Delores L. (Archambault) May, 81 and a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully on December 13, 2021. She was the beloved wife of John F. May for over 50 years.
Delores was born in Westford on September 27, 1940, a daughter to the late John and Violet (Kemp) Archambault. She attended Pepperell High School where she was a member of the marching band and played the saxophone. While at Pepperell High School she also enjoyed playing basketball and softball. After graduation, she moved to Concord, New Hampshire where she worked as a registered nurse at the Concord State Hospital. Upon leaving New Hampshire, she returned to Massachusetts where she settled in Littleton with her husband and children. She was employed as a Shipping and Receiving supervisor for Warren Technologies (later called Elgin Technologies) for many years. Later in life, she would go on to obtain her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Family was extremely important to Delores and almost every weekend you could find her hosting a cookout at her house for all her children, grandchildren, and eventually great grandchildren. She was an amazing cook and just to be near her in the kitchen was always special. In addition to her family being paramount, there was not a casino in the United States that was not visited by Delores and her traveling companions, husband, lifelong friends Velma and Shirley Johnson and brother, Jack and sister-in-law, Lynn. She enjoyed gardening in her vegetable and rose gardens and was an avid New England Sports teams fan, who truly enjoyed watching her beloved Red Sox. In addition to enjoying sports teams, she boasted a rather extensive collection of cardinals and beanie babies and there was nothing more than a good book that Delores enjoyed. She was loved by all who had the good fortune to know her and will be deeply missed.
In addition to her husband, Delores is survived by her children son, John Herbert and his wife Lisa of New Jersey and daughter Jaime Picardi and her husband Marc and their children Marc Anthony and Angelo of Salem, New Hampshire. She is survived by her sister Joan Cameron and her husband Richard of Florida; sister, Julie Catzin of Florida; brother John Archambault and his wife Lynn of Dandridge, Tennessee; Rosemary Shannon and husband George of California; and sister Donna Jones of Florida. She is survived by granddaughters Kristina Fields and her husband Dana and their children Cristain, Jayson, Emmett and Enesme of Nashua, New Hampshire; Stacey Santiago and her husband Miguel and their children Tatiana, Adriana and Miguel, Jr. of Billerica, Massachusetts; granddaughter Carolynn Kraus and her longtime fiancé Farai Chipfunde and their children Sean and Adrienne of Hudson, New Hampshire; and granddaughter Sarah Chaves and her husband Angelo of Hudson, Massachusetts. She is survived by grandsons Seth May of Hudson, Massachusetts, John Herbert of Salem, New Hampshire and grandson Michael May. In addition, she is survived by her great granddaughter Nikita Sarantakis and soon-to-be great granddaughter Zenila of Lowell, Massachusetts. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Delores is predeceased by her sister, Midge Levesque; her brother, David Baca; her son, Michael E. May; her grandson Theodore "Teddy" Herbert; and great grandson, Luie Fields.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Delores for a period of visitation on Saturday December 18, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. Her funeral service and interment will be private.