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Marie-Louise Flexer

December 7, 2011
Westfield Republican
WESTFIELD — Marie-Louise Flexer, age 84, of Grove St., Westfield, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.

She was born in Poule, France on July 11, 1927 and raised in a 12th century castle, where she lived with her parents, the late Jean-Baptiste and Louise (Perraut) Fouiloux and her older siblings.

She managed to survive the German occupation during World War II and came to America in 1952 on the ocean liner “Liberty.” She became employed by the French Embassy in New York City and in 1953 her beautiful smile caught the eye of her future husband. She and Morton Flexer married in 1954 in Maryland. They lived on Long Island where she worked as a substitute teacher and eventually moved back to New York City where she was employed on Wall Street with the US Trust Company. A Westfield resident since 1981, she came to Westfield with her husband when he became administrator of the Westfield Memorial Hospital. “Lisette,” as she was known by her family and friends, was very active around her home and helped to raise her granddaughter, Lindsay. The Flexers retired to the home they built on Allen Road in 1989.

She is survived by her husband, Morton Flexer; her daughter, Leslie C. Flexer of Westfield; and her son Alain (Elizabeth) Flexer of New Orleans, La. She was the proud grandmother of

Lindsay Ann (Rene’) Louapre and Alain David Flexer, Jr., all of New Orleans, La.; and Danielle Marie Flexer of Westfield. Many relatives and friends also survive in France. Predeceased by her three sisters, one brother and two half brothers.

Friends were invited to attend the Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 26 at the Fredonia Grange Hall, 85 West Main St., Fredonia, with Rev. Theresa Kime officiating.

Memorials may be made to Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, 189 East Main Street, Westfield, N.Y. 14787 or to Absolut Care of Westfield, resident’s fund, 26 Cass Street, Westfield, N.Y. 14787.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home 37 Clinton St., Westfield. Log on to to send the Flexer family a message of sympathy.

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