, and Kathleen Guditis and her husband Tim.
Services for Hilda will be held on Friday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Maple Cemetery, Lincoln, Vermont. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hilda's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 264 Cottage St, Springfield, MA 01104.
For additional information, please visit www.brunellefuneralhome.com.
Arthur J. Brunelle Funeral Home
811 Chicopee Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 27, 2014