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Lucy Donais

February 15, 1927 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 90)
Lucy (Talbot) Donais, 90, beloved wife of Norman Donais who predeceased her in 1981, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10 in Springfield. She was born on February 15, 1927, in Springfield, MA, to Felix C. and Marie L. (Brassard) Talbot. Lucy was a lifelong resident of Springfield and a graduate of Cathedral High School. She was employed by the City of Springfield as a clerical worker for over twenty years. Lucy was a longtime parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield and a devoted choir member.  A lover of all animals - especially dogs - she always smiled when she talked of Spotty, her childhood pet who found her new home on his own after she moved. She was a talented seamstress - enjoying crocheting, sewing, knitting, and made countless beautiful garments in her lifetime. Lucy was a strong-minded woman, 'no-nonsense' and unwavering in her beliefs with an infectious laugh. She successfully raised 3 honorable children - do-gooders with great values thanks to Lucy. She was an inspiration to her family who will miss her dearly. She leaves behind her two loving sons, Edward and Charles, and granddaughter, Nicole, and their spouses; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Christine LaPalme; brothers, Paul, George, and Charles Talbot, and sister, Pauline Mitchell. Family and friends are invited to gather on Monday, May 15, for calling hours for Lucy from 4-7 p.m. at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave., Springfield. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do something nice for someone in need. Lucy’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Rd., Springfield. Burial will follow immediately after the mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For further information please visit

 Service Information

May 15, 2017

4:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

May 16, 2017

10:00 AM to TBD
Holy Cross Church
221 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01118


Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

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