Archive - 2013 - Obituary
PAWTUCKET - Robert Plante, 83 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. He was t husband of the late Elizabeth T. (Kennedy) Plante.
Mr. Plante was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Archibald and Mary E. (Hayes) Plante.
He is survived by his four children, Robert Plante, Christopher Plante and his wife Susan, David Plante, and Mary Hanlon and her husband Brian. Mr. Plante also leaves his grandchildren Marian, Allison, Andrew, Ryan, and Daisy. He was the brother of the late Doris Plante.
Roland L. Woodcock
EAST PROVIDENCE - Roland "Rollie" L. Woodcock, 70, of Rumford, passed away at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence on Thursday, February 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with stomach cancer for the past 10 months. He was the husband of Muriel A. (Carosi) Woodcock for 44 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Thomas F. and Bertha (Kraigenow) Woodcock. Rollie was the owner of Rollies Skate Shop, Rumford for 36 years.
Arthur H. Heroux
LINCOLN - Arthur H. Heroux, 78, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Oliveira) Heroux and the son of the late Varctume and Dulme (Laprade) Heroux.
Mr. Heroux had been employed by Carol Cable Company and Walmart Stores. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
His son Michael Heroux of Tennessee; brother Raymond Heroux sisters Alma Gendron and Helen Iannuzzi,; two grandsons Michael and Matthew Heroux and several nieces and nephews survive him.
CUMBERLAND - Luzia Franco, 67, passed at home on February 4th. She was the wife of Antonio Franco. Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Virginia (DaLuz) Pedro.
She had been employed as a Chef by the Madeira and Estrela do Mar Restaurants and at the St. Antoine Residence.
PAWTUCKET - Fat Ip, 94, of Roosevelt Avenue died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Ho Wong Ip.
Born in Hong Kong, he was the founder of the China Inn in Pawtucket with his son, Louis Yip and son in law, Tsi Lee. He was a member of the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island, Pawtucket.
Ratha Dasi Heyda
NORTH CAROLINA - Ratha Dasi Heyda, also known as Rasa, 41, died peacefully at her family's home in North Carolina surrounded by loved ones on 24 Dec 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She had most recently worked as a triple board resident (pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry) at Brown University while living in Pawtucket.
Pauline Mary Hanley
JUPITER, FL. - Pauline Mary Hanley, age 93, of Jupiter, FL passed away on January 30, 2013. She was born in Cumberland, RI and lived in Pawtucket and Little Compton, RI until moving to Jupiter over 20 years ago. Pauline was a social worker for the State of Rhode Island.
CENTRAL FALLS - Anita (Levasseur) Gaudreau, 97, passed February 3rd. She was the wife of the late Maurice H. Gaudreau.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Hermilina (Bedard) Levasseur. She had been employed as a seamstress for many years.
Charles A. Vaslet
CUMBERLAND - Charles A. Vaslet, 93, of Chambers Street and formerly of Reservoir Avenue, Lincoln died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. He was the husband of the late Corinne M. (Goyette) Vaslet.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late George J. and Carrie M. (Corrigan) Vaslet, he had lived in Lincoln for 59 years before moving to Cumberland 4 years ago.
Mr. Vaslet was a machinist at Hope Webbing and Pawtucket Fastener for many years before retiring in 1984.
He was a graduate of Attleboro High School and was a World War II Army veteran.
Gertrude R. Ritchotte
CUMBERLAND - Gertrude R. Ritchotte, 78, of Chimney Hill Apartments, passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of Henry "Hank" L. Ritchotte and they had been married for 57 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Leonel Tanguay and Graziella Chagnon. She resided in Cumberland for the past 8 years, previously residing on Aiken Street, Pawtucket for over 40 years.
WOONSOCKET - Leona Thibault, 94, of Woonsocket, formerly of Lewiston, Maine died Thursday morning at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Laurier Thibault.
Born and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Boulanger) Patenaude. Following her marriage she resided in Lewiston, ME for over 60 years prior to relocating to the Woonsocket area several years ago.
Mrs. Thibault was employed at Hillcrest Poultry Company and Raytheon Corporation prior to her retirement.
Bonnie L. Aldana
CENTRAL FALLS - Bonnie L. (McCartin) Aldana, 49, of Hedly Avenue died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Providence, a daughter of James E. McCartin of Pawtucket and the late Marilyn (Truesdale) McCartin, she had lived in Central Falls for the past 14 years.
Bonnie was a certified nurse's assistant at the Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls for 12 years and had also worked at Fuller Packaging Company.
Oceano M. DaLomba
PAWTUCKET: Oceano "Dumar" M. DaLomba, 83, passed at home on January 30, 2013. He was the husband of the late Maria (Fidalga) DaLomba.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Joao and Emilia (Moniz) DaLomba.
He had been employed by the former Carol Cable of Pawtucket for over 20 years.
WAKEFIELD - Gina M. Kuphal, passed away January 26. She was the wife of Wayne R. Kuphal. For complete obituary visit, www.coelhofuneralhome.net
PAWTUCKET - Albertino Lourenco, 88, of Pawtucket passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Lourenco was the loving husband of Irene (Domingos) Lourenco. They had been married for 66 years. Mr. Lourenco was born in Cumberland, the son of the late Fernando Lourenco and Maria deCarvalho Albuquerque. He was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran in WWII.
Jeanne Madeline Dube
PORTSMOUTH - Jeanne Madeline (Bessette) Dube, 88, of Portsmouth died at home on Sunday, January 27, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of the late Lt. Cdr. Robert A. Dube, Sr.
Born on April 6, 1924 in Central Falls, RI, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Yvonne (Laliberte) Bessette.
Nicole A. Arruda
RHINEBECK, NY - Nicole A. Arruda, 32, of Rhinebeck, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck as a result of an automobile accident.
Born on March 1, 1980, in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of Marilyn (Maloof) Sullivan of Rhinebeck and Ronald T. Arruda of Jefferson, OH. She was a graduate of Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI- Class of 1998.
Normand R. Laliberte
PAWTUCKET - Normand R. Laliberte, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice Laliberte. Together they made their home in Hollywood, Florida for over 30 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Israel and Marie (Pommenville) Laliberte.
Charles E. Kelley
PAWTUCKET - Charles E. Kelley of Dodge Street, Pawtucket passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Charlie was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Charles E. Kelley and Anne E. (Hickey) Kelley. He was in the United States Army Reserves for many years.
Charlie was employed by the City of Pawtucket, working at his beloved Slater Park, caring for the grounds, especially the flowers. He truly enjoyed being outside tending to the flowers and landscaping throughout the city.
Emile H. Languirand
NORTH PORT, FL. - Emile H. Languirand of North Port, Florida and formerly of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at home in Florida. He was the husband of the late Theresa D. (St. Andre) Languirand.
Mr. Languirand was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the son of the late Raymond Languirand and Rosilia (Trudeau) Languirand.
He was the manager at Warren Tire in Pawtucket for many years.
Emile is survived by his daughter Cheryl Morris of Florida and a son Gary E. Languirand of New Jersey.