Alba Ann (DeChellis) Paquette, age 97, passed away peacefully in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Friday, April 17, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Walpole, Massachusetts on February 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Angela (Vella) DeChellis. She was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts, and attended Walpole High School. While in high school, Alba took a position with Norwood Hospital, working as a candy striper. Following her graduation in 1940, Alba took a position with Plymouth Rubber.
Alba married her beloved husband, Raymond P. Paquette, on August 21, 1949. Together, they made their home in Walpole, Massachusetts, where Alba took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her two sons, Philip and Raymond. As her sons grew up, Alba returned to the working world, taking a position with D.W. Jewelry in Walpole. She later worked as a secretary at Walpole High School for several years until her retirement in 1988.
As a child of Italian immigrants, Alba was always proud of her Italian heritage. She loved spending time in her kitchen, cooking and baking her favorite Italian recipes for her family and friends. Alba was also devoted to her faith, as a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole, she attended Mass often and was charitable to anyone she met.
Alba was a very social person, never turning down an invitation to spend time with family and friends. Back at home, Alba enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her beautiful flower gardens. She will be remembered for her selfless ways and willingness to help anyone who was in need.
Beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Paquette.
Loving mother of Philip T. Paquette of Walpole and Raymond P. Paquette of Fall River.
Sister of the late Sam DeChellis, Rena Shackelford, Mary Blake, and Paul DeChellis.
As a result of the ongoing health crisis in the world and our community and with genuine concern for the well-being of all involved, Alba’s family has decided that her visitation and funeral services will be private. Interment will take place in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379.