Eugene A. Salois
MANVILLE- Eugene A. Salois, 98 formerly of Church St. died Sunday March 9, 2014, in the Holiday Retirement Home. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Bobis) Salois and Lucille (Boucher) Salois.
Born in Manville, son of the late Alexander and Delia (Robidoux ) Salois. Gene was a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mr. Salois was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII, obtaining 5 battle stars and a Bronze Service Arrowhead ,Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He participated in the first wave landing on Omaha Beach. He was a D Day survivor of the invasion in Normandy.
Mr. Salois was a member of the Manville Fire Department from 1936 - 1956. He was a Fire Warden from 1976 - 1978. He was the oldest Honorary Association Member. He was a volunteer with the fire department for 27 years. He was given the recognition of Firefighter Emeritus. His heart has always been part of the Manville Fire Department. He considered the firehouse crew among his closest friends.
He worked for A& H Duffy polishing Co. in Lincoln, Atlantic Wool Combing, in Manville, and also a Water Meter Reader for the Town of Lincoln, for eight years and AT Cross for 12 years. He also worked for several funeral homes in the area as a dress man. Mr. Salois retired in 1980.
He was a former member of the American Legion Post # 9 Manville, R.I.
He is survived by many close friends, which were considered his family.
His funeral will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9 A.M. from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. James Church, Division St. Manville, R.I. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. James Cemetery, Manville, R.I. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours will be on Thursday from 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Manville Fire Department, 112 Old Main St. Manville, R.I. 02838, in his memory would be appreciated.
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