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Franco-Americans of the Year

Each year the Franco-American Day Committee of Lowell selects a deserving citizen of Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley for recognition as Franco-American of the Year. Established in 1975, the award celebrates an individual’s contributions to preserving and promoting French language, culture, and heritage in a way that honors the Catholic faith handed down by our Canadian forebears.

2022  Mme Claudette Gagnon

2020 & 2021 (Honoree selections postponed due to Covid-19)

2019  M. Curtis J. LeMay

2018  M. Roger Levasseur

2017  M. Kevin Roy

2016  Sr. Irene Martineau, s.a.s.v.

2015  Mme Lorraine Primeau

2014  Rev. Richard R. Santerre

2013 Mme Thérèse Daigle

2012 Lucien Daple

2011 Rev. Adhémar Deveau, O.M.I.

2010 Cécile M. Provencher

2009 Mr. Normand R. Gauthier

2008 Mrs. Monique Letendre

2007 Prof. Roger Lacerte

2006 Sister Lucille Mercier S.A.S.V.

2005 M. Leo L. Cloutier

2004 Dr. George R. Montminy

2003 Rev. Lucien Sawyer, O.M.I.

2002 Mme Cecile I. Lamoureux

2001 Mr. Raymond E. Chandonnet

2000 Atty. Arthur L. Eno, Jr.

1999 M. George H. Ricard

1998 Mme. Yolande N. Lessard

1997 Sr. Doris Brouillette,S.C.O.

1996 Mme Monique Blanchette

1995 M. Hervé J. Paquin

1994 Mlle Irene Desmarais

1993 Sr. Cecile Poulin, S.C.Q.

1992 M. Roger Brunelle

1991 M. Normand D. Boucher

1990 M. Robert P. Couillard

1989 Mlle Yvette R. Giroux

1988 M. Roland W. Martin

1987 M. Leon L. Lavallée

1986 M. Albert V. Côté

1985 Mme Hélene Pelletier-Jeknavorian

1984 M. Raymond J. Barrette

1983 M. Normand L. Ayotte

1982 Albert A. Daigle

1981 Rev. Armand L. Morissette, O.M.I.

1980 M. Raymond A. Paquin

1979 Mme Marthe Biron Peloquin

1978 M. W. Donald Moison

1977 M. Paul H. Blanchette

1976 M. Rudolphe W. Ouellette

1975 M. Armand W. LeMay