Archive - Obituary
June 24th, 2014
Helen T. Spaniak
PAWTUCKET - Helen Teresa Spaniak (aka Szczepaniak) died on Friday, June 6 in Pawtucket.
She enjoyed talking with and helping family and friends and anyone who needed assistance. Music was a special passion of hers, playing the piano and singing. She loved all animals and had several French Poodles and cats and befriended many urban creatures in her neighborhood. She was also blessed with fine artistic and design skills.
Janet E. Poisson
PAWTUCKET - Janet E. (Pierce) Poisson, 78, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Elizabeth B. (Dolan) Pierce.
She leaves three sons, Norman D., Kenneth G. and Alan J. Poisson; a daughter, Darlene M. Poisson; a sister, Virginia Frenier; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Robert S. Poisson.
LINCOLN - Violet "Vi" (Lupien) McDevitt, 96, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late John "Jack" E. McDevitt. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Florida (Bourque) Lupien.
Camilla W. Horton
PAWTUCKET - Camilla W. (White) Horton, 93, passed away at the Ballou Home on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Horton. Born in Tyner, NC, a daughter of the late Timothy and Bertha White, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
LINCOLN - Oscar Dubois, 97, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Eva (Frese) Dubois. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Joseph and Zelica (Aubuchon) Dubois. Oscar was a United States Army veteran of World War II and worked as a machinist at William Haskell Manufacturing for many years until his retirement in 1980. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Polish White Eagle's Club and the American Legion. Oscar enjoyed listening and dancing to Polish Polka Music.
Muriel E. MacLure
PAWTUCKET - Muriel E. MacLure, 81, of Pawtucket, died June 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late Norman E. MacLure. Mrs. MacLure was born in Central Falls. The daughter of the late Oscar and Berthe (Choinniere) Tetreault. She was employed by Providence Metalizing Co.
She is survived by five children, Norman MacLure of Providence, Charlene Russo and her husband Anthony of Pawtucket, Christopher, Raymond and Denise MacLure all of Pawtucket. Two grandchildren, Adam MacLure of Pawtucket and Ashley Cole of Marlboro, MA.
Russell R. Kaplan
PAWTUCKET - Russell R. Kaplan, 62, passed on June 17th surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Pauline Andreou and son of the late Harry and Claire (Keough) Kaplan. Russell was a longtime lumber yard attendant and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a son, Russell Andreou, a daughter, Rebecca Desautel, three sisters, Kathy Doucette, Florence Cantrell and Carleen Chalifoux, four grandchildren, Kelsey-Lynn and Russell Andreou, Bryana and Shyann Desautel. He was the brother of the late James Kaplan and William Kugler.
Edward J. McElroy Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. McElroy Jr., 86, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Doris I. (Moreau) McElroy. They had been married 62 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Catherine (Lanigan) McElroy.
Mr. McElroy was employed as a shipping supervisor for Priority Shipping prior to his retirement. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. McElroy was an avid Yankee fan.
Beatrice L. Davis
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice L. Davis, 81, passed on June 16th. She was the wife of the late Alfred Davis Sr.
Albert J. Smith
LINCOLN - Albert J. Smith, 84, of Cecile Street died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Pauline M. (King) Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married 60 years last September 7.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Albert and Sarah A. (McMahon) Smith, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 51 years.
Mr. Smith was a sales representative for Valley Resources before retiring. He was a Korean War Navy veteran.
PAWTUCKET - Florence "Loreen" Webb, 85, born in Cummings, SC and wife to the late John C. Webb, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children, on June 16, 2014. The daughter of the late Thomas and Florence Pope, from South Carolina. Sister of the late Willie Mae Hull, the late Thomas B. Pope, of South Carolina and the late Georgia Alger of Lincoln, RI. She lived in Pawtucket, RI for most of her life. She worked for Providence Braid Company for many years before retiring.
Rita E. Casavant
REHOBOTH - Rita E. Casavant, 95, died peacefully on June 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel Casavant who died in 1993. Rita was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clarinda (Desvoyaux) Lambert. She was a devoted homemaker that enjoyed the company of her family, and the comfort she found while working in her yard.
Donald H. Parker, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Donald H. Parker, Sr., 62, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was the longtime companion of Nancy A. Russell. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Frank W., Jr. and Elizabeth (Nixon) Parker.
Don was a longtime volunteer for the Darlington Braves, having served on the Executive Board and as the Equipment Manager. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Sarah J. Langlois
PAWTUCKET - Sarah J. Langlois, 74, affectionately known to all as "JANE" passed away peacefully early Sunday morning at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of 51 years to Gerald W. Langlois of East Providence, formerly of Pawtucket. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Francis & Sarah (McNulty) Cherry.
Donna Lee Mowry
CUMBERLAND - Donna Lee Mowry, 60, passed suddenly on June 14th. She was the wife of Clarence T. Mowry. They have been married for 41 years
Donna was the daughter of the late Lawrence P. and Barbara (Durkee) Daigneault.
She enjoyed the customer service she provided at the Ann Hope, Building 19 and the Burlington Coat factory for many years.
Besides, Clarence, she also leaves two daughters, Brenda and Christine Mowry, a son, Clarence T. Mowry Jr, two brothers, Paul and Donald Daigneault, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren
Robert E. Larence
CUMBERLAND - Robert E. Larence, 75, of Cumberland passed away Friday at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Beatrice (Salois) Larence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Mozart and Jennie (Pandolfi) Larence. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Larence was a Rhode Island National Guard Veteran.
He was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1957 and Salve Regina University, Class of 1971.
Marie Jeanne LaMountain
PAWTUCKET - Marie Jeanne LaMountain, 74, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Russell W. LaMountain. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Goddard) Beaulieu.
Kenneth Hills, 65, originally of Pawtucket, died May 28th in Orlando, Florida.
Ken proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa Hills (of Pawtucket), his wife Marie, sons Scott (in Saint Clair Shores, Mi) and Josh (in Orlando) as well as numerous grandchildren.
Martin Owusu Mensah
PAWTUCKET - Martin Owusu Mensah passed away peacefully in his 77th year at his home in Pawtucket, R.I on Monday June 2, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Mensah was born on July 10, 1936 in his native Ghana where he served in the military and police force as Chief Inspector for thirty years. In 1989, he moved to the USA and worked at RI Hospitalâ€™s Department of Environmental Services retiring in 2006.