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ELizabeth (Lapointe) Poitras

May 12, 1950 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

ELizabeth Poitras Obituary

Elizabeth “Liz” (LaPointe) Poitras

Elizabeth “Liz” Poitras, 73, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully in the home she loved on December 13, 2023 with her devoted husband by her side.

Originally from Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Arthur LaPointe and Marguerite (Biron) LaPointe. Liz graduated from St. Mary's Central Catholic High School in Milford. Liz and her husband Larry fell in love when they were teenagers, working together at the Coby Glass Christmas Ball Factory. She attended Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing, but when Larry was drafted into the Army, they soon realized they could not be apart. They married in 1969 and lived for a short time near Fort Dix Army Base in Mount Holly, NJ as well as a year in Idar-Oberstein, Germany before returning to settle in Woonsocket.

Liz was a Librarian for the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional Schools (GWCRS) for more than thirty years. She shared her love of reading with hundreds of students at St. Joseph's, Our Lady of Victories, Monsignor Gadoury and Good Shepherd schools.

Liz is survived by her husband Larry with whom she recently celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage. Daughter Jennifer McDonald and her husband Abre, and daughter Aimee Bernier both of Woonsocket. Sisters Madeleine Plasse and her husband James of Chelmsford, MA and Renee Allard and her husband Albert of Cary, NC. As well as many extended family members whom she loved. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren Ethan, Ava and Arlen whom she loved unconditionally with all her heart.

The family wishes to thank nurse Valerie from Hope Health and the team of CNAs who treated Liz with compassion and dignity throughout her year-long battle with brain cancer.

Arrangements are entrusted to Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, Cumberland St., Woonsocket. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 10:00am in St Joseph’s Church, 1200 Mendon Rd. Woonsocket. The family will begin to receive guests at 9:15 am at the church.  Burial will be private and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established the Liz Poitras Love of Reading Scholarship to support a student who has a love of reading - and encourage them to maintain their passion for books. Donations can be sent to: Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1210 Mendon Rd., Woonsocket, RI 02895.   Or Venmo business account: @gwcrs

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Mass of Christian Burial
December 21, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
1200 Mendon Rd.
Woonsocket, RI 02895


Good Shepherd Catholic School
1210 Mendon Rd, Woonsocket RI 02895

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