Brenda Lee (Baldwin) Savoie
lifelong resident of Chelmsford; 73
CHELMSFORD -- Brenda Lee (Baldwin) Savoie, lifelong resident of Chelmsford and beloved wife of the late Roland J. Savoie, Sr., passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the age of 73, at home in Litchfield, NH, surrounded by family.
Born August 25, 1940, to Thomas Lester Baldwin and Alice Elizabeth (Tilton) Baldwin, Brenda was the youngest of 13 children. In her youth, she was a champion jitterbug dancer, and enjoyed ice skating and roller skating.
With a strong love for God, a great sense of humor, and a zest for life, Brenda's interests were varied. She was a member of The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford, and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lowell. She served her children as Brownie Troup Leader, and chaperoned many school field trips. At home, she enjoyed crocheting, macramé, ceramics, landscaping, gardening, swimming, and home decorating. Her home was annually photographed by Chelmsford newspaper staff for her Christmas lights displays. She loved spending time with family and pets, taking scenic trips to the White Mountains, Cape Cod, Maine, and Florida.
Brenda is survived by her children: Tammy Savoie and Alison Savoie Krane of Litchfield, NH, and Roland "RJ" Savoie, Jr. and his wife, Karin Marie, of Nashua, NH, and three grandchildren: Amber Krane of Litchfield, NH; Shanelle and Kiefer Savoie of Nashua, NH. In addition, she is survived by four siblings: Everett "Whitey" Baldwin and Ronald "Babe" Baldwin of Billerica, MA; Barbara Stuart and George "Choppy" Baldwin, Sr. of Lowell, MA. She is also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Brenda is predeceased by eight siblings: Alice Pearl Baldwin McDowell Susbury; Ethel Baldwin Riel; Lester Baldwin; Shirley Baldwin Cloutier; Ellsworth Baldwin; Donald Baldwin; Richard Baldwin; Dorothy Baldwin Brumley.
SAVOIE -- Family and friends are invited to meet at BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD, MA, on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 10am, to join Pastor Steve Burkett in celebration of Brenda's life. Burial at Pine Ridge Cemetery, 130 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, MA. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 24, 2014