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Henriette G. (Brodeur) Sinclaire, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire on February 19, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Isabelle (Martel) Brodeur. She was raised in Nashua, where she graduated from St. Louis DeGonzague Catholic High School with the Class of 1942. Following her graduation, Henriette took a position with Fortin's Florist in Nashua, working as a designer.
Henriette was approached one day by a young man, Robert W. Sinclaire, who asked her out for a date. To his dismay, she turned him down, noting she had to care for her elderly aunt, a fib to throw Bob off, as she had every intention of attending a Red Sox game in Boston. To her surprise, Bob spotted her on Tremont Street on the way to the game, foiling her plan. The couple quickly fell in love and were married in Henriette's hometown church, St. Louis DeGonzague, on November 22, 1947.
She and Bob initially made their home together in Norwood, Massachusetts, where Henriette took a position with the Norwood Co-op, working as a teller. In 1953, after settling in Walpole and welcoming her children, Henriette took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family. As Bob began his business, Sinclaire Oil Company, Henriette worked behind the scenes, ensuring her husband's success. Henriette took her office skills to Pediatric Specialists in Foxborough in 1976, essentially running her son-in-law, Arthur's, practice for many years. She retired as the bookkeeper of Pediatric Specialists in 2014, at the age of 90.
When she wasn't hard at work, Henriette enjoyed some quiet time at home. In her younger years, she was an avid reader, and more recently, Henriette enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels in her backyard. She also enjoyed learning how to play the organ in her home, taking lessons for several years. As a devout Catholic, no day was complete without saying prayers for those she loved. Most of all, Henriette loved being surrounded by her family and was delighted to see her family grow, welcoming her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Beloved wife of the late Robert W. Sinclaire.
Loving mother of Roberta Giuliano and her husband, Arthur, of Foxborough, William R. Sinclaire and his wife, Susan, of Walpole, John R. Sinclaire and his wife, Karen, of Foxborough, Anne-Marie Sinclaire of Foxborough, and Dennis R. Sinclaire and his wife, Brenda, of Mansfield.
Cherished grandmother of eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Sister of Jeanne Girard of Keene, NH, the late Christine LaFleur, the late Jerome Brodeur, the late Gabrielle Brodeur, the late Christine Brunelle, and the late Rosemarie Brunelle.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Henriette's Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 9:30 AM, prior to Henriette's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Saint Timothy's Church, 650 Nichols Street, Norwood at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Henriette's name may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)
Saint Timothy's Church
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