Marion A. Crochiere – Blackstone

Marion A. Crochiere – Blackstone

Marion A. (Levitre) Crochiere, 93, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Chestnut Hill, Millville, Mass., on December 16, 1924, and was married to Arthur Crochiere Jr. on May 17, 1947. Marion was the daughter of the late Henry and Rhea (Gauthier) Levitre and was a lifelong resident of Blackstone. She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Blackstone all her life and is survived by her daughter, Joyce Parmentier, and her husband, John, of Blackstone, and one sister Jacqueline Kowalewski of Manville.

She leaves behind her three loving grandchildren, Patricia Gauthier of Blackstone, Joel Parmentier of New York City and Daniel Parmentier of Bellingham, Mass., as well as four beloved great-grandchildren, Katherine, Jenna and Andrew Gauthier, and Nathan Parmentier, all to whom she was known simply as Nan.

Marion was preceded in death by her five brothers, Clement, Robert, Norman, Rene and Henry, and two sisters Leah Haines and Patricia Maher. In addition, she leaves behind her many nieces and nephews.

Marion graduated from Millville Elementary School and then worked in several mills, General Instruments in Woonsocket, Draper Corporation in Hopedale, Mass., and as part of the support staff at the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. Marion had many passions in life but especially the time she spent with family on Cape Cod, big band music and dancing the waltz. She was known for being a wonderful cook and frequently brought bread, blueberry muffins and brownies to all she loved, along with her quick sense of humor and soothing advice. Marion will be greatly missed.

Thank you to the staff at Milford Hospital, Countryside Health Care in Milford and Salmon VNA & Hospice for their compassion and care.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, October 6, at 8:30 a.m., from Cartier’s Funeral Home, 151 So. Main St. (Route 126), Bellingham, Mass., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 48 Saint Paul St., Blackstone. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center, 20 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757.

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