Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Yvette R. Riendeau
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Yvette R. Riendeau, 100, died peacefully at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield on Thursday, October 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphonse 'Al' Riendeau. Mrs. Riendeau was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Philias and Celina (Bessette) Benoit and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley.
Mrs. Riendeau was a homemaker and her home and family were the centers of her life. She was an avid bowler, golfer, and bridge player.
Lillian V. Andrade
PAWTUCKET - Lillian V. (Allard) Andrade, 83, of Goff Avenue died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at home.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Omer and Lydia (Lemieux) Allard, she had lived in Pawtucket for the past 57 years.
Mrs. Andrade was an assembler at Hasbro for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
Gertrude A. Ethier
MILLVILLE - Gertrude A. (George) Ethier, 90, passed away Wed. Oct. 10 after an illness.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be Sun. Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Oct. 15 from 9:30-10:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to the St. Antoine's Special Care Unit, 10 Rhodes Ave., N. Smithfield, RI 02896. For the full obituary please visit
PAWTUCKET - Robert "Champ" Farrelly, 74, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Lavina (Bonnier) Farrelly. Robert was a member of the Arc of Blackstone Valley. He is survived by his sister, Joyce Lawson of Pawtucket.
Mary Anna Kando
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Anna Kando ("Babci"), 88, a lifelong resident of Central Falls, RI passed away on Sunday at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Kando. She was the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Slowek) Polit. Mrs. Kando worked for many years in the Jewelry industry.
Mary A. Mikucki
CUMBERLAND - Mary A. Mikucki, 98, of Bryant Street passed away Sunday October 7, 2012 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Mikucki.
Born in Putnam, CT she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Mroz) Grejdus. Mrs. Mikucki lived in Cumberland for the past 70 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.
Yolande M. Simoneau
AWTUCKET: Yolande M. Simoneau, 88, passed peacefully on October 6th.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Berthe (Lupien) Simoneau.
She had been employed as an office manager by John Hancock Life Insurance Company and had also worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Albert Tetreault of Providence.
She resided the past 30 years in South County and enjoyed her six year stay at Brightview Commons in Wakefield. She was a former longtime resident of Pidge Ave, Pawtucket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Edith Harrison 97, resident of North Smithfield, passed away October 5, 2012 at the Friendly Home in Woonsocket.
She was born in Glendale, a daughter of the late John & Selma (Simoneau) Harrison.
Edith worked many years in the textile industry as a worsted mender, retiring from the former Worcester Textile Co. after more than 20 years; she fully retired at the age of 91 from the Senior Services after 20 years.
Raymond H. McGill
PAWTUCKET - Raymond H. McGill, 76, of 214 Roosevelt Ave., passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gail M. (Russell) McGill for fifty-six years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Doris T. (Tougas) McGill. Ray was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was employed by Teknor-Apex for forty years before rfletiring as a Lab Technician.
Lorraine E. Mulligan
CUMBERLAND - Lorraine E. Mulligan, 89, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at the Grandview Center, Cumberland on Friday, October 5, 2012.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Paul and Leah (Gingras) Lee and lived most of her life in the Blackstone Valley area. Mrs. Mulligan was employed as a nursing assistant in many local facilities and in private homes. She was an active member of the former Notre Dame Church where she sang in the choir and served as a Eucharistic Minister and lay reader.
Anna Magdalene Newton
PAWTUCKET - Anna Magdalene Newton, 96, originally from Pawtucket and Smithfield, RI, passed away on August 30, 2012, at her residence in Forest, VA, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Pawtucket, RI on August 15, 1916, the daughter of the late George P. and Mary Ann (Brennan) Arsenault.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 66 years, Arthur Newton of Smithfield, RI; her son, Albert W. Newton of Wickford, RI; two sisters: Dorothy M. Coderre, of North Attleboro, MA and Helen V. St. Martin of Lutz, Florida.
Irene R. Godek
PAWTUCKET - Irene R. (Brin) Godek, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Murphy Godek, Sr. for 54 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was one of five children of the late Romeo and Ester (Hamil) Brin. Irene enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved nature, but most of all she was a devoted mother to the end.
Nicole S. Johnson
LINCOLN- Nicole S. Johnson, 15, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Jaclyn Vaccaro and Charles Johnson.
Nicole loved to paint; spending time with her younger siblings and helping other children.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR Joan (Shearing) Faria
Will be held on Monday, October 8th at 10 A.M. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk, MA to be followed by a gathering at the Elks. Family and friends are invited to attend.
John P. Wiencis
PAWTUCKET- John P. Wiencis, 87, of Appleton Avenue passed away Friday October 5, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary L. (Nyzio) Wiencis.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late William and Monica "Rose" (Tocko) Wiencis. He lived in Pawtucket for 52 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring in 1983 he was employed as a Glass Worker for the former Corning Glass Works now (Osram-Sylvania) of Central Falls for 37 years.
Helen L. Bartlett
JOHNSTON- Helen L. Bartlett, 77, of Johnston and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, October 04, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Aldea (Gobeil) Plante.
Helen was a telephone operator for New England Telephone, now Verizon for many years, retiring in 2000.
She is survived by her children, Lisa Humphrey and David Bartlett, her sister, Janet DePetrillo, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the sister of the late Jacqueline Cunningham and Pauline Mulligan.
Yvette M. Fortin
PAWTUCKET - Yvette M. Fortin, age 83, died peacefully at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Arcade J. Fortin.
Mrs. Fortin was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Philippe and Juliette (Martin) Bertrand and was a lifelong city resident. She was a proud homemaker, an avid BINGO player and a big fan of Wheel of Fortune.
PAWTUCKET - Doris Collette, 83, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012. She was the wife of the late Leo J. P. Collette.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Aldea (Ferland) Blain. Doris was a secretary and treasurer for Duffy's Auto for 27 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Knight, two grandchildren, Brenda Burns and John Knight, and two great grandchildren, Briana and Caroline Knight. She was the sister of the late Gerard, Roland, and Philip Blain.
Claire Jean Legare
1934 - 2012
MONCTON, NB - Claire Jean Legare, 77, of Moncton, NB; passed away peacefully at her residence, on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.
Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Yvette (Moreau) Fournier.
Claire is survived by her sister Aline Crawford; two nephews Denis and David Murphy; and one great niece Klaudia Rogers.
Besides her parents, Claire is predeceased by her husband Leo E. Legare (2011)