Whitinsville ... Brenda R. (Stanley) Defoe, 60, formerly of Whitinsville, died Tuesday, April 10, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center, following an illness. She is survived by three brothers, Alden R. Stanley, Jr., of Spencer, Dana R. Stanley, and Steven O. Stanley, of Whitinsville; three sisters, Margaret Pleau, of Burrillville, RI, Charlene Cormier, of Milford, and Lorelei Bergeron, of Whitinsville, and many nieces and nephews.
Ms. Defoe was born in Whitinsville, December 31, 1951, a daughter of the late Alden R. and Mary (Streeter) Stanley. She grew up in Whitinsville and attended Northbridge schools. She also resided at the Crescent Manor Rest Home, in Grafton, and at Autumn Village, in Worcester.
Before becoming disabled, she worked at the former Prest Wheel Co., in Grafton, Bernat Mill, in Uxbridge, and Toke Co., in Grafton.
She enjoyed shopping, doing crafts, and spending time doting on her many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced. There are no Calling Hours. The Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill Street, Whitinsville, is assisting Brenda's family with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, visit our website, www.carrfuneral.com.