CARRIER, Joseph Louis
Joseph Louis "Louie" Carrier, age 79 of Windsor Locks, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side Monday, October 07, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital. Born July 6, 1934 in Rumford, Maine, he was the son of the late Leon Carrier and Catherine (Thibedeau). Louie was a resident of Windsor Locks for 50 years and on October 4, 1979, he was united in marriage to his beloved bride, Betty (Davis) Mayette. Louie proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post #36. Louie was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and was an active member in the Knights of Columbus Riverside Council #26. An avid gambler and sports enthusiast, Louie loved going to the casino, playing cards with Betty at the Elks Club on Sundays, playing horseshoes, bowling, hunting and he especially enjoyed his weekly golf game. Louie will also be remembered for his love of cribbage and always reminding you that he was a better player. Left with memories of Louie are his wife of 34 years, Betty; his children Larry Carrier and his wife, Jeanette of Agawam, MA, Theresa Hanford and her husband, Robert of Cypress, TX, Sheri Carrier of E. Hampton, MA, Michael Carrier and his wife, Cheryl of Anchorage, AK, Norman Mayette, Sr. and his wife, Karen of Somers, Wilfred Mayette and his wife, Joan of Enfield and Ronald Mayette of Vernon; his two sisters, Betty Pelletier and her husband, Alden of Hartford and Pauline Seymour and her husband, Harvey ("Chick") of Bolton; his grandchildren, Deana, Timmy, Matt, Darci, Alex, Nica, Norman Jr., Ashley, Merrick, Caleb; and his 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering for Louie will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 9 a.m-11 a.m. at Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Mary's Church, 42 Spring St. at 11:30 a.m., with Military Honors to follow. Memorial remembrances may be made in Louie's name to the Masonic Hospice Care, c/o The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.windsorlocksfuneralhome.com.