Rene D. Kirouac (1922 - 2014)

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Rene D. Kirouac, 91, of 935 Capitol landing Road, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born Aug. 22, 1922, in Berteaucourt-les-Dames, France, he was the son of the late Arthur and Leonora (Ancelle) Kirouac.

Rene was a World War II veteran, serving with the French Army and was a Prisioner of War. After the war, he and his wife immigrated to Northampton, Mass., in 1948.

He was the shop foreman at Hampshire Paper Box in Florence, Mass., for many years and later retired from Kitchens by Herzenberg.

He was a longtime communicant of the former Sacred Heart Church, now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Church. He enjoyed woodworking, road trips and ballroom dancing.

In 1998, Rene and his wife moved to Williamsburg, to be with their son and his family.

His wife Fernande "Fern" (Lahutte) Kirouac passed away in 2010.

He is survived by his son John Kirouac and his wife Helen of Williamsburg, his brothers Michel Kirouac of Northampton, Mass., and Guy Kirouac of Leeds, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.

Rene's funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Ahearn Funeral Home, 783 Bridge Road, Northampton, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Church, 99 King St., Northampton. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling Hours are Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 26, 2014
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