The Boivin Center Honored the Lives of Two Honorary Life Members


On Thursday, August 30th, the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture celebrated the lives of two extraordinary honorary life members, Lillian Lamoureux and Jean-Louis Clapin, at a reception held at White's of Westport. These two passed away within days of each other last August.

 Both Lillian and Jean-Louis embodied the spirit of the mission of the Boivin Center.  During their lifetime, they were actively involved in preserving and promoting the French language and its culture by their participation and leadership in various francophone organizations.

White's of Westport co-sponsored the event in recognition of the weekly Richelieu Club meetings that Jean-Louis Clapin held at the restaurant for many years.  Because Lillian Lamoureux was the heart and soul of the New Bedford Symphony, a trio from the Symphony performed for the guests during the serving of hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Pain d'Avignon served different French breads.

Children of the deceased shared stories of their parents and brought along memoribilia for the guests to view.

Robert and Joseph Oliver, students at UMass Dartmouth performed a medley of French songs to conclude the program. 

This was truly a memorable afternoon honoring two wonderful people.

Please mark your calenday for the October 9th event, Paris in the Present Tense, featuring the author of this best-selling noverl, Mark Helprin.