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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.

Raymond E. Lemeir
1925 - 2011
Raymond E. Lemeir, 85, of Woonsocket, died June 3, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Mary (Mulcahy) Lemeir.

Born Sept. 23, 1925 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Ernest and Dora ( Graves) Lemeir. He was a lifelong city resident. He was a US Navy Veteran of both WWII and the Korean Conflict.

Raymond worked for the R. I., Department of Health as a social worker for 35 years in the Pawtucket office retiring in 1989.
He was a former member VFW Post # 11519, American French Genealogy Society, A Knight of Columbus 3rd Degree Past Grand Knight and 4th Degree past Faithful Navigator, Chairperson for the Woonsocket Senior Center, St. Joseph’s Seniors, life member of John Clough Genealogy Society, Cercle Laurier, BPOE #850, 7th term President Woonsocket Senior Citizens Council, R. I. RSVP program, Silver haired legislator and AARP RI State lobbyist.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mary Ann Plante of Texas, Betty Ann Menard and her husband Raymond of Harrisville, Jo Ann Tempest and her companion Thomas Quinn of Woonsocket and Cynthia - Ann Tracey and her husband Robert of No. Providence; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Claire Hedrick.
His funeral will be held on Friday at 10am from the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home, 75 Harris Ave., Woonsocket with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial with military honors in the R.I. Veterans Cemetery in Exeter will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Home & Hospice Care of R. I., No. Main Street, Providence, RI 02903. Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8 pm.



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