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Mary Ann T. "Terry" (Yelle) Rousseau
April 07, 2020


CHICOPEE – Mary Ann T. “Terry” (Yelle) Rousseau, 73, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. She passed into Eternal Life at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by all of the memories that she loved and cherished. She was born in Holyoke on April 5, 1947, a beloved daughter of the late Narcisse and Mary Yvonne (Benoit) Yelle. She was raised in Holyoke, graduated from Holyoke High School and had lived in Tucson, Arizona for a few years before moving to Aldenville in 1972. She was employed as a sales clerk at the Sears Department Store at the Ingleside Mall in Holyoke and had previously worked at the Worthington Pump Company, the Fayva Shoe Store and had also worked for the City of Chicopee at Bellamy Middle School and Chicopee Comprehensive High School in the School Lunch Department. During her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling and loved visiting Cape Cod and Hampton Beach. She and her husband also loved visiting Aruba for many years where she loved the vivid blue ocean waters. She had an extensive collection of angels in her home. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and her many dear friends. She leaves her husband and best friend, Francis E. Rousseau, Jr. They were married on May 4, 1968 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Holyoke and were blessed with over 51 years of happiness together. She also leaves her three loving sons, Brian F. Rousseau and his companion, Christine Perry, of Chicopee, Scott N. Rousseau and his wife, Melissa, of South Hadley and Todd M. Rousseau and his companion, Cindy Hill, of Chicopee; her two cherished grandchildren, Adam and Alexandria Rousseau; her dear brother, Nelson Yelle and his companion, Rhea, of Holyoke; her two dear brothers-in-law, Robert Rousseau and wife, Jan, of Springfield and Bruce Rousseau and his wife, Ella, of Easthampton; her dear sister-in-law, Barbara Muldoon of El Paso, Texas; and her many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and extended members of the Rousseau and Yelle families. She will also be deeply missed by her dear feline companion, her cat Angel. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her dear sister, Irene Sillich and her husband, Jack; her dear father-in-law, Francis E. “Mike” Rousseau, Sr. who was Called Home on April 16, 2020; and her dear sister-in-law, Arlene Yelle. Her family will receive friends on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. which will be followed by a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. at the St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. The parking lot and main entrance of the funeral home are located in the rear at 20 Lafayette Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. Her Burial will be private. Please note that masks are required and social distancing must be observed. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Friends of the Soldiers’ Home, Inc., P.O. Box 1338, Holyoke, MA 01041 or the Shriners Hospital for Children, Please specify Springfield, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. For more details and to leave her family condolence messages, please visit:

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels
13 Dale Street
Chicopee, MA 01020