Doris T Engelmann

August 7, 2022


Doris T. (Lavoie) Engelmann, 94 of Fitchburg, MA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 7, 2022.  Doris was born in Fitchburg, September 27, 1927, daughter of Francis “Harry” Lavoie and Florence (Dupont) Lavoie.  She was predeceased by her husband Rex Engelmann in 1994.

She leaves behind her children, Lance Engelmann and his wife Gail, Diane Welch and her husband Douglas. Her Grandchildren, Keith Engelmann, Kevin Engelmann and his wife Amanda, Guinevere Molina and her husband Jason. Her great-grandchildren, Kaya Engelmann, Daniel, Isaac, and Solomon Molina, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Lucille (Lavoie) Denton and her brother Roland Lavoie.


Mom graduated from Fitchburg High School, class of 1945.  She loved organizing the class reunions to bring everyone together.  She retired from General Electric with 29 years of service and was a member of the G.E. Quarter Century Club. Doris was a member of the Fitchburg Senior Center and how she loved going on their trips to wherever the bus would take them. Mom volunteered for the Red Cross and many of their blood drives, made countless hats and mittens for the local mitten trees, the cancer centers at Burbank Hospital and Lowell General and for those in need.  Mom loved being an election poll worker for Ward 1 as she could visit with all the neighbors and catch up on their lives.


THANK YOU, Mom!... for making every holiday special, Sunday dinners, boiled dinners at Willard Brook, camping in North Conway or at The Cape, hours of babysitting, bunny cakes, cookie monster cakes, never forgetting to celebrate a birthday, for always supporting us and being the best cheerleader and wanting the best for all of us.  Thank you for all the memories you have given us, your love will always be in our hearts.  Love you forever…


A special thank you to Well-Being Total Home Care-Keith, Pru and especially Alwida for your care and friendship, she truly loved you!


Trinity Hospice-Thank you Kate, Jackie and Kelly for making Mom comfortable, providing care, compassion and dignity!


Thank you!  Mia, Laurie, Linda (Betty), Marie and Daysa…you are all wonderful CNA’s that stepped up and made a difference in her life…you all knew how to make her smile.


Services for Doris will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Mass will be at 9am at St. Bernard Parish at St. Camillus De Lellis Church, 333 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg.  All are welcome to attend.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  There are no calling hours.

The Lavery Chartrand Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St. Fitchburg is directing.

Michael S. Alario-Director-Owner

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Funeral Mass
August 27, 2022

9:00 AM
St. Bernard Parish @ St. Camillus DE Lellis Church
333 Mechanic St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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