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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.

Gerard Albert LeFrancois
1926 - 2007  
Gerard Albert LeFrancois, 81, of Pike Avenue, Attleboro, died on Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood following a period of declining health. He was the husband of Theresa Delia (Sullivan) LeFrancois to whom he was married on May 26, 1951.

Born on July 23, 1926, he was a son of the late Alfred LeFrancois, Sr. and Eva (LaPlante) LeFrancois.

Mr. LeFrancois was a resident of Attleboro since 1954 having moved to the community from neighboring Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Raised and educated in Pawtucket, he was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the former Hill College in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Gerard Albert LeFrancois
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army Infantry having served from his enlistment in 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1945 during the World War II era.

For many years, Mr. LeFrancois was employed in the newspaper industry having had many positions for various publications including serving as the Retail Advertising Director of The Times in Pawtucket and as the Advertising Manager for the Dedham Transcript.

He was a longtime communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro and more recently attended St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in Pawtucket where his daughter-in-law serves as the church secretary.

Mr. LeFrancois was a member of M.A.R.C.O.M. – the Model A Restorers Club of Massachusetts and as an avid genealogical researcher and enthusiast he was a member and member of the Board of Directors of the American-French Genealogical Society.

In earlier years he was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Pawtucket and the South Attleboro Lions Club. His favorite pastimes included restoring antique cars and genealogy work.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, he leaves two sons: Allan G. LeFrancois and his wife, Kathleen L. (Babcock) LeFrancois, of Attleboro and John A. LeFrancois of Sacramento, California and two granddaughters: Sarah L. LeFrancois and Melissa A. LeFrancois both of Attleboro. He was the brother of the late Pauline E. LeFrancois Aunchman and Alfred LeFrancois, Jr.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Friday, December 7, 2007 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 1253 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island with the Rev. Pierre J. Plante, Pastor, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at North Purchase Cemetery, Attleboro.

Following cemetery services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshment at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. LeFrancois’ name may be made to St. Cecilia’s Church, 1253 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02861.

To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit an on-line guest book at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200

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