Manville - John E. Laferriere, 87, formerly of Old River Road, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of the late Germaine (Depot) Laferriere.
Born in Manville, a son of the late Lionel and Mirza (Beaudoin) Laferriere, he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Mr. Laferriere worked as a carpenter for Malouin Construction before retiring. He was an avid beekeeper, and was a member of the Worcester County Beekeepers Association, the R.I. Beekeepers and the Bristol County Beekeepers. In 1997, the Worcester County Beekeepers Association awarded him Beekeeper of the Year.
A graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy, he later served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by four stepsons, Robert Malouin and his wife Mary of Jacksonville, Florida, Denis Malouin and his wife Nancy of Smithfield, Roger Malouin and his wife Margo of Lincoln and Fernand Malouin of Key West, Florida; two step daughters-in-law, Jane Malouin of Central Falls, and Christine Malouin of Cumberland; five sisters, Pauline Filion of Manville, Simone Lefrancois of Blackstone, Massachusetts, Lucille Marcotte of North Smithfield, Lorraine Babbitt of Manville, and Denise Hogue of North Smithfield; one brother, Raoul Laferriere of Manville; nine step-grandchildren; thirteen step-great grandchildren; and five step great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Rita Simonini, Claire Laprade and Leo Laferriere, and the stepfather of the late Raymond Malouin and Paul Malouin.
His funeral will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. from Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. James Church, 33 Division Street, Manville. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Wednesday, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. All guests will be required to wear a mask at the visitation and church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, R.I. 02906 or to Beacon Hospice, ℅ Amedisys, 1 Catamore Boulevard, East Providence, R.I. 02914 would be appreciated. For directions and guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
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