Obituaries

Shirley M. Dexter – Scituate

Shirley M. (Arnold) Dexter, 93, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. She was the beloved wife for 70 years of H. Elton Dexter. Born in Scituate, she was a daughter of the late Howard M. and Viola M... more

Marjorie L. Baker – Cumberland

Marjorie L. Baker, 92 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, in Mt. St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Ralph H. Baker Sr, they were married for 51 years. Born in... more

Frank DeHaas – Blackstone

Frank DeHaas, 96, of Blackstone, formerly of Northbridge, Mass., passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was the husband of Gloria (Biron) DeHaas and the late Anna (Dufries) DeHaas who died in 1983.... more

Lillian Mary Kelly – Smithfield

Lillian Mary Kelly, 90, of Spencer Road, Greenville, died Monday, March 6, 2017, in Hebert’s Nursing Home in Smithfield. She was the widow of John Andrew Kelly, Sr. Born in Providence, she was a... more

Constance Theresa Ponanski – South Kingstown

Constance Theresa (Cinq-Mars) Ponanski, 93, of South Kingstown, formerly of Woonsocket, R.I., and Millville, Mass., died peacefully assured of her family’s everlasting love on March 5, 2017, at South... more

Elizabeth Barclay – Cumberland

Elizabeth Barclay, 78, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. She dedicated her life to nursing and her family. She is survived by her daughters, Nicole DeVasto, Paula Young, and... more

Gerry McVeigh – Lincoln

On March 3 at 5:30 p.m., a unique individual was lost with the unexpected passing of Gerry "Rocket Man" McVeigh as the result of a stroke. He was the middle son of the late James and Gladys (Davies)... more

Marguerite Rose Robinson – North Kingstown

Marguerite Rose Robinson, 83, died unexpectedly in her home on February 10, 2017. She was born in Providence, R.I., the daughter of Thomas Francis Robinson, Sr. and Leona Malvina (DesChamps) Robinson... more

Arline J. Neri – Providence

Arline J. (Grenier) Neri, 71, of Providence, passed away March 2, 2017, in Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Neri. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Emile and... more

Elizabeth "Betty" Heroux – Woonsocket

Elizabeth "Betty" Heroux, 94 passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Heroux. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the... more

Rita I. Rousseau – Woonsocket

Rita I. Rousseau, 90, of Newland Ave., Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerard A. Rousseau... more

Marguerite M. Scothon – Cumberland

Marguerite M. Scothon, 91, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was the wife of the late George “Jud” Scothon. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late... more

Andrea F. Luisi – Cumberland

Andrea F. Luisi, 48, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness, Sunday, February 26, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Nicholas Luisi. They were happily married for 24 years. Born... more

Kaitlin L. Licht – Groton, Conn.

Kaitlin L. Licht, 31, of Groton, Conn., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Harbor Village Rehab & Nursing Center, New London, Conn., after fighting a courageous battle with breast cancer for a year... more

Antoinette W. Almeida – Woonsocket

Antoinette W.(Wyspianski) Almeida, 94, formerly of Tache St., Woonsocket, died Friday, February 24, 2017, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Almeida Sr. Born in Mendon, Mass... more

Aldora C. Harnois – Woonsocket

Woonsocket -Aldora C. (Brouillette) Harnois, 84, of Rhodes Ave., Woonsocket, died Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the Friendly Nursing Home, after a long battle with COPD, with her daughter Sandra... more

Wilfred L. Branchaud – Woonsocket

Wilfred L. Branchaud, 89, of Woonsocket and formerly of North Smithfield, died February 24, 2017, in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Jeannine L. (Lambert) Branchaud.... more

Frederick J. Page – North Smithfield

Frederick J. “Fritz” Page, 85, of North Smithfield, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Landry) Page, whom he married September 28,... more

Charles F. Gould – Woonsocket

Charles F. Gould, 84, of Woonsocket, died on February 23, 2017, at Fatima Hospital in North Providence. He was the husband of Lucille (Rabidoux) Gould. He was the son of the late Robert D. and Dora (... more

Gladys M. Lapre – Lincoln

Gladys M. Lapre, 95, formerly of Lincoln, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Heritage Hills Nursing Home, Smithfield. Born in Lincoln she was a daughter of the... more

Alice J. Parker - Millville, Mass.

Alice J. (White) Parker, 86, of Millville, Mass., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at St. Mary Health Care Center in Worcester, Mass. She was the wife of the late Edwin W. Parker, who died in... more

Elizabeth A. Thomas Gelinas – North Smithfield

Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Cournoyer) Thomas Gelinas, 81, of North Smithfield, died Feb. 20, 2017, in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She leaves her husband, Normand Gelinas; children Sarah... more

Raymond Lapierre – Mapleville

Raymond Lapierre, 40, of Victory Highway, Mapleville, died February 11, 2017. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond Lapierre and Elaine (Hunt) Gervais. Raymond worked as an... more

Paul E. Desautels – Woonsocket

Paul E. Desautels, 82, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 17, 2017, at home. He was the loving husband of Gloria A. (Beaulieu) Desautels. They were... more

James “Stu” Lavelle – North Smithfield

James “Stu” Lavelle, 77, of North Smithfield, passed away February 17, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living in Smithfield. He was the husband of Patricia (Depointe) Lavelle. Born in Woonsocket, he was... more

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