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Rita Claire Grenier age 94; formerly of Lowell, MA -- DOWNINGTOWN, PA -- Rita Claire (Lamarche) Grenier, age 94, formerly of Lowell, MA, most recently of Downingtown, PA, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Chester Valley Rehab and Nursing Center, Malvern, PA. She was the widow of the late Oliver Arthur Grenier, Sr. with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. She was born in Lowell, MA on September 30, 1918, the daughter of the late Napoleon and Marie Emma (Courtois) Lamarche. Prior to Rita's retirement, she was employed at the Mohair Plush and the Honeywell Corporation. A member of the Centralville Senior Citizens Association and past Vice President, she was also a member of St. Louis Veterans. In 1996, the Veterans Group of St-Louis Parish bestowed and awarded to Rita and her late husband Oliver "Persons of the Year" for their 60 years of devotion and dedication to their former parish St-Louis-de-France. Rita loved to cook, crochet, sew, read, and do crossword puzzles. -- She is survived by her two daughters, Therese J. McMahon-Fagan, spouse of Robert P. Fagan of Downingtown, PA, and Lea M. Gauthier-Beaupre of Dracut; daughter-in-law, Cindy Grenier, spouse of the late Oliver A. Grenier, Jr., of Coos Bay, Oregon; two sisters, Anita Marie Perreault of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Laurette Cecile Pollard of Mineola, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Rita and Rachel Lamarche of NH, and Dolores Grenier of Dracut, MA; two sons-in-law, William Gauthier and Dave Beaupre of Lowell, MA; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; six step great grand-children; and 26 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Oliver Arthur Grenier, Sr., he died Feb 14, 1998, her son, Oliver Arthur Grenier, Jr; he died Feb. 5, 2011, son-in-law, Ernest G. McMahon; daughter-in-law, Sandra (Corbin) Grenier, three sisters, Claire Ezelka Lamarche, Laura Yvette Taylor; Pauline Noella Chung, five brothers, Leo Achille, Arthur Alide, George Edward, Joseph Roland and Joseph Gerard Laurier Lamarche. GRENIER -- Relatives and friends are invited to her Life Celebration at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, from 3 until 5 PM on Sunday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning at 9 AM in Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Church, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Chester Valley Rehab and Nursing Center, 283 East Lancaster Ave., Malvern, PA 19355 or to the , MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
Published in Lowell Sun on July 12, 2013
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