Arlene Frances St. Jacques
ATTLEBORO - Arlene Frances (Noonan) St. Jacques, 73, a resident of the Sandcastle Adult Community in Attleboro for the past 8 years, passed away on Sunday, October 6th. She was the devoted wife of the late Richard J. St. Jacques, to whom she was married for 43 years.
Born in Pawtucket, where she lived until 2006, she was the loving daughter of the late John Frances Noonan and Yvonne (Valiquette) Noonan, and sister of the late Elaine (Noonan) DeCarlo. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she attended St. Leo the Great School and St. Mary's Academy Bay View, from which she graduated in 1958. She completed her degree in Radiology from Roger Williams School of Radiology in 1960. Following her graduation, she worked at Roger Williams Medical Center, until she was married in 1961. Much of the next twenty years was spent raising her family, and attending Pineview Little League and Pawtucket Youth Hockey games.
In 1976, she and her family moved to Tehran, Iran, where they explored the Middle East and vacationed in Europe, until their return home in July of 1977. She served as President of the St. Raphael Academy Ladies Auxiliary from 1978 to 1980. She worked in Radiology at Rhode Island Medical Services, in Pawtucket, from 1980 to 1984. She served on the Board of the Rhode Island Parkinson's Association during the 1980's and as President of the Sandcastle Adult Community from 2007 to 2012. She spent her last fifteen years just 'being a grandma' and loving mother, vacationing with her family, laughing with her cousins, and enjoying her friends at 'the Castle.'
She is survived by her sons, Richard T. St. Jacques and his wife Caroline of Attleboro, John F. St. Jacques of Pawtucket, and daughter, Michelle (St. Jacques) Rayhorn and her husband, Stephen of West Warwick. She was the mother of the late James P. St. Jacques. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Christine (Newton) St. Jacques, four grandchildren, Alexandra, Nicholas, James, and Matthew St. Jacques, and many more family and friends.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 9am from the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Saint Leo The Great Church of Blessed Pope John Paul II Parish, 697 Central Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8pm in the funeral home.
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