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Russell J. Janvier, 94, of Bradford, passed away Saturday evening, August 5, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
For many years Russell worked as the manager at his father’s laundromat, Snow White Laundry which sold in 1956. After the laundromat sold, Mr. Janvier was employed at Lucent Technologies until his retirement in 1981.
Mr. Janvier was a parishioner at Sacred Hearts Church in Bradford and was the organist there from 1950 to 1970. He was also a member at the Crescent Yacht Club in Bradford and the French Social Club in Lawrence.
Russell was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Hope (Gagnon) Janvier who passed in 2012; a son, William E. Janvier in 2016; and a grandson, Kevin Anderson in 2014.
He is survived by his three children, Joseph G. Janvier and his partner, Denis Hall of Haverhill, Stephen R. Janvier of Alexandria, La., and Mary Schook and her husband, Lauren of Starrucca, Pa.; a foster son, Richard Lacasse and his wife, Linda of Methuen; a sister, Claire R. Gibeau of Florida; eight grandchildren, Vanessa Bretton, Shaun Janvier DMD, Jessica King, Heather Keuenhoff, Robert Schook, William Janvier, Amy Nazzaro, and Adam Janvier; 10 great-grandchildren with two on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Wednesday, August 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main Street, (Route 125), Bradford. His funeral service will start on Thursday, August 10, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford, at 11 a.m. His interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Sacred Hearts School Endowment Fund, 31 South Chestnut St., Bradford, MA 01835. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  August 8, 2017
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