Obituaries

John J. McDonald – Cumberland

John J. McDonald, 90, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Loretta J (O’Connell) McDonald. They were happily married for over 60 years living in... more

Loraine Brown – Woonsocket

A good woman and worker, wonderful mother, grandmother, friend, and life-long Woonsocket resident, Loraine Brown, 79, died unexpectedly on February 1, 2021, at Woonsocket Health Center, after... more

James L. (Jim) Brown – North Providence

James L. Brown (Jim) 67, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Phillip Hulitar, Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Providence. Jim is... more

Therese M. Frappier – Woonsocket

Therese M. (Paris) Frappier, quietly passed away on March 5, 2021, at the Briarcliffe Gardens in Johnston, R.I., where she resided for the last eight months. She previously resided at Wyndemere... more

Lucien R. Pontbriand – Lincoln

Lucien R. “Sam” Pontbriand, 83, passed away peacefully Monday, March 1, 2021, in Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joan (Houle) Pontbriand. Born in Sorel, Canada, son of the late... more

Patricia E. Corbishley – Chattanooga, Tenn.

Patricia E. (Marsh) Corbishley, age 79, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was the wife of the late, Joseph Corbishley Jr., with whom she shared 56 years of marriage... more

Claire Roy – Lincoln

Claire (Beauchesne) Roy, 90, of Manville, died February 17, 2021, in the Holiday Retirement Home. She was the wife of the late Maurice A. Roy. She was also the companion of the late Gaitan Brule.... more

John Michael Robinson – Cumberland

John Michael Robinson, 73, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, in the Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the husband of Rita Claire (Tambunting) Robinson and the late Patricia A... more

Rita L. Oliva – Smithfield

Rita L. (Lamoureux) Oliva, 84, passed away comfortably surrounded by family Monday, January 25, 2021. She was the wife of Albert C. Engelmann. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late... more

Jeannette T. Letourneau – Lincoln

Jeannette T. (Gauvin) Letourneau, 93, of Wake Robin Road, died Monday, February 22, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Letourneau. Born in... more

Lucille R. Freschke – Woonsocket

Lucille R. Freschke, 96, of Providence Street, passed away on February 23, 2021, at The Holiday Retirement Home. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Aldor and Hattie (Duquette) St.... more

Paul Francis Moore – Cumberland

Paul Francis Moore, 73, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Patricia E. (McAssey) Moore. Born in Providence and living most of his life in... more

Stella M. Burda – Cumberland

Stella M. (Skrzymiarz) Burda, 95, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, R.I. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter F. Burda. Born in Pawtucket... more

Elva “Jean” Duncan – Central Falls

Elva “Jean” Duncan, 91, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Floyd O. Duncan. Born in Hot Springs, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Edward and... more

Albert A. Apshaga – Burrillville

Albert A. Apshaga, 96, of Burrillville, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 26, 2021. He was the son of the late Peter and Rosalija (Matulankus)... more

Alfred Martins – Cumberland

Alfred Martins, 92, of Cumberland, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was the husband of the late Claire C. (Pinsonneault) Martins. Born in... more

Patricia A. Surprenant – Woonsocket

Home is where the heart is … family makes a house a home … Those two statements could not ring any more true than to describe Patricia Surprenant. She truly was a homemaker and the center of her... more

Dennis A. Lauzon – Woonsocket

“Tuesday afternoon… I’m just beginning to see ... chasing the clouds away ... those gentle voices I hear ... Tuesday …” Indeed Tuesday was Dennis’s Lauzon’s day. In the immortal lyrics of the song “... more

Reine T. Sonnenberg – Dayville, Conn.

Reine T. Sonnenberg, also known as Reinette, 94, died February 22, 2021, in Westview Health Nursing Home, Dayville, Conn. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Sonnenberg. Reine was born in Pawtucket... more

Theresa Narkiewicz – Cumberland

Theresa Narkiewicz, 94, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, in the Philip Hulitar, Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Providence, one day shy of her 95th birthday. She was the wife of... more

Patricia B. Cooke – Woonsocket

Patricia B. (Dame) Cooke, 87, of Woonsocket, died February 22, 2021, in her home. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Cooke, whom she married December 1974. Born in Providence, she was the... more

Albert “Bert” J. Laprade – Woonsocket

Albert “Bert” J. Laprade, 87, died on February 21, 2021. He was the husband of Gilberte “Jill” (Gravel) Laprade whom he married on September 1, 1958. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late... more

Janet B. Lagace – Plymouth, Mass.

Janet B. Lagace, of Plymouth, Mass., formerly of Rhode Island, passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth on February 20, 2021, at the age of 82. She was the loving mother of Marthe... more

Henry A. Jalbert – Cumberland

Henry A. Jalbert, 79, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 20, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Esther (Simonini) Jalbert. They were happily married for 54 years. Born in... more

Josette V. Berger – Woonsocket

Josette V. (Dunford) Berger, of Woonsocket, R.I., died February 21, 2021, just shy of her 85th birthday, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence, R.I., surrounded by her loving daughters... more

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