Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Edwina (Richards) Benoit. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life, and the wife of the late Normand Lemoine.
Hortense worked for the American Tourister and Healthtex Corporations for many years before retiring in 1982. She was a long-time communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of Les Dames de St. Anne. She volunteered her time with the Cub Scouts and CYO. Lee was honored, along with Normand, for volunteering their time at Landmark Medical Center.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Lemoine, and his wife Diane, of Woonsocket and Donald Lemoine, and his wife Rosemary, of Manville, two daughters Lorraine Carrier of Manville and Pauline Fernier of Jacksonville, FL.
Her funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, Greene St., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone.
Visiting hours are Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of RI, 2348 Post Rd. Suite 104, Warwick, RI. 02886 or www.arthritis.org.