Martha C. Choquette, 90NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Martha Clara Choquette, 90, of 68 Cherry St., died Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in St. Jean de Richelieu, Quebec, on July 4, 1923, daughter of Eusebe and Ida Rancourt Allard, she attended the Sacred Heart School in Quebec. She came to North Adams after her marriage.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Choquette had worked at a prestigious retail store in Montreal prior to her marriage and more recently had been usher at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
She was gifted artistically, and enjoyed oil painting, for which she won several awards. She could master any task and also won an award for her quilting. She enjoyed following the genealogy of the Allard family and was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church.
Her husband, John H. Choquette, whom she married on Nov. 11, 1946, died on May 11, 2011.
She leaves a daughter, Carol Greenbush and her husband, John, of North Adams; a son, John H. Choquette Jr. and his wife, Leticia Gaona, of North Adams; a brother, Jean Allard of Canda; a sister, Jeannette Allard of Canada; four grandchildren, Danielle Horan of Williston, Vt., Sarah White of Cranston, R.I., and Peter Greenbush and Alexis Choquette, both of North Adams; two great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Jordan Greenbush, and many nieces and nephews,
Her son Peter Choquette died on Aug. 27, 1967. She was also predeceased by her siblings Leo Allard, Andre Allard, Emile Allard, Romaine Allard, Magella Tremblay and Dolores Alaire.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Choquette will be celebrated on Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Friday morning from 9 to 10:30 at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams. Donations are suggested for HospiceCare of the Berkshires through the funeral home.