WOONSOCKET - Hortense C. Dalpe 93, of St. Louis Ave. died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Omer Dalpe. Born in Blackstone, she was a daughter of the late Pierre and Ella (Marcoux) Robidoux. Hortense was the owner of Dalpe's House of Favors for forty years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Quota International of Woonsocket, and was named Quotarian of the Year in 1998. She participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program, and was a member of the Apres Midi Club of the YWCA. Hortense loved attending the theater, she was an avid golfer and bowler, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She is survived by two sons David Dalpe of Uxbridge, and Donald Dalpe of Blackstone, two daughters Janice Bradley of N. Smithfield, and Christine Barrera of Woonsocket, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Raymond Robidoux and Doris Robidoux.
Her funeral will be held Friday with Visitation from 8-10 AM at the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Theresa's Church, Rathbun St., Blackstone. Burial will follow in Precious Blood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Antoine Community, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896-6999 or Quota International of Woonsocket, PO Box 904 Woonsocket, RI 02895 in her memory would be appreciated.
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