Mystic, CT - Georgette Muriel DiCandia was born June 1, 1929 and passed on September 24, 2021. Georgette DiCandia was the daughter of Rene and Laurette (Lapierre) Voyer and passed away in the early hours of September 24 at Yale Lawrence Memorial Hospital, New London from smoke inhalation after a house fire in her home in Mystic where she lived with her son. She was married to her beloved husband of 69 years who succumbed to COVID19 in April, 2020 and is survived by her children, Clarisse of Westerly, RI, Nadine of Kansas City, MO, Thomas Jr. of Petaluma, CA, David, of Oakdale, CT and Gregory of Mystic, CT two sisters-in-law, Anne Remillard and Carmel DiCandia of Woonsocket and many nieces and nephews.
During her lifetime she was active in Literacy Volunteers, English as a Second Language and was a substitute teacher in the Groton area. She was fluent in four languages and inspired many to expand their world through reading. She was a devoted wife and mother who supported all our interests and ambitions and was a caregiver for her father, mother and aunts for their elder years. She had a fierce respect for the U.S. Constitution and defended everyone’s inalienable rights. She had a love of nature and wildlife and encouraged us to be mindful of conservation of nature long before taking care of our planet became identified as a necessary theme. She fed the birds and rescued many a feral cat! She was visionary, creative and a quietly accomplished artist.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. & Mrs. DiCandia will be celebrated Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Trinity Parish, 1409 Park Avenue, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, where Mr. DiCandia will be receiving military honors. We will all miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to one of her favorite charities: ASPCA, American Cancer Society or Literacy Volunteers. For directions and guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.