Obituaries

Bertha A. Burns - Pawtucket

Bertha A. Burns, 92, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. She was the wife of the late John E. Burns. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Chicoine) Perron. Bertha... more

Josephine V. Ponanski - Smithfield

Josephine V. Ponanski, 86, formerly of Sprague Street, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, with her family by her side, at Hospice Care of RI Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Peter Ponanski.... more

Alma S. Sich - Cumberland

Alma S. Sich, 101, of 10 Old Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland. She was the spouse of the late John S. Sich; daughter of the late... more

Lynne Doris Meleleu - Scituate

Lynne Doris (Wilson) Meleleu The colors of the rainbow so pretty and so bright…. Lynne passed away on February 3, 2015. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was a 1958 graduate of Durfee High School. A... more

Michael A. Grello - Smithfield

Michael A. Grello, known as “The Great Dantini,” 100 years old and a former resident of Swansea, Mass., husband of the late Grace (Russell) Grello, passed away peacefully at the North Bay Manor,... more

Sister Gilberte Marie Belhumeur - North Providence

Sister Gilberte Marie Belhumeur, FMM, 98, of Holy Family Community, died on Jan. 31, 2015, at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Assisted Living Residence in North Providence, R.I. Born in... more

Marjorie H. Cochrane - Cumberland

Marjorie H. (Goodrum) Cochrane, 90, formerly of Thomas Leighton Boulevard, died peacefully Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Lincoln. She was the wife of the late William J... more

Bruce Raymond Smith - Dallas, Texas

Bruce Raymond Smith, 62, died January 21, 2015, at his home in Dallas, Texas, with wife, Melanie, and son, Andrew, by his side. Bruce was born October 28, 1952, in Providence, R.I, and graduated from... more

Pauline M. Morin - Woonsocket

Pauline M. Morin 75, of East School Street, formerly of Elm Street, died January 30, 2015, at The Holiday Retirement Home in Lincoln surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late... more

Harry R. Tingley - Woonsocket

Harry R. Tingley, 91, of Woonsocket, died Friday, January 30, 2015, in his home. He was the husband of Rita R. (Gaudreau) Tingley. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., he was the son of the late Albert and... more

Mildred M. Bursie - North Providence

Mildred M. “Millie” (Pezzi) Bursie, of North Providence, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Hebert Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Matteo Bursie. Born in Providence, she was the... more

Norman J. Bourget - Blackstone

Norman J. Bourget, 84, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away at home on Thursday, January 29, 2015, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Rita M. (Sabourin)... more

Augustus B. Reed - Warren

Augustus B. “Gus” Reed, son of the late Raymond and Avis (Manchester) Reed, loving husband of Donna Lynn (Ferreira) Reed, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Besides his wife, Gus is survived... more

Derek P. Jordan - North Smithfield

Derek P. Jordan, 40, of North Smithfield, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Jeannette I. (Gervais) Houle of Lincoln. Derek... more

Margaret E. McLaughlin - Woonsocket

Margaret E. (Palladini) McLaughlin, 89, of St. Joseph Street died Saturday, January 24, 2015, in Trinity Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Vernon J. McLaughlin, whom she was married to for... more

Arthur Leo Martelle - Cumberland

Arthur Leo Martelle of Cumberland, R.I., passed away on January 30, 2015, at the age of 92. Born April 13, 1922, in Clarksburg, Mass., he was the son of the late Arthur Telesphore Martelle and the... more

Cecile Victoria Zisk - North Providence

Cecile Victoria Zisk, 96, born Feb. 26, 1918, daughter of the late Arthur and Armina Lefevre in Beauvallon Alberta Canada, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2015, with her loving family by her side. She was... more

Gertrude T. Kelley - East Providence

Gertrude T. Kelley of Newman Avenue, Rumford, went to heaven on Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was the wife of Albert J. Kelley. They were happily married for 64 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the... more

Claire H. Goodrich - Cumberland

Claire H. (Berube) Goodrich, 93, of Cumberland died peacefully Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Woonsocket Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Louis C. Goodrich. Born in Pawtucket... more

William D. Peltier - Central Falls

William D. “Bill” Peltier, 72 passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 22, after a three-year illness. Bill was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Charles A. and... more

Paul E. Dwyer - Narragansett

Paul E. Dwyer, 74, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2015 at his home in Narragansett, R.I., with his wife and children by his side. He fought his illness with great strength and courage, never... more

Frederick Joseph Gibbons - Lincoln

Frederick Joseph Gibbons, formerly of Naples, Fla., and Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully on January 15, 2015. He was 77. Born in Peabody, Mass., he was the son of the late Patrick and Cecilia (... more

Christopher J. Williams - Burrillville

Christopher J. “CJ” Williams, 43, a lifelong Burrillville resident, passed away Monday January 19, 2015. Born in Providence, he was a son of James H. Williams Sr. and Helen S. (LaTour) Williams of... more

Thomas J. Schwartz - Glocester

Rhode Island lost a true native son on Sunday, January 18, 2015, with the passing of Thomas J. “TJ” Schwartz. TJ was the loving husband of almost 23 years and best friend of Carrie E. (Gorman)... more

Arthur E. Cadoret Jr. - Cumberland

Arthur E. Cadoret Jr., 82, of First Avenue died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Mount St. Rita Health Centre. He was the husband of Mary V. (DePaolo) Cadoret. Arthur and Mary had been married since 1962.... more

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