Rose Alice Stanislas, 83, passed peacefully Oct. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, Quebec, Canada, to Philippe and Evelyn (Sampson) Dupont.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 65 years, Laurence; son, Roger (Patty) Stanislas of Louisiana; daughters, Helen (Dennis) Anderson of Florida and Diane (Marc) Blais of Massachusetts; brothers, Louis, Olidas Dupont, both of Quebec, Canada, and Henri (Lucille) Dupont of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Daniel, Eric, Andrew, Nicole, Denise, Dennis, Chantal, Dominic and Nicholas; and great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Easton, Hunter, Hannah, Cailyn, Emily, William, Cody and Alex.
She was preceded by her sister, Cecile Stanislas; and brothers, Albert, Ambroise and Maurice Dupont.
Rose Alice Stanislas
She spent her life in both Massachusetts and Florida alongside her family. She was a devout Christian and took pride in her French Canadian heritage. She was the former president of the Ladies of St. Anne, a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Brightwood neighborhood of Springfield. A jack of all trades, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, music, singing in the choir and was deeply involved with many ministries and Christian work.
She was the matriarch of the family, who placed her love of Christ and family above all else. She cherished her time spent on family vacations, attending grandchildren's sporting events, the Red Sox, holiday gatherings and cooking for "her army" of family and friends.
There will be a gathering and memorial service Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 10 a.m., at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Condolences may be sent to 1424 Venetian Court, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to recognize the outstanding care and compassion at Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare, please make a donation in memory of Rose Stanislas. All funds will be allocated to the volunteer activities and chapel program. www.pagehcfoundation.com/donate/ or mail to Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare 2310 North Airport Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33907.
Memories and condolences may be made online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.