Lucille Gauthier Dubois - Woonsocket

Lucille Gauthier Dubois - Woonsocket

Lucille Gauthier Dubois, 88, of Woonsocket, died October 3, 2014, peacefully in her home. She was the wife of the late Jacques E. Dubois, whom she married on June 8, 1947. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Henri E. and Germaine (Cote) Gauthier.

She is survived by five daughters and six sons: Elizabeth D. Faricy and her husband John J. of North Smithfield; Jacques E. Dubois Jr. and his wife Dr. Carine Klein, of Santa Fe, N.M; Catherine D. Gutherman and her husband Robert of Sands Point, N.Y.; George E. Dubois and his wife Mary of Nipomo, Calif.; Anne D. Betourné and her husband Mark of Palm Coast, Fla.; Margaret D. Daly and her husband Dr. Robert Daly of Willimantic, Conn.; Lucille M. Dubois of South Natick, Mass.; Henry E. Dubois and his wife Kala of McLean, Va.; Charles E. Dubois and his wife Judith of Sandy Hook, Conn.; Dr. Thomas E. Dubois and his wife Dr. Karen Kamer of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Dr. David E. Dubois and his wife Sunny of Oakton, Va.; and a sister, Suzanne G. Milot of Plano, Texas. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four grandchildren and a sister, Madeleine G. Kinsella.

A 1947 English major graduate of the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle N.Y, Lucille dedicated her life to her family, her church, the Boy Scouts of America and community service. As such, she was the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Ursula Laurus Award, College of New Rochelle (1972); Thundermist District Award, Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1976; Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America (1980); and The St. George Emblem, National Catholic Committee on Scouting, Boy Scouts of America (1981).

She was a communicant of All Saints Church and was previously a long-term, active member of her childhood church, Our Lady of Victories, on Spring Street, having served in numerous volunteer positions since 1947 when she and her husband were married in the church.

For many years she served as the president of the College of New Rochelle’s alumnae Chapter in Northern Rhode Island. She also volunteered her time teaching religious education for many years at Our Lady of Victories parish school.

Active in Boy Scouts alongside her husband, she served as a den mother for OLV’s Cub Scout Pack while her sons were involved in that scouting program and participated in numerous Scouting conferences and Philmont training sessions with Jacques. She was also a past member of Les Dames de Richelieu.

In her later years, she enjoyed traveling to visit her children and many grandchildren throughout the country and gathering them all together for the holiday seasons.

Her funeral will be held from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 10 A.M., with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 A.M. in All Saints Catholic Church, Social Street, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5-8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to: The Dubois Family Fund (Camperships for underprivileged children), Narragansett Council, BSA, P.O. Box 14777, East Providence, RI 02914-0777. www.holtfuneralhome.com