OBITUARY

Noëlla Chevalier

December 24, 1922November 16, 2018

Noëlla (Trahan) Chevalier, age 95, of Rochester, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ernest Chevalier and the daughter of the late Polydore and Alexina (Quintin) Trahan. Noëlla worked as an inspector and supervisor for the Acushnet Company for many years until her retirement.

Noëlla was referred to as “the Matriarch” of her large family that includes her children Connie Pira and her husband Peter of Oceanside, CA, William Chevalier and his wife Ann of Colorado Springs, CO, Russell Chevalier and his wife Suzanne of Taunton, MA, David Chevalier and his wife Linda of Fairhaven, MA, Paul Chevalier and his wife Maureen of Milton, NH and Janet Galipeau and her husband Richard of Rochester, MA.

Noëlla loved her 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She could tell you each and every one of their birthdates. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Phyllis Beaulieu, her sister Jeanette Benjamin, brothers Raymond, Paul, Albert and Marcel Trahan. Noëlla enjoyed doing anything if it included being with her family, such as blueberry picking, Bingo, bowling and especially playing cards.

Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00AM. Visiting Hours will be Sunday, November 18 at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 19, 2018
  • Burial Monday, November 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Noëlla Chevalier

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Kathleen Teehan

November 19, 2018

Noella was such a huge part of so many lives - children, grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, siblings, and even neighbors. We have wonderful memories of her with family and friends and feel blessed to have been a small part of her “extended” family. Our thoughts and support are with everyone as they gather to express their love and thankfulness for the great impact Noella had on their lives. Love from, Kathy & Will

Jeannine Chevalier

November 18, 2018

My heart goes out to all of you for the loss of your mother. Auntie Noëlla was always a great part of my life growing up. Many good memories come to mind when I would always think of her. My prayers are with all of you and your children at this time. love Jeannine

Phyllis Troddyn

November 18, 2018

For Connie and family, Remembering the last time I saw your mom, at Janets' summer place, when you were home for a visit. I remember her reeling off the names of all the grandchildren and gr. grandchildren. How proud she was! God Bless to you all. Phyllis Troddyn

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Noëlla (Trahan) Chevalier, age 95, of Rochester, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ernest Chevalier and the daughter of the late Polydore and Alexina (Quintin) Trahan. Noëlla worked as an inspector and supervisor for the Acushnet Company for many years until her retirement.
Noëlla was referred to as “the Matriarch” of her large family that includes her children Connie Pira and her husband Peter of Oceanside, CA, William Chevalier and his wife Ann of Colorado Springs, CO, Russell Chevalier and his wife Suzanne of Taunton, MA, David Chevalier and his wife Linda of Fairhaven, MA, Paul Chevalier and his wife Maureen of Milton, NH and Janet Galipeau and her husband Richard of Rochester, MA.
Noëlla loved her 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She could tell you each and every one of their birthdates. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Phyllis Beaulieu, her sister Jeanette Benjamin, brothers Raymond, Paul, Albert and Marcel Trahan. Noëlla enjoyed doing anything if it included being with her family, such as blueberry picking, Bingo, bowling and especially playing cards.
Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00AM. Visiting Hours will be Sunday, November 18 at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com