Jeannine (Devisch) Grenier, 90, of North Smithfield, RI, wife of the late Normand Grenier, died peacefully at home on Christmas Day. Born in Woonsocket, RI she was the daughter of Louis and Yvonne Devisch. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Lucille Mousseau. A loving wife, sister, and devoted mother, she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter and son: Suzanne (Gordon) Kazi of Princeton Junction, NJ and Michel (Donna Moore) Grenier of Cumberland, RI as well as her four grandchildren: Allison (Tristan) Smith of LaGrange, NY, Christopher (Amanda) Kazi of York, PA, and Brianna Grenier and Todd Moore of Cumberland, RI, and three great-grandchildren Aidan, Emma and Clara Smith. She is also survived by nephews Marcel (Kris) Mousseau of Marsten Mills, MA and Richard (Lynne) Mousseau of Stratham, NH.
Jeannine “The Cake Lady” ran a baking business for over 40 years from her home in North Smithfield while raising her family. She was renowned for her cookies, pies, and cakes, baking wedding cakes for hundreds of couples in the area over the years.
She worked for over 20 years in the dietary department at Fogarty Hospital (Landmark) in North Smithfield, RI. For the past 30 years she was a hostess at Gators Pub in North Smithfield, RI where the staff and customers were like an extended family to her.
A special thank you to Beacon Hospice, especially Ross, Karen, and Daisy for their support, Ginger Troiano as well as her dear neighbors Mike and Lisa Harpin.
Jeannine’s feisty spirit and welcoming nature will be missed by many. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all services will be private. We ask you to remember the beautiful memories of Jeannine in your hearts. A celebration of her life will be held on a future date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd. STE 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.
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