Elaine L. (Lepine) Grout of N. Chelmsford

 

Elaine L. (Lepine) Grout, 64, of N. Chelmsford died in the arms of her loving husband on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the High Pointe House in Haverhill.

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.

Visitation

December 16, 2017
9A.M.-12Noon
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

December 16, 2017
Service 12 Noon
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Ken Bradley MV Hospice says:

    Al,
    It was my distinct honor and pleasure to sit and talk with you that night at the High Pointe Hospice House! It was an honor to be welcomed by you into your family at such an important time!
    It was through your explanation of your GREAT marriage that I had the privilege to get to know Elaine! After the heartfelt tributes of you, your sons, Elaine’s sister and co- worker today, I am in awe of all that helped make Elaine the incredible woman that she IS!!! I purposely use the present tense as it is obvious that this wonderful woman actually LIVES ON in you and your sons!!! That is testament to her wonderful legacy! The hospice program at the Bedford VA! That also a testament of the incredible vision, ability, drive, and compassion of one very special human being!
    You and your sons have every right to always be proud! LIVE ON in the example that she set! Make her proud by carrying on in her memory! As she loved you – pay it forward! She has shown you what to do now!!! God bless!!!

  2. Steve Gaska says:

    Pat and I wish to express our condolences to Elaine’s entire family. I worked with Elaine for over 30 years. She was a tireless worker on behalf of all the Veterans at Bedford VA.

  3. Nancy Aucoin says:

    A beautiful soul….
    My prayers are with the family.

    I worked with her for many years.

  4. Cheryl Haley-Beaudry says:

    Just wanted want to express my condolences to Elaine’s family. I worked with Elaine for a 30+ years at the VA.

  5. Bob Lewis says:

    Alan… one of my dearest friends, I am so very sorry to hear of Elaine`s passing. I think back of when you and Elaine took care of my son when he was only 3 years old. Elaine was a loving mother, wife and your best friend and will be missed by everyone whom ever met her. I know she left many great memories to so many in this world and will never be forgotten. I know she was a great women of faith and the LORD will have a very special place for her in Heaven.

  6. Susan Dussault says:

    Judy…so very sorry to hear of your sisters’ passing.
    May she rest in peace.
    She certainly was an incredible woman !

  7. Ed O'Connor says:

    I want to express my condolences to the Grout and Lepine families. I was a co-worker and mentor for Elaine and I have to say that the words of her obituary are spot on. I’m very sorry for your loss….It’s never easy to lose a loved one but it especially hurts around the holidays. I hope that Elaine’s husband, children and all of her family and friends can take solace in your memories of Elaine and in her life well lived.

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