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Constance A. "Connie" (Jacquel) Houle
November 19, 2020


WESTFIELD – Constance A. “Connie” (Jacquel) Houle, 76, of Westfield, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She passed into Eternal Life at home surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in King City, CA on March 14, 1944, a beloved daughter of the late Serge E. and Jeanne A. (Laramee) Jacquel. She was raised in the Aldenville section of Chicopee, graduated from Precious Blood High School in Holyoke and lived in Chicopee until moving to Westfield in 2003. She worked as a Home Health Aide for Home Staff Health Services and was also a cook at Kirby Junior High School. She was an accomplished Square and Round Dancer along with her husband, Leonard. They dedicated their social lives to the square dance activities throughout the country where they’ve received numerous awards: WM Co-op DSA 1990, 1991 GC of NESARDC, 1996-98 President of EDSARDA, 1995 VP of the SDFNE, 1998 Induction into the Square Dance Hall of Fame,1998-2020 Secretary of NE Co-op, 2008-2009 President of the USDA, 2014 Pinnacle Award for outstanding leadership, professionalism and dedication to Square and Round dance activity, presented by NE Callers School, 2013 Board of directors for the NEC, 2015 GC Spfld NSDC. She also enjoyed camping, cruising, traveling, and most especially spending time with her family and friends playing cards. She leaves her beloved husband and best friend, Leonard A. Houle. They were married on November 28, 1963 at Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee and were blessed with over 56 years of happiness together. She also leaves her four loving children, Thomas L. Houle, of Chicopee, Timothy A. Houle, of Belmont, MA, Karen M. Boisjolie of Chicopee and Jennifer L. Hale of Westfield; her three cherished grandchildren, Taylor Boisjolie, Amanda Hale, and Jonathon Hale; her cherished great-grandson, Noah Diaz; her dear brother, Thomas Jacquel and his wife, Marguerite, of Westfield; her two sisters-in-law, Yvette Choquette and her husband, Hank, of Granby, and Betty Sue Houle of Davenport, FL; and her many nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers-in-law, Gerald “Jerry” Houle and his wife, Marlene, and Roger “Raymond” Houle; and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Bouchard and her husband, Louis. At the request of her family, her visiting hours and funeral services are postponed to a later date and time to be announced. Her funeral arrangements are entrusted to the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. Her family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Square Dance Foundation of New England, c/o Lisa Breault, 1397 Mendon Road, No. 8, Woonsocket, RI 02890 (please reference memorial donations in memory of Connie Houle). For more details and to leave her family online condolences, please visit:

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