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Eleanor R. (Drzal) L'Heureux

May 24, 1930 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 90)



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

(Tokarz) Drzal.

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

family grow.

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

Kennedy Park.

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.

Stanislaus’ Seniors.

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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August 25, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service
690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Funeral Mass
August 26, 2020

10:00 AM
St Stanislaus Church (Fall River)


Notre Dame Cemetery
1540 Stafford Rd
Fall River, MA 02721

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