Lawrence Picard








May 17, 2014

Lawrence Picard, 88, a lifelong resident of Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, died May 17 at the home of his daughter in Rumford, Rhode Island.  He was the husband of the late Marion (Kelliher) Picard, and son of the late Dave Picard and Julia (Ouimette) Picard.  He was the youngest of nine siblings, all of whom have preceded him in death. A decorated veteran of World War II, he worked for nearly 50 years for Monsanto Chemical Company in Indian Orchard.  He was an active member of St. Matthew Church, until the closing of that parish, after which he attended St. Jude and St. Catherine of Siena.  He enjoyed sports of all kinds, both as an athlete and a spectator.  A man of uncommon generosity, he was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.  He is survived by his children:  Kathleen Murphy of Holden, MA; Susan Neafsey of Shrewsbury, MA; Laura Loffredo of Rumford, RI; Joseph Picard of Hopewell Junction, NY; and Robert Picard of Holden, MA.  He is also survived by 10 beloved grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was predeceased by his son, John and his granddaughter, Juliana Neafsey.   The funeral will be held at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 24 at Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence, RI, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Church in Rumford at 10:00 am.  Burial and committal services will be held at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Indian Orchard on Saturday, May 31 at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neafsey Picard Scholarship Fund at Assumption College, established in memory of his granddaughter; 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA  01609.


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