Wilfred A. Racicot House, 87 Brookline Avenue

by Laurel | January 15th, 2014

21 June 1955

Wilfred A. Racicot House

Wilfred A. Racicot House
Craftsman Style, Built in 1919
87 Brookline Ave.
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Wilfred A. Racicot

Holyoke, June 20 — Wilfred A. Racicot, of 87 Brookline Ave., veteran of both the Spanish-American War and World War I, died last night at the Holyoke Soldiers Home after a long illness. Born in Hudson, he was a resident of this city for the past 69 years. Until his retirement seven years ago he was employed as an inspector at the Springfield Armory. During the war with Spain, he served in the Philippine Islands with Co. I, 21st Regiment , and in World War I, he was one of six men sent from the Armory to join the American expeditionary forces in France, serving as a machine gun instructor. Mr. Racicot was a member of the Nelson H. Miles, Post 36, United Spanish Ware Veterans, and the Holyoke Trollymen’s Union. Surviving are his wife, the former Corrine Benoit; two brothers, Conrad of Chambly, Canada, ad Gabriel of Montreal, Canada, two sisters, Mrs. Odilon Racine and Mrs. Matthew Champagne, both of Montreal; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the Messier-Lacombe funeral home, with a solemn requiem high mass at 9 in Perpetual help Church. Burial will be at Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours tonight from 7-10 and Tuesday 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.

Text adapted from The Springfield Republican.
Image from Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System, online database.

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