Obituaries

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

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

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