Dora Isabella "Belle" (Pate) Hallett of Leominster, Massachusetts, formerly of Maynard, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Dora was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, on February 22, 1928, to Marie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Haché and Malcolm Henri Paté. Her mother, Lizzie, passed away when Dora was just 1 year old. Dora was raised by her Aunt Florence in River Bourgeois on the Isle of Cape Breton, Canada, until she was 14, when she moved to Boston to live with her father.
Dora met her husband, Walter Gorham Hallett, Jr., at a dance in Waltham and they were married in Landover Hills, Maryland, on August 18, 1956. Walter passed away on December 23, 2008.
Dora leaves five children: Bruce Gorham Hallett and his wife, Linda, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; Brian Malcolm Hallett and his wife Jane, of Bonita Springs, Florida; Claudia Hallett Cornish and her husband, Keith, of Leominster, Massachusetts, with whom Dora lived; Blair James Hallett of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; and Chere Sue Hallett-Adams and her husband, Glen, of Brookline, New Hampshire. Dora also leaves seven grandchildren - Melissa Patricks, Jesse Hallett, Jake Hallett, Rebekha Nichols, Ashley Gillis, Rachael Chapman, and Alec Cornish, and six great-grandchildren - Tyler, Kaleb, Alexandra, Morgan, Tucker, and the youngest member of the family, Piper Rainne, born October 18, 2019.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Dora on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Her funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Dora will be interred alongside her husband, Walter, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts, at a later date.
We have loved you with all our hearts, for all our lives, Mom, and will draw strength each day by continuing to share with our children and friends the wonderful memories we have made together. Our families and friends will always be reminded of your bright smile and happy disposition in life, your tenderness with and love for all children, and your happiness when you spoke of growing up in and later vacationing with your children and grandchildren in The Maritimes. Mom, we have no doubt that after being reunited with Dad in Heaven, the both of you have already begun playing your eternal game of cribbage!