Obituaries

Rosalie D. Nocera – Providence

After a rich and beautiful life, Rosalie D. Nocera, 90, of Providence, passed away peacefully on July 24 in her home of 62 years with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Amato J.... more

Helen Hervieux – Woonsocket

Helen Hervieux, 78, previously of Pond Street, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Overlook Nursing Home. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Germaine (Tessier) Hervieux.... more

Ruth A. Nelligan – Woonsocket

Ruth A. Nelligan, 62, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on July 19, at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Ronald Nelligan.... more

John D. Graham Jr. – Smithfield

John D. Graham Jr., 81, of Greenville, died peacefully Monday, July 10, 2017, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Known affectionately as “Tim” by his family and friends, John was born... more

Gaetano ‘Guy’ J. Cimini – Lincoln

Gaetano “Guy” J. Cimini, 71, passed away on July 12, 2017. Born in Providence he was the son of the late Roger and Camille (Nanni) Cimini, and the stepson of the late Frederick Koziol. Guy worked for... more

Richard A. Thibaudeau – Lincoln

Richard A. Thibaudeau, 77, of Lincoln, died July 11, 2017. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Philip A. and Yvette (Lanciaux) Thibaudeau. Mr. Thibaudeau was a retired Sergeant of the... more

Mary Mason – Scituate

Mary (Gatta) Mason, 88, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, under the kind care of Kindred Hospice. The daughter of the late Mary & Raphael Gatta. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years... more

Lucy Raspallo – North Smithfield

Lucy (DeFedele) Raspallo, 88, passed away Monday. July 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Anthony Raspallo. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Cosimo and Caterina (Previte)... more

Georgette Theresa Petit – Pawtucket

Georgette Theresa (Dubois) Petit, 87, of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond "Tim" Ernest... more

Joan D. (Lavallee) Valaitis – Cumberland

Joan D. (Lavallee) Valaitis, 83, passed away Friday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond L. Valaitis. They were married for 57 years. Born in Providence,... more

Robert W. Robichaud – Cumberland

Robert W. Robichaud, 71, of Cumberland, died July 14, 2017. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Clavet) Robichaud. Mr. and Mrs. Robichaud celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2017.... more

Eugene McMahon – Cumberland

Eugene McMahon, born 83 years ago in Pawtucket. Gene spent his formative years in the city attending St. Joseph’s school, St. Raphael Academy and received his BA in Education from Providence College... more

Emily Lucini - Pawtucket

Emily (Ferreira) Lucini, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert “Barto” J. Lucini. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Joaquim and... more

Rita A. Lavallee-Therriault – Pawtucket

Rita A. Lavallee-Therriault, 74, of Pawtucket, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was the wife of Joseph P. Therriault. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Anna T. (... more

John A. Coleman – Narragansett

John A. Coleman, 84, of Narragansett and Boca Raton, Fla., passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late John D. and... more

Robert T. Boyle – Smithfield

Robert T. Boyle, Jr., 60, of Burlingame Road, Smithfield, died Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was the husband of the late Deborah A. (Kerwin) Boyle. They had been married for 37 years before her death this... more

Anne M. Hawkins – Smithfield

Anne M. Hawkins, 80, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, surrounded by her six children. She was the beloved wife of the late William Joseph Hawkins, Jr. They had been married for 44 years before his... more

Raymond F. Walsh – Cumberland

Raymond F. Walsh, Jr. 86, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Gartsu) Walsh for 45 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond and... more

Thomas J. Queenan – Attleboro, Mass.

Thomas J. Queenan, 79, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, Mass. He was the beloved husband of Ann M. (Bernardi) Queenan. They were married for the past 58... more

Jon J. Rotatori Sr. – Woonsocket

Jon J. Rotatori Sr., lost his 10-year battle with cancer on July 4, 2017, and returned back to the “COSMIC SOUP.” He was born on November 19, 1949, son of Doris and Oscar Rotatori. During his short... more

Timothy Kevin Skiffington – Woonsocket

Timothy Kevin Skiffington, 71, of Park Avenue, Woonsocket, passed away Sunday, July 2. Born in Woonsocket on Sept. 14, 1945, he was the son of the former Speaker of the House and R.I. House Majority... more

Raymond D'Anjou – Woonsocket

Raymond D'Anjou, 63, of Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, passed away on June 19, 2017, at Oakland Grove, Woonsocket, surrounded by loved ones. His funeral will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017,... more

Geno V. Piccoli – Smithfield

Geno V. Piccoli, 59, passed away at home Thursday, June 29, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Karen E. (Procaccini) Piccoli. He was born in Providence, a son of Alfonso “Geno” Piccoli of Johnston... more

James R. Brown – Cumberland

James R. “Dick” Brown, 86, of Cumberland, passed away June 25, 2017, with his wife of 58 years by his side. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (McGarty) Brown. Born in Meadville, Pa., he was the... more

Dorothy N. Marques – Lincoln

Dorothy N. “Dottie” Marques, 85, of Lincoln, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Fernandez “Fred” Marques... more

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