Jeannine Marie (LaFlamme) LeFebvre, 89, passed away November 4, 2022.
Born in Québec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ovila and Marie Anne (Jacques) LaFlamme; wife of the late Esmond August LeFebvre; devoted mother of Daniel LeFebvre and his wife Susan (Szluck) Masi-LeFebvre and Linda (LeFebvre) Stuart and her husband Michael Stuart; cherished mémère of seven grandchildren, Justin LeFebvre, Andrew Civetti, Benjamin LeFebvre, Nicholas Civetti, Stephen Masi, Aiden Civetti, and Christopher Masi; and two great grandchildren, Nathan LeFebvre and Lucas LeFebvre. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
As a young woman in Canada, Jeannine was a semi-professional tap dancer. She and her dance partner appeared in the local television spotlight. She was a hard-working woman who was employed in the textile industry. This is where she met the love of her life who was 25 years her senior. Esmond “Frenchy” LeFebvre was a traveling textile technician who lived in the United States but spent several months at a time working in the same textile mill as Jeannine. Esmond sent his marriage proposal via telegram inviting her to move to Richmond, Virginia. She immediately quit her job, sold all of her belongings, and got on a plane to meet Esmond. Jeannine did not speak English and trusted that he would be at the airport waiting for her. The rest is history. They were married on October 13, 1960. They bought their forever home in Johnston, RI in 1965. They were married for 32 years.
Jeannine was a stay-at-home mom until her two children were teenagers. She worked at A&H Manufacturing for several years and retired at the age of 83. Jeannine enjoyed yardwork, watching sports on television, going out to dinner, creating puzzles on her iPad, and staying connected with family and friends on Facebook. Jeannine also loved animals. She owned cats and dogs for many years and enjoyed the animals of her family. She enjoyed the many foster dogs of her son and daughter-in-law over the years. Her family meant the world to her.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 14, 2022, from 9:00-10:30 am in the Winfield & Sons Funeral Home, 571 West Greenville Road, Scituate, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Church, 118 King Phillip Street, Providence. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Small Dog Rescue of New England, www.smalldogrescuene.org