Elaine C. (Fontaine) Rioux, 70, of Westport, died peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late William L. Rioux.
Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Albert J. Fontaine Sr. and the late Rita C. (Thibault) Fontaine, she had lived in Westport for most of her life. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1960.
Prior to retirement, she was the Town of Westport dog officer from 1978 until 2003. Mrs. Rioux was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport and was the treasurer of the Westport High School Hall of Fame. She was also an avid Red Sox fan.
Survivors include three sons, Brian W. Rioux and his wife Diana of Westport, Darrin W. Rioux and his wife Madeline of Westport and Kevin W. Rioux and his wife Nancy of Westport; a daughter, Monique E. Jones and her husband Rodney of Newport, RI; two brothers, Robert L. Fontaine and Albert J. Fontaine, Jr.; three sisters, Blanche R. Aguiar, Lorraine B. Monroe and Anne I. Dias; six grandchildren, Jessica C. Rioux, Zachary D. Rioux, Jeremy K. Rioux, Avante A. Jones, Brendon M. Borges and Gianna R. Borges; and several nieces and nephews; and her devoted sister-in-law who was by her side every step of the way, Claudette Cote.
She was the sister of the late Beatrice E. Vasconcellos.
A Memorial Mass to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. George Church, Westport at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Overlook Hospice, 88 Masonic Home Rd., Davenport 2nd Fl., Charlton, MA 01507.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
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