OBITUARY

Lawrence "Larry" P. Chouinard

April 12, 1947January 4, 2020
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Lawrence Paul Chouinard, “Larry”, age 72, of Fall River, Massachusetts died Saturday, January 4, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Desmarais) Chouinard, with whom he was blessed to celebrate 49 years of marriage in September.

Larry was born in Fall River on April 12, 1947, a son of the late Adrien J. and Stella R. (Hebda) Chouinard, and was a lifelong resident of the city. Larry had a wonderful sense of humor and a love for music, especially doo-wop. An eternal optimist, he was known for his kind heart, a profound strength, and his deep love for family. After a liver transplant in 2012, Larry continued to embrace life, understood the power of kindness and forgiveness, and was forever grateful for each day.

Mr. Chouinard was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1964, Bristol Community College, Class of 1970, and the former SMU – now UMASS Dartmouth, Class of 1972. He was a Vietnam Veteran who was called to active duty in 1968 to serve in the 1st Battalion, 211th Artillery of the MA Army National Guard. Larry was a social worker who worked as a supervisor at the Dept. of Transitional Assistance for 30 years before retiring in 2003.

Larry was a communicant of Holy Rosary Parish for most of his life, but upon its closure recently attended Holy Trinity Church in Fall River. Known for his green thumb, he spent his retirement perfecting his landscape, and loved to plant tomatoes and strawberries. An amazing Papa, he also made sure that his pool was perfect for his grandchildren each and every summer, and was lovingly referred to as ‘The Pool Doctor.’ Larry was proud of his Polish heritage, and with a strong belief in family tradition enjoyed spending Thanksgiving weekends with the Chouinard family making the most delicious pierogis that were enjoyed throughout the year. He loved spending time at CK Beach and enjoyed travelling, especially to Ft. Myers Beach, Cancun and NH.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Tara A. Chouinard-Martins and her husband Thomas J. II of Fall River, and cherished grandchildren Mia R. Arruda and Thomas J. Martins III. He was the brother of Ronald J. Chouinard, Carol A. Pilotte (husband Leonard R.), and the late William A. and Roger J. Chouinard. He was also brother-in-law to Dr. Armand Desmarais (wife Paula), Robert Desmarais (life partner Al Allard) and Joanne Chouinard, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral with military honors will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30 am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter St. Fall River with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am in Holy Trinity Church, 951 Stafford Rd, Fall River. Burial will be private. Visiting hours Friday 6 - 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MA Organ Transplant Fund, Division of Prevention & Wellness, 250 Washington St, 4th Fl, Boston, MA 02108. For directions and tributes visit www.waring-sullivan.com

  • DONATIONS

  • MA Organ Transplant Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 11, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial

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Linda Botelho

January 14, 2020

I worked with Larry for many years. He was the office "go to" person, the ultimate professional, and always there as a gentleman to help others.
My deepest condolences to his wife, daughter and grandchildren who were so very special to him. Rest in peace Larry. You are missed.

Lea Ann and Claude Pilotte

January 10, 2020

We're sending love and sympathy from afar, with regrets that we're unable to express our condolences in person.
As you go through the difficult days ahead, may your love for Larry and his reciprocal love for you help ease the pain of your loss, and may your lifetime of heartfelt and intimate memories bring some comfort.
With all our love,
Claude and Lea Ann

Kerri Lopes

January 9, 2020

Our deepest sympathies and prayers sent to the Chouinard family. Mr.C will always be remembered as a fun loving man. May he rest in peace.

❤Kerri and family

Karen Baker

January 9, 2020

Our warmest condolences and prayers go out to you.
Love,
The Baker family ❤️🙏

Matt Fernandes

January 8, 2020

You will be missed Mr. C. ....always a class act. RIP

Joan Giard

January 8, 2020

Doug and I are sending our sincere condolences to all of you!
Love,
Doug & Joan Giard

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