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Deborah K. (Progin) Ledoux
December 12, 1952 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Deborah "Deb or Debbie"' K. Ledoux (Progin) passed suddenly on Saturday, October 28, 2023 after being stricken ill at home and battling breast cancer.
Deborah was the beloved mother of Nicole Y. Thebeau (N. Brookfield), Keith E. Chipman (Leicester) Brian S. Chipman (Douglas) and sister to Janet Joubert (FL) and Kathy Huard (Brookfield). She will rest eternally with the love of her life, Robert W. Ledoux who she was predeceased by in 2000. She was also predeceased by her brother Roland C. "Ronnie" Progin Jr. in 2005 and her sister Judith "Judy" A. Lauzon in 2011.
Additionally, Deb is survived by her 9 cherished and adored grandchildren; Tyler and his wife Rachel, Gabrielle, Jacob, Brady, Connor, Camden, Gavin, Cole and Rylan; two precious great-grandchildren, Caleb and Jillian; a former husband and father of their children, Thurman "Sam" Chipman; several loving cousins, nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces; her living partner Dave, whom she's spent the past 11 years with and a great amount of close friends whom shared many good times.
Born on December 12, 1952 in Worcester, MA to the late Roland C. and Rita M. Progin (Allard) both of Worcester, Deborah attended St. Stevens and Clark Street school in Worcester before her family moved to Leicester. After graduating from Leicester High in 1970, she worked as a payroll clerk with State Mutual and the former Westborough State Hospital before becoming a devoted and loving homemaker and caretaker to her children.
Prior to residing in Douglas, Deb resided in Spencer and used her meticulous cleaning habits to run her popular cleaning business, where many of her clients became her friends.
To say Deb was a talented knitter would be an understatement. She loved passing time by hand-knitting sweaters and Christmas stockings for all of her grandkids and her friend's children or grandchildren. Deb also knitted mittens, hats and scarfs and donated them to the Douglas Senior Center or St. Denis church.
Deb was a master in the kitchen, whether it be cooking or baking. You wouldn't leave her house hungry or without a take home plate.
When not cooking, cleaning or knitting, Deb enjoyed tending to her beloved flower garden or sitting on the deck watching the turkeys, deer or hummingbirds that would visit almost daily. Her favorite vacation spot was Maine, where she loved to stroll the beaches. She also loved taking Bob's '34 Dodge coupe out for a ride around the town, where almost everyone knew the story about it.
Deb was a selfless giver, never expecting anything in return. She was a "second mom" to many and always there to listen and help. There were always bowls of candy and a fresh pot of coffee for visitors and she would almost always take your call, but you better not expect it to be a quick chat.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather with her family from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic Street, Douglas, MA. Her funeral Mass will be held in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St.,Douglas at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Burial will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Douglas Food Pantry, Douglas Senior Center or Douglas Fire Department.