Obituaries

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

Margaret Farley – Cumberland

Margaret Farley, 97, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, in the Crystal lake Rehabilitation and Care Center, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late William J. Farley. Born in Milford, N.H., she... more

Mae E. Goulet – Blackstone

Mae E. Goulet, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Mae is fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to have been blessed to know her generosity, encouragement, and outstanding sense of... more

Richard L. Manocchia – Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Richard L. Manocchia, 83, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, died peacefully on February 17, 2021. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Lois (Pantalone) Manocchia. He was the father of Susan Sabella (Steven) and... more

Arthur W. Keegan – Woonsocket

Arthur W. Keegan, 94, of Oakley Road, Woonsocket, died February 17, 2021, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Mary (McLaughlin) Keegan. Born in... more

Yolanda Smalley – Cumberland

Yolanda (Generali) Smalley, wife and pal of the late William F. Smalley Sr., passed away Feb. 19. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Adolpho and Finizia (Baldini) Generali. She is survived... more

Roland H. Bergeron – North Smithfield

Roland H. Bergeron, 90, husband of the late Yvonne ( Allard) Bergeron, passed away Sunday, February 21, at the home of his daughter Diane Bernier- Iskierski with whom he lived. He was born in North... more

Marion Hope Knekties – Cumberland

Marion Hope (Warner, Tremblay) Knekties, 88, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a dearly loved mother, Nana, Gramma Nana, sister, aunt, and... more

Paul N. Nichola – Warwick

Paul N. Nichola, 69, of Warwick, died Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Lillian N. Berger. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late... more

Richard R. Ackley – Woonsocket

Somewhere roughly in between Frank Sinatra and Archie Bunker was where you’d say Richard Ackley could be best described. As a man who “told it like it was” and who did not shy away from holding fast... more

Edmund Paquette – Cumberland

Edmund Paquette, 90, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Anita Alma (Gauvin) Paquette. Born in... more

Loretta E. Auger – Woonsocket

Loretta E. Auger, 100, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, February 13, 2021, at Overlook Nursing and Rehab Center in Pascoag. She was the loving wife of the late Robert E. Auger... more

Richard F. Testa – Cumberland

Richard F. Testa, 78, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Elaine (Rzepecki) Testa. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the... more

Andrew J. Walsh IV – Cumberland

Andrew J. Walsh IV, 33, of Cumberland, passed away on February 15, 2021. He was the loving husband of Amanda (Belisle) Walsh and father to their son, Andrew J. Walsh V. Born in Providence, he was... more

Carol A. Thurber – Smithfield

Carol A. Thurber, 79, of Burlingame Road, Smithfield, passed away on Monday, February 15, at Bayberry Commons in Burrillville. She was the wife of Alonzo “Lonnie” Thurber. They had been married for... more

Arcelia M. Gregoire – Woonsocket

Faith was the foundation of Arceila's Gregoire’s life. For all of her 98 years Arceila “Celia,” to those close to her, had her faith as her guiding light, the true anchor along her life’s journey.... more

Marie E. Gareau-Parenty – Warwick

Marie E. Gareau-Parenty, 84, of Toll Gate Road in Warwick, passed away on February 9 in the Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. Born in West Warwick, a daughter of the late George and Lucille... more

Christine M. Motta – Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Christine M. (Laliberte) Motta, age 52, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away on Thursday, February 11, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Born in... more

Jean A. Smith – Smithfield

Jean A. (Callahan) Smith, 88, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Smith for 49 years before his passing in 2008. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of... more

Alfred H. ‘Al’ Fontaine – Cumberland

Alfred H. “Al” Fontaine, 85, of Seneca Street, died Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline (Doire) Fontaine,... more

Patricia E. ‘Pat’ Rayos – Blackstone

Patricia E. “Pat” (Billetdoux) Rayos, 91, was welcomed into heaven by her devoted husband, the late Dr. Jose Rayos. She passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born... more

Albert P. DiMuccio – Cumberland

Albert P. DiMuccio, 82, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in the Elmhurst Extended Care Center, Providence. He was the husband of Frances R. (Leedham) DiMuccio, they have been married for... more

Dolores G. Lafleur – North Smithfield

Dolores G. (Levitre) Lafleur, 92, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2021, at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Alcide P. Lafleur. Born in Woonsocket, she was the... more

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