Obituaries: Lorraine T. Jacques

Lorraine T. (Theroux) Jacques, 74, of Bristol, widow of Gerard Jacques, died on Saturday (July 23, 2016) at Bristol Hospital.  Lorraine was born in Fall River, MA on September 18, 1941 and was a daughter of the late Herve and Julia (Sampica) Theroux.  She was raised in Fall River, MA, formerly lived in Torrington, and came to Bristol in 1960.  She retired after 22 years of employment with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE). and was a member and past President of the Bristol Lions Club, and a former member and past President of the Connecticut Association of Educational Office Professional (CAEOP); she also served on the Committee for People with Disabilities of Bristol;   She was a member of St. Gregory Church, Bristol.  Lorraine is survived by two sons; Kevin Cyr of Bristol and Paul Cyr of Wisconsin; two daughters and a son-in-law; Sharlene and James Pawelski of Fairburn, SD, and Joanne Larson and her fiancé Donald Newburry of Terryville;  two sisters and  brothers-in-law; Rita Ann and Frederick Nigri of Milford and Leona and Rene Dupre of Fall River, MA; five grandchildren, Melissa Davis and her husband, Brian, Julia Marie Pawelski, Richard Larson, Aubrey, and Austin Newburry; three great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband Fernand Cyr.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (August 2, 2016) at 10 AM at St. Gregory Church, Bristol, followed by a gathering at the American Legion, Hooker Court, Bristol.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lions Low Vision Center, c/o Bristol Lions Club, PO Box, 1421, Bristol, CT 06011-1421.  Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is in care of arrangements.  Please visit Lorraine’s memorial web-site at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.comJacques, Lorraine 001