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A memorial service for our friend and NAMI colleague Claire Boudreau

I am very sad to report that Claire Boudreau died instantly in a horrific car accident Tuesday morning when her car had a head on collision with a Dunkin Donuts truck.  Many of you know and have worked with Claire as she volunteered for NAMI Mass for years and years.  Among other things, Claire led our weekend trainings for Family Support Group Facilitators where she trained dozens of family support facilitators across the state. Claire also chaired the Board Education and Support Committee.  In the past year, Claire spearheaded NAMI Connection in her area where there were 2 thriving Connection Support Groups.   Claire was also a vital member of her local NAMI Affiliate – NAMI Central Middlesex – where she was treasurer and membership coordinator and did a hundred other things for NAMI Central Middlesex.  Claire will be deeply missed.  Please read the information below about a memorial service and celebration of her life that is taking place this Sunday, November 20, 2011.  Please spread the word.

Laurie Martinelli

Executive Director,  NAMI Massachusetts

A memorial service for our friend and NAMI colleague Claire Boudreau.

The following announcement is from Claire’s Family:

Visiting hours and a memorial will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St, Littleton on Sunday, November 20.  Visiting hours will be from 10 am to 1 pm, immediately followed by a Celebration of her Life from 1 to 2pm, in which anyone who wishes to share may participate.  For those who would like, contributions may be made in her name to NAMI of Central Middlesex, Inc, 18 Mount Auburn Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824.


Her notice will be posted on above web site tomorrow & her obituary will be posted in the following local papers: Boston Globe, Lowell Sun, Littleton Independent.

We have several people that will ‘start’ the Celebration part of the memorial at 1pm, however if you could email everyone you know at NAMI to let them know. Please feel free to participate by bringing pictures they can hang on easels that will be there, as well as pictures they can leave in a Memory scrapbook that will be there, artwork/words/poems for the scrapbook or if comfortable, or sharing their remembrances out loud, that would be very helpful.