Rene J. Poisson
WAYLAND: Rene J. Poisson, 91, of Wayland formerly of Waltham died peacefully and comfortably surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 following a brief illness.
He was born in Waltham on April 26, 1927 the son of the late Gustave Poisson and Cecile (DeBlois) Poisson.
Rene was the beloved husband for 70 years of Rose M. (Marino) Poisson of Wayland.
He was the devoted father of Diane M. Erich and her husband Thomas W. Erich of Millis; Mary Ann Walsh and her husband James Walsh of Hudson; Michael G. Poisson and his wife Lynn F. Poisson of Wayland and Steven M. Poisson of Wayland. Brother of Francis J. Poisson and his wife Patricia Poisson of Wayland; Annette Lazili of Warren and Irene Mailhiot of Hull. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Leo J. Poisson; Lucille Mercurio and Henry Poisson. Brother-in-law of the late Norma Poisson; Julie Poisson; Rabah Lazili and Francis Mailhiot.
Rene spent his formative years in Waltham where he was educated. He served his country proudly during World War II with the United States Army. For many years, he was the proprietor of Newton Jewelers and was known as the “jeweler at the Lake” in Newton. In 1968, be became the owner of Pendleton Jewelers in Natick Center before retiring at the age of 64 and closing his store in 1991.
He enjoyed playing cards socially with family and friends and with his wife Rose. They enjoyed their travels throughout New England and Canada.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family and will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure to know him.
Visitations will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Wayland.
Friends are invited to go directly to Good Shepherd Parish at St. Zepherin Church, 99 Main Street (Rte. 27), Wayland on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 for Rene’s Mass of Christian Burial.
At the request of his family, interment will be private.