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Gerard B. Cournoyer

January 22, 1943 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Woonsocket - Gerard B. Cournoyer, 79, of Trent Street, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Georgette A. (Giguere) Cournoyer.  Mr. & Mrs. Cournoyer had been married for forty-four years.

Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Bernard J. and Jeannette (Lavallee) Cournoyer, he had lived in Woonsocket for the past fifty-three years, previously residing in Cumberland.

Mr. Cournoyer was a graduate of Roger Williams University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.  He went on to work as a senior research engineer for the Foxboro Company, and as a mechanical engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific, retiring in 2010.

Gerry was a member of the Lafayette Lodge #47, F. & A.M., Cumberland, and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Providence.  He was a life member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks #850, B.P.O.E., a life member of the Enrico Caruso Society, Manville, and a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Woonsocket.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Justin Cournoyer, and his companion Jenn Lussier, of Woonsocket; one step-daughter, Nicole Boucher of Cumberland; one step-son, Timothy Nadeau, and his wife Renee, of North Hollywood, Calif.; one brother, Richard Cournoyer of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Jordan, Riley, Nolan and Nicholas.  He was the father-in-law of the late Bruce Boucher

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket.  Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the PAN Foundation, PO Box 716408, Philadelphia, PA 19171 would be appreciated.  For directions and guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 20, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bellows Funeral Chapel
160 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
March 21, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint Joseph Church
1200 Mendon Road
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

PAN Foundation
PO Box 716408, Philadelphia PA 19171
Web: https://www.panfoundation.org/

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