Obituaries

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

Mary E. Curran – Cumberland

Mary E. Curran, 93, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Dec. 10, 2016. She was the wife of the late Tom Curran. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late... more

Richard A. Cornell – Woonsocket

Richard A. Cornell, 69, of Woonsocket, died December 9, 2016, at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lorraine C. (Fruit) Cornell. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Earl and... more

Esther M. Reuter – Lincoln

Esther M. Reuter, 91, of Lincoln, died Dec. 8, 2016. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Reuter. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Gustave and Grace (Garrett) Paulson. She had been... more

John T. Walsh – Cumberland

John T. Walsh, 88, passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Celia (Blazuk) Walsh. They were married for 64 years. Born... more

Vincent R. Wagner – Smithfield

Vincent R. “Rudy” Wagner died peacefully on Dec. 9, 2016. He was 95 years old. He was the loving father of Karen Kidd of South Kingstown, Donna Haynes of Connecticut and Wanda Wagner of Florida. He... more

Thomas M. Gould – Woonsocket

Thomas M. Gould, 54, of Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, died December 8, 2016, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Charles and Lucille (Rabidoux) Gould of... more

Patricia (Gallagher) McMullen – Lincoln

Patricia (Gallagher) McMullen, 90, passed on Nov. 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. McMullen. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Harold (Pat) Gallagher and... more

Camille E. Pepin – Woonsocket

Camille E. Pepin, 91, of Virginia Avenue, died December 5, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne R. (Frappier) Pepin for 61 years. Born in North Smithfield, he was a son of the late Camille H.... more

Estelle M. Owen – Cumberland

Estelle M. Owen, 80, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Milton Owen Jr. They were happily married for 36 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of... more

Carolyn Draper – Springfield, Va.

Carolyn Draper of Springfield, Va., passed away on Dec. 1 at the age of 79. She was the beloved wife of 55 years to Bill Draper; dear mother of Bill (Chris) and Tim; caring grandmother of Billy; also... more

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