Amesbury, MA — Julienne H. (LaBatte) Auffrey, 101 years old of Amesbury Mass., died peacefully on January 9, 2014, at Amesbury Village Nursing home, with family by her side. She was born on April 7, 1912, in Amesbury, and was the daughter of Antoine and Alma LaBatte. She was raised and educated in Amesbury, where she was a lifelong resident. Julienne was a matriarch, a selfless giver with a quick witted sense of humor that never showed her age. She worked at the Portsmouth Navy Yard during WWII, and retired from The Bailey Co. after many years. She enjoyed quilting, crafts, bingo, line dancing, community activities, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with her family. Julienne was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her warmhearted personality and compassionate nature was embraced by all, and will be greatly missed.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alyre Auffrey; three sisters; three brothers; son, Robert Auffrey; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Auffrey; and great-great-grandchild, Wyatt Auffrey.
Surviving family members include her son, Norman Auffrey and wife, Dorothy; daughter, Diane Methot and husband, Jean; daughter in-law, Lillian Auffrey; 10 grandchildren, Karen Jenkins and husband, Wendall, Danielle Hawkes, Robert Auffrey Jr. and wife, Teresa, Gregory Auffrey and wife, Dede, Deidre McCarty and husband, Everett, Alicia Richardson and husband, Randy, Brenda Auffrey, Denise Stamatis and husband, Bill, Dale Winch and wife, Amanda, and Dana Dube and husband, Mike; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Julienne’s family wishes to thank the Aides of Elders Affairs at the Heritage Towers and the staff at Amesbury Village Nursing home for the attentive, loving and compassionate care given to Julienne and her family during her stay.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be on Wednesday, January 15, with calling hours from 8:30 to 10 a.m., at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury. Her funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., at The Holy Family Parish Church 2 School St., Amesbury ,with burial to follow at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery.
If anyone would like to make a memorial donation in Julienne’s name the following funds have been chosen, The Amesbury Village, c/o The Residents Activities Fund, 22 Maple St., Amesbury, MA 01913, or Amesbury Council on Aging, 68 Elm St., Amesbury, MA 01913, c/o Friends of the Council of Aging.