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Celestine M. Ostiguy

November 21, 2011

Celestine M. Ostiguy
SEEKONK, MA - Celestine "Celeste" M. (Russell) Ostiguy, 98, a resident of Seekonk for the past fifty years passed away on Saturday November 19, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Ostiguy.
Celestine was born in Central Falls, RI, the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Roche) Russell. She was a graduate of Central Falls High School class of 1930.
Celeste was a well known dancer and performer in the area, from childhood and well into her adult years. She performed with various stock companies that played at the Old Star Theatre in Pawtucket. She also taught dance and directed many musicals and plays.
Mrs. Ostiguy worked as a secretary for the Pawtucket Mutual Insurance Company and later as a billing clerk for the Ganley Company of Providence and Attleboro Dyeing and Finishing Company of Seekonk, retiring in 1977.
Mrs. Ostiguy was an active communicant at the former Saint Mary's Church now Our Lady Queen of Martyr in Seekonk. She sang in the choir, choreographed and sewed costumes for the minstrel shows and was a member of the Senior Saints of the Parish.
Survivors are a daughter: Donna J. Arruda of South Attleboro, MA; a son: Kenneth R. Ostiguy of Seekonk, MA; four grandchildren: Ryan Ostiguy, Julie Fornuto, Jared Emond and Brittany Arruda; six great grandchildren; four step children; six step great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Richard J. Ostiguy.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Ostiguy will be held on Tuesday at 10am in Our Lady Queen of Martyr Church 383 Central Ave, Seekonk. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, burial to follow in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery in Pawtucket. To light a memorial candle, sign memorial register book, church directions go to or call 508 222-0498.
Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Our Lady Queen of Martyr Church 385 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771. All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the FOLEY-HATAHWAY FUNERAL HOME, 126 South Main Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts.


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