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SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Elsa (Ochsenreiter) Brunelle, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Theophile "Ted" Brunelle for 54 years and the companion of Lionel Lee LeMarier for many years. Born in Kempten, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gebhard and Karolina (Dadl) Ochsenreiter. Elsa was a devoted mother who enjoyed completing puzzles, playing cards, bowling and especially enjoyed dancing and waltzing. She was also a member of the Hi-Lo Camping Association.
Besides her companion, Elsa leaves 9 children, Karin E. Wright of Pawtucket, Ramona M. Bouvier of South Attleboro, Denice A. L'Etoile of North Smithfield, Armand Brunelle of Lincoln, Renee Y. Feather of Cumberland, Rose I. Henry of Milford, MA, Patricia E. Flanagan of Fall River, Alan G. Brunelle of South Attleboro and Andr J. Brunelle of Shirley, MA; 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers, Gebhard Ochsenreiter of Leubas, Germany, Helmut Ochsenreiter of Halden Wang, Germany and Johann Ochsenreiter of Kempten, Germany. She was the sister of the late Hildegard and Maria Ochsenreiter.
Her funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, 18 Baltic St., South Attleboro. Interment will follow at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. VISITATION Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association, 146 Clifford St., Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated. For online condolences and guestbook: www.TrippFuneralHome.com