Archive - Obituary
April 26th, 2013
Gerard E. Lallier
PAWTUCKET - Gerard E. Lallier, 90, died peacefully on April 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Rhea (Fontaine) Lallier. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Osea and Auselina (Boutin) Lallier and lived most of his life in the Pawtucket area. Gerard was a talented carpenter who worked for many local contractors and he was an annealer with the TMI Company until his retirement in 1989.
Joseph Leo Riendeau
LINCOLN- Joseph Leo Riendeau, 78, of Lincoln, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of Claire (Brochu) Riendeau for 57 years.
Born in Berlin, NH, he was a son of the late Arthur and Aurore (Lauzon) Riendeau.
He was a graduate of Johnson & Wales. Before retiring Mr. Riendeau was a personnel specialist for the 4th Brigade 76th division. He put in a total of 42 years in the military services and retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.
Roger O. Dupre Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Roger O. Dupre Jr., 53, of Rhode Island Ave., passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Diane M. (Hemond) Dupre.
Born in Providence he was the son of the Shirley A. (Sailsbury) Dupre of Central Falls and the late Roger O. Dupre Sr. He was a life long Cumberland Resident.
He was employed by the A. H. Harris Co., Plainville, MA for the past 1 1/2 years and was previously employed by the Lorusso Corp., Plainville, MA for 14 years.
Ronald R. Collette
LINCOLN - Ronald R. Collette, 86, of Sheffield Drive died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Budz) Collette. Mr. and Mrs. Collette were married August 2, 1952.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Leo V. and Stephanie (Laferriere) Collette, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 54 years.
Mr. Collette was a math teacher at Shea High School, Pawtucket where he taught for 34 years before retiring in 1985. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and Providence College.
Elaine S. Solan
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Elaine S. Solan, 63, died unexpectedly at home on Monday April 22nd. She was the beloved wife of the late William R. Solan, Sr.
Elaine was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Raoul and Jeanne D. (Marcotte) Beaudoin. She lived most of her life in the Central Falls area until moving to North Providence. Elaine was an inspector at Texas Instruments where she worked for thirty years. She recently was an inspector at Cadence, Inc., Cranston. She was a member of the Women's Auxillary of the Dusza-Almeida Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mae Elliott Ireton
PAWTUCKET - Mae Elliott (Titcomb) Ireton, 95, of 74 Elder St., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Mae was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.
Born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Martha Louise (Elliott) Titcomb, she lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Norma I. Felber
SMITHFIELD - FELBER, Norma I., 83, died Sunday, April 21, 2013. She was the wife of the late William J. Felber, Jr.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Celia (Forgette) Billington.
She is survived by five sons, James, Robert, Michael, Paul and Mark, a daughter, Ann Marie St. Laurent; nine grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a brother, Donald Billington. She was the sister of the late Charles and Raymond Billington, Joan Silver and Eleanor Gadue.
Nancy I. Cadorette (Wagner)
WARWICK - Nancy I. Cadorette, 60, of Spofford Avenue passed away Thursday April 11, 2013. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Cadorette III.
Born in Erie, PA, she was a daughter of the late Raymond W. and Myrtle A. (Sargent-Dunn) Wagner and the stepdaughter of the late Howard L. Dunn Sr.
Nancy was employed as a Mortgage Officer for Fleet Bank.
Kenneth E. Milligan
CUMBERLAND - Kenneth E. Milligan, 83, of Hardwick Street, passed away Monday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Theresa (Malito) Milligan and they had been married for 64 years.
Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Alva and Grace Louise (Wright) Milligan. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.
Joseph E. Connors
PAWTUCKET - Joseph E. Connors of Pawtucket died on April 20, 2013. He was the husband of Irene (Deschenes) Connors. They were married over forty years.
Mr. Connors was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Michael J. Connors and Elizabeth (Cox) Connors. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Connors owned and operated the Merit Music Company for many years.
Shirley A. Matteson
Shirley A. Matteson, 76, passed April 20th with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Elmore R. Matteson. They would have been married 50 years in August.
She was the daughter of the late George E. and Mary E. (LaVertue) Trombley.
Shirley was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Woodlawn Cowboys Youth Football Team and was an also a former Lady Bug at the Bug Club.
Virginia Rose Plante
ATTLEBORO - Virginia Rose (Monse) Plante, 87 , of Streeter Lane Attleboro, died Friday April 19, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro.
She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Plante Sr.
Virginia, was born in Providence RI, a daughter of the late John & Lucy (Papineau) Monse.
Mrs. Plante was an assembler for the circuit boards at Texas Instruments for over 30 years.
She has been an Attleboro resident all of her life.
She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Rosemary G. Barber
CUMBERLAND - Rosemary G. Barber, 70, formerly of Arnold Drive, passed away Saturday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Robert T. Barber, and they had been married for 49 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rose (Wallace) Gall.
Mrs. Barber was employed as Registered Nurse and Supervisor for the Roger William Medical Center and Fogarty Hospital for many years.
CUMBERLAND - Sylvia (Bouchard) Bacchiocchi, 101, of Mendon Road died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Dario A. Bacchiocchi (B.A. Dario).
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Isidore Joseph and Emma (Brodeur) Bouchard, she had lived in Lincoln and Cumberland for many years.
Ethel H. Gagnon
CLEARWATER, FL. - Ethel H. Gagnon, 88, of Clearwater, Florida peacefully passed on to eternity April 9. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Gagnon. Left to honor her memory with gratitude are her children, Donna Gagnon, Dale Newton, Debbie Rivera and David Gagnon; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren that she loved dearly and prayed for by name every night; brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.
Joyce N. Gilbert
PAWTUCKET - Joyce N. (Davidson) Gilbert, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rachel (Brothers) Davidson. Joyce worked as the executive assistant and docent at the Slater Mill in Pawtucket for over 15 years until retiring in 2011. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time at the beach and traveling. Joyce was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Leo A. Sawyer
CENTRAL FALLS - Leo A. Sawyer, 87, of Rand Street, passed on April 19th with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Rita L. (Bilodeau) Sawyer.
Born in Central Falls, RI, a son of the late Albert and Agnes (Tremblay) Sawyer, Leo resided most of his life in Central Falls and was a communicant of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community Church.
He was an employee of the former Sayles Finishing Plant for 18 years and the former American Broadloom for 27 years retiring in 1987.
Jennie Aubin Marcou
VANCOUVER, WA. - Jennie Aubin Marcou, 68 passed away on March 27, 2013 in Vancouver, Washington.
Jennie leaves 1 daughter, Kristin Boulais, of Riverside, RI and 1 son, Richard Aubin, Jr., of Central Falls, RI and 5 grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Bethany Baptist Church, 178 Sayles Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860. All are invited to attend.
Conrad O. Bessette
PAWTUCKET - Conrad O. Bessette, 100 years old, formerly of Fogarty Manor at 214 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket, RI. He was the husband of the late Laurette (D'Anjou) Bessette. Mr. Bessette was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Edward Bessette and Noelia (Ouimet) Bessette. He was a store keeper at Quonset Point for over 34 years.
Armand J. Parent
CUMBERLAND - Armand J. Parent, 83, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, April 16, at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Theresa D. (Murgia) Parent.
Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Alfred and Angelia (Houle) Parent. He resided in Cumberland for over 30 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
Mr. Parent was a United States Navy, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran, serving our country proudly for 20 years.