Rochester, NH – Frances E. (Le…

Rochester, NH – Frances E. (LeBlanc) Deveau died peacefully on May 25, 2018, at Putnam Farm in Danvers, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph G. Deveau with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, on May 17, 1931, Frances was the daughter of the late Laurie J. and Marie H. (Messier) LeBlanc. She attended and graduated from St. Jean de Baptiste School in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1949, and was employed in the payroll department at Lynn Hospital/Atlanticare before retiring in 1992.

Frances resided in Lynn, Massachusetts, during her younger years, moved to Salem, Massachusetts, in 1963, settling in Rochester, New Hampshire, in 1995 after retirement.

Frances enjoyed taking walks, hand-in-hand with her husband before his passing in 2009. She enjoyed family gatherings, gardening and knitting. She made many sweaters, baby sets, and blankets for her family and friends through the years which gave her great joy.

Prior to moving to New Hampshire, Frances was a communicant of St. James Church in Salem, Massachusetts. Once settled in Rochester, New Hampshire, she became a communicant of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, and was a member of the Sainte-Anne Sodality.

Frances is survived by her children, Gerald J. Deveau and his wife Patricia of Palm Bay, Florida, Rose M. Robicheau and her husband, John of Farmington, New Hampshire, Lorraine M. Picano of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Claire M. French and her husband Scott of Raymond, New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Brian Deveau and his wife Heather, Christopher Deveau and his wife Tina, Michael Deveau, Nicole (Robicheau) Minnis and her husband Erik, Daniel, Andria, and Stephen Picano and his wife Lindsey, Christin (French) Boudreau and her husband John, Scott French and his wife Samantha. She also leaves 12 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving her are her sisters, Jeannette Prezioso, Doris Castellanos, and Rose Falkowski and her husband William; and several nieces and nephews.

Frances was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her daughter, Jeannette; and her sister, Theresa.

Frances’ family wishes to thank the staff of Putnam Farm and Care Dimensions for their comfort, care, and support during her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’ memory can be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or online donations at, Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at the H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 N. Main St., Rochester, NH from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, 189 N. Main St., Rochester, NH, on Thursday, May 31, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Rochester.

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