Emile H. Harnois - Woonsocket

Emile H. Harnois - Woonsocket

Emile H. Harnois, 71, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Constance M. (Ouellette) Harnois, whom he married November 21, 1964.

Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Armand and Rose (Desrosiers) Harnois. Emile was a 1960 graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy.

He was a buyer for Franklin Lumber Company, retiring in 2008, and had previously been a manager for Bellingham Lumber. Emile was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and co-chair of its Liturgy Committee and was also involved with its CYO.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and “Pepere” especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Emile enjoyed traveling and was an avid New England Sports fan.

Besides his wife, he leaves their son, Kenneth Harnois and his wife Toni of Cumberland; their two daughters, Denise O’Connor and her husband Daniel of Blackstone, Mass., and Patricia Lamothe and her husband Brian of North Smithfield; their grandchildren, David and Erin O’Connor and Cora Lamothe; and his brother, Armand Harnois of Blackstone. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Abigail Lamothe.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. in St. Joseph’s Church, 1200 Mendon Road. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, MA. Calling hours are Tuesday from 5-8 P.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.