My Broth­ers All,

Please keep Ron Rioux and his fam­ily in your prayers. His eldest brother, Sylvio, passed away on July 25th. The fol­low­ing is Sylvio’s obituary.

Sylvio R. Rioux, 90, a long­time Nashua res­i­dent, passed away, Thurs­day evening, July 25, 2019 at the Boston Med­ical Cen­ter, after a period of declin­ing health.
Born in Nashua on July 15, 1929, he was a son of the late Octave and Edna (Lavoie) Rioux. Dur­ing his youth, Sylvio and his fam­ily resided in Nashua, NH and Manville, New Jer­sey. Edu­cated in New Jer­sey and Nashua schools, Mr. Rioux was an Air Force vet­eran of the Korean War.
In 1954, Sylvio began his career at Nashua Cor­po­ra­tion as a Gum slit­ter and worked his way up to the posi­tion of head fore­man of the ship­ping depart­ment. He retired in the mid-​1990s after 40 years there. Mr. Rioux served as trea­surer of the local Gum Slit­ters Union.
A com­mu­ni­cant of St. Joseph The Worker Parish, Sylvio was a mem­ber and Past Pres­i­dent of the Holy Name Soci­ety. He held mem­ber­ship in the Amer­i­can Legion James E. Cof­fey Post #3 of Nashua.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed Model Trains, Antique Cars was a fan of the New York Yan­kees and New Eng­land Patri­ots.
Sylvio mar­ried his beloved wife, Lucille A. Trem­blay on July 14, 1956 and shared 46 years together until her pass­ing on Decem­ber 26, 2002.
Mem­bers of his fam­ily include a son, Michael S. Rioux and his wife Deb­bie of Nashua; a daugh­ter, Deb­o­rah A. Mon­roe, widow of C. Scott Mon­roe of Nashua; a grand­daugh­ter, Kim Ron­deau and her hus­band Russ; three great-​grandchildren, Kaylee, Alexa and Scar­lett; his six sib­lings and their spouses, Lor­raine Rioux of Plant City, FL, Leonard and Fleurette Rioux and Ber­nice and Roland Dig­gins all of Nashua, Ronald and Jane Rioux of East Kingston, NH, Gerry and Joanne Rioux of Florida, and Richard Rioux of Rochester, NH; spe­cial friends, Nor­man, Claude and Charles; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Call­ing hours will be held at the FAR­WELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Fri­day, August 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Chris­t­ian Bur­ial will be cel­e­brated in St. Joseph The Worker Parish, 777 West Hol­lis Street, Nashua, Sat­ur­day, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Inter­ment will fol­low in St. Louis Ceme­tery. Friends are invited to attend and are asked to meet at the church. Dona­tions may be made in his mem­ory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hos­pi­tal, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Mem­phis, TN 38105 or the St. Joseph Indian School, 1301 North Main Street, Cham­ber­lain, SD 57325.