1924 – 2020
Thompson – Julienne Marie (Mandeville) Provost, 95, formerly of Wagher Rd., died Sunday morning, February 2, 2020, at Westview Healthcare. She was the loving wife of the late Armand “Normand” Provost. Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Narcisse and Yvonne (Beaulac) Mandeville.
Julienne attended St. Joseph’s School through her first year of high school. She met Normand while he was working as an usher at the Bradley Playhouse, and they were married on September 3, 1945. Their marriage spanned over 73 years.
Julienne’s family deeply loved her, and she always enjoyed holiday gatherings and family events. She enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, and embroidering. She along with her husband were lifelong members of the Worcester County Beekeepers Association where they received many awards. Julienne was a member of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church in North Grosvenordale.
Julienne is survived by her children, Paul Provost of Thompson, Wayne Provost and his wife Jane of Oxford, MA. Craig Provost and his wife Annette of N. Grosvenordale, Darlene Tretheway of N. Grosvenordale, and Joyce Biernacki and her husband Bob of N. Grosvenordale; twelve grandchildren, Tammy Brissette and her husband Scott of Thompson, Brian Provost and his wife Jody of Webster, MA, Holly Provost of Charlton, MA, David Provost of Oxford, MA, Kevin Provost of Webster, MA, Amy Provost of Utica, NY, Sarah Tretheway of N. Grosvenordale, Nathan Tretheway of N. Grosvenordale, Joel Tretheway and his wife Akanksha of Putnam, Jesse Tretheway and his wife Amber of Dayville, Lauren Biernacki of Ann Arbor, MI, Ryan Biernacki and his wife Shawna of Moosup; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; a brother, Norman Mandeville of Hendersonville, NC; a sister, Henriette Cartier of Riverside, CA; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, the late Sgt. David Provost, a son in law David Tretheway, a daughter in law, Deborah Provost, and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanne and Edward Semensky, Theresa and Bill Richer, and Lorraine and Romeo Beausoleil.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Julienne’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.