Helen R. Desnoyers

Date of Passing:

December 17, 2019

Desnoyers, Helen R., 89, of Carousel Drive, Riverside, formerly of Seekonk, MA, died peacefully on December 17, 2019. She was the wife of the late Gerald J. Desnoyers.

Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Eber and Eva (Marcoux) Angell, she lived in Riverside for 32 years, previously residing in Seekonk for 25 years.

Mrs. Desnoyers was an office manager for the Neurosurgeons Drs. Stoll, Welch and Gelch for 20 years before retiring in 1998.

Helen was a communicant of Saints Matthew & Mark Church, Barrington. She was a member of the Seekonk Stagettes. She enjoyed traveling, knitting and spending time on Cape Cod.

She is survived by a son, David Desnoyers of North Billerica, MA; a daughter, Debra Saul of Flower Mound, TX; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the youngest of eight children of the Angell family of Cumberland.

A Memorial service will be held Friday January 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. in Saints Matthew & Mark Episcopal Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington. Burial will be held in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Helen’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside RI would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Helen was a lovely, shining example of a Christian person. She will be missed.

  2. Helen was a kind, good hearted lady. I was lucky to call her friend.

  3. We will continue to miss Helen at our Tuesday Ladies Meetings and our church service and coffee on Sundays. She was a faithful and much enjoyed member of our Saint Matthew and Mark family.

  4. Helen was a bright light wherever she went…a sad loss to our M&M family.

    Rest in peace, dear Helen.

  5. Dear David and Deb: I have such fond memories of your Mom at Stagette meetings at our house in Seekonk. I was young and we were sent to bed and we always could hear your Mom laughing, her laugh was infectious. When my Mom attended to St.Michaels in Rumford we would go
    to the suppers and always sit with Helen, she was the best! She is definately with the angels crocheting and making everyone smile. RIP Helen. My Mom loved her so much.

  6. What a terrific lady, always a lot of fun! She will be missed at church. She is with the angels now.

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