Archive - Obituary
March 26th, 2012
Loretta E. Labbe
CUMBERLAND- Loretta E. Labbe, 89, formerly of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William Labbe.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Emily (Dupras) Boulay.
Mrs. Labbe had been employed as a line toymaker for Hasbro Manufacturing until her retirement.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Wilfred, Ernest and Gerard Boulay.
Lucille J. Paquette
EXETER, NH- Lucille J. Paquette, 87, of Exeter, NH, died Wednesday at home surrounded by her children. She was the wife of the late James H. Paquette.
Born in St. Gertrude, PQ Canada, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Maria C. (Baril) Dumont.
Mrs. Paquette worked in the textile industry and made fiberglass parachute cord during World War II. Later, she worked for Texas Instruments in quality control.
Henry A. Chauvin
SEEKONK- Henry A. Chauvin, 90, died at home in Seekonk on Monday (Mar. 19th). He was the husband of the late Regina (Jutras) Chauvin.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph and Amanda (LaFlamme) Chauvin, he had been employed as a warehouseman in the shipping and receiving department of the former ITT Royal Electric Company of Pawtucket.
In excess of thirty nieces and nephews survive. He was the brother of the late Raymond Chauvin, Sr., Doris Dery and Honore Chauvin.
Susan E. Shea
PAWTUCKET- Susan E. Shea (Walsh), 55, of Slater St. and formerly of Cumberland passed away Thursday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late John Shea.
Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late James and Cyrilla (Bliss) Walsh. She resided in Pawtucket for the past 2 years having lived in Cumberland most of her life.
Susan worked for many years at the former Ann & Hope, Cumberland.
Lorraine A. Rondeau
PAWTUCKET- Rondeau, Lorraine A. 66 of Stedman Ave. died Thursday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of George J. Rondeau.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Noel) Phaneuf. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Mrs. Rondeau was a bookkeeper for CD Properties.
She was a communicant of the Church of the Presentation North Providence and a Eucharistic Minister and Reader at the church.
Antonio De Almeida
PAWTUCKET- Antonio De Almeida, 85 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maria (Utilia) De Almeida.Born in Sao Miguel, Azores he was the son of the late Jose De Almeida and Alexandrina (Moniz) Almeida.Antonio came to the United States in 1969 and settled in Pawtucket.
Prior to his retirement in 1992 he worked as a Machine Operator at the Elizabeth Webbing Company in Central Falls.
Avis M. Reilly
WESTERLY- Avis M. (Shea) Reilly, 90, of Chestnut St., Westerly, passed away at Apple Rehab The Clipper on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was the wife of the late John McGunagle and the late Thomas E. Reilly, III.
Born in Cumberland, RI, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Millicent Shea.
Avis worked as an operator for Westerly Answering Service for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the St. Patrick's Mothers' Club and a current member of both the Hope Valley Senior Women's Club and the Westerly Senior Center.
Pyne, Carol F.
LINCOLN- Pyne, Carol F., 67, of Wake Robin Road, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at
Briarcliff Manor. She was the wife of John E. Pyne
Born in Richmond, Virginia, she was a daughter of Genevieve Green of Beaufort, SC and the late Forest Dunaway. She had lived in Lincoln for 15 years and had previously lived in Pawtucket.
She was an Assistant Manager in the Hardware Department for Sears and Roebuck, Co. before retiring. She was a member of Sears and Roebuck Women's Club.
PAWTUCKET- William "Bill" H. Lomax, Sr., 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Isabella F. (Mudie) Lomax.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William H. and Elizabeth C. (Cahill) Lomax. Bill worked at Gibby's Service Station, Pawtucket, for many years and was also a mason and chimney sweep for George W. Smith & Son, Inc. for over 53 years. He enjoyed following horse racing and baseball, and especially enjoyed his breakfasts at various local diners.
Arthur Moreau Jr.
PAWTUCKET- Arthur Moreau Jr., of York Avenue, Pawtucket died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
He was the husband of Loretta (Cranshaw) Moreau. They had been married 66 years.
Mr. Moreau was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Arthur Moreau Sr. and Elizabeth (Beauchamp) Moreau.
He was a truck driver for Johnson Motor Lines for many years.
William Joseph Lopes
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA- William Joseph Lopes formerly of Pawtucket, RI died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Jamaica Plain, MA.
He was born June 11, 1925 in Falmouth, MA.
He was the son of the late Noemia DeCosta and Manuel Lopes and husband of the late Norma Conti.
He is survived by two sons, William and John; John's partner, Stephen; two sisters, Emily Romiza and Virginia Rosa of Falmouth, and two grandchildren, William and Ben.
Gilbert J. Lapre
PAWTUCKET- Gilbert J. Lapre, "Gil" 82, passed March 20th. He was the husband of Shirley (O'Neil) Lapre. They had been married for 60 years.
Gilbert had been employed for 27 years by Texas Instruments retiring in 1993. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
PAWTUCKET- Antonio Gomes, 50, passed at home.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of Anna N. Gomes and the late Jose Gomes.
He had worked for Providence metalizing and the former School House Candy.
He is survived by 3 brothers, Joao J. Gomes, Jose J. Gomes, Daniel Gomes, 6 sisters, Maria Delgado, Eugenia Fernandes, Alice Xavier, Candida DePina, Anita Fernandes and Joanna Gibau and many nieces and nephews.
CENTRAL FALLS- Gertrude (Proulx) Dumont, passed away on March 20, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of Normand H. Dumont. Gertrude was the daughter of the late Jean Paul and Jeanne (Boucher) Proulx.
Gertrude was retired from the Central Falls School Department.
Stacia H. Siekiera
PAWTUCKET- Stacia H. Siekiera 94, of Newport Avenue passed away Monday March 19, 2012 at the Grandview Center Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony C. Siekiera.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Victoria (Skowron) Strzesak. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Before retiring Mrs. Siekiera was employed as an Assembler for Swank Jewelry Co. for 10 years.
Laura E. Harrison
EAST PROVIDENCE- HARRISON, Laura E. (Potter) 91, of East Providence died March 17, 2012. She was the wife of the late Thomas Harrison.
She was born in Lincoln, RI a daughter of the late Earl and Laura (Minchin) Potter. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 daughters Rev. Patricia Harrison of Barrington and Deborah Harrison of Castleton, NY. Sister of the late Dorothy Potter.
PAWTUCKET- Anne Choiniere, 84, of Pawtucket died on Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of R.I. In Providence. She was the wife of the late Leo Choiniere.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Yattaw) Choiniere.
She loved to cook, crochet and knit and was very fond of pets.
Survivors are two sisters: Mary Wagner and Elsie Arsenault; two brothers: Clarence and Lawrence LaBree, all of Pawtucket and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Victoria LaBree, Irene Petit, Francis LaBree, Jr., Joseph, Robert and William LaBree.
Dr. George J.
PAWTUCKET- Dr. George J. Grinsell DC, Died March 16th at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
He is Survived by his wife Donna (Lanzi) Grinsell and first wife Mary Joyce Grinsell.
Daun Alan White
MANNING, SC- Daun Alan White, 62, former resident of Whitman, MA, husband of 42 years to Karen Rose Orcutt White, died Friday, February 24, 2012, at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Born December 21, 1949, in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late Lester Leroy White and the late Gladys Elizabeth Thompson White.
PAWTUCKET- Maria (George) Silva, 67, passed March 16th. She was the wife of the late Frank Silva.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Henry S. and Deolinda (Pacheco) George.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Zammarelli of Pawtucket and Joey Ann Pereira of Florida, a brother, Henry George Jr. of Florida, two sisters, Diane Tierney of Florida and Susan Pimentel of Jamestown, RI, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Rosalina Dias and Josephine Camara.