Fred R. Lemire Sr. of Mansfield died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was 96 years old and the beloved husband of Jeannine B. (Beland) Lemire for 62 years.
Born in Attleboro on June 16, 1916, he was the loving son of the late Wilfred and Nora (Marcoullier) Lemire.
Mr. Lemire served in the United States Army during World War II, and was the first Plainville resident to be drafted for the war.
He worked as a stone setter for Balfour Co. in Attleboro, Jostens Co., Lambert Engraving and Plainville Stock, from which he retired.
He enjoyed and was an accomplished wood carver as well.
Mr. Lemire was the loving father of Arthur W. Lemire of Florida, Kathleen Mitchell of Las Vegas, Nev., Cyndee Kerkhoff of Westport, and the late Fred R. Lemire Jr. He was the cherished grandfather of 11 and many great-grandchildren.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main St. in Mansfield. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Funeral service and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Lemire's memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. www.boleafuneralservices.com.