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Dolores S. "Del" Joly

April 10, 2022


Florida - Dolores S. “Del” (Fagnant) Joly, 91, formally from Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Jacksonville surrounded by her children. She was under the care of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. She was the wife of the late Julien “Red” Joly. They married on August 19, 1950 enjoying life together for over 59 years. 

Born in Woonsocket on September 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Donat and Yvonne (Girard) Fagnant and the sister of the late Norman Fagnant. 

She lived in Woonsocket most of her life except for the last 4 years. She spent 3 years in Lutz, FL with her daughter, Diane, and 1 year in Jacksonville, FL at the Discovery Village ALF near her daughter, Sandra. 

Del was a bookkeeper for Lamoureux Oil for 35 years. She was a member of the Woonsocket Senior Center, volunteering there for over 13 years, and a member of St. Joseph Seniors and Women’s Sodality. She spent over 20 years as a Bingo worker at St. Joseph Church. 

Both Red and Del loved to dance & spent many happy hours over the years doing square dancing, line dancing, ballroom dancing, round dancing and French Quadrilles. In October 2002 they were chosen as Woonsocket’s Senior Citizens of the Year and were featured in the Autumnfest Parade. They travelled extensively with their square dance and senior groups. For many years Red and Del shared the special roles as Santa & Mrs. Claus. In December of 2001 they rode down Main Street on a firetruck to begin their season as Santa in the Main Street Santa House. Del also loved to bake. Her grandchildren’s favorites were her chocolate chip cookies! Del was blessed with a lifetime of love with her family and friends. 

She is survived by her 5 children, Roger Joly and his wife Sharon of Milford, VA, Robert N. Joly of Woonsocket, Diane Tousignant and her husband Normand of Lutz, FL, Michelle McLaughlin and her husband Dr. Cliff of Daytona Beach Shores, FL, and Dr. Sandra Joly and her husband Dr. Anthony Favale of Jacksonville, FL. She was a loving Memere to her 9 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. 

Her funeral mass in Florida will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 11AM at St Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz, FL 33558. 

Her funeral mass in RI will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 10AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1200 Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, RI. Her interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 261 W. Wrentham Rd. Cumberland, RI 02864. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd Woonsocket, RI is in charge of the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: National Aphasia Association P.O. Box 87 Scarsdale, NY 10583

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Funeral Mass
June 25, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Florida, FL, Mendon Rd)
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June 25, 2022

11:30 AM
Resurrection Cemetery (Wrentham Rd)
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