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Lillian A (Machon) Poirier

Born: Sun., Nov. 25, 1923
Died: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019


Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
Location: Our Lady of Fatima Church


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Lillian A. (Machon) Poirier of East Freetown, Mass. peacefully passed away on October 10, 2019.

 Formerly of New Bedford, Mass, Mrs. Poirier is the widow of Lucien George Poirier. She is survived by her four children: her daughter Vivian (York) Luckey and her husband Richard (Tony) of Wesley Chapel, FL, her son Donald Poirier and his wife Deborah of New Ipswich, NH, her daughter Pauline Fradet and her husband Carl of Naples, FL, and her son Arthur Poirier and his wife Donna of Acushnet, Ma.

She also is survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and by her longtime friend Charles Gray of East Freetown.

Lillian was a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished her family, her friends and her church. She was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Bedford, MA and a woman of prayer. She received the Marian Medal from the diocese of Fall River in recognition of her devoted service by providing roses for the statue of Mary in the church for more than fifty years. 

Mrs. Poirier retired as Head Cook at Apponequet High School. She was a past president of the Freetown VFW Ladies Auxiliary and participated in many VFW events and fundraisers through the years. 
She was an active participant and member of the Freetown Council on Aging and loved playing cards and bingo and dancing and socializing with her friends. She was also an avid Red Sox 
and Patriots fan and very astute and opinionated about politics and current affairs. 

She was fiercely loyal to those she loved, and had an especially big heart for children. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Her Requiem Mass will be at Our Lady of Fatima Church,  4256 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA  at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, followed by a reception at the Freetown VFW, 89 Middleboro Rd.,   East Freetown, MA.         


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Karen and Bob Stern and family
   Posted Wed October 16, 2019
Lillian will always hold a special place in our family’s hearts. She came into our lives nineteen years ago when she met my father who just relocated here to live with us after losing his wife of over forty years. Lillian and my father were inseparable and she gave him a reason to live again.
Lillian became the third grandmother to my precious two grandsons who adored here. She spoiled them rotten with her little bags of COOKIES!
When Lillian would come over to our house for a cookout or family gathering I would always ask her if she would like a little glass of wine and she would smile and ask if I was having one and to join her!
Most of all I will remember Lillian’s warmth, caring, gentleness and how happy she made my Dad.
We love and miss you terribly Lillian.

Dianne Berube
   Posted Wed October 16, 2019
My aunt Lillian was more than an aunt to me. She was more like a mother. I have such fond memories of spending times with her when I was younger as well as an adult. She was a kind and giving person who loved her family and enjoyed when they would get together for holidays and parties. I will always remember sitting on the backyard swing with her and Charlie in Arthur's back yard for his annual clamboil which we were all so fond of. My aunt was an exceptionally bright and talented lady who loved God and I am sure she is with him now. I will always love you my little peanut. Dianne XXX & Roger XXX

Tina &, Gary Ranno
   Posted Wed October 16, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray for peace for you and your family as you go through this most difficult time

Love,
Gary & Tina

Jeannette Tisdelle
   Posted Thu October 17, 2019
Dear Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Whenever she saw me at the COA she'd say "You made my day" and then I'd hug her. I will miss her beautiful smile.

Jeannette Tisdelle

Robert and Sandy Bettencourt
   Posted Sat October 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Lil was a wonderful person who will be missed.

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