Doris F. Poirier - North Providence

Doris F. Poirier - North Providence

Doris F. (Gendreau) Poirier, 97, died Aug. 15, 2014 at home, surrounded by her children. She was the wife of the late Lionel W. Poirier.

She was the loving mother of Lionel Poirier, Dolores Miko (Joseph), Gloria Nerney, Richard Poirier (Jeanne), Ronald Poirier (late Cheryl), Robert Poirier, Charles Poirier (Leanna) and the late Denise Poirier. She is also survived by 70 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

While Doris never fulfilled her youthful ambition of becoming a teacher, she placed high value on education, and all of her children became teachers.

Doris was known for her piety, her thrift, her homemaking skills, and her quick sense of humor. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Providence and a daily communicant at the former St. Lawrence in Centredale.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 901 Atwells Ave., Providence. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 4-9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church. For full obituary and condolences, visit