West Boylston/Grafton – Bette P. (Lefrancois) Jendrzejewski, 74, of West Boylston, passed away Sunday morning, January 23rd, 2022, at home peacefully with her family. She lost her courageous battle with cancer, with strength and dignity to the very end.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Robert J. Jendrzejewski. She leaves three loving sons; Brian R. Jendrzejewski of Worcester, Randall J. Jendrzejewski and companion Tina (Froment) of Worcester, and Jonathan R. Jendrzejewski and wife Samira (Sheth) of Sudbury. She also leaves behind her beloved granddaughter Courtney Jendrzejewski and grandsons Nikhil and Krishna Jendrzejewski. She was also the loving aunt of several nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Bette was born on May 30, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri to parents Raymond R. and Lucille (Corman) Lefrancois. These early years on the family farm in Missouri had a strong influence on her and she always considered herself to be a farm girl in spirit. The family moved to South Grafton, Massachusetts shortly there afterwards where she spent most of her life and eventually raised her own family. Bette graduated from Grafton High School in 1965 and maintained lifelong friendships throughout the years with so many of her classmates.
Her early career began in Hospitality where her gregarious nature and quick wit were perfectly suited. She then worked many years for the Massachusetts State Department of Youth Services in Westborough, where she had a unique way to connect with and positively impact the lives of so many young kids. She was known for being tough, but also a kind and generous person.
Bette loved to travel and spent many vacations enjoying life and seeking adventure. She especially loved to island hop throughout the Caribbean where she collected seashells, artwork and stories from each place she’d been to.
She was a wonderful storyteller and you’d always remember her infectious laugh and sense of humor. Bette often went back to Missouri to see her family and rekindle her farm girl spirit.
She loved taking long road trips with her husband Bob to places like Niagara Falls, Cape Cod and Florida.
She was an amazing host and her home was always open, warm and welcoming. You could spend all day talking with her over a cup of hot coffee about any topic. The deep and lasting friendships she forged throughout her life meant the absolute world to her.
As a mother, she gave all her time and energy to her family, serving as den mother, chaperone, volunteer and confidante whenever needed. Her marriage to her soulmate Bob was a testament to enduring love and companionship. Bette was the quintessential rock of the family and will be dearly missed. She will be remembered as a loving wife and devoted mother who lived a full and rewarding life.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 5th from 10:00am to 12:00pm followed by a service at 12pm at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester Street, N. Grafton MA 01536.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bette’s memory to the American Cancer Society at www.Cancer.org.