Obituaries

Rita E. Charron - Smithfield

Rita E. “Betty” Charron, 85, died July 3, 2015. She was the wife of Joseph “Pete” Charron; the mother of Julie Coccia, Lynn Marquis, Christine Bonvouloir and Paul Charron; grandmother of eight;... more

Dorothy G. Francis - Seekonk, Mass.

Dorothy G. Francis of Mary Avenue in Seekonk, Mass., died on May 19, 2015, at the Emerald Bay Manor in Cumberland, R.I. She was the wife of the late John S. Francis. Mr. and Mrs. Francis celebrated... more

George E. Kelley - Smithfield

George E. Kelley, 74, of Appleseed Drive, Greenville, peacefully passed away in his own home, Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was the husband of Carlotta M. (DiMaio) Kelley. They had been married for 52... more

Sister Herminia Coquia - North Providence

Sister Herminia Coquia, 93, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, Ein Karim Community, died June 25, 2015, at St Antoine’s Residence. She was born in Dugupan City, Philippines, a daughter of the late... more

Armand J. Rouleau - North Smithfield

Armand J. Rouleau, 83, of North Smithfield died June 24, 2015, at Landmark Medical Center. The husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Paul) Rouleau, they recently celebrated their 57th anniversary May 17th.... more

Harold H. Kenoian - Slatersville

It is with great sadness that the family of Harold H. Kenoian announces his passing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Born in Pawtucket, Harold was the son of the late Garabed and Agavni (Der Manuelian)... more

Normand A. Rattey - Glocester

Normand A. Rattey, 79, passed on June 18th. He was the husband of Margaret A. (Corrigan) Rattey. Normand was the son of the late Joseph and Bernadette (Bergeron) Rattey. He was predeceased by his son... more

Boris Wei-Yao Chen - North Smithfield

Boris Wei-Yao Chen, 79, died June 19, 2015 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Mary Chun-Meei (Lee) Chen to whom he was married for 50 years. Born in Taiwan, Mr. Chen came... more

Leola Jean Simoneau - Cumberland

Former Cumberland Town Clerk Leola Jean (Stansfield) Simoneau, age 76, formerly of Cumberland, R.I., and Port Orange, Fla., died June 17 at St. Joseph’s Center, Trumbull, Conn., after a long illness... more

Deborah Ann Tanny - Woonsocket 1955 - 2015

Deborah Ann (Tulba) Tanny, 60, of South Main Street, died Friday evening, June 19, 2015, in Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of Brian Tanny. Born in Newport, R.I... more

Catherine Teresa Jacobs - Attleboro, Mass.

Catherine Teresa (Quinlan) Jacobs of Attleboro passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Golden Living Center – Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Jacobs Sr. who died on... more

Eleanor A. Kowalczyk - Blackstone

Eleanor A. Kowalczyk, Blackstone’s oldest resident at 101 years, passed away after a short period of declining health at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge, Mass., with her loving family by her... more

Tyler D. Vanner - Smithfield

Tyler D. Vanner, 22, of Sherwood Lane, Greenville, died Tuesday, June 16th at home. He was the son of Frank C. Vanner of Greenville and the late Tammy Ann (Lawton) Vanner. He is also survived by... more

Joyce E. Lincoln - Cumberland

Joyce E. (Mooney) Lincoln, 73, formerly of Cumberland Street, passed away Tuesday, June 16 at home. She was the wife of Howard R. Lincoln, and they had been married for more than 50 years. Born in... more

Therese M. Desjardins - Manville

Therese M. Desjardins, 91, of Manville died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Home & Hospice Care of RI. She was the loving wife of the late Lucien J. Desjardins. They were married on April 12, 1947, and... more

Jeanne Claire Valois - Franklin, Mass.

Jeanne Claire (Phaneuf) Valois, 89, of Franklin, died June 13 in Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late T. Donald Valois. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., June 19, 1925, the daughter... more

Normand H. Auclair - Woonsocket

Normand H. Auclair, 84, died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 12, 2015, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the loving husband of Velma M. (Delasanta) Auclair to whom he was... more

Gladys E. Fanning - West Warwick

Gladys E. (Howard) Fanning, 87, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Fanning for 65 years before his passing March 29, 2011. Born in North Scituate, she was a... more

Richard Mark Servoss - Greenville

Richard Mark Servoss, 92, of Greenville died Monday, June 8, 2015 in the Greenville Health Center surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Helen E. (Sullivan) Servoss. Born in Buffalo... more

Dr. James P. Curran Jr. - Smithfield

Dr. James P. Curran Jr., 70, died Friday, May 29, in RI Hospital. He was the cherished husband of Rosemary (Racine) Curran whom he married April 22, 2000. He was the beloved father of James P.... more

Lucienne F. Pierel - Manville

Lucienne F. Pierel, 94, formerly of Cumberland, died peacefully Saturday, June 6, 2015, at The Holiday in Manville. She was the loving wife of Emile R. Pierel. They were married on May 31, 1947.... more

Edgar A. Westbrook - Smithfield

Edgar A. Westbrook, 84, passed away Sunday June 7, 2015. He was the husband of the late Joan P. (Sullivan) Westbrook. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he was a son of the late Amos A. and Bonnie B. (Weldon... more

Lucille R. Perry - Cumberland

Lucille R. (LaForest) Perry, 81, of Cumberland passed away Saturday, June 6, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the wife of William... more

Jean M. Plante - Cumberland

Jean M. (Martin) Plante, 80, formerly of Nancy Drive in Cumberland, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Normand R. Plante Sr. Born in... more

David F. Miller - Cumberland

David F. Miller, 63, of Cumberland passed away Thursday, June 4 surrounded by his loving family. Born in the Pawtucket, and raised in the Berkeley Section of Cumberland, he was the son of Eleanor (... more

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