In memoriam


Laurier ‘Larry’ Hilaire Lemay


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. Edward the Confessor, North Chesterfield, for Laurier “Larry” Hilaire Lemay. Mr. Lemay, 98, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26.

A native of Auburn, Maine, Mr. Lemay served on the USS Belleau Wood in the Pacific War Arena during World War II. His career with the Philips-Elmet Corp, Lewiston, Maine, spanned 33 years. He moved to North Chesterfield in 2015.

Mr. Lemay is remembered as being genuine, gentle, kind, hardworking, dependable and accommodating. He was a heroic and dedicated caregiver to his wife during decades of illness and disability.

He is survived by his son, Father Donald “Don” H. Lemay, pastor of St. Edward the Confessor, and by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lemay was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Marie (Champagne); parents, Henry and Georgianna; brothers, Richard, Tom and Ronaldo; and sister, Loraine.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Dr., North Chesterfield, VA 23235.

Mary Alice Jean Goldsmith


A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 6, at St. John the Baptist, Front Royal, for Mary Alice Jean Goldsmith. Mrs. Goldsmith, 71, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Goldsmith was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish, where she participated in numerous ministries. She was a beloved and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend whose primary joy was sharing her faith with everyone she met.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Rafael Goldsmith; sons, Christopher Goldsmith (Kim) and Father Joseph Goldsmith, pastor of the cluster parishes in Dinwiddie, Prince George and Hopewell; daughters, Anne Knowles (Daniel), Rebecca Webb (Craig) and Rosemary Cordonnier (Joshua); sisters, Mary Joan Grunenwald and Mary Rita Clemente (Don); brothers, Charles Grunenwald (Barbara), David Grunenwald and Mark Grunenwald (Marnie); 17 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, 120 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630.

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