Toni K. Gelotte of Sandwich died at the age of 84 on May 12, after a short illness.
She was born in Port Chester, New York, to Zoë (Turnbull) Kennedy and Edwin C. Kennedy. She grew up in Larchmont, New York, and earned her associate’s degree from Lasell Junior College, and also attended Rollins College.
Ms. Gelotte worked in Boston as a secretary in television, media, and consulting industries, including many years in the Client Maintenance group for Arthur D. Little, Inc.
She met Erik M. Gelotte in the early 1970s and they married in November 1975. They lived in Cambridge and Quincy before retiring to Sandwich. He died in 2003.
Ms. Gelotte lived an active life, enjoying many athletic pursuits such as swimming, tennis, skiing and tai chi. Her other passions included gardening, cooking and playing piano. She also volunteered at the Thornton W. Burgess Society, and was a skilled painter in the Norwegian rosemaling style.
While living in Sandwich she became active in the church community and became a member of the Christ Chapel Church of Centerville, the Church of the Redeemer in Sandwich, and the Presbyterian Church of West Barnstable. She embraced and practiced Christian teachings and she grew spiritually until her death.
She leaves her nieces and nephews, Karl M. Gelotte, Kirsten Vieira, Kepler Gelotte, Zoe Lathrop, Karen Treister, Bradford Covert, James Covert and William Covert; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Zoe K. Covert.
Burial was on Monday, May 24, at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. A memorial service followed at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home in Bourne.