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Jacqueline Houle, RI Pink Heals Board Member, Dies at 72

A NASCAR enthusiast loved by all who knew her, Jackie Houle passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013.

Credit:  Rhode Island Chapter of Pink Heals
Credit: Rhode Island Chapter of Pink Heals
Jacqueline Houle, 72, of Coventry passed away July 22, 2013. She was the wife of Richard G. Houle. Born in Coventry, she was a daughter of Bertha (Chatell) Gil and the late Anthony Gil.

Mrs. Houle was a retired self employed hairdresser, co-owner of Houle Motorsports, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Chapter of Pink Heals.

The most cherished aspect of Jackie's life is and always will be her family. She loved going to Seekonk Speedway to be with all of her friends and was an avid NASCAR fan. Jackie's legacy will live on through the Pink Heals Mission and her namesake Pink Heals engine, "Jackie". 

Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her children; Kelley Donovan and fiancé Robert, and Ted Dion and life partner Niessen Schiller, stepchildren; Anita Forest and husband Steve and Patricia Houle, sister; Janice Gil, grandchildren; Jeffrey, Ryan and Danielle Donovan, step grandchildren; Anthony and Lauren Lombardo and step great grandchildren; Giovanni, Ophelia and Anthony Christian Lombardo. She was the sister of the late George Gil and stepmother of the late Rick Houle.

Jackie's funeral service will take place on Friday, July 26 at 9:30 a.m. from the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sts. John and James Church, 20 Washington St., West Warwick. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 25 from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Jackie's family kindly asks donations be sent to the Rhode Island Chapter of Pink Heals, 53 Providence St., Suite 5, West Warwick, RI or to the Philip Hulitar Center, Home and Hospice Care of RI.
Emile Lavoie Jr July 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Great lady. She will be missed.

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