Hortense Y. Lanois – North Smithfield

Hortense Y. Lanois – North Smithfield

Hortense Y. Lanois, 92, formerly of Pelletier Ave., Woonsocket, died October 12, 2018, at St. Antoine Residence.

She was the wife of the late Edmond Lanois. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Philippe and Georgianna (Roy) Gariepy.

Hortense was a textile worker in area textile mills including Berger Mills and the French Worsted Co. before she became a fulltime homemaker caring for her family. She was a member of the Golden Hearts Club and St. Joseph Sr. Citizens. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Hortense enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by a son, Paul Lanois, and his wife, Sharon, of Woonsocket; four daughters Jeanne Allam and her husband, Douglas, of Woonsocket, Pauline Cabana and her husband, Edmond, of Blackstone, Annette Whitney and her husband, David, of North Smithfield, and Michelle Ciullo and her husband, Steven, of Mansfield, Mass.; a sister, Doris Bernier, of North Smithfield; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son, Robert Lanois, and her siblings Raoul Gariepy, Alida Trudel, Simone Girard, Aline Dubois, Rita Bouley, and Lillian Chaput.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m., from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Precious Blood Church, Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Bellingham, Mass. Visiting hours are Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charities would be appreciated: St. Antoine Residence Activities Fund, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896, or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914.

Please visit www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook and directions.