WOONSOCKET- Lucien Carmel, 86, formerly of Read Ave., Woonsocket, died Saturday at The Holiday in Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philibert and Marie Anna (Tessier) Carmel. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Carmel was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy. After his graduation from Mount he enlisted in the service in 1943.
During WWII Mr. Camel served in the Army in the European Theatre with the 687th Field Artillery Co. of the 548th Infantry Battalion.
Following his service he obtained his degree from Brown University School of Pharmacy.
He worked at the former Pratt Drugstore in Woonsocket and then for Ciba-Giegy Corp. of Summit, NJ. where he retired from after 33 years.
During his retirement years Lucien enjoyed spending the winter season in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Affectionately known as "Lou Chow" to his family and friends, Lucien was very much at home on golf courses in throughout Rhode Island and Florida. He was a well read man and owning to his gregarious nature loved to engage in conversation with anyone he met. He will be especially remembered for his great love for his family.
He is survived by his sister, Therese Jobin, and her husband Maurice, of Woonsocket, and his nieces and nephews, Raymond Jobin, and his wife Claudette, of Johnston, Francis Jobin of Woonsocket, Robert Jobin, and his wife Jacqueline, of Tiverton, and many great nieces and nephews. He was the uncle of the late Marie Freve.
His funeral will be Thursday at 9:00 am from the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Park Ave., Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 6-8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of RI, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI. 02906.