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Doris L (Deshaies) Bushey

June 1, 1936 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Doris Bushey Obituary

HOLYOKE: Doris L. (Deshaies) Bushey, of Holyoke passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. She was 87 years old. Born in Torrington, CT, to the late Ronald H. and Noella M. (Houle) Deshaies and attended Parochial schools in Holyoke and eventually earned her GED.Doris was a member of the great American working class in Holyoke, MA where she worked first as a hat maker, then in the paper mills, and eventually she worked and retired from housekeeping for several area long-term care facilities.  However, she was best known as a remarkable babysitter and cared for many generations of children throughout her life. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of the Cross Church (Holy Cross).  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers; Lawrence and Jean, Norman, Raymond and Helen, and Paul Deshaies. Doris is survived by her 7 children: Richard and Fern Chatel of Southampton; Donna and William McKinnon of Chicopee; Bruce Chatel of Tyringham; Vance (Kenneth) Chatel of Ware; Debra and Darryl Whitelock of Westfield; Joseph Bushey Jr. of Holyoke; JoAnn and John Duggan of Southampton; and step-son William and Louise Bushey of Greenfield.  She also leaves 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and her siblings Jeannine (Nin) and Sam (predeceased) Landry of Chicopee, MaryAnn and Gerald Aubuchon, of Chicopee, Ronald and Agnes Deshaies of Easthampton, and Sisters-in-law, Millie Deshaies of Ohio and Claudette Deshaies of Chicopee.  Doris also leaves many nieces and nephews.The funeral for Doris will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 9:00am from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton St, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1945 Northampton Street, both in Holyoke. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, South Hadley. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Doris to Care Central VNA & Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.

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Services

Calling Hours
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Funeral Procession
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

9:00 AM
Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
1945 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Burial
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

Notre Dame Cemetery
65 Lyman St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

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