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Patricia A. Lefrancois

05/25/1941 - 08/17/2022


Obituary For Patricia A. Lefrancois

Patricia A. (Drapeau) Lefrancois, 81, of Swansea, MA, formerly of Somerset, MA, and Warren, RI, passed away, Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at home after a long illness.

She was the wife of Wayne Lefrancois.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Laporte) Drapeau.

Mrs. Lefrancois had mainly worked as a fashion model and worked also as a sales representative in the jewelry and cosmetic industry for many years. She was a Communicant of St. Louis de France Church in Swansea, MA. She was an artist and avid painter. She enjoyed sewing and quilting. Mrs. Lefrancois loved to travel to Cape Cod, Maine, and St. Martin, but her favorite destination was the Caribbean. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. An avid foodie, Patricia loved eating out at new restaurants. She loved family holiday traditions and hosting the get together.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Deborah Ann Desruisseaux-Poma and her wife Elizabeth of Riverside, RI, and Dawn Marie Edmondson and her husband Bain of Bradenton, FL, a step-daughter, Terri Ann Lefrancois of Fall River, MA, three sisters, Mary Lou Blackburn and her husband John of Chicago, IL, Margaret Dumontier and her husband Gene of Rehoboth, MA, and Michelle Mason of Atlanta, GA, and a granddaughter, Cassidy Amber Edmondson of Tampa, FL. She was also the sister of the late George Drapeau.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, August, 19, 2022, from 5-8PM in Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August, 20, 2022, at 9AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM, in St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffinton St., Swansea, MA.

Burial will follow in Vinnicum Woods Cemetery, 165 Vinnicum Rd., Swansea, MA.

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  • 08/22/2022

    Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss. You were one of my first neighbors in Westport and I will always remember Patty, planting outside, and always taking time to chat with me and the girls. She was beautiful inside and out. May she rest in peace and your memories live forever in your heart; and those who loved her. Sincerely, Michelle Peixoto, Ivy Meadows

  • 08/20/2022

    To Wayne,Debbie, Dawn and your families, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May Patti Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Henri and Debby

  • 08/19/2022

    Dawn, Bain and Cassidy- So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our sympathies along with love and hugs. Kevin and Donna Dailey

  • 08/19/2022

    Our deepest sympathies

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