Marie Rose Bertha LeBlanc 88, died Sunday March 10, in the St. Antoine Residence. She had lived with her daughter Susan Hoyle just prior to entering St. Antoine. She was the loving wife of the late Herve LeBlanc. She was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Andre Racine and Juliana (Brunelle) Racine. She worked for many years in the health care profession. Her wishes are to acknowledge only two of her children; the late Raymond Le Blanc and his wife Sherrie of VT, and her daughter Susan Hoyle and her husband Gary of North Smithfield. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Shawn Hoyle of Woonsocket, Scott Cady and the late Jim Cady of VT, twelve great grandchildren; Ashley, Samantha, Alexavier, Hailey, Collin, Elliot, Jarred, Evan, Ryan, Hannah, Sarah, and Laura, and one great, great grandchild Mya. Funeral Services are private and under the direction of Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. She leaves you with these words: “May God bless you and keep you in his tender loving care.”Read more →
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Martha E. Duckworth, 94, formerly of North Smithfield, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Fatima Hospital in North Providence. She was the widow of Richard K. Duckworth. Born in Cranston, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth (Fagnant) Bates. Her funeral services will be private. For messages of condolence, visit andersonwinfield.netRead more →
R. Roger “Rocky” Larocque 88, formerly of Manville Rd. died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Therese (Sarazin) Larocque. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Nazaire and Bertha (Dalpe) Larocque. Roger was an auto body repair man for the former Toupin Auto for over twenty years and later for Cote Auto Body retiring in 1989. He was an avid baseball and hockey fan. Roger was a coach and pitcher and one of the founding members of “Field of Dreams Softball League”. He is survived by his son, Ronald R. Larocque and his wife Lois of Cranston, his daughter Vivian Cournoyer and her husband Bert of Harrisvillle, three grandchildren, Michael Cournoyer, Heather Lee, and Jennifer Bowser, and four great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Fleurette Lefebvre. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:00 AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St. Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Agatha’s Church, Joffre St. Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Bellingham. Visiting hours are Tuesday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to St Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Ave. North Smithfield, RI 02896-6999 in his memory would be appreciated.Read more →
Stephanie Bissonnette, 98, formerly of Woonsocket Hill Road, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Harold Bissonnette. Born in Manchaug, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Antonia (Ziemba) Holubesko. Mrs. Bissonnette had worked as a clerk for twenty years at Wrights Dairy Farm. She had also done housekeeping at the Holy Family Rectory for seven years. She is survived by three daughters, Sr. Doris Bissonnette, RJM of Highland Mills, NY, Claire Boudreault of S. Kingstown and Jeanne Scott of Mullens SC., six siblings, Walter Holubesko of Cape Cod, MA, Mary Shackleton of Davie, FL, Stasia Waszkiewicz of Bellingham, Sophie Mei of Manville, Phyllis Huizenga of VA, and Louise Warszawski of Lincoln, seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her siblings Frank and Joseph Holubesko and CarolinePeloquin Funeral Arrangements start with Visitation on Monday, January 14th at 9AM in the Fournier and Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St, Woonsocket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church at 11AM, S. Main St, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manville.Read more →
Edith Reynolds, 87, formerly of Mechanic Street, North Smithfield, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Home and Hospice Care of RI. She was the widow of William L. Walker and James F. Reynolds. Born in Chelsea, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late James D. and Elizabeth (Lagacy) Bulris. She had lived in North Smithfield for many years. She had worked as a winder and mender before retiring but her passion was her music. She sang and played the guitar since she was 16. Known as Pat, The Yodeling Cowgirl, she performed all over New England. She was a member of the Westones and the Smithfield Emblem Club and the former Union Chapel. She is survived by her children: Sybil A. Walker of Harrisville, Michael A. Walker of Montville, Maine, Linda J. Rothwell of Smithfield, Chester W. Walker of Bradford, RI, Robert R. Walker of North Smithfield and Cindy L. Walker-Gingell, 20 grandchildren, her stepchildren: Janet Reynolds of Jeffery Reynolds of North Smithfield, Joan Reynolds of Woonsocket, Joseph Reynolds of Pascoag, John Reynolds of North Smithfield, 20 grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Randy W. Walker and stepmother of the late James F. Reynolds, Jr. Committal Service Friday at 11am in Highland Memorial Park, One Rhode Island Avenue, Johnston. Visitation Thursday 4-7pm am in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.Read more →
Edgar A. Lamothe 84, formerly of Clinton St. died Saturday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Jeannine (Lambert) Lamothe. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Donat and Emma (Godin) Lamothe. Edgar was a custodian at AT Cross for twenty years before retiring in 1990. He was also a textile worker for many years. Edgar was a member of the St. Joseph Senior Citizens Club. He is survived by a son Laurent E. Lamothe and his wife Michelle of West Warwick, two brothers Ernest Lamothe of Bellingham, and Roger Lamothe of N. Smithfield. Edgar was Pepere to Amy and Alex Phillips. He was also the father of the late Ronald Lamothe, and brother of the late Doris Heroux. His funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St. Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph’s Church, Mendon Rd. Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Bellingham. Visiting Hours are Wednesday 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to Office of Development, St. Antoine Community, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896 in his memory would be appreciated.
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Germain J. Dufresne 96, died Monday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Therese (Bergeron) Dufresne. Born in St. Phillip, P Q Canada, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie-Anne (Frechette) Dufresne. Mr. Dufresne was a textile worker for the Branch River Woolen Company for twenty seven years before retiring in 1972. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a former member of the Parkview Club. Mr. Dufresne is survived by a son Gerald Dufresne of Philadelphia, PA, a daughter Lucille Blanchette of Woonsocket, six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late George Dufresne and was predeceased by seven siblings. His funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Charles Church, North Main St. Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone. Visiting hours are Thursday 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Antoine Residence 10 Rhodes Ave. North Smithfield, RI 02896 in his memory would be appreciated.
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Marcel H. Ayotte 64, of Pound Hill Rd died October 9, 2012 at home. Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Jeffrey and Jeannette (Deslauriers) Ayotte. Marcel was a Disabled Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by five brothers, his twin Maurice Ayotte of N. Smithfield, Jean Ayotte of Pascoag, Arthur Ayotte of Manville, Jeffrey Ayotte of Smithfield, and Leo Ayotte of Harrisville, a sister Blanche Decelles of Woonsocket and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Roger, Real, and James Ayotte and Theresa Hickey. A committal service with military honors will be held Friday October 19th at 11:00 AM in St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Nasonville. A Mass in his memory will be held Saturday November 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM in St. Theresa’s Church in Nasonville.
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Lorraine J. (Dionne) Sutherland 74, entered into eternal life Monday, September 17, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Roger M. Sutherland. They celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary on June sixth of this year.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Gerard and Alida (Marquis) Dionne. She was a medical secretary for Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Associates in Providence for fifteen years. Upon leaving the work force, her true passion was spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events. She treasured moments with family and sharing in all their activities, and had a great love of art and travel.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Dr. Donald Sutherland and his wife Regina of Rehoboth, and two daughters; Donna Guay and her husband Thomas of North Smithfield, and Lisa Kuscu and her husband Mustafa of Lincoln. Lorraine also has six cherished grandchildren; Michael Guay, Allison Guay, Sean and Ryan Sutherland, and Lara and Eliz Kuscu. She also leaves two sisters; Muriel St. Martin and Suzanne Dubois, and a brother Gerard Dionne and his wife Louise of FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Friday at 9:00AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Ambrose Church, School St. in Lincoln. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 4-7 PM. All friends and family members are graciously invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers the family has respectfully requested that memorial donations be made to either of the following charities: St. Jude’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38148, or Fisher House Foundation Inc. 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.
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Roland P. Aubin Sr, 81, of St.Paul Street, died July 1, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alpherie and Robea (Tessier) Aubin.
Roland had worked as a Machine Operator at ITT Co, which became Triangle Wire Inc, for twenty seven years, retiring in 1996. He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict while serving in the Army.
He is survived by two sons, Roland Aubin Jr. and his wife Patricia and Robert Aubin, all of Woonsocket, three grandchildren, Alison and Jennifer Aubin and Eric Beaudet, two sisters, Constance Aubin of SC, and Rose Alma Jutras of Pawtucket.
On Friday, July 6th, his Mass of Christian Burial will be proceeded by visitation from 8:30-9:30AM in the Fournier and Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, with a procession to All Saints Church, Rathbun St, Woonsocket for Mass at 10:AM. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI.
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Lillian A. (DeMello) Poirier 87, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Victor A. Poirier Jr. Born in Pottersville, MA she was a daughter of the late Emile and Annie (Nazareth) DeMello. Lillian was the housekeeper at St. John’s Parish for six years retiring in 1980. She was a member of the choir at St. John’s Church, an entertainer with “Caravan of Cheer” and loved to crochet.
Besides her husband she leaves a son, Victor A. Piorier III of Middleboro, MA a sister Frances Lacroix of Nasonville, a granddaughter Ashiya Cabbage and great-grandson Damion. She was also the mother of the late Ronald E. Poirier and sister of the late Emile DeMello, Evelyn Arruda, Lara Lanagan, Lena Brousseau, and Florence Brilhante.
Her funeral and visitation will be held Friday at 9:30 AM from the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. John’s Church in Slatersville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
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Sylvia P.(Parent) Leveillee 102, formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday in St. Antoine Residence, where she was a resident for over thirty years. She was the wife of the late Maurice Leveillee. Mrs. Leveillee was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Adrien and Marie (Riendeau) Parent. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Paul Cote and Dr. Eugene Toupin for many years, retiring in 1972.
She is survived by a nephew; Maurice Parent of Havelock, NC, and a niece, Paulette Valentin of Woonsocket, and was the sister of the late Sylvio Parent.
A committal service will be held Tuesday at 10:00AM in the chapel of St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, MA.
Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.
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