Obituaries

Richard “Dickie” Byrd – Woonsocket

Richard “Dickie” Byrd, 74, of Priscilla Road, died Tuesday, January 22, 2018, at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield with his family by his side. He was the husband of Josephine “Josie” (Dandy... more

John M. Conway – Cumberland

John M. Conway, 78, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary “Betty” (Cote) Conway for 56 years.  Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the... more

Nancy Marie Ryan – Cumberland

Nancy Marie Ryan, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 3, 2018, in Ft. Myers, Fla. Nancy was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May... more

Francis G. Gerstner – Lincoln

Francis G. Gerstner, 83, of Lincoln passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, R.I. He was the husband of Patricia J. (Savard) Gerstner for 63 years. Born... more

Jerome “Jerry” A. Cote – Woonsocket

Jerome “Jerry” A. Cote, 60, of Cote Ave., Woonsocket, died on January 17, 2018. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Dr. Arsene P. “Ty” and Pauline L. (Sylvestre) Cote. Jerry worked as a... more

Irene Mancini – Cumberland

Irene E. (Najmowicz) Mancini, 79, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Edward A. Mancini Sr. for 60 years. Born in... more

James T. “Red” Logan – Johnston

James T. “Red” Logan, 85, of Johnston, Narragansett, and Juno Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 15. Born in Lackawanna, N.Y., he was the son of... more

Richard W. Smith – Lincoln

Richard W. Smith, 93, of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Carolyn F. Smith. Born in Providence, son of the late Warren H. and Sarah (... more

Albert E. Boisselle – Pawtucket

Albert E. Boisselle, 87, of North Smithfield, and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene (Kitchen) Boisselle and the late Mary (... more

Rita B. Goucher – Lincoln

Rita B. Goucher, 94, of Lincoln, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Holiday. She was the wife of the late Joseph N. Goucher. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late George E.... more

Muriel E. Nicienski – Burrillville

Muriel E. (Menoche) Nicienski, 65, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Donald Nicienski, whom she married February 18, 1978. They lived in... more

Donald L. Sorensen – Johnston

Donald L. Sorensen, of Johnston, died on January 15, 2018, in Rhode Island Hospital. Donald was born in Odebolt, Iowa, the son of the late Herman and Pearl (Miller) Sorensen. He was the husband of... more

Joan C. Smith – Smithfield

Joan C. (Zankowski) Smith, 84, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was the beloved wife of James R. Smith Jr. Born in South Boston, she was a daughter of the late John and Esther (... more

Frank E. Wing III – Lincoln

Frank E. Wing III, 74, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 16, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, after a brave battle with Lewy Body dementia... more

Pauline T. Badeau – Woonsocket

Pauline T. Badeau, 92, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Friendly Home. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond G. Badeau. They were married in 1945 and shared over 37 years... more

Joseph R. Richer – Woonsocket

Joseph R. Richer, 90, of Bayberry Road, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in the Holiday Retirement Home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Boisvert) Richer. Joseph... more

Omer Roger Desjarlais – Saint Cloud, Fla.

Omer Roger Desjarlais of Saint Cloud, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, with his beloved niece Paulette by his side. He was born August 22, 1934, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to... more

John P. Conway – Cumberland

John P. Conway, 66, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, January 10, 2018. An obituary announcing a service will follow at a later date. Arrangements are by the O’Neill... more

Jane I. Storin – Pawtucket

Jane I. Storin, 69, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Richard Storin. They were happily married for 49 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of... more

Norman Camille Sauté – Cumberland

Norman Camille Sauté, 91, of Valley Stream Drive, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of Ann R. Brown Sauté and the late Dorothea... more

Thomas D. Mefford – Cumberland

Thomas D. Mefford, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, Pawtucket, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Cheryl (LaRose) Mefford... more

Mary E. Viveiros – Coventry

Mary E., Viveiros, 95, of Coventry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the... more

Joseph D. Antunes – Cumberland

Joseph D. Antunes, 95, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, in the V.A. Regional Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of Patricia (Santos) Silva-Antunes and the late Mary (Freitas) Antunes. Born... more

Francisco A. Ribeiro – Portugal

Francisco A. Ribeiro, 87, formerly of 690 Weeden St., Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Martins) Ribeiro... more

Doris Gertrude Shovar – Virginia

Doris Gertrude Shovar, 97, of Ashburn, Virginia, formerly of Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully in her sleep, January 4, 2018, shortly after her husband, John F. Shovar. She was a Rhode Island native,... more

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