Obituaries

Derek Wiggins – Cumberland

Derek Wiggins, 51, of Cumberland passed away unexpectedly at home. He was the son of the late Beverly (Robert) Wiggins. Derek was a free spirit who enjoyed the simple things in life. Although there... more

Jennie M. Kozaczka – North Smithfield

Jennie M. (Osiecki) Kozaczka,101, passed away peacefully in the Friendly Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Joseph T. Kozaczka. Born in Milliville, Mass., she was... more

Robert J. “Bob” Leveillee – Burrillville

Robert J. “Bob” Leveillee, 72 of Harrisville, passed away at home after a long battle with cancer with his loving family by his side. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Camille and... more

Joshua R. Rechter – Glocester

Joshua R. Rechter, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 a day after his 42nd birthday. He was born in Providence, a beloved son of Mark W. and Kathleen M. (Strasser) Rechter. Joshua really... more

Doris V. Gazaille – Woonsocket

Doris V. (Daigle) Gazaille, 75, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond Gazaille. Born in North Smithfield, she was the... more

Mary F. Mahar – Burrillville

Mary F. (Cleary) Mahar, 93, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Mahar Jr. for 54 years before his passing. Born in Framingham, Mass., she was a daughter of... more

Eldon E. Crawford Sr. – Cumberland

Eldon E. Crawford Sr., 79, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Lee) Crawford and they had been... more

William “Hall” Watt III – Laconia, N.H.

William “Hall” Watt III, 66, of Hyatt Lane, Laconia, N.H., died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Hall was born on December 8, 1952, in Providence, R.I., the son of... more

Doris Harnois – Lincoln

Doris (Lacroix) Harnois, 88, formerly of Pond St., passed away November 25, 2019, at The Holiday Retirement Home in Lincoln. She was the wife of the late Lionel. J. Harnois. Born in Berlin, N.H.,... more

Theresa M. Ward – Woonsocket

Theresa M. Ward, 82, of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away on November 25, 2019, at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late George & Claire (Gaudet)... more

Vincenza “Jennie” Petrucci – Foster

Vincenza “Jennie” (Colantonio) Petrucci, passed away at age 83, on November 26, 2019. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, she was born in Providence on February 1, 1936, to Dominic and Margaret (... more

Barbara Vennerbeck – North Scituate

Barbara Harlan Smith Vennerbeck, 91, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Crystal Lake Care Center in Pascoag under hospice care. Family, friends and caregivers were never far from her side. She is... more

Deborah A. Tardie – Bellingham, Mass.

Deborah A. (Girouard) Tardie, 66, of Bellingham, Mass., passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at The Holiday Retirement Home with her loving family by her side. She is the beloved... more

Fred Krawiec – Cumberland

Fred Krawiec, 93, passed away October 16, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Care Center in Providence, R.I., surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Elsie J. (Adams) Krawiec. Born... more

Nelson O. Carey – Blackstone

Nelson O. Carey, 81, of Williams St. passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at home. He was the husband of the late Helen Carey, and the late Yvonne Carey. Nelson was born in Woonsocket a son of... more

Robert Tellier – North Smithfield

Robert Tellier, 93, of North Smithfield, died November 23, 2019, in Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Savoie) Tellier... more

Conrad C. Heffernan – Cumberland

Conrad C. Heffernan, 76, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Jo-Ann (Smith) Heffernan. Born in Cumberland,... more

Paul M. Sweck – Woonsocket

Paul M. Sweck, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away on Nov. 15, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born Sept. 13, 1934, in Blackstone, Mass., he was the son of the late Eugene & Catherine (Dominick)... more

Paula S. Frappier – Woonsocket

Paula S. (Tanguay) Frappier, 101, died November 20, 2019, in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late George L. Frappier. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter... more

Marjorie L. Sherman – Glocester

Marjorie L. (Gleason) Sherman, 90, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney H. Sherman for 67 years. Born in Glocester, she was the daughter of the late... more

Lillian (Benetti) Haddad – Woonsocket

Lillian (Benetti) Haddad, 98, formerly of Wood Ave., passed away, peacefully, Friday, November 8, 2019, in the Holiday Retirement Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late... more

Colleen Angela Brite – North Kingstown

Colleen Angela Brite, 47, passed away unexpectedly, at her home in North Kingstown, R.I., on November 18, 2019. She was a beloved daughter of Rosemary E. (Deptula) Brite and William R. Brite Jr. She... more

Ann M. Schaffer - Lincoln

Ann M. (Gallagher) Schaffer, 90, of Manville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Paul A. Schaffer and they had been... more

Marie H. Howard – Glocester

Marie H. Howard, 74, of Howard Lane in Harmony passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, surrounded by her family in the Overlook Nursing Center in Pascoag. She was the wife of Robert L. Howard. They had... more

Gail Evelyn Cupp – Cumberland

Gail Evelyn Cupp, 83, of Cumberland and longtime resident of Attleboro, Mass., passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019, surrounded by her two children.  Gail was married to the love of... more

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