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“Lots of memories since we were neighbors in Garden Court in Springfield, IL. about 1955. Gloria "Glo" and I are now both orphans. I am glad she...Read More »
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“Gloria I was so sorry to hear about your mother. What a great loss for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
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Lorraine G. Riel, 97, of Worcester, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 in St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 101 Plantation St. Her husband Robert F. Riel, Sr., died in 1993. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald R. Riel and his wife Kathy of Erie, PA and Robert F. Riel, Jr. and his wife Robin of Mendon; three daughters, Gloria G. Riel of Worcester, Susan E. Golino of Erie, PA and Patricia A. Bielik and her husband Jack of Dudley; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grand-children; many nieces and nephews. She was born in Marlborough a daughter of Hector and Florida (Boudreau) Poirier.
Mrs. Riel was a retail clerk for many years working at SO-FRO fabrics, The Outlet and Cherry &Webb Stores. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church and previously St. Joseph Church. She graduated from St. Joseph Schools. Lorraine enjoyed crafting and sewing, notably making children's clothing.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA. Calling hours in the funeral home will be Tuesday, March 8, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joan of Arc Renovation Fund, 570 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605. www.worcesterfuneral.com