Obituaries

Linda A. Gallant – West Warwick

Linda A. Gallant, 68, formerly of Cumberland and Woonsocket, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, in the Hope Health & Hospice Center with her loving family by her side. She was... more

Edward “Teddy” J. Drew III – Smithfield

Edward “Teddy” J. Drew III, 71, of Halsey Drive, Smithfield, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edward J.... more

Maurice “Moe” H. Ferland – Burrillville

Maurice “Moe” H. Ferland, 68, of Harrisville, R.I., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019. He leaves his former wife, mother of their children and lifelong friend, Anne M. (... more

Pauline T. Beaudet – Woonsocket

Pauline T. Beaudet, 90, of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away on December 27, 2019, at the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of R.I. She was the wife of the late Arthur H. Beaudet. Born in Woonsocket,... more

Richard G. Swanson – Smithfield

Richard G. Swanson, 90, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara R. (Webster) Swanson for 45 years before her passing in 2011. He was born in... more

Alberta F. Gardiner – Scituate

Alberta F. Gardiner, 84, formerly of Scituate and Foster, passed away December 21 at home surrounded by her closest family following an on going illness of dementia. She was the wife of the late... more

Joseph E. Mercier – Cumberland

Joseph E. Mercier, 78, passed away at home peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary M. (Landry) Mercier, they have been married... more

Daniel A. Ryfa – Lincoln

Daniel A. Ryfa, 63, of Old River Road, Lincoln, died Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of... more

Teresa A. Kowal – Cumberland

Teresa A. Kowal, 90, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Mount St. Rita Health Centre. Teresa was a woman of strong faith who enjoyed... more

Constancia "Connie" M. Read – Central Falls

Constancia "Connie" M. Read, in her 74th year, entered into eternal rest last month after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Alfred Read and had been married for the last... more

Raymond F. Emidy – North Smithfield

Raymond F. Emidy, 83, of North Smithfield, passed away December 20, 2019, at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond E. and Mildred M. (... more

Rosalie M. Salzman – Lincoln

Rosalie M. (Gorman) Salzman, 78, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of... more

Howard Clifford Belford Sr. – Port Charlotte, Fla.

Howard Clifford Belford Sr., 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and former resident of Smithfield, R.I. died Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Howard was born... more

Denis Mendoza – Frisco, Texas

Denis Mendoza, 70, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of North Smithfield, R.I., passed away on October 14, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. He was the husband of the late Janice (Conte) Mendoza. Born in Woonsocket,... more

Kevin F. Chmura – Cumberland

Kevin F. Chmura, 61, of Cumberland passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Chesley J. (... more

Yvette C. Bibeault – Woonsocket

Yvette C. (Mathieu) Bibeault, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Roland "Pete" L. Bibeault and the... more

Mariam I. Billington – Cumberland

Mariam I. Billington, 82, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 16, 2019. Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Gladys (Soucie) Billington, she had lived... more

Yvonne F. LeVasseur – Cumberland

Yvonne F. (Arnold) LeVasseur, 85, of Cumberland died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Hope Hospice in Providence. She was the wife of the late Paul G. LeVasseur. She was born in Providence, a daughter of... more

Nancy J. Girouard – North Smithfield

Nancy J. (Laprade) Girouard, 75, of Mendon Road, North Smithfield, died December 15, 2019, at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Raymond Girouard. Born in Central... more

Richard B. Pierce – Lincoln

Richard B. Pierce, 71, of Lincoln passed away peacefully Friday, December 13, 2019, at home. Born in Providence, a loving son of the late Gordon I. and Florence (Skaling) Pierce. He had lived in... more

Helen D. Sherry – Cumberland

Helen D. (Rodrigues) Sherry, 89, of Manville Hill Road, and formerly of Abbott Street passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late... more

Robert E. Murphy – Lincoln

Robert E. Murphy, 87, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Jean A. (Daines) Murphy. Born in Fall... more

Mary Magdalene “Madeline” Gomersall – Scituate

Mary Magdalene “Madeline” (Duke) Gomersall, 94, of Alfalfa Drive, North Scituate, died Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Burrillville. She was the widow... more

Mark A. Norton – Cumberland

Mark A. Norton, 51, originally from South Boston, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston due to complications from his recent stem cell transplant in... more

Lorraine R. Desaulniers – North Smithfield

Lorraine R. (Ethier) Desaulniers, 86, of Lincoln, died December 4, 2019, in Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Marcel J. Desaulniers. Born in North... more

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