Obituaries

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

Joan A. DiGregorio - Cumberland

Joan A. DiGregorio, 77, formerly of Pawtucket, died Saturday, March 16. She was the wife of the late Frank G. DiGrigorio. Born in Cranston, April 17, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H.... more

Vincent P. Vitale - Smithfield

Vincent P. Vitale, 91, of Greenville died Saturday, March 16, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was married to the late Lida C. (Rossi) Vitale for 59 years.... more

Joseph M. Hunt - Harmony

Joseph M. Hunt, 63, of Canterbury, Conn., passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. He was the husband of Cheryl R. (Grant) Hunt for 30 years. Mr. Hunt was... more

Thomas Michael Bell - Woonsocket

Thomas Michael Bell, 62, of Brookhaven Lane passed away Wednesday, March 13 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Rebecca (Meyer) Bell, and they had been married for the past... more

Nora N. Pouliot - Blackstone

Nora N. (Colli) Pouliot, 80, of Early Village died March 11, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Horace Pouliot. Born in Woonsocket, she was a... more

Leonard V. Thornton - Smithfield

Leonard V. Thornton, 93, of Dresden, Maine, and Largo, Fla., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the home of his daughter in Cranston. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Emin) Thornton for 67... more

Jeanne M. Desaulniers - Woonsocket

Jeanne M. (Goulet) Desaulniers, 88, of Maple Street died March 13, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Desaulniers who passed away in 2000. A... more

Paul Jorge Roque - Lincoln

Paul Jorge Roque, 46, of Princess Pine Road, passed away Monday at home. He was the husband of Ana (Silva) Roque, and they had been married for 27 years. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he was the son of... more

Armand J. Felice - Blackstone

Armand J. Felice, 64, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away on Saturday, Mach 9, 2013, with his loving family and Pastor by his side at Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 42 years of... more

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