Obituaries

Denise Lafayette - Millville, Mass.

Denise (Jarret) Lafayette, 80, of Millville died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Lafayette, whom she married January 23, 1954.... more

Paul C. Laliberte - Lincoln

Paul C. Laliberte, 81, of Grove Street passed away Monday, April 1 in the V.A. Regional Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Evelyn A. (Gingras) Laliberte. Born in Pawtucket,... more

Rose A. Caron - Woonsocket

Rose A. (Tardif) Caron, 93, of Elm Street died peacefully April 1, 2013, in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph O. Caron... more

Linda A. Morancey - Providence

Linda A. Morancey of Barton Street died Sunday, March 31 at home. She was the daughter of Laura (Rea) Morancey of Smithfield and the late Charles H. Morancey. Linda was a mailroom clerk for Blue... more

Kevin Whalen - Cumberland

Kevin Whalen, 74, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 1, 2013. He was the husband of Barbara (Lucas) Whalen. They were happily married for 43 years. Born in Whitman, Mass., he was... more

Robert Couepel - North Smithfield

Robert “Robbie” Couepel, 48, a resident of Forestdale, passed away March 28, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband to Dawn (Limoges) Couepel. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., a... more

Sylvie L. San Bento - North Providence

Sylvie L. (Fortin) San Bento, 50, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer. She was the beloved wife of Michael... more

Sister Frances Falk - North Providence

Sister Frances Falk, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, daughter of the late Maurice S. Falk and Alvida M, (Baker) Falk died peacefully March 29, 2013, at St. Antoine’s Residence in North Smithfield.... more

David B. Balcom - Smithfield

David B. Balcom, 70, of Smithfield, died Friday, March 22, 2013. He was the husband of Claire (LaBonte) Balcom. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Everett Balcom and Mabel C. (McCarthy)... more

Alice Weldon - Smithfield

Alice (Wolstencroft) Weldon, 100, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Hebert Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Horace Weldon and Martin W. Peterson. Born in Lancashire, England, she was a... more

Philip P. Cimini - Pawtucket

Philip P. Cimini, 73, of Pawtucket, son of the late Armando and Domenica (Salierno) Cimini, expired at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center on March 27, 2013. Beloved husband to Barbara A. (Corey)... more

Everett R. Tillinghast - Burrillville

Everett R. Tillinghast, 71, of Glendale died Saturday, March 23, 2013, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Emily B. (Lippacher) Tillinghast. Born in Providence, a son of the late... more

Judith M. Varone - Lincoln

Judith M. (Silva) Varone, 53, of Smithfield Avenue passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Augusto L. Silva of Lakeland, Fla., and Estelle M. Owen... more

Mariette J. Colson - Providence

Mariette J. Colson of Fox Point Manor, Providence, died peacefully at Oakland Grove Health Center on March 23, 2013, after a short illness. She was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on April 25,1925. She was... more

Robert J. Pickett - Lincoln

Robert J. Pickett, 66, formerly of Walker Avenue, passed away Sunday, March 24 in the U.S. Veterans Hospital, West Roxbury, Mass. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William J. and Lucina (... more

Giacomo Palma - Seminole, Fla.

Giacomo “John” Palma, a Rhode Island native, passed away at home on March 19, 2013. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on Oct. 4, 1925, the son of Raffaele Palma and Antoinetta (Bisanti) Palma. He... more

Phyllis M. Schofield - Smithfield

Phyllis M. (Egerton) Schofield, 90, of Pleasant View Avenue died Friday, March 22, at North Bay Manor, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late George E. Schofield Sr. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter... more

Robert G. Dupras - Cumberland

Robert G. Dupras, 68, of North Garden Street passed away Thursday, March 21 at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the husband of Nanet (Rinos) Dupras. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the... more

John J. Butler - North Smithfield/Uxbridge, Mass.

Attorney John J. Butler, 88, of North Smithfield died Tuesday, March 19, at UMass after a long illness. His wife of 60 years, Elizabeth M. (Gunville) Butler, died April 7, 2008. He is survived by... more

James J. McDermott Jr. - Manchester, Iowa

James J. McDermott Jr., 58, of Manchester, Iowa, died Feb. 25, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Deanna (Ahrens) McDermott and father of the late Megan McDermott. Born in Providence, he was... more

Robert J. Gardner and Bella J. Gardner - Lincoln

Robert J. Gardner, 78, and his wife, Bella T. (Begin) Gardner, 75, both died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by their loving family. Mr. and... more

Claire Bouchard - Clinton, S.C.

Claire R. Bouchard, 90, former resident of Morningside Assisted Living in Greenwood, died March 17, 2013, at NHC of Clinton. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., Sept. 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late... more

Walter L. Vermette - Woonsocket

Walter L. Vermette, 85, of Mendon Road died Sunday, March 17 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Pauline C. (Caron) Vermette. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Alfred and... more

Helen C. (Wunschel) Cook - Cumberland

Helen C. (Wunschel) Cook, 82, of Melrose Street passed away peacefully Friday, March 15 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late James B. Cook Sr. Born in... more

Roland E. Paris - Lincoln

Roland E. Paris, 86, of Sayles Hill Road, Manville, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Oscar and the late Marie Ange (... more

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