Archive - Obituary
PAWTUCKET - Adrienne Blanchard, 105, died on Saturday at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Dorand Blanchard. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Henri and Alexandrine (Brule) Messier, she had resided in Central Falls, then in Cumberland and back in Central Falls prior to moving to Jeanne Jugan Residence 12 years ago. She and her husband had wintered in Mexico for many years.
Pauline H. Gingras
PAWTUCKET - Pauline H. Gingras, 87, of Pawtucket died Thursday, January 27, at Roger Williams Hospital, Providence. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Beatrice (Gendron) Heroux, she had resided in Pawtucket for over 50 years.
Evelyn G. Gagnon
PAWTUCKET - Evelyn G. Gagnon R.N. 62, of Grotto Ave. died January 30, 2011. She was the wife of Paul R. Gagnon Sr.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Anthony F. and Evelyn (Silva) Romano Sr.She was employed by Rhode Island Hospital as a Registered Nurse.
Besides her husband she is survived by 1 daughter Elaine St. Pierre. 1 brother Anthony F. Romanob Jr. and 4 grandchildren. Mother of the late Paul R. Gagnon Jr.
Claudette C. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET - Claudette C. Bergeron, 58, of Power Rd. died peacefully on January 29, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of William R. Bergeron.
She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Louis and Rita (Corbeil) Doiron.
She was employed by Bank RI as an area operation supervisor for over 35 years.
Lois H. Bruzzi
PAWTUCKET - Lois H. Bruzzi, 79, of Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket died Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. Lois was the wife of Joseph E. Bruzzi. They had been married 58 years.
Mrs. Bruzzi was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (Cameron) Sullivan. She was employed at St. Josephs Parish in Pawtucket for many years, but her true vocation was as a loving mother and wife to her family.
CENTRAL FALLS: Beatrice Chapron, 103, formerly of Liberty St, passed January 29th. She was the wife of the late Albert "Chick" Chapron Sr.
Born in Ashton, a daughter of the lateTimothy and Mary Jane (McGrane) Keefe. She was the mother of the late Albert J. Chapron Jr.
Beatrice had worker for Pawtucket Mutual for many years.
She is survived by 4 grandchildren, Eric, Christopher and Marc Chapron, and Cynthia Lamoureux, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including John J.Smith Jr. and Fr. Francis Keefe.
Annette R. Lachance
ATTLEBORO - Annette R. (Bergeron) Lachance, 90, of Attleboro; formerly of Mansfield and Rehoboth, died on Wednesday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Wife of Raymond Arthur Lachance with whom she shared 71 years of marriage.
Born in Pawtucket on June 21, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Olivine (Lafond) Bergeron.
In earlier years, Mrs. Lachance was employed by Coats Field, Buxton Box, as a sales representative at Mars Department Store in Attleboro and was a sales representative for Fashion 220.
Mary R. Weed
CENTRAL FALLS- Mary R. Weed 88, of High Street passed away Friday January 28, 2011 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Vincent S. Weed.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Adam and Angela (Golis) Kosierowski. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed by Hasbro Industries in their Central Falls Plant as a Plastic Mold Injector for over 25 years.
Mrs. Weed was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society of Central Falls.
Linda M. Benson
ATTLEBORO - Linda M. (Hamilton) Benson, 90, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late J. Edward Benson. Born in Attleboro, the daughter of the late James A. and Mary (Rice) Hamilton, she resided in Seekonk, Pawtucket and East Providence before moving to Attleboro.
Linda was a bookkeeper in Attleboro and Pawtucket most of her life, she retired from the Ford Products Company, Pawtucket. She leaves several nieces and nephews. Linda was the sister of the late Leyton, Edwin, Maurice, Clyde and Carroll Hamilton.
PAWTUCKET -Therese (Belgarde) Jackson passed away at home Thursday, January 27, 2011 on her 85th birthday. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Jackson for 64 years. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Magloire and Eva (Plante) Belgarde, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Therese was employed by Red Farm Studio, Pawtucket for fifteen years before retiring in 1984. She was a longtime communicant of the Church of St. Leo the Great and a member of the Spirited Seniors.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Fouad Shammo, 68 of North Providence died on January 25th. He was the husband of Diana (Doumato) Shammo.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, a son of the late Ibrahim and Nabiha (Salibi) Shammo, he had resided in North Providence since 1993. Prior to retirement in 2001, he had been employed as a machinist at the Electric Boat Yard. He was a Mason, loved to cook and was completely devoted to his family.
Katherine A Levasseur
EAST PROVIDENCE - Katherine A Levasseur, 37 of Bayview Avenue died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Paul P. Levasseur Jr.
She was born in Providence a daughter of George J Coite and the late Marlene (Snyder) Coite.
She was the loving mother of Robin M. Levasseur and Luke M. Levasseur. She also leaves one stepdaughter, Ashley A. Essig; one stepson, Paul J. Levasseur; two sisters, Pamela M. Coite and Amanda H. Coite; two brothers, Eric G. Coite and Paul J. Coite and several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie M. Bray
PAWTUCKET - Marjorie M. (Dickson) Bray, 85, of Liberty Street died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Lucy(Barley) Dickson.
Mrs. Bray was a registered nurse in the operating room at the former Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls before retiring.
She enjoyed golf and traveling.
Joanne S. Donnelly
BARRINGTON - Joanne S. Donnelly 79, of Atria Bay Spring, Bay Spring Avenue, formerly of Algonquin Road, Rumford, died peacefully on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Stephen F. Donnelly Jr.
Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Blanchette) Smith, she lived in Barrington for 2 years, Swansea, MA for 10 years, Rumford for 30 years and wintered in Clearwater, FL.
Stasia J. Miller
PAWTUCKET - Stasia J. Miller, 87 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Oakhill Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Miller. Born in Central Falls, Stasia was the daughter of the late Walter and Sophie (Dziowowski) Bobola. She was a Pawtucket resident most of her life.
Prior to her retirement in 1988, she worked at Digitronics in Cumberland.
Stasia is survived by five sisters; Julia Gauthier of Florida, Alice Kulig of Central Falls, Genevieve Bouchard of Pawtucket, Cecilia Pickett of Lincoln and Sue Perry of North Providence.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Fouad Shammo, 68 of North Providence died on Tuesday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence. He was the husband of Diana (Doumato) Shammo.
Born in Lebanon, a son of the late Ilbrahim and Nahiba (Salibi) Shammo, he had resided in North Providence for 17 years. Prior to retirement about 2001, he had been employed as a machinist at Electric Boat Yard. He was a member of the Masons, enjoyed cooking and was completely devoted to his family. He was a communicant of St. Ephraim's Syrian Orthodox Church.
Denise M. DeRoche
PAWTUCKET - Denise M. DeRoche, 53, of Everett Street, Pawtucket died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital of RI in Pawtucket. She was the longtime companion of the late Richard Howarth.
Denise was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Murray) DeRoche. She is survived by her son Richard DeRoche, her brothers Edward and Michael DeRoche and her sisters Catherine Auclair and Betty Jane Carlier, all of Pawtucket.
Owen J. Regan
CENTRAL FALLS - Owen J. Regan, 78, of Belmont Street, passed away Saturday in the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket.
Born in Scotland, he was the son of the late John and Rose (Greer) Regan. He moved to this country at age 19, settling in Central Falls and later Warwick.
Mr. Regan was employed in the Maintenance Department of the Lincoln School for Girls of Providence for 20 years, retiring in 2003. He was also an avid gardener.
Mary T. Koussa
CUMBERLAND - Mary T. (Kahla) Koussa, 90, of Cumberland and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011. She was the wife of the late Michael Koussa Sr. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Jennie (Zammat) Kahla.