Pauline Florence (Joyal) Barrette, 78
Bookkeeper and piano teacher
ATTLEBORO - Pauline Florence (Joyal) Barrette, 78, of Clifton Street, Attleboro, an accomplished classical pianist, died on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro where she had been a resident for the past month following a six-month illness.
Born in Pawtucket on June 11, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Ernestine (Broullard) Joyal. Raised and educated in Pawtucket, Ms. Barrette was a graduate of St. Jean the Baptiste High School and later earned her associate's degree in child psychology, and was a trained musician specializing in the classical genre on the grand piano.
Ms. Barrette will be remembered as a dedicated and devoted mother. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Fireside Motors in North Attleboro, V-Tron Electronics in Attleboro and A.P.V. in North Attleboro.
For more than 46 years, she utilized her musical talents and abilities to teach countless students the art of playing the piano. As a musician, she was a member of the Chopin Club of Providence.
A resident of Attleboro for the past 46 years, she had previously resided in Seekonk for 10 years, having moved to Massachusetts from her native city of Pawtucket.
She served as a volunteer for the North Attleboro Chapter of the American Red Cross for many years and was a "Jane of all Trades," being able to perform any task around her home, including home improvement projects, gardening or reconditioning antiques.
Mrs. Barrette leaves seven children: Elaine A. Farmer of Londonderry, N.H., Allen C. Barrette of Sanford, Maine, Christine M. St. Pierre of Forestdale, Ronald H. Barrette of Kensington, N.H., Linda C. Jarousky of Attleboro, Carol H. Domingue of Barrington, N.H. and Thomas E. Barrette of Holly Springs, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her siblings: Jean Henri Joyal of Attleboro, Mariette Bruneau of Attleboro, Albert Joyal of Westbrook, Conn., Vivian Lejeune of Succasunna, N.J., Helene Geoffroy of Pawtucket, Colette Robichaud of Pawtucket, and Anne Brunelle of Pawtucket; and several generations of nieces and nephews and extended family members.
She was the mother of the late David Michael Barrette, who died on Dec. 12, 2006, and was the sister of the late Rita Sherlock and Armand Joyal.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Sunday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson House, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service on Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson House, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, with the Rev. Victor Chaupetta, M.S. of LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro, officiating. Children's room available during visitation and the funeral service.
Those in need of a local ride to visitation may simply call the funeral home at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Following funeral services, an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Private burial will be in the family plot in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ms. Barrette's name may be made to the American Cancer Society - Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of written sympathy, please visit www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. 508-695-0200.
This was originally published in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle here