Lillian S. (MacDougall) Paris, 83
WEBSTER - Lillian S. (MacDougall) Paris, 83, of Golden Heights, died Saturday in UMass/Memorial Healthcare, Worcester. Her husband, Maurice J. Paris, died in 1998.
She leaves a son, James R. Arsenault and his wife Susan of Pomfret, CT; 6 grandchildren, Jesse Arsenault and his wife Crystal, Melissa, Jimmy, Jenna, Sara and Joanne Arsenault; 3 great-grandchildren, Cora, Julian and Brody; a brother, John MacDougall of Grafton; a sister, Janet Quermit of Williamsport, PA; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas A. Arsenault, by a daughter, Sally Anne Gibbons, and by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
She was born and raised in North Grafton, one of the 9 children of James and Annie (Steele) MacDougall. She graduated from Grafton High School. She moved to Webster in 1950.
Mrs. Paris was a weaver at Anglo Fabrics, at Stevens Linen Associates in Dudley and at Wauregan Mills, retiring in 1985.
She was an active member of the Church of the Reconciliation. She was once a member of the vestry, a member of the deanery, the superintendent of the church’s Sunday school for several years and a member of the choir. She also enjoyed organizing church fund raisers over the years. She was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Nokomis Chapter 128 and belonged to the Past Matron Association of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Quinnatisset Grange in Thompson, CT and also the Amarthan Association in Brooklyn, NY.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 23, in the Church of the Reconciliation, 5 North Main Street. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, in the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street. Donations in her name may be made to the Church of the Reconciliation, 5 North Main Street, Webster, MA 01570.