WOONSOCKET- Florence M. (Roy) Masse, RN, 88, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice A. Masse.
Born in Fort Kent, Maine on June 12, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Eugenie (Dionne) Roy. She was the loving mother of Marguerite A. Byers and her husband Robert of Mahaffey, PA, Christine R. Hainley and her husband Keith of Woonsocket, RI and Kathleen Bergeron and her husband Roland of Woonsocket, RI, and her six cherished grandchildren Darlene O'Halloran, Robert Byers, Adam Florio, David Bergeron, Laura Bergeron and the late Rachael Florio.
A resident of Woonsocket since 1946, she was formerly of Fort Kent, Maine where she was raised. A graduate of Fort Kent High School Class of 1941 and St. Mary's School of Nursing in Lewiston, Maine, she became a registered nurse in October of 1944. She was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant. Mrs. Masse was a nursing supervisor at Woonsocket Hospital for over 25 years retiring in 1988. She was an avid reader, flower gardener, and "Royalty" word game player which she played with her family on a weekly basis for the past 25 years. Devoted to her family, she will be greatly missed.
Arrangements were private under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA. In lieu of flowers donations to the Visiting Nurse Home Care Hospice Program, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 515, Lincoln, RI 02865, would be appreciated.
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