The family of Stephanie Evans Cormier is deeply saddened to report her death on December 16th, 2020. She was 35 years old. Stephanie was the daughter of Richard "Richie" Cormier of Chelsea and Janet and Kenneth Farrell of Marshfield. Loving sister of Colleen Cormier and her husband Steve Troisi of Woburn, Ryan Farrell and his wife Emilia of Manchester, NH, and Lindsay Farrell of Marshfield, MA. She was beloved granddaughter of Norah Trocki and the late Charles Trocki of Marshfield, the late Raymond and Evelyn Evans of Chelsea,, and the late Walter and Catherine Cormier of Chelsea. Stephanie is cherished by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We, the family, ask that you keep us in your prayers, especially her parents who will need immeasurable strength in the coming days, months, years.
Due to the pandemic, services will be limited at this time. We are planning a full celebration of her life, hopefully around her birthday in July, and encourage all to attend then. For those who wish to pay their respects in person now, visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd from 5-8 PM. Funeral and burial will be private.
For those attending Visitation, Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Face coverings, social distancing, temperatures, contact tracing will be required and enforced. Those visiting are asked to enter, pay their respects and exit the building to allow others to enter. Because of the recent spike in the pandemic numbers gathering and or socializing is not allowed inside the facility due to mandatory occupancy limits set in place by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We would like to remember her happiest days. She was a smart, fun, funny, lively child. A little mischievous. FEARLESS!! Beautiful with enviable blonde hair. She loved playing cards and took the money of many street-wise men decades older than she was at her father's kitchen table on Washington Avenue. A graduate of Marshfield High School, she was skilled at math and a prolific writer, filling dozens of journals with her unique perspective and creative word play. Like so many New Englanders, she loved her Dunks and spent much time cajoling friends and family to take her on a Dunkin run! We are left to wonder at what she could have accomplished given the chance. We never suspected that the bright towheaded little girl with the sparkling smile would be robbed of all her potential at such a young age, but mental illness did just that.
Serious mental illness and the accompanying addictions are terminal illnesses, no less insidious than cancer. In her adult life, Stephanie suffered greatly, and there is not a single family member that did not do everything they could to save her. But that is not our role. Saving her was not in our power. As Christians our faith tells us that there is only one Savior, and we are comforted now that her mind is whole again and that she rests well now, finally safe in His arms.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephanie's name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI"), donate.nami.org.
With eternal thanks for your love and support, The Family of Stephanie E. Cormier.
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Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people due to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts occupancy limits. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place