Obituary of Madeleine Socquet
Madeleine Lucienne (Boulais) Socquet of Wauregan Road in Killingly passed away suddenly at UMASS Memorial Hospital on June 5. She was one of seven children born to Emma (Audette) and Aldei Boulais of Danielson and the loving wife of Germain J. Socquet whom she married on May 1, 1948 and who predeceased her in 2016.
She graduated from St. James School and attended Killingly High School before leaving to work and help support her family. As a young woman she worked locally and at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft then later at Union Engravers in Putnam. The job she enjoyed the most however was sales associate at the Alice Eleanor Shop in Danielson where she met new people and made new friends while using her fine eye for fashion.
Throughout her life Madeleine enjoyed sewing, dancing, skiing, golfing, tennis and playing cards, most recently bridge. She also loved all kinds of games and puzzles and completed a crossword daily. She and her husband enjoyed many happy and active years together with a special group of friends. Together they traveled and socialized often and Madeleine treasured those times. She enjoyed hosting dinners and celebrations for her family and friends and was a wonderful cook. Her comfortable home, warm smile and infectious laughter always put her guests at ease.
Family was very important to Madeleine. Her siblings were her first and best friends and remained her closest confidants throughout her life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and never missed an opportunity to spend time with those she loved. She lived a full and active life until the very end, which is just what she wanted. She leaves a rich legacy of love and laughter and enough happy memories to last a lifetime. She is an inspiration to us all.
Madeleine is survived by her daughter, Lauren and son in law, Roger Law of Killingly, her three grandchildren, Mackenzie Law, Heather Law Pezzarossi and Meghan Salmon and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Roland Boulais and wife, Nancy of Greenville, Rhode Island and her sister Rita LaBelle of Killingly. She is also survived by her sister in law, Jeanne Socquet of Downey, California as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at St. James Church in Danielson at 11:00 am on June 28. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James School 120 Water St., Danielson, CT. A special note of thanks to Madeleine’s caring neighbor Lillian, the emergency responders and the ER staff at Day Kimball and UMASS hospitals. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com