Maurice Vannier

June 13, 1928September 26, 2020

Maurice F. Vannier, “Moe,” age 92, of Somerset, passed away, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lorraine S. (LaHaie) Vannier.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Stephen and Laura (Lavoie) Vannier and step-son of the late Albert Trepanier, he had been a lifelong area resident.

A Veteran of the United States Army, he served during the Korean War as Corporal. He worked as a Production Coordinator at Teknor-Apex in Attleboro for 25 years before his retirement in 1988. He was a communicant of the former St. Michael’s Church in Swansea, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered at Bingo. He also volunteered at Charlton Memorial Hospital for many years and has the most recorded volunteer hours. His favorite times spent were with his family.

He is survived by two sons, David Vannier and his wife Cindy of Tiverton, Derek Vannier and his wife Andrea of Marstons Mills; three daughters, Diane Lacourse and her husband Larry of New Bedford, Donna Dollar of KY, Deena Bellavance and her husband Neil of Rehoboth; one sister Beatrice Renneker and her husband Mark of OH; one step-brother Richard Trepanier of RI, twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren with two on the way and many nieces and nephews.

His visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral service and burial will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.


  • Wounded Warrior Project



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020


  • Private Funeral Mass


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Kevin Quinlan

September 29, 2020

My condolences to all of you, so sorry for your loss.

Arlene Silvia

September 27, 2020

Deena and family , I want to send my sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers! I did not know your Father personally but heard many stories when we were at South School! He seemed like a wonderful person! I am sorry that I will not be able to see you because I am still quarantined in my house due to Covid and my compromised immune system since my kidney transplant. So please take care. Love, Arlene Silvia

Anne Marie Silvia

September 27, 2020

My dearest Cousins Diane, Donna, David, Derek and Deena

My memories of Uncle Fern were always of how much he loved my Auntie Lorraine. I remember being at your house and he would come in and Auntie would be at the sink with her apron on and he would pretend to sneak up behind her and wrap his arms around her and squeeze her tight. Then they would giggle and she would shu him away because she was busy getting dinner ready. Your home was filled with so much love. Uncle Fern was loved by all who knew him. A perfect gentleman. He is the perfect example of you get out of people what you put into them. I can see the two of them so happy in heaven!

Love, Anne Marie Silvia

Dawn Vieira

September 27, 2020

Dear Denna and Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather. Please know he as well as all of you, are in my thoughts and prayers.

May you find peace and strength in your fond memories of times spent together.

Dawn Vieira


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