Obituaries

Boyd L. Minnis - Lincoln

Boyd L Minnis, 89, died peacefully with his family by his side at The Holiday Nursing Home in Manville. He was a pipeline welder and a proud member of the 798 Pipeliners Union for 60 years. He was... more

John E. Lavallee - Cumberland

John E. Lavallee, 87, of Lavallee Dr., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in the Oakland Grove Nursing Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Constance (Szpila) Lavallee. Born in Central... more

Theresa Y. Tanguay - Pawtucket

Theresa Y. (Desrochers) Tanguay, 75, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence. She was the wife of Paul R. Tanguay. Born in Pawtucket,... more

Alice Douglas - Cumberland

Alice (Lebeau) Douglas, 90, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John H. Douglas III. Born... more

Ernest W. Taillon - Manville

Ernest W. “Walt” Taillon, 89, of Manville died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. He was the loving husband of Annette I. (Turenne) Taillon. They were married on... more

Helen S. Williams - Burrillville

Helen S. (LaTour) Williams, 69, passed away suddenly Friday, May 6, 2016. She was the wife of the late James H. Williams, Sr. for 49 years before his passing in 2015. She was born in Providence, a... more

Jeanne Marie Murphy - Cumberland

Jeanne Marie Murphy, 81, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2016 surrounded by her family in the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Providence. She was the wife of the... more

Carl H. John III - Cumberland

Carl H. "CJ" John III, 18, of Cumberland passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in North Providence, he was the son of Michelle (Thanos) Berkovitz and Carl H.... more

Edgar H. Pelissier - Woonsocket

Edgar H. “Brother” Pelissier, 81, formerly of Jillson Ave. died peacefully Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Trinity Health and Rehab Center. He was the loving husband of the late Theresa (Masse) Pelissier who... more

Richard L. Kissik - Cumberland

Richard L. "Dick" Kissik, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Providence, R.I. at the age of 72. Richard is survived by his wife, Linda, his children Kristen Kissik... more

Edith M. Ward - Lincoln

Edith M. “Jackie” (Perry) Ward, 89, of Lincoln passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late David G. F. Ward, III. Born in... more

Howard H. Lancaster - East Providence

Howard H. Lancaster, 96, of Catalpa Avenue, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Eileen (Dearden) Lancaster, and the... more

Arthur Sabourin - Homosassa, Fla.

Arthur Sabourin, 78 of Florida and formerly of Cumberland passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was the husband of the late Clarisse A. (Cote) Sabourin. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the... more

Theresa Adam - Edgewater, Fla.

Theresa (Giancamilli) Adam, 93, of Tamarind Drive, Edgewater, Fla, died Monday, April 25, 2016. She was the widow of Joseph L. Adam who died in 2004. Born August 17, 1922 in Woonsocket, R.I., she... more

Leo P. Branchaud - Tinmouth, Vt.

Leo P. Branchaud, 57, of Tinmouth, Vt., died unexpectedly, on Friday, April 22, 2016. Son of Rita Branchaud of North Smithfield and the late Paul Branchaud. He is survived by his loving wife, Tami... more

Barbara L. Campanella - Narragansett

Barbara L. (Pullano) Campanella, 67, of Narragansett, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Shady Acres Nursing Home, West Kingston. She was the beloved wife of 42 years to the late... more

Rene E. Beauregard - Cumberland

Rene E. "Mister B" Beauregard, 95, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Doris F. (Godin) Beauregard. Born in... more

Joseph F. Knapp - Lincoln

Joseph F. Knapp, 96, of Old River Road died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Jacqueline (Paquin) Knapp. He was the loving father of... more

Claire V. Cote - Cumberland

Claire V. (Drouin) Cote, 82, of Cumberland passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at home. She was the beloved wife of Howard N. Cote Jr, and they had been married for 59 years. Born in Lewiston, Maine,... more

Stanley J. Ainley - Greenville

Stanley J. Ainley, 92, died peacefully with family by his side on November 18, 2015 at the Davis Health Care Center in Wilmington, N.C. Born in Greystone, R.I. on September 20, 1923, he was the son... more

Thomas M. Burr - Cumberland

Thomas "Timtom" Michael Burr 57, of Cumberland R.I. passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Brigham and Woman's Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2016 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer... more

Alice A. Levesque - Woonsocket

Alice A. (Dion) Levesque 77, formerly of Woonsocket, died at home, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard Levesque. Alice was born in Woonsocket... more

David G. Sauvageau - North Smithfield

David G. Sauvageau, 70, of North Smithfield, died Friday, April 15, 2016, in his home. He was the husband of Cecile A. (Vanasse) Sauvageau, whom he married April 22, 1968. Born in Fredericksburg, Va... more

William Pickles - Cumberland

William “Bill” Pickles, 68, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away Wednesday April 6, 2016 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Marie L. Pickles and the son of William B. and... more

Alan Hudson - Clarksville, Tenn.

Alan Hudson, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Full obituary may be viewed at www.sykesfuneralhome.com

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