Obituaries

Claire Y. Coia – Cumberland

Claire Y. (Gagnon) Coia, 83, formerly of Providence, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasco Coia. Born in Central Falls... more

Myrna E. Bigonette – Lincoln

Myrna E. (Kelly) Bigonette, 81, of Lincoln, died Feb. 28, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of John R. Bigonette. Mr. & Mrs.... more

Barbara I. Averill – Smithfield

Barbara I. (Labadie) Averill, 88, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at home with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Harold C. Averill. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the... more

Edward Folan – North Attleboro, Mass.

Tragically gone too soon, Edward Folan, 69, of North Attleboro, Mass., passed away on Feb. 22, leaving behind the love of his life, wife Madeline Entwistle Folan; his pride and joy, daughters Dale... more

Vivian Irene Brunelle – North Smithfield

Vivian Irene Brunelle, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 2, at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was a daughter of the late Romeo and Susan I. (Roy) Brunelle. Miss Brunelle had... more

Kenneth Whitmore Jencks – Cumberland

Kenneth Whitmore Jencks, age 96, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, died February 26, 2018, at Mount Saint Rita Health Center, Cumberland. Happily married to Meredith (Manning) Jencks for 72 years, he was... more

Constance B. “Connie” Masse – Woonsocket

Constance B. “Connie” Masse, 76, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Andre A. Masse who passed away... more

Helen Joan Burns – Pawtucket

Helen Joan Burns, 97, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Jeanne Jugan Residence. She was the wife of the late James T. Burns. Born in Oxford, Mass., she was a daughter... more

Marcel J. Desmarais – Lincoln

Marcel J. Desmarais, 75, of Lincoln, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband and best friend of 47 years to... more

Pauline V. (Chauvin) Watson – Cumberland

Pauline V. (Chauvin) Watson, aged 72, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at her home in Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of William C. Watson for 48 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the... more

Rose A. Hunter – Cumberland

Rose A. Hunter, 93, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Harry W. Hunter. They were happily married for 70 years. Born in Rehoboth,... more

John Haddad – Woonsocket

John Haddad, 89, formerly of Ray Avenue, passed away at Woonsocket Health Center on February 21, 2018. He was the son of the late Abdo and Hysna (Kaboz) Haddad. Born in Woonsocket on July 28, 1928,... more

Jean L. (Martel) Silva-Comire – North Smithfield

Jean L. (Martel) Silva-Comire, 70, of North Smithfield, passed away February 25, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Ronald A. Comire Sr., whom she married September 27, 1998. Born in... more

Rose Regina Mailloux Greaves – Cumberland

Rose Regina Mailloux Greaves passed away on February 12, 2018. She was the wife of the late James Greaves for 65 years. She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of Fred and Regina Mailloux. She... more

George R. Nazareth – Cumberland

George R. Nazareth, 88, of High Ridge Drive, died Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Briarcliffe Gardens, Johnston, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (... more

Robert A. Turcotte – Cumberland

Robert A. Turcotte, 78 passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, in Cumberland, R.I. He was the loving husband of Linda (Chisholm) Turcotte. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., he was the son of the former Woonsocket... more

Erin Elizabeth Cain Prost – Homosassa, Fla.

Erin Elizabeth Cain Prost, 42, of Homosassa, Fla., was murdered on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at her home. A native of Worcester, Mass., she was born April 13, 1975, to John and Gail (Boyer) Cain, one... more

Mary F. Legassie – Woonsocket

Mary F. (Soucier) Legassie, 84, of Clinton St., died January 14, 2018, in Hope Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence after a long illness. She was the loving mother of Norman Jr. and his wife, Linda;... more

Suzanne Byrnes – Central Falls

Suzanne (Gazaille) Byrnes, 91 years old, was carried by angels to heaven to meet her beloved Irishman, John C Byrnes (CFPD ret Fearless Four), on Feb. 16, 2018. Suzanne retired as the assistant... more

Sharon Larosee – Pawtucket

Sharon Larosee (Siatkowski) died on February 9, 2018, in her Pawtucket home. A beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law, Sharon was 68. She was born in Pawtucket in... more

Carmen Augusto – Cumberland

Carmen Augusto, 78, died on January 28, 2018, at Kent Hospital. She grew up in Valley Falls, R.I., and then was a longtime homeowner in Lincoln, R.I. She spent the last few years as a resident of... more

Denny Canestrari – North Smithfield

Denny Canestrari, 81, of North Smithfield, died February 15, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Patricia Canestrari whom he married May 28, 1960. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late... more

Rita C. Lacombe – Cumberland

Rita C. Lacombe, 87, of North Smithfield and formerly of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 1, 2018. She was the wife of the late Leonard Lacombe. Born in Cumberland, she was the... more

Therese L. Gamache – Woonsocket

Therese L. Gamache, 94, of Woonsocket, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 13, at The Holiday in Manville. She was the loving wife of the late Paul E. Gamache. They were married in 1942 and shared over 55... more

Marie L. Mercier – Cumberland

Marie L. Mercier, 95, passed away on Thursday, February 1, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter C. Mercier. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of... more

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