Monday, February 13, 2006

Raoul L'Heureux Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Raoul L'Heureux celebrated his 100th birthday in 2005. He is, as far as we know, the oldest descendant of Simon Lereau. Ascendance: Raoul, Omer, Omer, Jean, François, François, Pierre, Pierre, Pierre, Simon.

Raoul, born on October 20, 1905, is the son of Omer L'Heureux and Albina Vigeant. He lives at Sacred Heart nursing home in New Bedford, MA. Raoul has an incredible 38 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren (as of Jan 2006).

At a gathering for his birthday, the following pictures were taken.

Raoul's children
Standing: Leo Rene L'Heureux, Rita Allemao, Raymond L'Heureux, Simone Ferreira, Norman L'Heureux, Lorraine Leonard.
Seated:Ralph L'Heureux, Raoul L'Heureux
Missing for the picture are Robert L'Heureux and Emile L'Heureux (deceased)

Four Generations
Richard Daniel L'Heureux great grandson
Richard Raymond L'Heureux Grandson
Raymond Hervey L'Heureux Son
Raymond Albert L'Heureux Grandson
Raoul L'Heureux (Seated)

These pictures were provided by Raymond (son of Raoul) and Jeanne L'Heureux (née Caron). In the second group picture, Richard and Raymond are their sons and Richard Daniel is their grandson.