Mary Lanoue – Cumberland

Mary Lanoue – Cumberland

Mary (Kut) Lanoue, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, R.I. She was the wife of the late Prosper J. Lanoue from 1947 until his passing from ALS in 1974.

She was born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland, R.I. to Polish immigrants Ingatius and Veronica (Orszulak) Kut. She lived in Cumberland for most of her life.

She was a graduate of Cumberland High School Class of 1943. After graduating, Mary sewed parachutes at Sidney Blumenthal Textile Co. to support the World War II effort. Mary had worked at Ann & Hope as an assistant to the record buyer and later for the Cumberland School Department as a library clerk.

Mary was kind, gentle and devoted to her Catholic faith. She loved bowling, bingo, doing puzzles and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Seniors and the Cumberland Senior Center. She was very proud of her Polish heritage and visited Poland on three occasions. She also traveled to Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Ireland.

Mary is survived by her children Sharon Michalopoulos (Peter), Diane Wotherspoon (Bob), Nancy Ferreira (John), and David Lanoue (Barbara); 10 grandchildren Kristen Haddon and Gregory Michalopoulos, Seth, Zachary and Adam Wotherspoon, Justin Nicholas and Megan Ferreira, and Jonathan and Laura Lanoue; 12 great-grandchildren, Henry, Sylvia and William Haddon, Charlotte and Samuel Wotherspoon, Caleb and Harrison Michalopoulos, Elias and Shaelyn Wotherspoon, Maximus and Maggie Wotherspoon, and Briar Ferreira.

She was the sister of the late Frank Kut. She also leaves two nephews, Richard and Gary Kut.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m., at St. Aidan Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, R.I. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be may to the ALS Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 2374 Post Road, No. 103, Warwick RI 02886.

Arrangements are by Karol A. Romenski & Son Funeral Home.