Doctor J. Gerald Lamoureux practiced medicine in Woonsocket for more than 40 years. He was a general practitioner for six years. During that time he delivered an average of 400 babies per year! Doctor Lamoureux returned to Tufts University and studied Radiology, and practiced in that specialty for 36 years. He retired in 1993.
Doctor Lamoureux is one of five doctors who combined their efforts and founded Mercy Hospital to fill the need for a second hospital in Woonsocket. He later headed a capital
campaign to raise funds to expand Mercy Hospital to a new facility at Park Square in North Smithfield. It was renamed Fogarty Hospital in honor of its largest contributor, the late Rhode Island Congressman John E. Fogarty.
Doctor Lamoureux served an unprecedented three terms as president of the medical staff at Woonsocket Hospital. While president, he instituted new bylaws that are still in use today.
He was the head of the Radiology Department at Landmark Medical Center for many years and also served as the physician for the Woonsocket Police Department.
Doctor Lamoureux is extremely proud of his French-Canadian roots and has been a champion of the heritage for many years. He has been a member of Club Richelieu for 25 years and has served four separate terms as its president. He also served as vice president of the French festival Jubilé Franco-Americaine from 1995 to 2001, and is an active member of the Club Par-X, the Cercle Laurier and the LeFoyer Club.
Doctor Lamoureux also serves on the Woonsocket Housing Authority and is a member of the advisory board for the Diocese of Providence at the St. Francis Home.
He also plays a leadership role in his parish and serves as a member of the Precious Blood Church finance council. In that capacity he spearheaded the drive to raise $500,000 to repair the exterior of the church in 2000, and will soon begin another campaign to repair the interior of the church.
Doctor Lamoureux loves to travel and has been on several guided tours to France, England, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Greece and Turkey. He also enjoys gourmet cooking, and landscaping. At 85, Doctor Lamoureux still uses his treadmill regularly and began jogging in his early 40s to keep up with his teenage children on the ski slopes of New Hampshire.