Obituaries

Edward J. Sweet Jr.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Edward J. Sweet Jr. of Cumberland departed this life; he was born on July 3, 1933, in Warwick, R.I. He is predeceased by his daughter, Shanon Lee Culpan, and son, Russell... more

Sr. Simone Decelles

Sr. Simone L. Decelles, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, Ein Karim Community, North Smithfield, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Antoine Residence. She was born in Woonsocket, R.I., the daughter of... more

Mary E. Drapeau

Mary E. (Gray) Drapeau, R.N., 72, of North Smithfield, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the Philip Hulitar Residence, Providence. She was the wife of Col. Robert L. Drapeau, U.S. Army, retired, whom... more

William P. Glad - Cumberland

William P. Glad, 37, of Cumberland, passed away in an accidental drowning in New Hampshire on Friday, August 1, 2014. Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Thomas and Connie (Bergeron) Glad... more

James G. O’Donnell

James G. O’Donnell, 86, formerly of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Greenville, R.I., died in West Chester, Pa., on July 27, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 16, 1927, he was... more

Marcella T. Tucker

Marcella T. (Gibeault) Tucker, 84, a Foster resident since 1951, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Norman E. Tucker. Born in... more

Kyle A. Gobeille

Kyle A. Gobeille, 44, passed away suddenly, Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Heidi L. (Waterman) Gobeille. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Alfred L. and Jeannette M. (Lizotte... more

Irene E. Pion - Lincoln

Irene E. (Soucy) Pion, 83, of Lincoln died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Pion. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late... more

Irene C. Roberts - Centerville, Mass.

Irene C. (Benoit) Roberts, 97, of Centerville, died on July 23, 2014, at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Roberts. Born in Providence, R.I., Irene was the daughter... more

Suzanne M. McNeil - Brunswick, Maine

Suzanne M. (Malbouef) McNeil, 65, of Brunswick, Maine, died July 9, 2014. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leo and Marguerite (Berard) Malboeuf. Suzanne was a graduate of... more

Edward R. Rouette - Woonsocket

Edward R. Rouette, 71, of Woonsocket died Sunday morning, July 20 at home surrounded by his family after a valiant two year battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Georgette L. (Lanctot)... more

Norma M. Barrette - Smithfield

Norma M. Barrette, 81, of Old Pocasset Lane, formerly of Mapleville Road, Smithfield, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of David F. Barrette Sr.... more

Charles H. MacDonald - Woonsocket

Charles H. MacDonald, 87, of Cherry Hill Avenue, died Saturday July 19, 2014, at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Anita (Bastein) MacDonald. Born and... more

Maria Ferreira - Cumberland

Maria “Carmita” Ferreira was the beloved and devoted mother of 14 children. She was born in Esmolfe, Portugal, on Aug. 21, 1926. She was the loving daughter of the late Joao and Micas Loureiro. She... more

John Fay - South Kingstown

John “Jack” Fay, cherished and devoted husband of Vivian (Grella) Fay, passed from the arms of his beloved wife and family into the joy of eternal happiness, July16, 2014. They celebrated their 55th... more

Gene R. Meleleu - Scituate

Gene R. Meleleu, 76, of Hope, R.I., passed away peacefully on July 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Lynne (Wilson) Meleleu. Born in Fall River, Mass., on Oct. 10, 1937, Gene was the son of the... more

Patricia D. Vanasse - South Kingstown

Patricia D. (Barber) Vanasse, 63, of South Kingstown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the... more

Paul A. Morel - Cumberland

Paul A. “Moe” Morel, 75, of Cumberland, and formerly of Mendon Road, Woonsocket, died Saturday, July 12 at Philip Hulitar Center. He was the beloved husband of Marcelle “Marcy” (Jolicoeur) Morel.... more

Mathew Langdon Rockefeller - Cumberland

Mathew Langdon Rockefeller, 14, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was the beloved son of Raymond Rockefeller III and Jill Varian-Rockefeller. Mat grew up in... more

Charles A. Atwood - Scituate

Charles A. Atwood, 96, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, peacefully at home surrounded by loving family. He was the husband of the late Norma L. (Tucker) Atwood. A lifelong Scituate resident, he... more

Rowland E. Hill - Pawtucket

Rowland E. Hill, 89, passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the father of Cindy Roberge and her husband William with whom he resided. He also was the brother of... more

Andre J. Kelleter - Woonsocket

Andre J. Kelleter, 75, of Woonsocket, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Gloria M. (Piette) Kelleter. Born in Woonsocket, he was the... more

Albert H. Benoit - Lincoln

Albert H. Benoit, 87, of Grove Street died Monday, July 7, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Hudson) Benoit. Born in South Attleboro,... more

Wayne D. Floyd - Fort Myers, Fla.

Wayne D. Floyd, 64, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Fla. He was the beloved husband of the late... more

Eugene R. Conway - Cumberland

Eugene R. Conway, well-respected businessman, educator, and life-long resident of Cumberland Hill, died July 7. He was 92. Eugene turned the lessons learned from early success at selling apples from... more

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