Dr. Jean A. Picard, father of Ridgefielder Eric Picard, died Aug. 30 in North Smithfield, R.I. He was 87 and the husband of Louise (Beauchemin) Picard whom he married Aug. 30, 1952. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., the son of the late Armand and Georginne (Valois) Picard.
Dr. Picard received his undergraduate degree from Assumption College where he captained the Greyhounds in both baseball and basketball in 1947 and 1948. He earned his doctorate at the University of Montreal Dental School and later played in the Montreal Basketball League and coached the University of Montreal team.