Rene E. Harnois, 83, of Phoenixville, formerly of Chicopee, MA, husband of Marie L. (Benoit) Harnois, passed away Monday May 23, 2022 at Manatawny Manor.
Born in Holyoke, MA, he was the son of the late Rene A. and Jennie (Wojciechowski) Harnois.
Rene served in the US Army reserves. He received his master’s degree in education from Elms College in Chicopee, MA and taught for 40 years at Chapin Street School in Ludlow, MA. Rene was an usher at St. Anne’s Church in Chicopee for many years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years. He was also an avid gardener and enjoyed planting daylilies.
Surviving along with his wife is his daughter Christina Personius wife of Kevin; son Rene E. Harnois Jr. husband of Bethany; grandchildren Allison, Sarah, and Lilianne; and brother Douglas Harnois husband of Linda.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday May 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.
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