Monday, July 8, 2013

Helene D. (Joyal) Geoffroy

Helene D. (Joyal) Geoffroy, 74, died peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2013 amongst family. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand Albert and Ernestine Regina (Brouillard) Joyal. A communicant of St. Cecilia Church, she served as a choir member and music librarian for over 50 years.
Helene and Jerry in 2010

Most recently employed at Fiore Asmussen, she had also worked for Thomson Apex, Industrial National Bank, and as secretary for the Young People’s School for the Performing Arts. Helene was the mother of two sons, Eric George Geoffroy and his wife, Heather Archer of Berkeley, CA and Gregg Robert Geoffroy and his girlfriend, Aimee Krasovich of Alameda, CA and her late daughter Lisa Margaret Geoffroy. She leaves a brother, Albert Joyal of Westbrook, CT, and three sisters, Viviane Lejeune in New Jersey, Colette Robichaud and Anne Brunelle both of Pawtucket. She leaves 36 nieces and nephews. Helene was also the sister of the late Rita Sherlock, Pauline Barrette, Mariette Bruneau, Jean Joyal and Armand Joyal. Her funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church, 755 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. VISITATION will be Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Organ Restoration Fund, c/o Blessed John Paul II Parish, 697 Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861 will be appreciated.

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