Carolyn J. (Powers) Lavoie

Died: Thu., Apr. 2, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Oct. 19, 2020
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 19, 2020
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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Westport – Carolyn J. (Powers) Lavoie, 78, died Thursday, April 2, 2020.  She was the loving companion of the late Bruce Rish who passed in 2016.
     Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Robert E. and Ruth (Gosciminski) Powers, she lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven for many years. She was a homemaker.
     Carolyn enjoyed cooking, canoeing, and gardening.  She was known as the β€œCat Lady” of Fairhaven, because of all the strays that she took care of in the neighborhood.  She especially looked forward to spending Christmas and Easter with her grandchildren.
     Survivors include 2 daughters, Robbin and Raeanne Lavoie; 2 sons, Roger and Raymond Lavoie; 1 brother, Timothy Powers; 2 sisters, Geraldine Powers and Joann Sullivan; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     She was the mother of the late Robert, Richard and Ruth Ann Lavoie, and sister of the late Kevin Powers and Robert Powers.
     The visitation for Carolyn and Bruce is at 10 A.M., Monday, October 19, 2020 with a memorial service at 11 A.M. in Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  Burial will follow in Acushnet Cemetery.  Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
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Lory Beauregard
   Posted Fri April 03, 2020
Joann and Denie (Geraldine) are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry for your loss and hope that sometime soon we can hug and give condolences in person.
Love always Paul and Lory Beauregard

James Cabeceiras
   Posted Fri April 03, 2020
I am so sorry for the whole family! I remember meeting her a long time ago with Kevin at Rick and Rocky's house in Swansea 40 years ago! Good people always! My Condolences to you all! Stay Safe

Joseph Thomas
   Posted Fri April 03, 2020
I love you mom and always will, I know that I will see you again,You raised a great family and grandchildren and great grandchildren. You always found good out of bad, My heart is broken from your loss. I wanted to see you just one more time but it was not meant to be.
You are now with your loved ones and watching over us all. You are in paradise as promised by our Lord.I give your family condolence and heartfelt feelings.

Raeanne Lavoie
   Posted Sat April 04, 2020
MOM, although you are no longer with us you will never be forgotten we will treasure all the Easters and Christmas Eve our yearly clam boils... I miss you til we see each other again... please watch over all of us ..πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Ted and Deb Charpentier
   Posted Sun April 19, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. She is together again with Bruce. Please be sure to let us know when the service will be.

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