Valerie Jean (Carlson) Pichette, 65, of Windham, beloved wife of Norman Pichette, died November 15, 2015 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born May 8, 1950 in Providence, R.I. the daughter of Evril and Rita (Lennox) Carlson. Val graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School, Providence, R.I., received her Bachelor of Arts degree from ECSU and Master of Arts from Sacred Heart University. She had served as Assistant Director of the Willimantic branch of Quinebaug Valley Community College and later as Executive Assistant to the dean of UCONN's Neag School of Education. Valerie had a passion for being an educator and assisting students in pursuing their dreams. Besides her husband Norman she is survived by two sons: Brian Pichette of Windham and Daniel Pichette and his wife Megan of Norwich; grandchildren: Sean Pichette and Caitlin Pichette of Windham, Michael Mangual, Jack Pichette and Molly Pichette of Norwich. She also leaves a sister Donna Baldwin of Chesapeake, VA and brother-in-law Irvin Trombley of Providence, RI and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a sister Judith Trombley and brother-in-law Dave Baldwin. Her family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, 11/18/15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic, CT. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 11/19/15, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Jackson St. Willimantic. Please assemble at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Club Rd. Windham. In lieu of flowers, donations, in her memory, may be made to the St. Francis Hospital Foundation, 95 Woodland St. Hartford, CT 06105. Please visit www.baconfh.com
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