Gilbertville - Elizabeth Pelletier, 46, of Gilbertville, unexpectedly passed away on February 7, 2021. She was born in Northampton, and grew up in Palmer, where she attended Palmer Schools, graduating in 1992.
She was a waitress at several area restaurants for many years, most recently, The Whistle Stop and Statz, and made a number of friends among her regular customers. Elizabeth joined the Catholic Church in 1995. Most recently she worshiped at St. Augustine Mission in Gilbertville. Liz is survived by her sons Grant and Mason Pelletier-Biggs of Gilbertville and Cameron Pelletier of Palmer; Phillip Biggs of Gilbertville; her parents Edward Pelletier and his wife Helen of Worthington and Deborah Pelletier of Palmer; her sisters Susannah Pelletier of Reno, NV, and Misty Bernier of Chicago, IL; her grandfather Eugene Bernier of Silver City, NM; her cousin Crystal Burnham of AZ; Jim and Dawn Farquhar of East Longmeadow; Jackie Biggs of Ware, several other cousins, and many friends.
Her sons' interests were her greatest interest. She supported Mason's interest in the performing arts, making sure he had dance and guitar lessons, and that he was able to perform in plays at the Barre Players Theater. She encouraged his successful effort to go to the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School. Grant's greatest interests are the Boy Scouts, agricultural mechanics, and machine operations. He attends Smith Vocational Agricultural High School. Liz supported his vocational education, activities, projects, camping trips, and his trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. She frequently traveled with Grant and Mason to visit relatives in Arizona and New Mexico. Liz loved animals of all kinds, and at present had three dogs and four cats. She also enjoyed growing flowers. Trips to Rhode Island beaches with the boys were frequent in the summer.
No services are currently planned. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main Street in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. An online guestbook is available at varnumfuneralhome.com
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