Marguerite “Peg” L'heureux Desjardins, 92, formerly a resident of North Woodstock, NH passed into eternal life at Grafton County Nursing Home in Haverhill, NH on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 after a long illness. Marguerite was born on July 27, 1926 in Holden, MA and raised in Salem, MA the daughter of Raoul and Yvonne (Bouchard) L’ heureux.
She was united into marriage to Conrad Jean Desjardins on January 24, 1951 in Salem, MA.
He preceded her in death on December 19, 2016 after sharing 65 blissful years of marriage together.
A graduate of Academia St. Joseph of Salem, MA. After graduation she enrolled at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Nashua, NH and after earning her degree she worked as a nurse at Salem Hospital in Salem, MA. In January 1951 she married her best friend Conrad and together they raised four sons. After her children attended school Peg returned to her passion for nursing as a floating nurse in North Shore area of MA. Her natural gift was always serving people which was exemplified through mentoring and being preceptor to many nurses, sharing the wisdom and experience she has gained over the years.
Following her retirement and settling in Conway, NH, she pursued her love of gardening, golfing, skiing and traveling. Together Peg and Conrad enjoyed numerous trips golfing with friends and spent many days and nights at sporting events of their grandchildren.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who turned each place she lived into a beautiful home. Marguerite was an active and devoted Parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Lincoln, NH and strong in her Christian faith throughout her life setting a strong example for all who met her.
Marguerite “Peg” L'heureux Desjardins is survived by her son Philip of Fremont, NH; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Joanne of Columbia, SC, George and Marybeth of Peabody, MA and Andre and Faith of North Woodstock, NH.
Eight grandchildren, Emily Desjardins and her wife Vickie Shalian of Burlington, MA. George Jr., of Salem, MA, Conni Castagna Young and her husband Brian of Columbia, SC, Danielle of Portland, OR, Gabrielle of Columbia, SC, Nicole Desjardins Coates and husband Michael of Greenbelt, MD, William and wife Christina of Burlington, MA, and Joseph of Wakefield, MA and blessed with seven great-grandchildren: Joella, Harper, Hoyt, Logan, Adeline, Brooks, and Genevieve.
Marguerite is survived by her sister Emma Wright of San Antonio, TX, her brother Robert L’heureux and his wife Gloria of Salem, MA, and her sister-in-law Claudette L’heureux of Deering, NH, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11am Monday , May 13 at St. Joseph’s Church, Church Street, Lincoln, NH. Rev. David Kneeland will officiate.
Arrangements are by Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, No. Woodstock, NH.
Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.
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