Elaine L. (Lepine) Grout of N. Chelmsford
She was married to Alan Grout with whom she celebrated their thirty fourth wedding anniversary on October 14, 2017, they were together for forty four years.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Marilyn Lepine. She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1971.
Elaine retired from the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA where she worked as a Medical Administrator for over 42 years, retiring in 2014. She was a tireless advocate for all things to improve the lives of the veterans. Elaine was a major catalyst in bringing a Hospice Unit to the Bedford VA. She saw the need for Veterans to have quality end of Life Care and never stopped working and pursuing her goal until it open in 2014.
Elaine was an independent thinker and force to be reckoned with on all matters of improving the lives of others. She loved life, she was fun and helped make her sons and their children have fun with all kinds of activities. Making tents in the living room, watching all the kid TV shows with them, making cookies and doing arts and crafts the list was endless.
Elaine was a worker, camper, and homemaker extraordinaire and a lover of beagles.
She was the Red Sox biggest fan. She took right after her father on having a really great garden and playing guitar.
Elaine was an expert on planning trips to Vermont and the Champlain Valley Fair. She was for anything family, especially her sisters with sisters’ weekends, trips, movies, shopping the list goes on and on.
Elaine was beloved as a mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was devoted and fiercely loyal to her husband, Alan. He was her very best friend from the beginning. She adored him and called him her one and only Alan.
She was a friend to everyone less fortunate bestowing love, honesty, and compassion to all. She touched the lives of many people from all walks of life. She was all things good and all things kind.
There will never be another woman like Elaine Grout.
She was a member of the Humane Society of the US and a former member of the Red Cross.
Besides her husband she is survived by her sons, Britton and his wife, Brianna Grout and Aaron Grout both of N. Chelmsford; siblings, Linda Lash, Bonnie Deluca, Roger and Laurie Lepine, Rose Anne and Bob Johnson, Donna and Steve Tgibedes, Karen and Vinnie Hayhurst, Judy Keyes, Sandra and Sean Bowers, Anne Bowers, Brenda Crowley, Joe Lepine and his partner, Casey Swan, Mark Lepine, grandchildren, Zachary Grout, Jaydon Grout, Mason Grout, Lucas Grout and Morgan Grout and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Diane Leyczek of FL.
Visiting hours Sat. 9A.M.-12Noon Funeral Service at 12Noon at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the Bedford Veterans Hospice Unit, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.