Calling hours will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Thursday, June 17 from 9 – 10:30am. The funeral Mass will be held at 11am in St. Anthony di Padua Church, Fitchburg. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Leominster Veterans Center, 100 West Street Leominster, MA 01453.
Fitchburg – Dorothy (Nutile) St. Jean, 99, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021 in Heywood Hospital.
Affectionately known as Laura to friends and family and Dolly by her husband Eugene (Gene). She was born in Charlestown on December 13, 1921, a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Florintino) Nutile. She graduated from Saint Bernard’s High School with the class of 1940. She lived a long life of 99 years and was loved by many people whose lives she touched with her passions for gardening and cooking which have been passed down to her children and grandchildren.
She was also a talented seamstress sewing parachutes and sleeping bags during WWII and clothes for her children. She worked for Foster Grant, until she married and began her family raising 5 children and tending her beautiful gardens. Never afraid to speak her mind, she made an impression on everyone she met. Laura also enjoyed knitting, sewing, traveling, card playing, people, and entertaining. Ever the quintessential Italian, she welcomed you into her home and no one got past the kitchen without the offer of food, often legendary meatballs.
She is survived by her two sons, Dennis St. Jean and wife Bernice, David St. Jean and wife Lucie; three daughters, Mary Smith, Carolyn Davis significant other Stig Washburn, Ann Marie St. Jean-Billowz and husband Greg; grandchildren, David St. Jean and his wife Eileen, Christopher St. Jean, Amy Smith, Jennifer Forand and her husband Nathan, Adam St. Jean and his wife Lindsay, Megan Davis and fiancé Mike McGuinness, Caitlan Davis; great grandchildren, Matthew, Dennis, Graham, and Zoe; many nieces and nephews. She loved visits with her grand-dog Kay.
She was predeceased by her sister Mary Anttila, her granddaughter-in-law Jennifer St. Jean, and her husband of 60 years, Eugene D. St. Jean. She now joins him to continue the dancing they loved so much.
Her kindness, compassion, and zest for life will never be forgotten and her wonderful spirit continues to live in us all.