Lucienne (Roy) Pare, 97, died peacefully Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Starr Farm Nursing Center. Born in Winooski on Nov. 20, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bernadette (Beaudoin) Roy. Lucienne was a lady with a keen mind and an astounding memory who truly enjoyed people of all ages. This was a great gift which she enthusiastically shared with all those she met. She had many dear friends from both St. Francis Xavier Parish in Winooski and Holy Cross Parish in Colchester. Their visits, prayers, and love were very heartwarming and appreciated by Lucienne, including Father Julian Asucan's visits to Starr Farm Nursing Center. She will surely be missed by all who had the opportunity to know her. She was predeceased by her late husband, Raymond Pare, in 2001; son, Donald Pare, in 2012; and siblings, Albert Roy, Paul Roy, Roland Roy, and Jeanne Niquette. She is survived by nieces, Noreen Naylor, and Theresa and husband, Johnny Leclerc; and son Donald's stepchildren and their families, whom she truly loved, Brian Dike and wife, Monica, of Bristol, and Steve Dike and wife, Debbie, of Leicester. The high level of care, comfort, support and compassion demonstrated by everyone at Starr Farm Nursing Center was clearly reflected in Lucienne. To all of you we are sincerely grateful. Special thanks also to Dr. Ann Goering for her dedicated care and friendship with Lucienne.
Steadfast in her Catholic faith, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St Francis Xavier Church in Winooski. Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., in Winooski. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lucienne's name to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 Prim Rd, Colchester, VT 05446.