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December 13th

Lawrence S. Iacovone

December 13, 2011

Lawrence S. Iacovone
PAWTUCKET - Lawrence S. Iacovone, Jr., 54 of Pawtucket died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Memorial Hospital. Lawrence was the beloved husband of Barbara Iacovone.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Lawrence S. and Beatrice (Hargreaves) Iacovone, Sr. Lawrence attended Bryant College and was a graduate of Roger Williams University.

Claire B. Leeds

December 13, 2011

Claire B. Leeds
NEW JERSEY - Claire B. Leeds (nee Beaulac), Age 92. Haddon Twp., NJ on Dec. 10, 2011 formerly of Allendale, NJ & New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Joseph Barron Leeds; beloved mother of Dr. Kathryn (John) Meininger, Ellen (Cameron) Zebrun and Barron (Casey) Leeds; devoted grandmother of Jennifer, Michelle, Cory, Kristen, Emily & Heather; and great grandmother of Kayleigh & Max.
Raised in Pawtucket, RI, Claire was awarded BA in English & French from Brown University in 1941.

Bertha Robitaille

December 13, 2011

Bertha Robitaille
PAWTUCKET - Marie L. "Bertha" Robitaille 95, died on Saturday at her home in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Robitaille. Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alcidas and Emilia (LaRose) Girard, she had been a resident of Pawtucket for several years. Prior to retirement in 1978 she had been employed as a textile worker with the former Bonin Spinning Company. She was an avid bowler with the Walnut Hill Bowling group and a devoted Red Sox fan.

Richard S. Cormier

December 13, 2011

Richard S. Cormier
LAS VEGAS, NV - Richard S. Cormier 73, formerly of River Road, Lincoln, passed into eternal life December 7, 2011 in Las Vegas after a 5 year battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Dolores (Garcia) Cormier and has lived in Las Vegas for the last 12 years.
He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late Wilfred and Estelle (Giroux) Cormier. Richard worked in the family business, Cormier Sand & Gravel for several years and later with Baccala Corp. at a Ready Mixed Concrete plant as a foreman. He also was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.

Esther P. Barber

December 13, 2011

Esther P. Barber
PAWTUCKET - Esther P. (Roderick) Barber, 83 of Pawtucket, died Sunday after a short illness. She was the wife of the late George Barber. She is survived by her sons, Richard and his wife Darlene, George and Rodney Barber and daughter-in-law Janet Viano-Vessella. She was also the mother of the late Calvin Barber.
She leaves 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in St. Martha's Church Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence.

December 12th

Lucienne M. Genereux

December 12, 2011

Lucienne M. Genereux
CENTRAL FALLS - Lucienne M. Genereux, 95, died surrounded by all her loving children December 10th. She was the wife of the late Donat J. Genereux.
Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Lumina (Perron) Routhier. Lucienne was a loving mother and enjoyed family gatherings most of all.
Lucienne was a Eucharistic Minister at the former Notre Dame Church, a member of their Seniors Club, and a member of the Central Falls Seniors.

Maria N. Hoyos

December 12, 2011

Maria N. Hoyos
CENTRAL FALLS: Maria N. Hoyos, 84, passed December 11th. She was the wife of the late Libardo Franco.
She is survived by a daughter, Gladys Franco with whom she resided, 5 sons, John, Libardo, Carlos Arturo, Luis Edwardo and Javier Franco Hoyos, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Lillian D. Brousseau

December 12, 2011

Lillian D. Brousseau
PAWTUCKET - Lillian D. Brousseau is going to spend Christmas with her Lord & Savior, her husband, and her son. She died at the age of 100 on December 9, 2011 at the St. Jeanne Jugan Residence.
She was born in Manville, the oldest of seven children of the late Edward and Alexandrina (Blais) Valois. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred E. Brousseau. They were happily married for 69 years.

Stella B. Gawlik

December 12, 2011

Stella B. Gawlik
PAWTUCKET - Stella B. Gawlik 87, passed away Friday December 9, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Gawlik who passed away August 1, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Wolodkiewicz) Dzierzyc. She lived in Pawtucket for 35 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring Stella was employed as a Secretary for the Mansion Nursing Home. Mrs. Gawlik was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.

Theodore Juczyk

December 12, 2011

Theodore Juczyk
CENTRAL FALLS - Theodore Juczyk 92, of Henry Street passed away Friday December 9, 2011 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Hilda E.(Jarjoura) Juczyk.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Frank and Julia (Roman) Juszczyk. He lived in Central Falls for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as a C V Operator for Carol Cable Co. for 40 years.
Mr. Juczyk was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Europe and a member of the Fierlit-Korzen A.L. Post 79 of Central Falls.

Lucienne M. Genereux

December 12, 2011

Lucienne M. Genereux
CENTRAL FALLS -Lucienne M. Genereux, 95, died surrounded by all her loving children December 10th. She was the wife of the late Donat J. Genereux.
Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Lumina (Perron) Routhier. Lucienne was a loving mother and enjoyed family gatherings most of all.
Lucienne was a Eucharistic Minister at the former Notre Dame Church, a member of their Seniors Club, and a member of the Central Falls Seniors.

Therese R. Tondreau

December 12, 2011

Therese R.Tondreau

December 9th

Dr. James G. Paras, Ed.D.

December 9, 2011

Dr. James G. Paras, Ed.D.
SMITHFIELD - Dr. James G. Paras, Ed.D., of Smith Avenue, Greenville, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Hospice Inpatient Center. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Skally) Paras.
Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of the late George and Eva (Desnakou) Paraskevakos, he lived in Smithfield previously living in North Providence.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister Virginia Tesseris of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Louis Paras.

Frances A. Plezia

December 9, 2011

Frances A. Plezia
FLORIDA - Frances A. Plezia 87, formerly of Lincoln passed away November 15, 2011 at her residence Ormond Beach, FL. She was the beloved wife of the late Mathew J. Plezia who passed away April 3, 1996.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kratochwil) Klucznik. She lived in Florida for the past 23 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Weaver for Murdock Webbing Co. Frances was the Editor of the Holiday Village Newsletter in Ormond Beach and was an avid bowler.

Jeannette Fugere Perron

December 9, 2011

Jeannette Fugere Perron
PAWTUCKET - Jeannette Fugere Perron, 84, passed away on December 8th 2011 with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Perron Sr.

Michael R. Cipriano

December 9, 2011

Michael R. Cipriano
PROVIDENCE - Michael R. Cipriano, 95 of Providence passed away December 7, 2011 at Roger Williams Hospital.
He was the beloved
husband of the late Theresa (Albanese). Father of Joyce Cipriano, Roberta Tomao, and the late Michael Cipriano Jr., and companion of Rita Jordan.
Mike was a strong, gentle, tender-hearted man who will be missed by all. Funeral and burial will be private.

Andrew F. McGurn Jr.

December 9, 2011

Andrew F. McGurn Jr.
OREGON - Andrew F. McGurn Jr. age 77 of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. born 8/8/34 in Pawtucket, RI to Andrew Sr. & Mary (Orr) McGurn passed away on 11/26/11. Survived by his wife Helen (Mailly) McGurn, brother John and sister Elaine along with his 7 children, 14 grand kids and 5 great grand kids. Family contact PO Box 395 Myrtle Creek, Oregon 97457

December 7th

SPC Christopher L. Mendonca

December 7, 2011

SPC Christopher L. Mendonca
PAWTUCKET – SPC Christopher L. Mendonca, 20, a beloved son of Domingas G. (DePina) Mendonca and Luis Mendonca, passed away in New York on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while on leave from the U.S. Army. He was an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran of the United States Army, Company B, 2-8 Infantry, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Elizabeth Hunter Wells

December 7, 2011

Elizabeth Hunter Wells
ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA-Elizabeth Hunter Wells, 91, died Tuesday December 6, 2011 in Rochester, Minnesota, where she had lived for the past five years. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late James Whyte and Margaret Whyte. She married Lloyd Alvin Wells, and they had a 56-year marriage. She was an insurance executive, serving as vice-president of Starkweather and Shepley for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Jean MacLaren Young.

John James Reilly

December 7, 2011

John James Reilly
CUMBERLAND - John James Reilly, 85, of Amherst Street, passed away Tuesday at home. He was the husband of Rosemary (Hogue) Reilly. They had recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Burns) Reilly. He resided in Cumberland for over 50 years, previously residing in Providence.
Mr. Reilly was employed as a jewelry toolmaker for the B.A. Ballou Company for 40 years, until his retirement.

 

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