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Maxine Joyce (Lesniak) Boileau

March 13, 1946 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 75)


Maxine Joyce (Lesniak) Boileau, 75, passed away December 2, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Springfield on March 13, 1946, to the late Max and Stefania (Walas) Lesniak, she was a lifelong Chicopee resident. Maxine worked at JC Penny for 23 years where she developed many lifelong friends. She enjoyed all day shopping adventures with her daughters and cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. Most especially, Maxine’s greatest joy came from being a devoted grandmother to her 7 cherished grandchildren.  Jack, Cole, and Ray will miss having their Mammy pick them up from school and they will all miss sharing their weekly dinners out with her.  She will always be remembered for her loving and generous nature.

She leaves her devoted daughters, Michelle Vecchiarelli and her husband Dean of East Longmeadow and Danielle Boileau of Westfield; her cherished grandchildren, Michael and Angela Vecchiarelli, Tony and Vinny Martel, and Jack, Ray, and Cole Dessereau; her brother, Fred Lesniak and his wife Patricia of Hampden; her son-in-law, Michael Martel of Belchertown; along with other family members and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Raymond Boileau in 2017 and her daughter, Colette Boileau in 2014.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 56 St. Anthony St., Chicopee. There are no calling hours. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield MA 01104. Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements. For further details or to express online condolences, please visit



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Funeral Mass
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua
56 St. Anthony St.
Chicopee, MA 01013


Shriners Hospital for Children
516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396,
Tel: 413-787-2000

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