SANBORNTON - Monique T. Cormier, 85, passed away at her home in Sanbornton, on Dec. 2, 2012. Born May 30, 1927, in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Adelard and Obeline (Ouellet) Landry, she is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ody Cormier.
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Monique dedicated her life to being a wife and mother, and raising five children, Suzanne Arena, Kip Cormier, and Claude Cormier, all of Sanbornton, Nicole Cormier of Austin, Texas, and Pierre Cormier of Charlotte, N.C.
After her children were grown, she worked as a real estate agent and in her later years enjoyed volunteering at Lakes Region General Hospital and spending her winters in Naples, Fla. Close friends and relatives knew her as "Taffy." She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Laconia.
In addition to her husband and children, survivors include her six grandchildren, Megan, Charles and Thomas Arena of Sanbornton, Casey Cormier of Sanbornton, and Jenna and Frankie Muehleman of Austin, Texas; her daughters-in-law, Sally Cormier and Kristen Cormier, both of Sanbornton; and her son-in-law, Frank Muehleman of Austin, Texas. Predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters, her one surviving sister is Margot Turcotte of Quebec.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Colleen Nolan, ARNP, for her support during Mom's illness.
services: Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia.
Memorial donations may be made to the A. O. Cormier Scholarship Fund, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 7312, Gilford, 03247-7312.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 4, 2012