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Lucille M. Pariseau

March 11, 1923August 25, 2020

Lucille Margaret Pariseau, affectionately known as Aunt Lu and Lulu, passed away on August 25, 2020 at the age of 97.

She was born March 11, 1923 in Franklin, MA to the late Antoine and Arcelia “Cecile” (Gagnon) Pariseau. Lucille was the youngest and last surviving of 6 siblings, the late Roland “Rollie” Pariseau, Cecile “Sis” (Pariseau) Gurn, Antoine “Gig” Pariseau, Paul Pariseau, and Joseph Pariseau, all of whom she adored.

At the age of 2, the family moved to Orange Street in Attleboro, MA where she lived until 2003. Lu’s first job was at her family’s bakery, Ideal Bakery, and is where her love for sweets and pastries began. Later, she worked as the secretary for the Mayor of Attleboro, Mayor Brennan, and lastly at Cumberland Engineering until she retired in 1985. She loved to travel often with her family. Her favorite place to travel to was Dennisport, MA where she owned a small beach cottage, and at one point owned 3, in Chases Ocean Grove from 1950 until this summer where she passed peacefully. As the years went on, the cottage community grew with more and more family members and it will forever hold special memories of all the Pariseau siblings. In 2003, she moved to Cranston, RI to be closer to her niece Michelle Varin, also of Cranston, with whom she resided with the last few years.

Lucille is survived by Paul Gurn and Eileen Synnott of Keene, NH, Dennis and Janet Gurn of Florence, MA, Michelle and Richard Varin of Cranston,RI, and many other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. She was the proud mother of Scooter the cat and Tweety the bird and a lover of all animals, except snakes. Lucille was incredibly generous and caring for all she knew. Whether it was making sure you had something to eat or hiding money in plastic eggs for everyone at Easter, you could always feel her special love. We will miss her kind soul, sweet smile, quick wit, her gentle love, and contagious laugh.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, there is no memorial planned at this time, family will be notified when there is. In lieu of flowers, please share a laugh with your loved ones and enjoy a sweet treat in her memory.


  • Due to the COVID-19 virus, there is no memorial planned at this time, family will be notified when there is.


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Susan Pariseau

September 6, 2020

Aunt Lu was an exceptionally kind, caring and generous individual. We’re pleased to say that we were able to visit her during summer 2019 when we travelled to the Cape to see the Pariseau clan.

We have fond memories of June weeks spent in Dennisport when Dale and Wendy were young. We would drive from Slippery Rock to the Cape with Forest Lake Camp in the Adirondacks as a final destination. Aunt Lu would let us use one of the cottages and so we’d have a lovely vacation. Most times, Paul would be there with his family for the duration of our visit. On weekends, multiple Pariseau families would arrive and we had an opportunity to visit with and enjoy the company of all. Thank you Aunt Lu for the generous gift that allowed us to enjoy Pariseau family experiences.

Aunt Lu was loved and will be missed.

Mike & Sue

Bethany St. Pierre

September 5, 2020

Aunt Lu was always so friendly, kind, and sweet. I remember the "tweety" noises emanating from the Squirrel Shutter cottage each time we would walk through. She would often be on the porch and would smile, say "hello," and ask how we were all doing. I will miss her sparkle. How blessed we all were to have known such an amazing woman. Sending love and prayers of peace to her closest family and friends.

Vicki Lankarge

September 4, 2020

I remember riding in the VW with Buffy the Gas Bomber, with Lulu driving and laughing, and telling me about what a beach house awaited me down Dennisport! It was huge, she said. Of course, it was just one room, but it was always filled with love and one of my favorite places on earth. Rest in peace, Lulu and now all are together again! Will miss you, Sis and Gus for all my days until we meet again.

Lisa Henault

September 4, 2020

So sorry to hear that Aunt Lu passed away. I remember all the family get togethers she always had a smile on her face. She was a sweet lady and is back with her family in heaven. God bless you. Love Lisa


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