Remy A. Goudreau, OFM
1911 – 2002
Fr. Remy Goudreau, OFM, was born on Oct. 7, 1911 in Central Falls, R.I., and baptized Joseph. He enrolled in St. Antony Seraphic Seminary in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, before transferring to St. Hyacinthe Seminary in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1934, professing temporary vows one year later. Fr. Remy made his solemn profession in 1938 and was ordained in 1939.
From 1941 to 1948, Fr. Remy was an assistant at St. Philip Parish, Statesville, N.C., after serving one year at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. He transferred to St. Bonaventure University in 1948, where he served as head of the language department for 21 years. In 1969, Fr. Remy began ministering at St. Francis Chapel in Providence, R.I. He retired in 1994 to St. Anthony Residence in Boston.
He died on March 24, 2002 at St. Anthony Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. Fr. Remy was 90 years old, a professed friar for 66 years and a priest for 62 years.