Marie Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury


Obit Marie Lamontagne-DelFemShrewsbury – Marie (Ruffanelli) Lamontagne-DelFem, 96, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in the tender care of her daughter-in-law and the caring staff at Beaumont Rehabilitation in Northborough.

Marie was predeceased by her only son, George J. DelFem of Shrewsbury, who died in April 2015, and by her great-grandson, Caleb Hasselstrom.

She is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Debra R. DelFem, with whom she lived; three grandchildren, Lisa M. DelFem of Greentown, Pa., Tracy Kniskern and her fiancé Christopher Bird of Paxton, and Jennifer Hasselstrom and her husband Michael of Worcester; nine great-grandchildren, Thomas “TJ”, Heather, and Bridget Brunell, Symantha Surowaniec, Christopher and Vincent Bird, Brenden Mozer, and Conner and Kayleigh Rose Hasselstrom; a great-great grandson, Julian Beasley; a brother-in-law, Donald Lamontagne of Worcester; and her two cats, Blackie and Kitty.

Marie was born in Rome, Italy, and came to live in the United States in 1946, when her son was just 11 months old. They settled in Worcester, before moving to Shrewsbury in 1957.

Marie worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the former Worcester City Hospital, then at the Belmont Home, before finally retiring from Shrewsbury Nursing Home. She had been a communicant at Saint Anne Church in Shrewsbury.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Beaumont of Northborough, especially Karri Barnett, Brittney Hart, and Dr. Ernesto Jose, for their loving care of Marie. A special thanks also to neighbors Ralph, Julie, and Becca Cochran, who selflessly gave of their time and love to assist the DelFem family with Marie’s care.

Funeral services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the MSPCA at

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