Obituaries

Anthony J. Dragon Sr. – Cumberland

Anthony J. Dragon Sr., 83, passed away on Dec. 26 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Dorcas J. (Lawton) Dragon. Born in New Orleans, La., he was the son of the late Aristid... more

Rita M. Moran – Florida

Rita M. Moran, of Wellington, Fla., died peacefully on Christmas Eve. She was the wife of the late John E. Moran and the late William Byrne. Born in Manville, R.I., she was a daughter of the late... more

Doris V. Arel – Woonsocket

Doris V. Arel, 94, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at The Holiday in Manville. She was the loving wife of the late Fernand J. Arel. They... more

Lillian (Gracia) Battista – Cumberland

Lillian (Gracia) Battista, 75, formerly of Warwick, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Memorial Hospital of R.I. She was the wife of 52 years of the late John J. Battista. Lillian was born... more

Odessa Lee Mazzei – Smithfield

Odessa Lee Mazzei entered heaven on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at the age of 94. For the past nine years, she and her husband have lived at Brookdale Senior Living in Smithfield R.I. Odessa (Miller) and... more

Neal Piggott – Cumberland

Neal Piggott, 71, of Cumberland, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Paula M. (Andreotti) Piggott, and the son of the late Herbert and... more

Suzette P. Carpentier – Woonsocket

Suzette P. (Eckles) Carpentier, 69, of Bradley St., died December 27, 2016, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Theroux)... more

Robert H. Laflamme Jr. – Millville, Mass.

Robert H. Laflamme Jr, 53, of Main St., Millville, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at home after a long illness. Born in Woonsocket, son of Lois C. (Ravenelle) Laflamme of Millville, and the late... more

Janice Helen Antaya – Lincoln

Janice Helen (Boyd) Antaya, 84, of Lincoln, passed away Dec. 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late Jean-Paul Antaya. Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Leroy and Florence (Bateman) Boyd. She... more

Milton K. Frazier – Chepachet

Milton K. Frazier of Chepachet, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at the age of 106. He was the husband of his beloved Elizabeth, wife of 64 years, and devoted father of his two sons Arthur and... more

Jeanne Doris Emery – Glendale

Jeanne Doris Emery passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2016, at her home in Glendale, R.I., surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born on Nov. 29, 1927 in Pawtucket, R.I. She was the daughter of... more

Lucien O. Berthiaume Jr. – Woonsocket

Lucien O. Berthiaume Jr., 72, of Woonsocket, passed away on Dec. 24, 2016, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He is the husband of 49 years to Elaine (Champagne) Berthiaume. Born in... more

Edward F. Silvestri – North Providence

Edward F. Silvestri, 83, of Lojai Boulevard, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, a son of Mary (Bertoni) Silvestri of North Providence, and the... more

Clarie R. Dobek – Central Falls

Clarie R. Dobek, 93, formerly of 1085 High Street, passed away on Friday in the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Providence, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Edward... more

Inez L. Klockars – Woonsocket

Inez L. (Newsome) Klockars, 91, of Woonsocket and formerly of North Smithfield, died December 15, 2016, in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Frederick O. Klockars. Born in... more

Maurice Lepine – Woonsocket

Maurice Lepine, 88, of Clinton Street, died surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 18, 2016. He was the husband of the late Rita (Laplante) Lepine. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of... more

Carleton T. Freese – Warwick

Carleton T. Freese, 59, of Warwick, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence after a long illness. He is survived by his sister Flo St. Jean and her husband,... more

Sarah Elizabeth Kilby – Cumberland

Sarah Elizabeth Kilby, 14, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Born in Providence, R.I., Sarah was the beloved daughter of Robert Daniel... more

Olivia M. Catarina – Millville, Mass.

Olivia M. Catarina, 17, of Millville, Mass., passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved daughter of Carl and Tammy (Laplume)... more

Lily (Gartside) Coombs – Florida

Lily (Gartside) Coombs was escorted by angels home to Heaven on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Vero Beach, Fla., where she had made her home for the last 12 yrs. Lily was born in 1920 in Lancashire,... more

Sandra R. Skwirz – Cumberland

Sandra R. Skwirz, 77, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Edward Skwirz. They were happily married for 57 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter... more

Lorraine D. Blanchette – Woonsocket

Lorraine D. (Tremblay) Blanchette, 82, of Woonsocket, died peacefully in her sleep on December 13, 2016, at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Lionel Blanchette to whom she was... more

Irene Eva LaPrade – Florida

Irene Eva LaPrade, 87, wife of Maurice (Ace) LaPrade, of Rockledge, Fla., passed away Nov. 28, 2016, at Avante Nursing and Rehab in Melbourne. They were married in September 1950 and just celebrated... more

Lorraine M. Hebert – Woonsocket

Lorraine M. Hebert, 89, of Woonsocket died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at The Holiday in Manville. She was the loving wife of the late Paul M. Hebert. They were married in 1947 and shared over 37 years... more

Irene M. Chabot – Cumberland

Irene M. Chabot, 92, formerly of 2065 Mendon Road, Cumberland, passed away on Tuesday in the West Shore Health Center, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Chabot. Born in North Attleboro... more

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