Darlene Janet Morency of Westford, MA


5906-morencyDarlene J. (Bendickson) Morency, 81, of Westford passed away peacefully Friday October 21, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was the wife of Normand Morency with whom she had celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 14th of 2016.

Born in Vining, MN, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Bendickson. She grew up and was educated in Minnesota prior to meeting her husband Normand and they were married in 1953.

Darlene enjoyed cleaning houses for several families in the Greater Lowell area for many years.

She was a longtime resident of the Nabnasset section of Westford MA. She loved to cook especially for family and friends, she also loved watching the Boston Red Sox on TV.

Darlene was known especially for her heart of gold and her kindness to all.

She attended St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, MA.

Besides her husband Normand she is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Normand Morency and his companion Karen Owens of Plano, TX, Steven and his wife Laurie Morency of Townsend, MA, Bruce Morency and his companion Doreen Columbe of Lowell; three daughters, Julie and Stephen Gill of Cupar Fife, Scotland, Shelly and Ronald Crawford of Pendleton, SC, Suzanne and Elton Tanner III of Dauphin Island, AL; two brothers, Kenneth and Glenda Bendickson of Phoenix, AZ, Delbert and Gail Bendickson of Post Falls, ID; one sister, Bunice Peters and her Longtime companion Roy Dow of Fallon, NV. Floyd’s wife Berit Bendickson who resides in Philips, SD; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Brian Morency who passed away Oct. 4, 2016, her twin sister Arlene Roebeck who passed in 1969 and a brother Floyd Bendickson who passed in Sept. 2013.

There are no visiting hours. Funeral Service will be November 3, 2016

Thursday at 1:00 PM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST.CHELMSFORD. In lieu of flowers please make Donations to the American Cancer Society https://donate.cancer.org/ or Donation Mailing Address PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK  73123. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


November 3, 2016
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Sandra Jean Reed aka. (Enie) says:

    To the Family,
    Darlene cleaned my moms house when I was growing up. I use to give her rides when got older and I got my licence (as a teenager). I absolutely adored her! She was truly the kindest and sweetest person. I eventually moved to Florida in my twenties, where I stayed. I have thought of her many times over the years. She help guide me through difficult times as a teenager. Thank Darlene. I will always love you. I am so sad to here of her passing.

  2. Billy Anderson says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, so quickly after Brian’s passing.

    I get down to my parents’s house once in a while to row, and I meant to stop by to express my condolences for Brian. I expected to see Mrs. Morency as always; my entire life I remember her greeting me at the kitchen door. Time is really the only precious commodity.

    I know that she’s been sick for a long time. I guess Mrs. Morency felt like she could finally rest after taking care of Brian for so many years.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Morency was alway a kind woman to me and I will remember her fondly.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Billy Anderson

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hello Billy, thank you so much on behalf of my Dad-Norm Morency and myself-Julie Morency-Gill (His oldest daughter) and all my siblings, for your very kind remarks and warm memories. It’s typical of my Mom to greet everybody at the door. She liked to say hello and catch up with them. She was a devoted mother to us all and a wonderful husband of sixty three years to my Dad. I believe because of how devoted he was to my Mom, Brian would have been waiting for her, such a wonderful thought for us all.

  3. Cheryl Lippi says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.❤️❤️❤️

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Cheryl, My name is Julie, I’m Norman’s oldest daughter, On behalf of my father and all my siblings we want to thank you for our very kind remarks.

  4. pamela lafortune says:

    dear uncle norm and family so very sorry that aunt Darlene has passes away she is in heaven now I no brian my mom uncle bob ya cousin Gloria are with her our lord has called them home to haven with open arms with love grace this family has gone threw so much since july now oct as family we will lean on each other were here for each other no matter what just know love of lord is in us threw us were just phone call away with open heats with ear to hear love to wrap are arms around each other all our love family in nc sc god bless yall in his love grace amen

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Pammy, Just stopping in to Thank you for your wonderful words to Dad and my siblings. Mom had almost a full year with us, Even though she was in her terminal stage. We all believe Dad gave her such wonderful care, she was with us as long as she could be. And your right in my lifetime too, Mom never had a bad word to say about anyone. She will be missed sorely by us all.
      Love from Dad, myself(Julie) and my siblings.

  5. Trina Gardner says:

    Norman,stepdad Bruce. I am very sorry for both of your recent lost I spent time with your family for the holidays and she is a very special women especially for your son and bother my prayers are with you through this and I love you both. Love your stepdaughter Trina

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hello Trina-I am Norman Morency’s oldest daughter-Julie. I would like to thank you on behalf of my father (Norm) and all my siblings. Yes, my Mom was a wonderful woman, who will be missed greatly by us all.

  6. Jeannine Morency Morrin says:

    Norm and family, I’m so sorry about Darlene. She was always a beautiful soul and a wonderful sister-in-law. I wish I could be there for you and you family. I’m grateful that I was able to be there for Brian. This family has gone through so much in the past five years and I pray to God that he continues to hold us through these sad times. Will always love you.


    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Aunt Jeannine, I want to thank you on behalf of my Dad and all my siblings. You were such a great help to me when I first heard the news. Dad and all my siblings thank you for your wonderful remarks. We are so grateful for the amount of time God allowed us with her and you are so right, My Mom never had a bad word to say about anyone. Love (Julie)

  7. Shannon Morency says:

    To My Sweet Gram, I’m in so much pain everyday since you’ve passed. I’m trying so hard to be strong. To keep a smile upon my face because I know that’s what you’d want for me. I’m so grateful you’re not in pain anymore and you’re at peace. My promise to you is to be there for our family through this difficult & painful time. And all the good & bad times to come. You have always been there for all of us through the years. I have so many memories of you to carry with me. And looking through photos recently has sparked many more in my mind. You were an amazing Grandma and you will live in my heart & mind forever until I can join you when it is my time in paradise. I also promise you to especially be there for Grandpa. He is so strong. We will help him get through this painful time as a family. A family you created. A family that no matter what is always there for one another, no matter how far away or how long it has been. Because that’s what you’ve taught us that matters…Family & Friends above all else!!! I love you Gram Always & Forever.

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Shannon, when I found out you never left her side, I was so very, very proud and grateful to you. You’ve always had such a soft manner about you and Grandma would have known it, has you know she was the same way. And Yes, now is the time for us all near and far to not only reunite to say goodbye but also to keep in touch afterwards. Your Grandma and Grandpa created a large family, who in turn created very caring and loving grandchildren, such has yourself. And your so right about Grandpa, we’ll all make certain he knows we are here for him. He’s such a wonderful man, which I think Grandma knew and that’s why she married him. Love (Aunt Julie)

    • Tanya Malvey says:

      Shannon, that was so beautiful. When you texted me to tell me she passed,I cried for you. I wished I could take the hurt away.but what I can do is be there for you. I love you and your family so much. I know she is proud of you,and is watching over all of you.she is not alone.your uncle Brian is holding her close.may you and your family find peace,and relive every precious memory together as a family. ♡♡♡

  8. Tammy Ryder says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing a Mrs. Morency. She was a great lady.My thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends. Tammy Ryder

  9. Debra Morency Melendez says:

    Dearest Uncle Norm and family my deepest condolences to you and the family thoughts and prayers are with you all

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hello Deb, On behalf of myself my Dad and my siblings, thank you very much for your kind remarks re my Mom. We were so lucky in that we had a whole year with Mom from the date she was given her diagnosis, we attribute that to my Dad’s ceaseless and loving care. Sixty-Three years they were married, and it showed in his tenderness with Mom.
      Love Julie

  10. Mona says:

    Dear Uncle Norm and Family,

    I am thinking of you all and praying that God will comfort you in this time of great sadness and loss! I will always remember Aunt Darlene as one of the kindest people I have ever known with an infectious smile! I will forever remember your visits with Mom and Dad and I also have very fond memories of my sleepovers at your home when I spent time with my cousin Sue! I always enjoyed my times there!

    With much love and prayers,

    Mona & Jeff, Cam and Sam

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Mona, On behalf of Dad, Myself and my Siblings, I want to thank you so much for your wonderful compliments about Mom. My Mom was at her happiest cooking and cleaning her house and doing things for her kids and my gosh she too loved your parent’s visits. I’d often times after I was married stop by on the weekend when your parents were there and the laughter I heard even before I was out of my car. I remember you telling me a few months ago about you staying over at Mom and Dad’s for sleepovers with Sue and how much fun you had, Mom would have loved that fact. Love Julie

  11. Valerie says:

    To my Second family… amazing family. I can’t express ….my heart aches for all of with the passing of Gram. Special and genuine snd grandmotherly to me…. she will b missed… Xo

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Val, this is Julie, I’m Jen’s Aunt from Scotland. I just wanted to thank you on Dad’s behalf and all my sibling’s. What lovely remarks you made about her being like a second Grandmother, she really would have loved that. She’s at peace now and we know our brother Brian would have met her.


  12. mark morency says:

    Uncle Norm,
    So sorry to hear about Aunt Darlenes passing. What a sweet woman. Many memories of all the card parties at my mom and dads place. Miss those family get togethers. Aunt Darlene never had a bad word about anyone.
    Love ,
    Mark and Michelle Morency

    • Julie Morency-Gill says:

      Hi Mark and Michelle, On behalf of my Dad and all of myself and siblings, I want to thank you for your very kind words. They mean a lot to us all and you are so right, she never had a bad word to say about anyone. She so enjoyed your parents and yourself and Mona’s visits when you were younger. God granted us almost a full year with her, we were so lucky. Love Julie

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