Obituaries

Barbara C. Whalen - North Smithfield

Barbara C. Whalen, 71, of North Smithfield, R.I., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late Kevin Whalen. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the... more

John B. Dion Jr. - Lincoln

John B. Dion Jr., 90, passed peacefully after receiving loving care at the Holiday retirement home on January 26, 2016. He was the husband of the late Agnes (Mandeville) Dion. Born in Pawtucket, he... more

Lois E. Gilbert - Pawtucket

Lois E. Gilbert, 100, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was the wife of the late Arthur Gilbert. Born in Rochester, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Goodwin)... more

Deborah A. Bessette - Cumberland

Deborah A. Bessette, 58, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a long battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of Denis W. Bessette. Mr.... more

Glenn E. LeBlond - Woonsocket

Glenn E. LeBlond, 53, of Second Avenue, Woonsocket, died Monday at home. Born and raised in Woonsocket he was the son of Charles L. LeBlond and Pauline (Turcotte) LeBlond. He was a lifelong resident... more

Eva D. (Gianco) Vito – Woonsocket

Eva D. (Gianco) Vito, 96, of 173 Bailey St., died January 22, 2016 in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, R.I. She was the wife of the late Vincent J. Vito. Born in Woonsocket, she was the... more

Thomas F. Lee Jr. - Blackstone

Thomas F. Lee, Jr., 76, of Summer Street, died January 21, 2016, at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Margaret J. (Kennedy) Lee whom he married December 28, 1963. Born in Woonsocket... more

Gustave C. Cote - Cumberland

Gustave C. Cote, 92, of Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Rita (Godin) Cote. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late... more

Charles Arthur Downs III - Lincoln

Charles Arthur Downs III, 65, of River Road in Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly on January 18th. Charles is survived by his wife of 34 years, Elizabeth (Schofield). Born in Stoughton, MA, he was the... more

John E. McGinnes - Cumberland

John E. McGinnes, 94, of Cumberland passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Lincoln. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Hadfield) McGinnes. Born in... more

Natalie M. Blais – Lincoln

Natalie M. (Shea) Blais, 92, of Lincoln passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Elmhurst Extended Care Facility, Providence surrounded by her loving caregivers. She was the wife of the... more

Daniel Joy Hunter - Cumberland

Daniel Joy Hunter, 93, of 79 Newell Drive, Cumberland, a real estate salesman since 1976, passed away on Jan. 11 in Clearwater, Fla. He was a Naval pilot and survivor of Pearl Harbor, retiring from... more

Arthur T. Smith - Lincoln

Arthur T. Smith, 82, of Lincoln passed away Sunday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Roberta A. (Greene) Smith, and they has been married for the past 58 years. Born... more

Howard F. Tucker Jr. - Glocester

Howard F. Tucker Jr., 92, a lifelong Glocester resident, passed away at home Saturday January 16, 2016. He was the husband of the late Ann L. (Grueser) Tucker. Born in Harmony, he was a son of the... more

Irene A. McElroy

Irene A. (Dailey) McElroy, 101, passed away Tuesday January 12, 2016 at her daughter’s home. She was predeceased by her husband James J. McElroy. Mrs. McElroy was born April 6, 1914 in Cumberland, R.... more

Lisa Marie Hayden - Cumberland

Lisa Marie Hayden (Donelly), 52, of Church St., Cumberland, passed away Monday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Richard Hayden. A lifelong Cumberland resident she was... more

Charles A. Bauer Jr. - Cumberland

Charles A. Bauer Jr., 89, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Brookdale Senior Living Community in Cumberland, R.I., surrounded by his loving family. He and his late wife, Diane... more

Frances Branigan - Lincoln

Frances Branigan, 91, a long time resident of Lincoln passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, R.I. after a brief illness and complications of COPD.... more

Laura E. Grabbert - Hope

Laura E. (Luther) Grabbert, 86, of Seven Mile Road, Hope, R.I., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Born in Hope, she was the daughter of the... more

Aileen B. Capalbo - Wakefield

Aileen B. Capalbo, 76, a Wakefield resident for over 50 years, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015 with her husband and son by her side. She was the beloved wife of Domenic F. Capalbo, Jr. for 49... more

Frances L. McDermott - Cumberland

Frances ‘Fran’ L. McDermott, 81, of Cumberland, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. She was the wife of the late Edward F. McDermott Jr. Born in Windsor, Va., she was a daughter of the late Linwood and Mary... more

Normand R. Glode - Woonsocket

Normand R. Glode, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Charles and... more

Margaret Belliveau - Jupiter, Fla.

Margaret “Peggy” N. Belliveau, 81, of Jupiter, Fla. and formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 in Jupiter, Fla. She was the beloved wife of Norman J. Belliveau, Sr. for 60... more

Jacqueline Hill- Woonsocket

Jacqueline F. (Castonguay) (Chevalier) Hill, 85, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 with her loving family by her side. She is the beloved wife of the late Alvin... more

Pauline K. Borodkin - Cumberland

Pauline K. Borodkin, 100, of Cumberland, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Brookdale, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Irwin M. Borodkin. Born in Butte, Mont., a daughter of the late... more

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