Lena E. Dulude 1919-2008

Holyoke - Lena E. (Eichstaedt) Dulude, 88, of Holyoke, died Thursday October 30, 2008 at the Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Herman and Lena (Guenette) Eichstaedt and was educated in the Holyoke Schools.

She was the owner of Lena's Catering for many years, and also sold Christmas Trees, Wreaths, and Cemetery Logs out of her home on Westfield Road in Holyoke. She was the Steward for many years at Camp Jahn at Hampton Ponds in Holyoke.

Her husband, Raymond R. Dulude, died in 1997.

Lena is survived by her loving children: Judith Barta, Merilee Diliberto and Gloria Wresien of Holyoke, Raymond Dulude of Easthampton, Buster Dulude of Southampton, and Joseph Dulude of Holyoke, 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a sister Ruth Niquette of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Lena was predeceased by three grandchildren: Raymond Barta, Kimberly Shoup, and Andrea Griffin.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, South Hadley. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield MA 01104 or to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701.

Published in the Springfield MA Republican 11/02/2008

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