Florence Y. (Desrosiers) Houde, 100, of North Smithfield, died January 26, 2021 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Francis Houde. Born in Worcester, MA she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Merilda (Paquette) Desrosiers.
Florence was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Woonsocket, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking. She was caring, loving, and sharing, always ready with a candy dish for all who visited.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Gilberte Desrosiers of Woonsocket; her nieces and nephews, Jeanne Carbone and her husband, Tony, of Bellingham, William Desrosiers of Woonsocket, and his children, Joshua and Zachary, Karen Millette of Woonsocket, and her children Laura, Justin, and Rebecca, Ann O’Brien of Lynn, MA, Nicole Masse and her husband, Marc, of Pascoag, and their son, Owen, and the children of her late nephew, Kenneth Desrosiers, Jenna and Luke; as well as, several great great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Richard and Gerald Desrosiers.
A funeral service will be held Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11 AM in St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., Woonsocket, RI 02895. All other services will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Food Bank.
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