Simone B. Ferland – Woonsocket

Simone B. Ferland – Woonsocket

Simone B. (Desjarlais) Ferland, 89, of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away on November 21, 2020, at Landmark Medical Center.

She is the beloved wife of the late Gerard H. Ferland. Born in Woonsocket on October 9, 1931, she is the daughter of the late Emile A. and Clarinda C. (Cartier) Desjarlais.

She leaves her devoted niece, Sylvia Belhumeur, of Woonsocket, who was the caregiver for over 20 years to her aunt and uncle. The last of her siblings, she is the sister of the late Roland A. Desjarlais and his wife, Jeannette Desjarlais, of North Kingston, R.I, the late Omer, Gerard and Doris Desjarlais, Therese Lefebvre and Cecile Jalbert. She leaves many nieces and nephews.

Simone was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and had worked at the Woonsocket City Clerks Office for 13 years and at Taft Pierce for 20 years until their closing and then at the Coleman Elementary School as a part-time office clerk and lunch aide until retiring.

Simone was a lifelong devoted parishioner of St. Joseph Church and a member of St. Joseph’s Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island (AFSCME), AARP National and The 1950 Class Reunion Committee.

She loved bowling and was a member of the City Hall Bowling League. She also loved flower gardening, yard work, crocheting, making puzzles and word find. Her greatest joys were traveling with her husband and being with family and friends. Simone will be greatly missed.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 25, at 9:30 a.m., from Cartier’s Funeral Home, 151 South Main St. (Route 126), Bellingham, Mass., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, R.I. Interment will follow at Precious Blood Cemetery, Woonsocket. Visiting time is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

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