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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.

Armand O. Pariseau
Armand O. Pariseau
1922 - 2008

Armand O. Pariseau, 86, of Mattapoisett died Jan. 13, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Catherine M. “Kitty” (Maguire) Pariseau.

Born in Fairhaven, the son of the late Ovila and Evelina (Lariviere) Pariseau, he lived in New Bedford most of his life before moving to Mattapoisett in 1972.

Mr. Pariseau was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Rochester.

He was formerly employed by New Bedford Gas & Edison Light Company as a supervisor for many years until his retirement.

Mr. Pariseau served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II.

He enjoyed sailing, golf, camping, playing cribbage and researching his genealogy as a member of the American French Genealogical Society. He was an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan.

Mr. Pariseau and his wife enjoyed over 40 summers with family and friends at Blueberry Hill Campground on Curlew Pond in Plymouth.

He leaves two sons, Richard A. Pariseau, and his wife, Paula, of Sharon and Robert E. Pariseau, and his wife, Tracy Osbahr, of Pelham; two daughters, Joan Pariseau Lounsbury, and her husband, Philip, of Melrose and Jane M. Pariseau, and her husband, Joe Abner, of Middleboro; eight grandchildren, Michael Pariseau, Melissa Pariseau, Stephen Pariseau, Christopher Pariseau, Jennifer Pariseau, Dana Arnaboldi, Daniel Lounsbury and Jeffrey Lounsbury; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours were Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Flowers are acceptable or remembrances may be made to the American French Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 830, Woonsocket, R.I. 02895. For directions and guestbook, visit


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