WELLS — Laurette Lambert Desilets, 93, a resident of Wells and former longtime resident of Claremont, New Hampshire, died peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Durgin Pines in Kittery with her daughter at her side.

Laurette was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter and youngest of nine children of Wilfred Joseph and Sephora Dubois Lambert, and attended St. Mary’s Schools in Claremont.

She was employed for 30 years with Joy Manufacturing in Claremont, working in the accounts payable office. She was a Communicant of St. Mary’s church in Claremont, and member of The Catholic Daughters of America and Ladies of St. Anne.

Moving to Wells in 1994 to be closer to her family, she began her second career at Congdon’s Doughnuts, working behind the counter for 10 years, retiring for a second time at the age of 80. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Wells.

Her family was always the center of her life, making a home for her husband, Ronald J. Desilets, and daughter Elaine, attending band concerts and school activities of her grandchildren, even making the oversized boxer shorts for Bananas the Bear, University of Maine at Orono’s mascot, which all three of her grandchildren took part in caring for while attending UMAINE.

When her great grandchildren were born, she loved to cuddle with them and shower them with love. All her family noted her prowess for playing Rummy, and loved receiving her hand knit sweaters, hats and mittens. In most recent years, a visit from her great-grandchildren to work on a puzzle together was a truly precious moment.

Laurette is predeceased by her husband Ronald J. Desilets.

Survivors include her daughter, Elaine D. Finch of Wells; three grandchildren, George A. “B.J.” Finch III of Old Town, Jonathan J. Finch and wife Catherine of Wells, and Robert A. Finch of Dover, New Hampshire; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and James, both of Wells.

Visiting hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells. A Funeral Mass and burial will be celebrated in the spring at St. Mary’s Church in Claremont, New Hampshire, and announced at a later date.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Wells Ogunquit Music Boosters, c/o Lawrence Downing, Wells High School, 200 Sanford Road. Wells, ME 04090.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Laurette’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells ME. 04090.