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Maurice F. St Laurent

Born: Sat., Jul. 11, 1925
Died: Sat., May 2, 2020

Celebration of Life

Location: St. John Neumann Church

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Maurice “Moe” F. St. Laurent

Passed away Sat. May 2 due to complications of the coronavirus. He was the beloved husband of Rita L. (Bertrand).  They were married for 72 years.

Born in New Bedford on July 11, 1925.  Moe was the son of the late Adhemar and Anna (Carreau).  He graduated from Holy Family High School.  He then served 4 years in the Navy on the USS Bennington as a water tender.  He earned a Purple Heart. 

He attended Franklin Tech and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering.   He worked at the Acushnet Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1985.

He received the Marian Medal for his dedicated service to the church.  He served as Eucharistic Minister, enjoyed singing in the choir, and looked forward to helping out at the annual festival at St. John Neumann Parish, for as long as he was able.  He loved gardening.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing guitar.  He played at several local restaurants with his brother in law Tony Bertrand and their friend Tony Pacheco.  He learned how to paint using that talent to create the scenery for many musicals and variety shows as a member of the Apco Whites Club, a group sponsored by the Acushnet Co. He also loved photography and enjoyed developing his own pictures.  He was always telling jokes and shared his many stories with anyone who would listen.  His biggest joy was spending time with family, friends and those yet to become friends.

He survived by his daughter Rachelle Meredith and her husband Michael of Lynn, his son Marc St. Laurent, and his wife Deborah of East Freetown, his 5 beloved grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren as well as many many other relatives.  Moe was predeceased by his brothers Roland and Gaston and his sisters Andrea(Cantin) and Rita.

Due to all the current health concerns, a celebration of his life will take place at a later time.


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David Armand Dupont
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
Mrs. St Laurent, Rachelle and Mark,
I’m so sorry for your loss. There was only one Mr St Laurent and I could never get a word in edgewise, so now is my chance to get even. I love the picture, it captures him. During my high school years, I worked in my dad’s grocery store seemingly every day that the store was open and seemingly every weekday, in the afternoon when the mills let out, Mr. St Laurent came walking in with a bang, that big smile and great joke just to prime his audience. Then I think he walked down every aisle just to make sure that he engaged everyone. I don’t know if he bought anything but he covered the entire store and brought such laughter.
Living in Pennsylvania during my adult life, I only saw him occasionally at my parent’s house. It was always easy to pick up with him because his life was so consistent. One time in church we were sitting with my parents toward the front of the church and he noticed that we were singing one of the hymns without the book. He was so impressed and engaged my wife Gail with a very meaningful conversation. Gail appreciated that exchange. The last couple of years of my dad’s life we came more often to help him and we saw Mr St Laurent more often. I appreciate his visits, he brought that same presence every time. One of the last times that I saw him he asked me if he could do a prayerful analysis of me. He came to the house the next day with it written and read it. It was pretty good and totally proper. He said something like “what do you think, I hit the nail on the head, didn’t I?” How thoughtful of him to take the time. Married for 72 years how incredible. I’m sure that you are going to miss him greatly.
God bless you all,
David Dupont, Charlotte, NC

Sheila and Al Gauthier
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Aunt Rita, Rachelle and Marc, please accept our deepest sympathy at Uncle Maurice's passing. He certainly touched the lives of many people while he was with us. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Ann ( Pepin) Costa
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Mr St Laurent was a wonderful person who always brought sunshine everywhere he traveled. My sympathies to Mrs St Laurent and family.
Ann Costa

Lucille & Leonard 12LeBeau
   Posted Sun May 10, 2020
Please accept our condolences to the whole family. Moe will be surely missed.
He always made us laugh. He to had unbelievable positive energy & kindness to whoever he met whether is was a friend or complete stranger.

Frederick M. Kalisz, Jr.
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Marc, Deborah, Jen and families: Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dad. Please know that you will all be in our prayers at this most difficult time especially in dealing with the hideous virus. Reading the obituary also reminded me of the found memories of "Sr. Rita" and my early days at St. Anthony's. Fred, Pat & Rick Kalisz

Dana and Sandra Deree
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
Dear Mrs. St Laurent and family,
We want to express our sadness at the passing of such a wonderful man. God bless you and may loving memories comfort you.

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