Serge Didier and Lucille M. Bouyssou (burial)

by Editor on December 15, 2011

Committal Service for Husband and Wife

Lucille M. and Serge D. Bouyssou

Lucille M. and Serge D. Bouyssou

Monday, December 19, 2011 following 10:00am funeral service at the Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory (Columbarium Section 31B Lot 1 Niche 41)

Serge Didier Bouyssou, 77, of Coventry, passed away peacefully on May 9th 2007 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Cloutier) Bouyssou. They are the loving parents of Lydia O’Brien of Hope Valley, Linda Pearson of North Kingstown, Elise Mulligan of West Warwick, Claudia Flanagan of Smithfield, Nicole Petrarca of Coventry, Livia Bourque of North Attleboro, MA, and Serge Bouyssou of Scituate. Sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren are proud and honored to call them “Pepere” and “Memere.”

Born in Oran, Algeria, on November 22, 1929, he was the son of Andre Bouyssou and Marguerite Lopez, and brother to six siblings,. Serge moved to the United States at the age of 23. Upon arriving, he met the love of his life, Lucille, and began 52 beautiful years of marriage on September 4, 1954.

After studying the trade of cabinetry in Oran, he started his career in the US. With only a limited understanding of the English language, he opened his business, Clyde Cabinet, designing and building custom cabinetry. Serge prided himself on both his craftsmanship and being part of a fading breed of proprietors he described simply as “the good shopkeeper.” Eventually he closed the cabinetry business and opened Clyde Lumber. Although he spent a great many years running his lumberyard, his heart never left his trade. He takes with him an awe-inspiring mastery of intricate woodworking.

Most important to Serge were his wife, children, and grandchildren. He absolutely loved working with his wife on their home and garden, breaking only occasionally to watch sports, or be in the presence of his family. He will be greatly missed. Serge will forever be remembered for his love, passion, tenacity and unparalleled work ethic.

Visiting hours were held on May 14, 2007 at the Potvin Funeral Home in West Warwick.

Lucille M. (Cloutier) Bouyssou, 75, of Coventry passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at RI Hospital surrounded by 25 of her adoring family members. She was the beloved wife of the late Serge Didier Bouyssou.

Born in West Warwick, Lucille was the daughter of the late Edgar and Rose (Blanchette) Cloutier. “Lu” married Serge, the love of her life, at the age of 18. Together they founded Clyde Lumber, operating the business for over 45 years while raising 7 children. Throughout their 52 beautiful years of marriage, they also enjoyed restoring their family home, gardening, and tango dancing.

She is survived by her sisters; Simonne Lavoie, Claudette Petit, and Annette Beaudreau as well as a brother, J. Roger Cloutier. She was the sister of the late Aline Vieira.

Lucille deeply loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; her greatest pleasure was being in the company of her ever-growing family. She was a passionate chef, preparing home-cooked family meals from vegetables grown in her expansive backyard garden. Over the course of her lifetime, Lucille cared for and welcomed numerous individual family members and at times entire families to her home for extended periods. Her tireless energy was unwavering, and her joyous laugh, gentle-loving spirit, optimism, and commitment to family will forever be revered and missed.

Visiting hours are Sunday December 18th from 2 – 5 pm at the Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick, RI. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10 am at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. The family wishes to express special thanks to the caring staff at RI Hospital (9th Floor Main Building). In lieu of flowers, contributions to RI Hospital Foundation, Development Office, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901 or Tides Family Services, 215 Washington Street, West Warwick RI will be appreciated. Visit for condolences.

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Elise September 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

Love and miss you so much!!!



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