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Edouard N. DeCelles Jr.
September 17, 2023
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Edouard N. DeCelles Jr., 82, of Pascoag, died September 17, 2023 in Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Edouard Sr. and Gertrude (Roy) DeCelles.
Ed retired as a Master Sergeant for the US Air Force, after twenty years, and he last served as on the 89th Division Presidential Air Force One. He was the co-owner of North Central Flight Center, as he was an accomplished pilot and certified in Sea Planes and instrument ratings. He also owned Town and Country Laundromat and Appliance Center, Pascoag. He was a motorcycle and car enthusiast, especially El Camino's and Cadillac's. Ed loved to go boating, jumping out of airplanes, waterskiing and was an accomplished barefooter.
He is survived by his three daughters, Diane Godinez, and her husband Daril, of Mooresville, NC, Denise Manard, and her husband James, of King George, VA, and Rochelle LeClair, and her husband Rock, of Sherrills Ford, NC,; his three sisters, Jacqueline Rondeau, of Blackstone, MA, Paulette Lavallee, of Sebastian, FL, Louise Carney, of Troy, VA; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Sean, Dylan, Chase, Danielle, Daril Jr, Aaron and Nicolas; six great-grandchildren; and his companion, Linda Beale of RI. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Gabrielle LeClair, his great-grandson, Samuel LeClair and his siblings, Claudette Mencarini and Earl DeCelles.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2023, starting at 4PM, followed by a service at 6PM, in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HopeHealth, Attn: Philanthrophy, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.