Obituary of Audrey J Monette
Palmer-Audrey J. (Keith) Monette, 89, passed away May 28, 2023. Born in Palmer on December 23, 1933, she was the daughter of George H. and Ethel H. (Pease) Keith. Audrey grew up in Thorndike, MA and graduated from the Palmer High School class of 1951. In her younger years she enjoyed roller skating, shopping and going to the movies for a night out on Main Street in Palmer.
On May 19, 1956, Audrey married Lyle E. Monette and raised her family in Brimfield and then returned to Palmer in 1990 when she and her husband built their new home on Pinney Street. Audrey was proud of her various jobs through the years, working after high school at Warren Pumps and later for many years in the retail store for Wrights Manufacturing. She was very artistic and enjoyed drawing, sewing and crafting along with weekly Bingo with her late sisters, Elsie, Ruth and Marion. Audrey was very organized and truly a kid at heart with her feminine side always being made up with red lipstick and jewelry. In addition to loving all holidays and especially Christmas, she loved to giggle, laugh, dance and eat waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. To say that she was an avid Red Sox fan is an understatement. Audrey's love for the baseball team had her listening, watching, reading and keeping stats on the players through the years. Her memory will forever be cherished by her husband of 67 years, Lyle E. along with her children, Steven L. Monette and his wife, Annie of Walpole, NH and Douglas A. Monette and his wife, Teresa of Ludlow. Nana, as she was lovingly called, also leaves her dearest grandson, Derek L. Monette of Boston along with her lifelong best friend Eleanor Tripp Keith of Port St. Lucie Florida, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the youngest and last surviving of the Keith family and was predeceased by sisters and brothers Alice, Elsie, George, Ruth, Marion, Donald, David and her infant son John Michael Monette.
Visitation will be Friday, June 9th from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home with a service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial to take place following the service at Brimfield Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Audrey Monette, please visit Tribute Store