Charlene B. (L'Heureux) SullivanJuly 12, 1942 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 75)
Charlene “Gigi” L’Heureux Sullivan of Hanover formally of Norwell and Nantucket, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday evening August 7.
Charlene is predeceased by her mother Edith L’Heureux and father Charles L’Heureux and survived by her loving husband Jack of 51 years.
Charlene is lovingly remembered by her son Brandon of Scituate, her daughter Charrette and son-in-law Paul Schindler of Norwell, her daughter Darrielle and son-in-law Philip Meckel of Norwell, her grandchildren Morgan, Sally Quinn, Colin, Burke, Evan, Hannah, Barbara, James, Max, and Benjamin, her sister Janet and brother-in-law David Carreau of Plymouth, her nephew Craig and Kaitlyn Carreau of Plymouth, her nieces Leigh Fonteneau of Bridgewater and Cheryl Marble of Plymouth, her cousins Brian Lancaster of New York City, William Lancaster of Walpole, Peter Vece of Redwood City, and Caroline Soto of Carmel.
Charlene was born in Boston on July 12, and moved to San Jose, California when she was three. Her family moved back east to Scituate Ma, when she was 15 and she graduated from Scituate High School in 1961. She returned to school in her forties and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Bridgewater State University in 1986.
Charlene worked for many years at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, where she was responsible for organizing their annual Art Festival on Cohasset Green. An accomplished and talented artist herself, Charlene worked in many different art mediums and created many stunning original pieces. She was inspired by all aspects of life and was always working on a new project.
When she wasn’t actively creating art, Charlene was a voracious reader, a member of two book clubs and usually had at least three books going at a time.
Charlene also volunteered to work with many local groups, including the Friends of the Norwell Visiting Nurses Association, The Norwell Garden Club, The Church-hillers of Norwell, The Nantucket Artist Association.
Charlene embraced life, always telling hilarious stories about simple everyday moments. She loved her family and friends; always going above and beyond to show people she cared by personally delivering food, cards and gifts. She loved life and made every minute count by traveling, visiting museums, seeing plays, hosting parties and attending parties. She loved to laugh and make people laugh with her sharp sense of humor.
The celebration of life mass will be held at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 392 Hanover St. (Rt. 139), Hanover MA 02339, Tuesday August 15, at 10:00 am. Interment Private. Visiting hours Omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Charlene may be made to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA. 02115