Lillian M. Rochette – Cumberland

Lillian M. Rochette – Cumberland

Lillian M. Rochette, 95, passed away on her birthday, Monday, June 5, 2017, at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late Ovila M. Rochette.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna M. (Donahue) Powers. She graduated from St. Mary of the Visitation High School in 1940 and worked several years for the New England Telephone Company.

She lived in Cumberland since 1956 and was a former member of St. Patrick’s Mother’s Club and St. Patrick Seniors Club. She was an avid square and round dancer for 45 years. She was a summer resident of South Kingstown.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet M. Lemay, and her husband, George, of Cumberland; a son, Richard M. Rochette and his wife, Ann, of South Kingstown; two grandchildren Michael of Somerville, Mass., and Stephen and his wife, Sara, of Haverford, Pa.; and one great-grandson, Simon. She was the sister of the late Mildred Hackett.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10 a.m. from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Broad Street, Cumberland. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Antoine Residence, Activities Fund, 10 Rhodes Avenue, North Smithfield, RI 02917.

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