American-French Genealogical Society   Join American-French Genealogical Society
  | Home Page |  
American-French Genealogical Society

In Memoriam to Our Departed American French Genealogical Society Members

The AFGS wishes to use this page as a way to recall and honor our departed members.
Joseph L. Choiniere  
Joseph L. Choiniere  
1920– 2012  

N. Grosvenordale – Joseph “Larry” Choiniere, 91, of Pasay Rd, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Marcella (Coderre) Choiniere. Born in Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Joseph and Clarinda (Champagne) Choiniere.

Mr. Choiniere was a radio operator during WWII for the Merchant Marines. He became a tool and die maker and over the years worked at Rogers Corp., American Optical, and retired from the Whitcraft Group in 1982. He was a member of the Putnam Elks, and the Quinnatesset Country Club. He enjoyed camping, hiking and golfing. He was a genealogy buff and belonged to the American French Genealogical Society in Woonsocket, RI.

Joseph is survived by daughter, Michele Sevigny of Branford, CT; his grandchildren, Laura of Ansonia, CT, and Justin of Webster, MA; his great-grandchildren Christopher and Lilly; and his longtime companion, Josette Banks of Brockton, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joseph's family from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sunday, February 12, 2012 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Monday, February 13, 2012, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit

Memorial donations may be made to the American French Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 830, Woonsocket, RI 02895.


If your aware of an AFGS member who has passed on and you would like to see them honored on this site please contact 
"Our Departed members"
The American-French Genealogical Society, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization devoted to assisting people of French-Canadian ancestry in the research of their family history.   

Home What's New What Is AFGS? Benefits Activities Members E-Mail Listing Mailing Lists Membership Application Research Policy
Lending Library Je Me Souviens  Terms - Phrases French Accents Surname Variations Genealogy Links Site List AFGS Survey

Updated 05 September 2017

Copyright 2000-2008 by American-French Genealogical Society, All Rights Reserved