Archive - Jan 2012 - Obituary
WOONSOCKET- Florence Francoeur 79, of 300 Privilege St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Walpole, MA, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Florida (Godin) Garneau.
Mrs. Francoeur worked for several area manufacturing companies including the former Colby Glass and Rosecraft for many years before retiring over ten years ago. Florence was very active at Waterview Apartments and served as the Sunshine Lady for many years, she also loved spending time with her family.
Joseph E. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Joseph E. Provost, 80, of Lilac Ave., Woonsocket, died Monday at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost. They were married on March 21, 1956.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Elie P. and Marie A. (Jolly) Provost. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Provost was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy and also earned his degree from Roger Williams College.
Mr. Provost was a veteran of the Untied States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.
Delia R. Richard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Delia R. Richard, 90, formerly of Ethier Way, Cumberland, died Saturday evening at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Charles F. L. Richard of North Smithfield.
Born in Brunswick, Maine she was a daughter of the late Albert and Yvonne (DeHetre) Fournier.
She lived in Woonsocket and Cumberland for many years before moving to St. Antoine.
Mrs. Richard was employed by Robes Inc. in Woonsocket before retiring.
Delia was a longtime member of L'Union de St. Jean Baptiste d'Amerique.
Wayne G. Cousineau
BLACKSTONE- Wayne G. "Chief" Cousineau, 56, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 30, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of the late Claudette S. (Riel) Cousineau and the late Michelle A. (Roy) Cousineau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on October 12, 1955, he was the son of Gerard "Chick" Cousineau of Portland, ME and the late Lorraine C. (Stoeklin) Harrington.
Gabriel M. Fortin
LINCOLN- Gabriel M. "Gabe" Fortin, 77, died Saturday, January 28, at home. He was the husband of the late Lois B. (Vivier) Fortin.
Born in the Albion village of Lincoln, a son of the late Wilfred and DiNora (Metivier) Fortin, he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Mr. Fortin was a schoolteacher for the Central Falls School Dept. for over thirty-five years, and was a graduate of St. Michael's College, Vermont.
Ernest T. Stefanick
WOONSOCKET Ernest T. "Pinky" Stefanick, 83, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 30, 2012 at the St. Antoine Residence in No. Smithfield, RI.
Born on April 12, 1928, he was the loving husband of Phyllis J. (Nordberg) Stefanick, and son of the late John & Mary (Skalak) Stefanik.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was employed by the Mark Stevens/CVS, Corporation for 39 years. He enjoyed coaching, playing and watching sports. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
NAPLES, MAINE- Normand O. Holcomb of Naples, Maine, died Tuesday, January 24th at Maine Medical Center as a result of complications from an accident at the Naples Casco Transfer Station on November 1, 2011.
He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 27, 1926, the son of Willis and Delia (Senecal) Holcomb.
Armand L. Lepage
WOONSOCKET- Armand L. Lepage, 86, formerly of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died Thursday at Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Petrin) Lepage.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late George and Clerina (Turcotte) Lepage. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lepage was employed at Blackstone Dye Company for over 28 years. He also worked at Ocean State Finishing Company for 10 years until he retired in 1987.
He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Forever Club.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Theodore Niejadlik 84, of Great Rd. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Therese (Morin) Niejadlik. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Stanley and Anna (Rusnak ) Niejadlik. Mr. Niejadlik was a Work War II Army Veteran. He was the head mechanic for Blackstone Valley Electric Co. for forty three years before retiring in 1990. Ted was a member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens and an avid card player belonging to several pitch leagues.
BELLINGHAM- Josephine L. (Liberatore) Selima, 85, of Bellingham MA. and formerly of Milford, MA. died early Saturday morning (January 28, 2012) at the Blaire House of Milford after a period of declining health. She was the widow of the late Charles Selima who died in 1993.
She was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Leopoldo and the late Rita (Marini) Liberatore before coming to America as a young girl.
Mrs. Selima graduated from Milford High School and her family was most important to her.