Obituaries

Estelle A. Richardson – Woonsocket

Estelle A. (Tedeschi) Richardson, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away June 10, 2019, in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Lester Richardson. Born in Blackstone, Mass., she was... more

Germaine G. Picard – Woonsocket

Germaine G. Picard, 96, of 764 Mendon Road, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, and was in the thoughts and prayers of those who could not be with her at that time... more

Barbara F. Giguere – Woonsocket

Barbara F. (Figuerido) Giguere, 93, of Woonsocket, passed into eternal life June 4, in Overlook Nursing Home, Burrillville. Born in Millville, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and... more

Francisco M. Costa – Cumberland

Francisco M. Costa, 90, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, June 5, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Maria J. (Antonio) Costa.... more

John T. Frezza - South Kingstown

John T. Frezza, 61, passed away Wednesday, June 5, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alessio Frezza and the late Patricia (Labadie) Williams. Stepson of Patricia... more

LTC Robert J. Chaput Jr. - North Smithfield

LTC Robert J. Chaput Jr. (ret), 83, of North Smithfield, died June 1, 2019, at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island- Philip Huillitar Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Evelyn (... more

Constance M. Cournoyer – Woonsocket

Constance M. (St. Pere) Cournoyer, 83, of Diamond Hill Road, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, in the Friendly Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Leo Cournoyer. Born in Woonsocket,... more

June A. Bissonnette – Bellingham, Mass.

June A. (Bachand) Bissonnette, 86, of Bellingham, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge, Mass., with loving family by her side. She is the beloved... more

Gildo R. Foresti – Woonsocket

Gildo R. Foresti, 85, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of his high school sweetheart, Gladys R. (Holubesko) Foresti,... more

Virginia Russo – Cumberland

Virginia Russo, 80, of Cumberland, passed away in her sleep on May 29, 2019, at Bear Creek Senior Living Community in West Windsor, N.J. Ginny was born Virginia Louise Sherman to Edna Holt Sherman... more

Barbara Lepere – Smithfield

Barbara (Higgins) Lepere, 87, a Smithfield resident since 1958, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born in Brockton, Mass., a daughter of the late Walter S. and Alice M. (Rocewich) Higgins.... more

Wade Allen Thomas Sherby – Woonsocket

Wade Allen Thomas Sherby, 27, of Woonsocket, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on May 21, 2019, at Landmark Medical Center. Born in Providence, he was the son of Douglas and Heather... more

Sylvia Everett – North Smithfield

Sylvia (Zaplitny) Everett, 93, of North Smithfield, formerly of Providence, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019, in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, after a long illness. Sylvia was... more

William E. Bushee – Cumberland

William E. Bushee, 84, formerly of 1 Mendon Road, Cumberland, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, in the Kent Regency Nursing Home, Warwick. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and... more

Kristine R. Fritts – Plainville, Mass.

Kristine R. (Ziegler) Fritts, 48, of Plainville, Mass., and formerly of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, Mass., surrounded by her... more

John P. Kelly Jr. – Cumberland

John P. Kelly Jr., 86, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Louise (Lanigan) Kelly. They were happily married for 61... more

Rose V. Arone – Cumberland

Rose V. (Piazza) Arone, 79, of Terrace Avenue, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of David Arone. Rose... more

Diane L. Bessette – Cumberland

Diane L. (Honko) Bessette, 61, of Cumberland, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Wilkes Barre, Penn., she was the daughter... more

Henry W. Lataille – Jacksonville, Fla.

Henry W. Lataille 61, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Woonsocket, passed away April 15, 2019, in Community Hospice and Palliative Care in Jacksonville. He was the husband of the late Rachel (... more

Wyit Ewing Wright – Smithfield

Wyit Ewing Wright, 98, passed away at the Alpine Nursing Home in Coventry, R.I., on April 28, 2019. He was a Smithfield resident for 65 years and was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elinore;... more

Anita Felice Casey – Cumberland

Anita Felice Casey, 77, of Cumberland, passed away at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, on May 18. She was the loving wife of James F. Casey. Retired, she previously worked at Landmark Medical... more

Jeanne C. Lamoureux – Cumberland

Jeanne C. (Provencher) Lamoureux passed away on May 17 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of Normand P. Lamoureux. They had been married almost 68 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the... more

Rene G. Bernard – North Smithfield

Rene G. Bernard, 90, of St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Cecile (Brodeur) Bernard. A resident of Woonsocket for... more

John H. Therrien – Blackstone

John H. Therrien, 66, of Blackstone died April 15, 2019. He was the husband of Charlotte Therrien. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Anita (Bilodeau) Therrien. Mr. Therrien... more

Shirley Crandall – West Warwick

Shirley (Sturtevant) Crandall, 87, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Raymond T. Crandall for 69 years, and a daughter of the late Frank and Hazel (Gillan)... more

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