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Ovila St.Pierre Jr.,90

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Ovila P. "Sonny" St. Pierre, Jr., 90 of Williamstown, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. 

He was born in North Adams on Feb. 16, 1931, a son of the late Ovila P. St. Pierre, Sr and Ada (Jandran) St. Pierre. He attended Holy Family School as a child.

Sonny's work-life spanned many years, from Berkshire Fine Spinning to Berkshire Contractors and finally as a supervisor at Hunter's Outdoor Product.

Sonny married the former Shirley Richmond on Nov. 4, 1950, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage and raised six children.

He was a former communicant of St. Raphael's Parish in Williamstown where he served as a Eucharist Minister. He also was assistant director of Good Sam Club and a past president of Second Chance Sam. Sonny loved to camp with his family. His real passion was to grow wild cottage roses.

Sonny leaves behind his loving wife Shirley and his adoring children, daughters; Paula St. Pierre Piacenti of Adams, Carla St. Pierre of Georgia and sons; Robert St. Pierre (Barbara) of North Adams, Alan St. Pierre of Pittsfield, and Dennis St. Pierre of Williamstown. 

His son Paul St. Pierre predeceased him on July 17, 2015. He was also predeceased by his two brothers John and William St. Pierre. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Ovila P. St. Pierre will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 8, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to PopCares, in care of Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Bob & Family, Our sympathy on the death of your Father. Our thoughts have been with you and your family. Steve & Ginny Abuisi
from: Steve Abuision: 01-07-2022

Bob, Barb and family, My condolences to you on the passing of your father. My prayers for Sonny in heaven and for you all at this difficult time. May your shared memories bring you peace and comfort.
from: Paul Boyeron: 01-05-2022

Bob and Barb: So sad to see that Sonny has left us. Such fond memories of he and your mom. He lived a good, long life. We are certain he will be received with God's open arms.
Mary and Thom
from: Mary Swifton: 01-03-2022

so sorry for your loss . Prayers to you and yours...
from: Mary Ellen Morrisseyon: 01-03-2022

I remember Sonny from his service to Saint Raphael Church. He quietly went about his work as Funeral Acolyte, Sacristan, and Extraordinary Minister with dedication and faith. I observed him and learned from him. I also appreciated Sonny's presence at Sunday Mass with Shirley by his side, demonstrating the gift that marriage is to the community.
I extend my sympathies and prayers to his family who will certainly miss him.
from: Karyn E O'Tooleon: 01-02-2022

Sonny was such a sweet man with a great sense of humor. Whenever I spoke with Sonny it was easy to see how proud he was of his family.
So sorry,
Rachel Anderson
from: Shirley & Familyon: 01-02-2022

Bob and Barb, So Sorry To Hear Of The Sadness You Bear. It Is A Blessing To Have Your Parents For Such A Long Time, Yet Hard To Say Farewell. Thinking Of You, God Bless.
from: Darlene Mancinion: 01-01-2022

Bob and family, I am sorry for your loss and will pray for your dad. Patrick
from: Patrick Quinnon: 01-01-2022