Lucille G. (Blais) Monti, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 surrounded by her family after a period of declining health. Lucille was blessed to be in her home under the care of Antoinette Khai, whom she treated as a daughter. They both loved each other as family.
She was born October 11, 1931 in Derby Line, VT, to Elphège and Angeline (Pomerleau) Blais. She had been the wife of the late Louis P. Monti, who died in September 2016. They were married for over 60 years. Lucille is survived by her 8 children; Stephen and his wife Katheryne of Marlborough, Christopher and his wife Vinia of Framingham, Louis Jr. and his wife Cindy of Marlborough, Peter of Beacon Falls, CT, Anthony Sr. and his wife Rhonda of Marlborough, Patricia Monti of Orlando, FL, Ann-Marie Rosen and her husband Bob of Davenport, FL, and Rose Monti-Johnson and her husband Rafael of Marlborough. Lucille, lovingly known as Mem to her 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, of whom she was very proud. She also leaves behind 3 brothers; Robert Blais of FL, Richard Blais of VA and Donald Blais of FL and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her other siblings Therese, Therese, Julien, Marie-Paule, Claudette, Norman and Sylvio.
Lucille attended Saint Anne’s Academy in Marlborough and later was an inspector at Raytheon Company in Waltham. Lucille left her career at Raytheon to start her family. While raising her children, she was the bookkeeper for Louis Monti & Sons Monumental Craftsmen. In later years you could find her helping out at the other family business, Monti’s Mini Market.
In her younger days Lucille was an avid yodeler. She sang alto in the church choir, enjoyed roller skating and candle pin bowling and on several occasions she had high singles for her league. She constantly had a book in progress, which was always enjoyed with a cup of coffee and her cigarettes. She often times finished the crossword puzzles in the daily newspaper and enjoyed any kind of word or number games. Lucille also enjoyed playing cards. There were very few card games she did not know how to play, but Cribbage was her favorite. Some of Lucille’s other hobbies included sewing, crocheting and knitting. She had a very strong Catholic faith with an affinity to the Blessed Mother Mary and always carried her rosary beads with her. She was a CCD teacher for many years at the Immaculate Conception Parish and a member of the Legion of Mary.
After raising her children Lucille became an avid BINGO player and seemed to win often. She and her husband Louis took many vacations once the children were grown, with Las Vegas and cruises being their favorite choice for their trips. As they got older they use to spend the winter months at their home in Fort Myers, FL. Lucille loved sports especially the Red Sox, and she and Louis took in many spring training games together.
Lucille was very social and always enjoyed attending events for her children and especially her grandchildren who brought her great joy. In her younger days she could be found on the floor playing with the grandchildren or outside playing games with them in the yard. She was an avid pie maker around the holidays making a variety of pies which her family always enjoyed and looked forward to.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752.
A private funeral Mass and burial will be held for Lucille.
Donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 255 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601, Marlborough Community Cupboard, 255 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752 and Immaculate Conception Church, 9 Washington Ct., Marlborough, MA 01752.
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Marlborough Community Cupboard
255 Main Street, Marlborough MA 01752
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Immaculate Conception Church
9 Washington Court, Marlborough MA 01752