NORTH ATTLEBORO - Claire Prefontaine, 102, of South Washington St., passed away on October 23, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Bertrand Prefontaine.
Born on June 1, 1914 in St. Roch Sur Richelieu, Canada, daughter of the late Philippe and Marie Bouvier LaFleche.
She lived in North Attleboro most of her life. She leaves 2 daughters; Denise Prefontaine of Boston, MA., Diane Chappel of Mystic, Conn., and her son-in-law Chip Chappel.
She leaves 3 beloved grandchildren; Julian Edlow of Boston; Christopher and wife Amy Chappel of Mystic Conn., and Erin Chappel of Niantic, Conn. She had 6 great-grandchildren who brought her much joy; Brandon, Sade, Gavin, Hayden, Sawyer and Parker.
She was the sister and last surviving sibling of Lucienne Rose and Michael LaFleche of North Attleboro, Paul Emile LaFleche, Margaret Bouvier, Denise Matte, Madeline Perron and Cecile Romano of St. Roch Sur Richelieu and Montreal.
She also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews as well as a loving family of friends.
Claire passed peacefully in her home following a few days of receiving friends and family for conversation.
Claire had her own business as a seamstress and fashion consultant to other businesses. Her daughter says she had many artistic talents including making furniture and painting.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in her honor on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10am in the Sacred Heart Church 58 Church St., North Attleboro, MA., followed by a burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Towne St., Attleboro Falls.
A celebration of her life will immediately commence at Bella Sarno Ristorante, 555 Kelly Blvd., North Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department, 10 Guest St. Boston MA. 02135.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home 15 Grove St. North Attleboro, MA.