Elo­dia Arcelia Rien­deau

Woonsocket Call - - OBITUARIES/REGION -

CUM­BER­LAND — Elo­dia Arcelia Rien­deau 100, of 10 Old Di­a­mond Hill Rd., passed away on De­cem­ber 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Joseph Rien­deau. Born in War­wick, she was a daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge and Arcelia (Hurteau) Se­vi­gny. Af­ter the early and un­timely pass­ing of her mother, she was pulled from school to be­come the home­maker for her large fam­ily of eight. She mar­ried shortly be­fore WWII to Emile Joseph Rien­deau and went to work in the French Worsted Mill. She was an ac­com­plished and self­taught seam­stress, and her cre­ativ­ity and adept­ness to style brought her to Lilly Barams in Woonsocket. She loved style and was an as­set to the store for her in­ge­nu­ity. Later she went off to Lily Fran­coise and for a short time House of Brides. Elo­dia would also be a seam­stress for Lanoie’s and Auger’s Men’s Stores also in Woonsocket.

She was a lov­ing wife, mother, grand­mother and friend to many peo­ple. Elo­dia was al­ways de­voted to fam­ily, but found time to vol­un­teer at St. An­toine, Land­mark Med­i­cal Cen­ter, and the “Feed My Sheep” soup kitchen at All Saints’ Church. She was a for­mer mem­ber of the Mercy Mount Moth­ers’ Club, MSC Mother’s Club, and the Pur­ple Heart Ladies’ Aux­il­iary. Later in life she would be­come an am­bas­sador to new res­i­dents of Brook­dale in Cum­ber­land, where she resided in the last years of her life. Her end­less en­ergy and love of peo­ple kept her young. She is sur­vived by her son Emile Eugene Rien­deau and his wife Ce­line of Lees­burg FL, her grand­sons Christo­pher and Eric Rien­deau also of FL, and her neph­ews Robert Laprey, and Richard Plante. She was pre­de­ceased by her broth­ers: Yvon, Al­fred, Ben­jamin, Oliva, Wal­ter and Os­car, and her sis­ters Fer­nande, Al­bina, and Blanche.

Her fu­neral with Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16, in St. Ai­dan’s Church, Di­a­mond Hill Rd, Cum­ber­land at 10 a.m. The fam­ily will re­ceive guests in the rear of the church at 9:30. Burial will fol­low in St. Jean Bap­tiste Ceme­tery, Belling­ham. In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to: Mil­i­tary Or­der of the Pur­ple Heart Ser­vice Foun­da­tion, Inc. 7008 Lit­tle River Turn­pike, An­nan­dale, VA, 22003, PO Box 49.

Please visit: www.fournierand­fournier.com for guest­book.

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