Cecile A. (Noel) Linnell

September 24, 1922 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 96)

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Whitinsville- Cecile A. (Noel) Linnell, 96, passed away peacefully at home, aside her loving family on October 8, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband Richard J. “Shorty” Linnell Sr. in 1986.

             Cecile is survived by 10 children, Francis A. Lavalley and his wife Linda of Lutz, FL, Alice “Pat” Pitman of Grafton, Linda M. Winchell and her husband Alfred of Douglas, Steven G. Lavalley and his wife Dona of Newport Ritchie, FL, Becky A. Vaundell and her husband David of Sutton, Diana J. Day and her husband Philip of Millbury, David P. Lavalley and his wife Cathi of Monroeville, OH, Dennis W. Lavalley and his wife Theresa of Thompson, CT, Denise R. Berthlette and her husband James of Uxbridge, and Richard J. Linnell of Whitinsville, with whom Cecile lived; 31 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Rita Dion of Worcester,  Blanche Aubin of Grafton, Bernice Geer of Uxbridge, and Ruth Mitchell of Grafton; 2 brothers, Ernest Noel of Millbury, and Henry Noel of Upton; a daughter in law, Betty Lavalley of Sutton; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Ernest S. “Smokey” Lavalley in 2015; 2 grandchildren; a brother, Sam Noel; and 3 sisters, Anne Hachowski, Alice Noel, and Mabel Charpentier.

            Born in Millbury on September 24, 1922, she was the daughter of Simeon and Hermeline (Lefferriere) Noel and grew up in South Grafton. She has lived in Whitinsville the past 43 years. Primarily a homemaker, Cecile also worked for the former Hayward Schuster Woolen Mill in Douglas as a spinner for 15 years. She enjoyed visiting the Senior Center in town, quilting, playing bingo, but most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and best friend Connie Fallon.

            Her Funeral Service will be held in Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville on Friday October 12, 2018 at 11am.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held on Thursday from 4-7pm. In Lieu of flowers, donation’s in Cecile’s memory may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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October 11, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jackman Funeral Home
12 Spring Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Funeral Service
October 12, 2018

11:00 AM
Jackman Funeral Home
12 Spring Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

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