Noëlla (Trahan) Chevalier

Noëlla (Trahan) Chevalier, age 95, of Rochester, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Ernest Chevalier and the daughter of the late Polydore and Alexina (Quintin) Trahan. Noëlla worked as an inspector and supervisor for the Acushnet Company for many years until her retirement.

Noëlla was referred to as “the Matriarch” of her large family that includes her children Connie Pira and her husband Peter of Oceanside, CA, William Chevalier and his wife Ann of Colorado Springs, CO, Russell Chevalier and his wife Suzanne of Taunton, MA, David Chevalier and his wife Linda of Fairhaven, MA, Paul Chevalier and his wife Maureen of Milton, NH and Janet Galipeau and her husband Richard of Rochester, MA.

Noëlla loved her 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She could tell you each and every one of their birthdates. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter Phyllis Beaulieu, her sister Jeanette Benjamin, brothers Raymond, Paul, Albert and Marcel Trahan. Noëlla enjoyed doing anything if it included being with her family, such as blueberry picking, Bingo, bowling and especially playing cards.

Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Rd., Rochester on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am. Visiting Hours were held Sunday, November 18 at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. For online tributes please visit:

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