Shrewsbury – Florence A. (Henne) Ledoux, 93, of Shrewsbury and formerly a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Shrewsbury Crossing in Shrewsbury. She was the wife of the late Francis X. Ledoux who died in 1990.
Born in Portland, Maine, she was the first child of the late Howard and Helen (Goodwin) Henne. Harry and Jesse (Duffy) of Marlborough, her maternal grandparents, assumed responsibility for her upbringing when her mother died when she was 2.
Florence married Francis X. Ledoux, her high school sweetheart, on February 19, 1939, and thereafter raised their family in Springfield. She was a homemaker in the early years and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and an active Girl Scout Leader.
She worked part time as an executive secretary at Curtiss Publishing. She was also a sales person at Brigham's, a women's specialty store and at Hall Galleries at Steigers in Springfield.? In her later years, Florence volunteered at the Library of Frederick Harris School where she could convey to young people her great passion of reading. She also enjoyed antiquing, interior decorating, and rides along Route 6A on the Cape.
She is survived by her children, Joanne Buckley and her husband, Ken, of Titusville, Fla.; Bruce G. Ledoux and his wife, Alda, of Westborough; and Peter W. Ledoux and his wife, Patrici,a of Clayton, N.Y., as well as six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David Michael, who died in 1957, and her sister, Jean Colley.
Family and friends are invited to gather Monday, July 30, at 11 a.m., for a funeral service at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.
In lieu of flowers donations, may be made in her memory to Beacon Hospice, 67 Millbrook St., Worcester, MA 01606, or Boy Scouts of America, Western MA Council, Inc. 1 Arch Rd., Ste. 5, Westfield, MA 01086.
To send words of condolence to the family, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.