Archive - Obituary
November 7th, 2014
PAWTUCKET - Irene Champagne, 102, of Pawtucket, died Thursday. She was the wife of the late Emile P. Champagne. They had been married 30 years. Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada she was a daughter of Lucias (Guimond) and Thare Labranche. She was the 7th of 13 children.
Mrs. Champagne was a member of the "Dames de St. Anne" of the former Notre Dame Church, in Central Falls.
She leaves one daughter, Therese Durocher of Swanville, ME; grandsons, Russell Durocher of Ayer, MA and Ryan Durocher of Woodland Hills, CA and a great grandson.
CUMBERLAND - Gerard "Rusty" Routhier, 86, passed away on November 4th with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Estelle (Chartier) Routhier, to whom he had been married for 65 years.
Born in, and a life-long resident of, Central Falls, RI, he was a son of the late Arthur and Lucienne (Proulx) Routhier. He was a graduate of Academie du Sacre Coeur, Class of 1947. Rusty retired from the Central Falls Police Department as a Captain after 25 years of service. He was Central Falls' first motorcycle officer.
Clifford F. McClelland, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Clifford Francis McClelland, Jr., 80, of Mendon Rd., Cumberland, died on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice in Providence.
Born in Mansfield, MA, on September 24, 1934, he was a son of the late Clifford F. Sr. and Eleanor (Couture) McClelland.
He resided in Cumberland since 2002 having previously resided in Pawtucket for 20 years.
Mr. McClelland was a retired machinist having been employed by Texas Instruments in Attleboro for 20 years before retiring in 1995.
Marcelino Baptista Lopes
PAWTUCKET - Marcelino Baptista Lopes, "Chalo" 72, passed on October 31, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Brava, Cape Verde, he was the son of the late Joao Baptista Lopes and Maria Antonia Lopes.
Robert G. LaFleur
WARWICK - Robert G. LaFleur, 90, passed on October 31st. He was the husband of the late Claire (Donaldson) LaFleur.
He was the son of the late Francis W. and Florida LaFleur.
Bob had been employed at various companies as a machinist and toolmaker for 40 years. He was an Army Veteran of WWII.
Thelma E. Brett
PAWTUCKET - Thelma E. Brett, 86, of Cumberland and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully with her entire family by her side Saturday, November 01, 2014. She was the wife of the late William J. Brett Jr. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frank Winfield Carr and Ruth (Clark) Carr.
Carol J. DeGrafft
PAWTUCKET - Carol J. DeGrafft, 74, of Pawtucket died on October 31, 2014. Carol was the wife of Alan DeGrafft. They had been married thirty six years.
Mrs. DeGrafft was born in Cumberland, the daughter of the late Joseph Desnoyers and Edith (Bordeau) Desnoyers.
Besides her husband Alan, Carol is survived by her sons, John Viveiros of Providence and Alan DeGrafft of Pawtucket. She was the mother of the late John Viveiros.
Betty V. Maliandi
GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Betty Maliandi (nee Betty Virginia Piggott) died October 13, 2014 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She was born on May 6, 1925 in Pawtucket Rhode Island, the third child of George Owen and Carrie Elizabeth Piggott. She is predeceased by her siblings Carolyn Rose, Thomas Alton, Edith Claire and Burton King Piggott, and her beloved husband, Joseph Maliandi.
Patricia A. Gomes
PAWTUCKET - Patricia A. Gomes, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was the loving companion of Miguel Londono. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frances Walker. Patricia was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
Pedro S. Correia
PAWTUCKET - Pedro S. Correia, 54, passed on October 26th. He was the husband of Maria (Eduarda) Correia.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of Joao Sousa and
Gilda Sousa Correia. He was a member of the Lusitania Club, Madeira Club, Portuguese Social Club, Banda Nova Alianca the Uniao Portuguesa Beneciente.
Pedro was the proprietor of the Three Flags Bakery of Central Falls for many years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stephen Correia and Peter Correia, three brothers, Jose C., Joao A., and Ricardo Sousa.
Rhea L. Pouliot
ATTLEBORO - Rhea L. (Fournier) Pouliot, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014. She was the wife of the late Nazaire J. Pouliot. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Olevine (Lachance) Fournier.
Rhea worked as a seamstress at Health-Tex for many years until her retirement. She was a hard worker who was devoted to her family. Rhea enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint, square-dancing and in her younger years, roller-skating at the former Bobby's Rollaway, Pawtucket.
Robert B. Hockenson
CUMBERLAND - Robert B. Hockenson, 61, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joyce R. (Boucher) Hockenson for twenty-two years. Born in Attleboro, a son of Charles Hockenson of Florida and the late Helen (Resch) Hockenson, he resided in Cumberland most of his life.
Irene M. Palenski-Dziok
EAST PROVIDENCE - Irene M. Palenski-Dziok (Leskiewicz), 88, passed away Friday October 24, 2014 at Home & Hospice Care Of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley L. Palenski and the late Casimer J. "Charlie" Dziok.
Born in Lawrence, MA she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Dykas) Leskiewicz. She lived in Rumford for the past 27 years.
Mary "Carol" Jones
PORTSMOUTH, NH - Mary Carol Jones, 82, of Portsmouth, NH died on October 18, 2014. She was the wife of Earl W. "Jake" Jones for 60 years.
Carol touched and inspired many lives through her endless love, deeply caring nature & deep-rooted spiritual devotion. Her kindness and her faith brought strength to those who Carol cared for as a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, nurse and friend. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.
Bertha H. Norek
CENTRAL FALLS - Bertha H. Norek, 95, of Tremont Street passed away Thursday October 23, 2014 at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston.
Born in Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Tomasz and Franciszka (Pasek) Norek. She lived in Central Falls for most of her life.
Miss Norek is survived by several nieces and nephews also many great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Josephine Carlin, Julia Rupar and Helen Ziochouski.
Gerald G. Larocque
SEEKONK - Larocque, Gerald George, 87, of Seekonk, MA, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital after a difficult battle with end-stage heart and lung condition.
Walter R. Mercier
WAREHAM - Walter R. Mercier passed away at home on Saturday, October 4, 2014. He was the husband of Brenda A. (McNulty) Mercier and the former husband of Donna Mae (Thorpe) (Mercier) Pollitt.
Walter was born in Pawtucket and was the son of the late Norman J. and Fedora M. (Laliberte) Mercier. Walter graduated from Saint Raphael Academy. He was employed at Lebanon Knitting Mills and eventually retired from Hanora Spinning.
TAUNTON - Normand Lamarre, 84, passed away on Oct. 21, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Alice L. (Girouard) Lamarre.
He is survived by Gilberte (Audet) Lamarre, his loving wife of 44 years, their two sons, Normand and Charles, three grandchildren, two brothers, Maurice of Pawtucket and Francis of Port Charlotte, FL, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert and sister Therese Forest.
Marion E. Collinge
CUMBERLAND - Marion E. (Otte) Collinge, 91, of Cumberland passed away Thursday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Collinge and Earl Cooke.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hildur (Sward) Otte. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life, previously residing in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Collinge was employed as an assembler for the A.T. Cross Company of Lincoln for many years until her retirement. She was also a self-employed hairdresser for many years.
Juliette M. Nagle
PAWTUCKET - Juliette M. (Vaughn) Nagle, 89, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to rejoin her late beloved husband, James "Sparky" P. Nagle. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late James M., Sr. and Katherine (Flood) Vaughn. Juliette enjoyed sewing and gardening, but above all she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.