Muriel T. Lariviere
October 16, 2021
Muriel T. (Peloquin) Lariviere, 79, a resident of Bellingham, MA for over fifty years, passed away Saturday October 16, 2021 at home. She was the loving wife, for 59 years, to John H. Lariviere. She was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Gerald Peloquin and Florette (Lavallee) Peloquin Pare.
She was an honor graduate of Woonsocket High School and completed certification banking courses at Brown University. Most of her career was in banking, locally and in Wichita, Kansas where her husband was stationed in the Air Force. Also for many years she was a baker for Almac Supermarkets Bakery.
Muriel was the proud mother of Renee Butler, of Cincinnati, OH, and Laurie A. Huff, wife of David Huff, of Blackstone, MA. She was the loving grandmother of John J. Butler, Dylan Huff, and Alyssa Huff. She also leaves behind a sister, Noella Pepin of Florida, and three very special nephews; Christoper, Jonathan, and Thomas Pepin and their families.
She and her husband were very active and devoted members of Assumption Parish in Bellingham until its closing. She served as a Eucharist Minister, member and officer of the Ladies of St. Ann Sodality, Girl Scout leader for over ten years, adult advisor for the Junior and Senior CYO and part of the Cursillo group in the parish. She also served on the board of directors at the Father Marot CYO Center, volunteered for the nun project at the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket and helped clients of the Arc of Northern RI Center.
For many years she and her husband volunteered yearly to build houses for Habitat for Humanity in the Vero Beach Florida area.
They traveled the United States in their motor home for many years, took several cruises, and toured Europe, always ready for a new experience and meeting new people. She leaves behind a large community of friends in Florida where they vacationed for the winter for sixteen years. Her group of friends also included the members of the Socialable Sam Camping Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday October 30, 2021 at 10AM in St. Joseph's Church, 1200 Mendon Rd, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, West Wrentham Rd., Cumberland. Calling hours are Friday, October 29, 2021 from 4 - 7 PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Miriam Hospital Foundation - Cancer Fund, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901 or visit https://giving.lifespan.org/The-Miriam/Give-Now