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Denise (Landry) LALIME

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Denise (Landry) LALIME Obituary

LALIME, Denise (Landry)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved mother, Denise Claudette (Landry) Lalime, who has now ascended into the ethereal embrace of our late father Leo in Heaven, on February 15, 2013. Denise was born in Hartford on August 18, 1954, the second of five children of Henry and Lucille (Daigle) Landry of Newington. She was a free-spirited girl who loved gymnastics, cheerleading and the company of her friends. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse through a program at Hartford Hospital, and spent her professional life caring for the elderly and infirmed in a way that made them feel special and loved, as only she could. She married the love of her life, sign-language interpreter Leo Henry Lalime, in September of 1976, and together they built a family, starting with their strong and selfless son Jesse, and two beautiful and amazing daughters Michelle and Nicole. After Leo died in 1992, Denise took on the incredibly difficult challenge of raising and providing for three young children all on her own. It was a challenge that she not only met, but thoroughly conquered. Denise was, to us, the most incredible person in the world. She touched and brightened the lives of everyone she encountered, unconditionally loving each family member, friend and patient she had. No one who met our mother will ever be able to erase the mark she left on them. She was a caring and firm parent, a gentle and wise soul, but most of all she was our guiding light and our best friend as we grew into and got to share adulthood with her, even if just briefly. She is survived by her children Jesse, Michelle and Nicole, parents Henry and Lucille, brothers Jean-Paul, Marc and Jerry, sister Carol, in-laws Gloria and Frank Rarus, niece Allison, nephews Ben and Justin and wife Kanako and their son Kaiden, her BFF Fran and her children Jenny and John, and many other relatives and friends scattered across the US and Canada.
Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to the , P. O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. This is "Go Red for Women" month and since Denise's favorite color was red, we encourage you to wear a bit of red in honor of Denise. On facebook, Denise Lalime memorial page.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 17, 2013
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