Deanne Lynne (Thompson) Letourneau, 54, of Leyden Road passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA, with her loving husband by her side.
She was born in Greenfield on January 14, 1967, the daughter of Milo Miner Thompson Jr. and Ruthe (Wheeler) Thompson Jubinville.
Dee grew up in Shelburne Falls where she found her love of the outdoors. From an early age she was inquisitive in all that she sought out.
Dee attended local schools and was a 1985 graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional High School. She continued her education and in 1989 earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Management.
After college, Dee began her life of adventures. Over several years, she traveled the country making stops in California, Ocean City and Annapolis, Maryland, before an extended stay in Aspen, Colorado.
Upon moving back to the area, 25 years ago, Dee met Scott and they soon realized they had both found their soul mates. They were two adventure seeking people who lived life to the fullest; she married the love of her life, Scott Letourneau on October 13, 2001, at Our Lady of Peace Church, in Turners Falls. This year they would have celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary.
Dee launched into her career at Joel McFadden Designs, where she began in sales. As the company grew, she advanced to management and jewelry design. Dee had a passion for learning and studied to become a certified gemologist, a difficult challenge Dee was excited to navigate. After ten years, with JMD's, Dee pursued her next career and accepted a position as the Director of Marketing with the Eye and Lasik Center in Greenfield. There too she helped grow the practice with a focus on community outreach.
Dee long served the community of Greenfield through her committed work on the Conservation Commission and the Board of Assessors. Always looking to sharpen her skills, Dee also participated in the Toastmasters International Club of Hadley. Throughout all of this, she participated in Chamber of Commerce events and any other business arena in the local communities where she lived and worked.
Together with her husband Scott, Dee successfully summited all 48 of the 4,000-foot peaks of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Dee loved to be in motion. You could find her on the golf course, at the YMCA, running or biking. Dee and Scott spent their winters on the ski slopes and their summers on the beach. Their adventures included excursions to ski in France, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland accompanied by many good friends. When they weren’t hitting the slopes, you could find Dee at the beach(comber) or lounging by her pool. Dee loved visiting friends wherever they were, whether it was sailing in the Caribbean, circumnavigating Martha's Vineyard, or floating on Keuka Lake.
Dee was someone who always had a smile on her face and made you feel like you were the only person in the room as she devoted her time and attention to you. Her charisma is like no other, she was a leader, a teacher, a listener, and the life of the party all wrapped up into a beautiful person. Dee cared for others, and she took the time to mentor and help others achieve their personal best. Dee will be remembered for her enthusiasm for life, her laugh, her infectious smile, and her ability to create fun in every situation.
Dee will be greatly missed by her beloved husband, Scott Letourneau; her mother, Ruthe Jubinville; her father, M. Miner Thompson Jr.; a sister, Debra Peters and her husband Charles of Millers Falls; a brother, Kenneth Thompson of Des Moines, IA; a step brother, William Jubinville of Shelburne; a step sister, Jeanne Jubinville of Gonzalez, TX; her nieces and nephews, Shane Powell and his wife Rebecca of Greenfield, Chance Powell and his wife Daniella of Bernardston and Kendra Thompson of Des Moines, IA; and a great niece, Sylvia. Dee also leaves her brother-in-law, Jay Letourneau and his wife Kimberly of N. Hatfield and their children Troy and Kaci, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Dee was predeceased by her stepfather, Gerald W. Jubinville; her stepmother, Cynthia Thompson; a niece, Crystal Powell and her maternal grandmother, Sylvia Wheeler.
Funeral services will be held Friday 7/9 at 9:15am from the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls followed by a Memorial Mass at 10am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery in Bernardston.
Calling hours will be held Thursday evening from 4-7pm at the funeral home in Turners Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For condolences, please visit www.kostanskifuneralhome.com.
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