Audrey E. Croteau
1940 ∼ 2020
Audrey E Croteau, 79, died July 4, 2020, after a brief illness surrounded by her family. She was born September 6, 1940, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
She attended Springfield Technical High School and then went on to Yale New Haven Nursing School in Connecticut. Audrey enjoyed a career as a registered nurse working at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She later earned her bachelor’s degree at American International College while working full time and raising her two children, Mike and Kathy. In 1987 she met and married the love of her life, Ronald Croteau, moved to Harwich MA, on Cape Cod and welcomed his three sons, Michael, Keith, and Danny into her family. There she thrived, made great friends and continued her career as a visiting nurse with the Chatham VNA. On the Cape she enjoyed her beach time at Pleasant Bay and spending time with Harriet and the late David Martin, who were like a second family to her.
She leaves her children Michael Jemiolo and his wife, Candace of Stamford CT, Kathleen Davis and her husband Maurice of Plymouth MA, Michael Croteau, his wife Judy of Honolulu HI, Keith Croteau and his wife Michelle of Wappingers Falls NY, and Daniel Croteau and his life partner Coletta Moran of Brewster, MA. She also leaves her six grandchildren, Jessica and Daniele Croteau, Andrea and Michael Jemiolo, and Strickland and Mitchell Davis. They were her pride and joy and she loved spoiling them and spending time with them as much as possible.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the home of Kathy and Rob Davis in Plymouth Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.