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Official Obituary of: Louis DesVergnes 05/03/2020

Louis DesVergnes 05/03/2020

Louis DesVergnes (92) received his “ticket straight to heaven” on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. He will be greatly missed.

Attleboro was his home since 1943, when he moved here from Lowell, VT.

He was the 3rd of 7 children born to the late Joseph and Yvonne (Daigle) DesVergnes.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Ernest and Rock DesVergnes and one nephew Roger DesVergnes Jr.

He is survived by his siblings, Jacqueline Achin, Roger DesVergnes, Brigitte Fredette and Donald DesVergnes, and his 27 nieces and nephews, whom he cherished through the years.

He joined the Marine Corp at 17 years of age and served as a machine gun crewman during World War II.

He worked as a Toolmaker for Augat Bros, Attleboro, MA before retiring at Valentine Tool, Norton, MA.

He lived at Hope Gardens for many years and resided at Madonna Manor Nursing Home for the last 3 years.

Louis had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying planes with his brother. He also enjoyed going to the race track to watch the horses run. He was an avid card player, even playing cards just weeks before his passing. He loved all kinds of music and dancing on the weekends. He also loved the outdoors and baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox.  He had a young spirit and was especially fond of spending time with his nieces and nephews. He will always be remembered for treating the whole family to Friendly’s after Thursday night family masses and his famous one liners, like, “Haven’t seen you since the last time”, followed by a hearty laugh.

Louis was a true witness to his Catholic Faith. He started every day with praying the Rosary and was a faithful member of the LaSalette Shrine community, attending daily mass for several decades. He always sat in the last row, but would respond with a fervent “Amen”.

Louis was a genuine man, always with a smile on his face and made others smile when he shook their hand. We look forward to seeing him again someday. He will forever be in our hearts.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date at LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro Ma.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Madonna Manor for the wonderful care they provided to Louis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in remembrance of Louis DesVergnes, to  LaSalette Shrine,  attn. Fr Andre Patenaude, 947 Park St, Attleboro Ma 02703

 

 

 

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  • Dear Cousin Louis, I just learned today of your passing so I am sorry for this late note. The obituary was lovely and as wonderful as you. Such a warm and loving man, with the coloring of my mother, your cousin Louise! I hope you have managed to find the rest of the family. See you soon enough! Sympathies to all of your surviving siblings and those nieces and nephews! 

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Louis while my Mother had a short stay at Madonna Manor. He was always so pleasant, always smiling  and full of stories! Thinking of his family as they say goodbye. 

  • Beautiful obituary to a wonderful person and proud veteran. Straight to heaven Louis! RIP!

  • RIP Uncle Louis!

    Thank you for a lifetimetime of happy memories!!  I am sure you are happy now to be home with Jesus and all of those you love that have gone before you. I am thankful for the time spent with you. But I will miss your presence, the morning stop overs for coffee, your smile, the handshakes,   the trips to the racetrack, time spent with you on the farm.  You will be remembered fondly!  I will just have to wait patiently until I can say to you ” I haven’t zeen you since the last time”. 

  • Such a beautiful obituary for an amazing man!  We loved Uncle Louis so much and we’re so grateful for the time that we spent with him.  We looked forward to his morning coffee visits when we lived on the farm!  He loved our kids and they loved him too.  One of my favorite memories was him insisting that Zachary’s name was “Lazarus”.  It stuck so much that Zach chose Lazarus as his confirmation name!  We had many laughs with him and enjoyed his stories no matter how many times he told them!  The last time we spoke to him at Madonna Manor he told us that he had a free ticket to heaven and would get us in too!  Thanks Uncle Louis for having our backs and we’re holding you to that for sure!  You were truly “one in a zillion”!  

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  1. Such a beautiful obituary for an amazing man!  We loved Uncle Louis so much and we’re so grateful for the time that we spent with him.  We looked forward to his morning coffee visits when we lived on the farm!  He loved our kids and they loved him too.  One of my favorite memories was him insisting that Zachary’s name was “Lazarus”.  It stuck so much that Zach chose Lazarus as his confirmation name!  We had many laughs with him and enjoyed his stories no matter how many times he told them!  The last time we spoke to him at Madonna Manor he told us that he had a free ticket to heaven and would get us in too!  Thanks Uncle Louis for having our backs and we’re holding you to that for sure!  You were truly “one in a zillion”!  

  2. RIP Uncle Louis!

    Thank you for a lifetimetime of happy memories!!  I am sure you are happy now to be home with Jesus and all of those you love that have gone before you. I am thankful for the time spent with you. But I will miss your presence, the morning stop overs for coffee, your smile, the handshakes,   the trips to the racetrack, time spent with you on the farm.  You will be remembered fondly!  I will just have to wait patiently until I can say to you ” I haven’t zeen you since the last time”. 

  3. Beautiful obituary to a wonderful person and proud veteran. Straight to heaven Louis! RIP!

  4. I had the pleasure of meeting Louis while my Mother had a short stay at Madonna Manor. He was always so pleasant, always smiling  and full of stories! Thinking of his family as they say goodbye. 

  5. Dear Cousin Louis, I just learned today of your passing so I am sorry for this late note. The obituary was lovely and as wonderful as you. Such a warm and loving man, with the coloring of my mother, your cousin Louise! I hope you have managed to find the rest of the family. See you soon enough! Sympathies to all of your surviving siblings and those nieces and nephews! 

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