Eleanor Rose L’Heureux, 90, of Westport, wife of Gilbert J. L’Heureux,
died at home on August 22, 2020.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Frances
She worked as a bookkeeper for Pediatric Associates for 20 years. She
also worked for The List Finance Company for 10 years.
A strong woman of faith, Ellie was a communicant of St. Stanislaus parish
and was a member of St. Louis Church, before its closing, where she was
Eucharistic minister, and volunteered in the kitchen for bingo. She was a
member of St. Louis St. Vincent de Paul Society for twenty years. She was
involved in the Cursillo movement. She was a member of the first Diocesan
Parish Council that was formed by Bishop O’Malley for five years.
“Lodzie” was devoted to her high school sweetheart, and they were
inseparable. They were happily married for sixty-seven years.
She is survived by three sons, James L’Heureux and his wife Ann, of Fall
River, Paul L’Heureux and his wife Renee of Westport, MA, and David
L’Heureux and his wife, Kristen of Burlington, NC; a daughter, Jean Kenney
and husband Richard, of Rehoboth, MA; seven grandchildren; six great
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Jean Drzal, Ann Drzal, Julia Stasiowski, Sue
Petres, Edward Drzal, Michael Drzal, all of Fall River, Joseph Drzal of
Warren, RI, and Mary Stanley of Providence, RI.
Eleanor was a wonderful, loving Mom, Grandmother, and Great-
Grandmother. She cared for her family beyond measure and loved
spending time with them. She felt incredibly blessed to watch her
She and her husband Gil lived on Middle Street for over 60 years where
they raised their family. When the kids grew up and got married she hosted
weekly spaghetti nights, which all would attend. The 4th of July cookout
was a highlight of every summer with the fireworks across the street at
She was a great sports fan and loved cheering on the Patriots, Celtics,
Bruins, and Red Sox (plus, whoever was beating the Yankees).
She enjoyed telling a good joke, family game time, making pierogis for the
St. Stanislaus festival, and going on all the fun outings with the St.
Her funeral will be held Wednesday, August 26 at 9:00 AM from the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River with a Funeral Mass at St.Stanislaus Church at 10:00 AM. Burial, Notre Dame Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 25 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Face coverings and social distancing required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Stanislaus School, 37 Rockland St. Fall River, MA 02724.
Online condolences at AuclairFuneralHome.com.
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