Obituaries

Frank E. Wing III – Lincoln

Frank E. Wing III, 74, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 16, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, after a brave battle with Lewy Body dementia... more

Pauline T. Badeau – Woonsocket

Pauline T. Badeau, 92, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Friendly Home. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond G. Badeau. They were married in 1945 and shared over 37 years... more

Joseph R. Richer – Woonsocket

Joseph R. Richer, 90, of Bayberry Road, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in the Holiday Retirement Home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Boisvert) Richer. Joseph... more

Omer Roger Desjarlais – Saint Cloud, Fla.

Omer Roger Desjarlais of Saint Cloud, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, with his beloved niece Paulette by his side. He was born August 22, 1934, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to... more

John P. Conway – Cumberland

John P. Conway, 66, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, January 10, 2018. An obituary announcing a service will follow at a later date. Arrangements are by the O’Neill... more

Jane I. Storin – Pawtucket

Jane I. Storin, 69, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Richard Storin. They were happily married for 49 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of... more

Norman Camille Sauté – Cumberland

Norman Camille Sauté, 91, of Valley Stream Drive, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of Ann R. Brown Sauté and the late Dorothea... more

Thomas D. Mefford – Cumberland

Thomas D. Mefford, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, Pawtucket, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Cheryl (LaRose) Mefford... more

Mary E. Viveiros – Coventry

Mary E., Viveiros, 95, of Coventry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the... more

Joseph D. Antunes – Cumberland

Joseph D. Antunes, 95, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, in the V.A. Regional Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of Patricia (Santos) Silva-Antunes and the late Mary (Freitas) Antunes. Born... more

Francisco A. Ribeiro – Portugal

Francisco A. Ribeiro, 87, formerly of 690 Weeden St., Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Martins) Ribeiro... more

Doris Gertrude Shovar – Virginia

Doris Gertrude Shovar, 97, of Ashburn, Virginia, formerly of Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully in her sleep, January 4, 2018, shortly after her husband, John F. Shovar. She was a Rhode Island native,... more

John Fredrick Shovar – Virginia

John Fredrick Shovar, 88, of Ashburn, Va., and formerly of Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, August 30, 1929, to Lorin A. and... more

Lionel L. Duquette Jr. – North Smithfield

Lionel L. Duquette Jr., 94, of North Smithfield, died Friday, January 5, 2018, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Vivianne L. (Cote) Duquette who passed 45... more

Leo Stephen Shiel – Burrillville

Leo Stephen Shiel of Glendale, R.I., passed away peacefully with his beloved family at his side on Thursday, December 7, at Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late... more

Dorothy Waterman – Smithfield

Dorothy (Brayton) Waterman, 91, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at The Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, R.I. She was the wife of the late John E. Waterman. Born in Framingham, Mass... more

Mary Powell Acquisto – Greensboro, N.C.

Mary Powell Acquisto, 95, of Greensboro; N.C., passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on May 19, 1922, in Worcester, Mass., to John and Agnes (... more

Marguerite J. Plante – North Smithfield

Marguerite J. (Daignault) Plante, 89, of North Smithfield, died December 30, 2017, in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Elphege Plante whom she married in 1948. Born in Woonsocket, she was... more

Jean (Allen) Hunt – Cumberland

Jean (Allen) Hunt, of Cumberland, died at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center on January 1, 2018, after a short illness. She lived in the house where her husband Irving was born for 62 years. Born April 19... more

Claire M. (Landry) Wilcox – Pawtucket

Claire M. (Landry) Wilcox, 82, of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2017, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of William E. Wilcox,... more

John Drainville – Cumberland

John Drainville, 90, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Simone (Sportini) Drainville. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse... more

Madeline F. Caldwell – Cumberland

Madeline F. (Hobbs) Caldwell, 89, of Thomas Leighton Boulevard, died peacefully December 28, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of William J. Caldwell, and the... more

John J. Thuot – North Smithfield

John J. Thuot, 81, of North Smithfield, passed away December 31, 2017, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the husband of Janice (Pennington) Thuot, whom he married on July... more

Paul E. Papineau – Woonsocket

Paul E. Papineau, 82, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at home. He was the loving and devoted husband of Helen C. (Laliberte) Papineau. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 4... more

Russell A. Howard – Glocester

Russell A. Howard, 77, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Glocester, R.I., a son of the late Raymond O. and Esther (Blanchard) Howard.... more

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