Marcel & Claire Grenier

Died: March 13, 2019
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After 67 years of marriage, Marcel “Mike” and Claire Grenier both passed away within a week of each other in Venice, FL. Mike, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 13, 2019, and Claire, 89, passed away due to complications from a stroke on March 20, 2019.

Mike was born April 10, 1927 in Lowell, MA to the late Rene and Florentine (Pomerleau) Grenier. Claire was born October 12, 1929 also in Lowell, MA to the late John and Louisa (Beland) Laforest. They married in 1951 and moved to Rockville, CT, where they built their home and family together. Mike was proud to have served as a Seabee in the US Navy during WWII. He retired from Pratt & Whitney after 36 years in 1987, after which he worked for many years as a salesman for Ladd & Hall Furniture in Rockville. In addition to raising her family, Claire worked for many years for Phoenix Insurance Company in Hartford, CT. After retirement, Mike & Claire moved to Palmetto, FL, where they enjoyed many happy years in Piney Point.

They journeyed together through life all the way to the end and out of their love built a strong, close family with many warm memories of them both. Mike will be remembered for his great love of babies, playing cards with friends, golfing, and making others laugh. Claire was a lover of life, creativity, and dancing who was always learning something new and planning her next adventure. She loved to sew and left behind a legacy of quilts for her family to cherish.

Mike and Claire are survived by their children John (Becky) Grenier, Joanne (Norman) Couture, Gloria Grenier, Carole (Bruce) Scott, Lorraine (Andy) Votta, and Marcel (Elena) Grenier, as well as their nine grandchildren Jeffrey, Allison, and John Scott; Emily Grenier; Andrew, Matthew, and Luke Votta; Maxim and Caleb Grenier; and two great-grandchildren. Mike is survived by three sisters Lillian Beaudoin, Pauline Bevins, and Priscilla Grenier. He was predeceased by his sisters Rita April and Doris Bechard. Claire is survived by her sister Gloria O’Neil, brother Jean (Joanne) Laforest, and sister Lorraine (Paul) Ryan. She was predeceased by her sisters Lillian Laforest, Pearl Costello, and Flore Laforest.

A joint funeral Mass for Mike and Claire will be held April 8 at 11:30AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 505 26th Street West, Palmetto, FL 34221. A reception will follow at Piney Point Hall, 8624 29th Ave. E Palmetto, FL 34221.

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Date: Monday, April 8, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Holy Cross Catholic Church


501 26th Street West
Palmetto, Florida 34221


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Died: March 13, 2019

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Lynn Hellinger posted on 4/7/19

Deepest condolences for two very special people who were a very large part of my younger days. Will remember Mr. Grenier with his twinkling eyes, great smile and his stogie in hand and Mrs. Grenier's laugh and amazing joy of life in tackling anything & everything. Truly amazing! I hope you all find peace and comfort with the many wonderful memories. Love to all of you ~ Joanne, my dearest friend, John, Gloria, Carol, Loraine & Marcel


Nancy Sakamoto posted on 4/2/19

In memory of Marcel & Claire Grenier, Nancy Sakamoto lit a candle


Nancy Sakamoto posted on 4/2/19

What a beautiful tribute by Alison! My prayer to the entire family is that you will all experience the comfort and presense of God during this very difficult time. I have such wonderful memories of our families getting together growing up. Whenever I go back to Vermont an go past the North Beach campground I think of how your parents used to take your family there and camp out. I'll never forget the time that I went up to Denver to meet up with Uncle Mike and Aunt Claire during their visit with Gloria and Marcel. I remember going for a long walk with Uncle Mike and having a wonderful talk about God. And I remember how gentle and affirming Aunt Claire was. To the Grenier family my heart goes out to you in the loss of both your of your parents.


Barbara Corcoran posted on 3/29/19

In memory of Marcel & Claire Grenier, Barbara Corcoran lit a candle


Betsy Bradshaw posted on 3/26/19

Many prayers are being offered for you at this time. Many our gracious Lord bless you with His comfort. Much love, Betsy Bradshaw


Laura Whitlock posted on 3/25/19

Praying that your memories will give you all peace. I know this is difficult but knowing they are together must be comforting.


Conley White Sr. posted on 3/24/19

In memory of Marcel & Claire Grenier, Conley White Sr. lit a candle


Conley White Sr. posted on 3/24/19

Carole and family members, we are so sorry for the loss of your parents, Marcel and Claire Grenier. We offer our deepest sympathy and pray you experience God's Comfort , Presence and Peace, during this time of your loss. May God's Strength and Guidance, be realized in your lives, in the days ahead. Prayerfully, we weep with those who weep, Conley/Barbara White Sr.


Naomi Frushour posted on 3/24/19

Both Marcel and Claire were our friends here in Piney Point for many years. We were sorry when they moved a few months ago. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.


Krissy Bourdo-Moulder posted on 3/24/19

Prayers and Blessings to the family.


Mark & Candy Rinnert posted on 3/23/19

Our sympathy goes out to the Grenier family. We have so many good memories on Piney Point trips, & the dances plus so many other activities in the park. Our prayers go out to all.


Stephanie millette posted on 3/23/19

So sorry but they had many years together And are together My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


David April posted on 3/23/19

your loss is our loss and Mike and Claire will be greatly missed but I look forward to our meeting again in God's kingdom of eternal life.


Gay Dowding posted on 3/23/19

In memory of Marcel & Claire Grenier, Gay Dowding lit a candle


Gay Dowding posted on 3/23/19

I'm so so very sorry for your loss.Both of your parents will be remembered fondly. Love Gay Fielding-Dowding


The Colvin Family posted on 3/23/19

May you all be blessed, at this time of your sorrow, by remembering all the good times and memories that were shared with your dearly departed loved ones. May you always hold them in your hearts. With deepest sympathy from the Colvin Family.


Stephen Merrick posted on 3/23/19

I worked for Mike in Department 96 in the 1970's. You couldn't ask for a better person to work for. He always knew how to handle or resolve just about any situation. He also took charge and helped arrange the retirement parties for D-96. Sorry to read of his and Claire's passing. My condolences to the family. I know they will be missed greatly.