Funeral services held for Joseph A. “Tony” Poirier
RUMFORD -- A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Joseph A. “Tony” Poirier was celebrated on June 14, 2012 at Parish of the Holy Savior.
Fr. Alfred Jacques was the celebrant. Jacob Beauchesne was the altar server.
Knights of Columbus 4th Degree members serving as Honor Guard during the mass were Commander Dane Curato, Nicholas Puiia III, and Rodney Kuhl.
Mark Belanger was the organist accompanied by the choir. Music selections were, Prayer of St. Francis sung by Tony’s wife Lillian, Be Not Afraid, Hosea, and Fly Like a Bird. The Old Testament was proclaimed by his daughter Connie Venskus.
The New Testament was proclaimed by his grandson Aaron Venskus. The Responsorial Psalm was the 23rd Psalm. Prayer of the Faithful was proclaimed by his daughter Connie Venskus. Gift bearers were his sister Yvette Gallant and his brother Joseph Poirier. Personal reflections were shared by his son Dick Poirier.
Pallbearers were Aaron Venskus, Mike Stickney, Eliot Poirier, Bob Stickney, Ian Venskus, Jason Poirier, and Ben Venskus. Military Honors were rendered by the Maine Funeral Honor Guard.
A reception followed at 49 Franklin. Interment was in the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Road on June 15, 2012.
Services were under the care and guidance of SG Thibault Funeral Home, Rumford.