Renée McCormick

Renée Cecile McCormick passed away on April 13, 2018 surrounded by family following a short fight with cancer.  Renée’s true faith in the Lord brought her peace and comfort throughout her lifetime and at the end.  Renée was born in 1939 in Wethersfield, Connecticut to the late Dr. Eugene E. Lamoureux and Anne Marie Lamoureux (Eisel). 


She leaves behind her husband Robert “Bob” McCormick of 57 years.  Renée also leaves her four children: Doug McCormick and his husband Jerry McCall of Greenville, Chris McCormick and his wife Elyse of New Hartford, Connecticut, Karen Fourspring and her husband Doug of Anderson, and Patty Davis and her husband Cliff of Honea Path.  Renee also leaves behind her five grandchildren: Nicole Davis, Matthew Fourspring, Jessica Fourspring, Lauren Davis and Abigail Fourspring.  Renée was always very involved with her grandchildren and over the years was a very big supporter of their extracurricular activities.

Renée also leaves behind four sisters: Patricia Bassett (Peter), Cathy O’Day (Richard, deceased), Sister Anne Marie Lamoureux, Mary Ellen Wezowicz (Thomas) and a brother Eugene Lamoureux (Joan). The siblings still get together yearly to enjoy each other’s company, tell stories of childhood, and play Scrabble. 

Renée was the oldest of the siblings when her father, Dr. Eugene Lamoureux, passed away when she was nine years old leaving her to care for the five younger siblings while her mother Anne operated a nursing home, The Elm, situated beside her family home in New Britain, Connecticut.  At a very young age Renée learned how to be a care giver which turned out to be her calling in life.  Renée attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, Connecticut and became a registered nurse in 1960.  Renée met her future husband Bob while traveling on the train to St. Francis Hospital from Wethersfield.  Renée and Bob were married in 1960 and started their journey together in Forestville, Connecticut followed by a stop in Burrville, Connecticut and finally landing in Honea Path, South Carolina.  Renée worked for 40 years as a nurse in the ICU of several hospitals and retired from Anderson Memorial Hospital after 23 years. 

Renée was committed to giving back to the community and helping others.  With the support of Bob, Renée opened and managed the Honea Path Free Clinic along with the annual “Walk with the Docs” fundraiser from 2002 until recently as an extension of the Anderson Free Clinic.  The Honea Path Free Clinic is still operating today and serves over 260 patients a year.  This effort of opening the rural satellite clinic in Honea Path was recognized by the State of South Carolina in 2015 during the 30 year Anderson Free Clinic celebration.  Renée was also involved in the beautification of downtown Honea Path with the Dogwood Garden Club and other local organizations.  Her children often referred to her as the “unofficial Mayor of Honea Path” because of the time and effort that she spent on community improvement initiatives.  Renée can go to rest knowing that she gave much of herself in the service of others.  She will be missed by all whose paths were lucky to cross with hers.  Bye Mom, we love you.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Anderson. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain, Connecticut with her Mother and Father at a later date to be determined.

The family is at the home of Patty and Cliff Davis, 202 Meadow Court, Honea Path.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made in Renée’s honor go to The Anderson Free Clinic, P.O. Box 728, Anderson, South Carolina, 29622. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.

Service Details

  • Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 A.M.
  • Place: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Anderson, SC Directions
  • Cemetery: St. Mary's Cemetery - New Britain, Connecticut
  • Visitation: Immediately following the service at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Anderson, SC
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