Martha A. (Courteau) Deschene

Born: Tue., Mar. 19, 1946
Died: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Aug. 28, 2020
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Whitinsville- Martha A. (Courteau) Deschene, 74, of Roy St. died unexpectedly on Mon. Aug. 24, 2020 after a brief illness.

     She is survived by her husband of 53 years Daniel W.  Deschene Sr.; 3 children Daniel W. “Skip” Deschene Jr. and his wife Merideth of Nashua NH, Kathryn Ann Deschene of Whitinsville, and David D. Deschene of Whitinsville; 5 grandchildren Daniel Deschene III, Christopher Deschene, Samantha Deschene, William Waters, and Eric Waters; several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her sister Nancy J. Courteau. Born in Uxbridge, MA on March 19, 1946 she was the daughter of Victor J. and Doris P.  (Boissy) Courteau and was raised in Uxbridge and lived in Whitinsville most of her life.

     Mrs. Deschene worked as a nurse at Wrentham State Hospital, caring for the disabled for 25 years. She was a graduate of Uxbridge High School and the Salter Secretarial School.  Later  in her mid 30’s when her children were older, she earned a Nursing Degree from the David Hale Fanning School. A skilled seamstress, she liked needlework, quilting, and baking. She enjoyed taking Foxy Bus trips with her husband, shopping, going out to lunch, and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church and their Women’s Council.

     Her funeral will be held Fri. Aug. 28 at 10 am in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St. Whitinsville. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit

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Patrick & Kim Conlin
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Very sorry to hear of Martha's passing. She was truly like a second Mom to me growing up. She will be missed. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

Kathy Deschene
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
You meant the world to me. How fortunate I am that I had you to talk with and by my side for as long as we had. Please be there when it's my turn to pass, and I promise I won't be afraid. I love you.

Evelyn Tougas
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Dear Danny and Deschene Family,
I’m so sad to hear of Martha’s passing. It’s been a long time since we grew up on Roy St. Those were the good old days and are thought about often. Sending you and your family my love and prayers. Please find peace in knowing that Martha is home with her family.

Evelyn Tougas, (neighbor)

Allison Bickum
   Posted Tue December 08, 2020
I worked at Wrentham Developmental Center in the nursing department with Martha for many years. She was a wonderful lady and shared many sewing tips with me over the years. I am sorry to hear of her passing, am blessed to have been a friend. Condolences to her family.

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