Obituaries

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

George William “Huffy” Newman Sr. – Foster

George William “Huffy” Newman Sr., of Foster, passed away at home on February 12, 2021. Born in Johnston, R.I., on January 29, 1925, to Mildred Cole and George Newman. His father died when George... more

Robert A. Plasse – Woonsocket

Robert A. Plasse, 80, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Rita (Payette) Plasse and companion of Rolande Lefebvre of Woonsocket. Born in... more

Marcel L. Bernier – Blackstone

Marcel L. Bernier, 88, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, R.I. He is the beloved husband of the late Luce G. (Lanoue)... more

Dorothy Desjardins – Cumberland

Dorothy Desjardins, 91, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 14, 2021. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Desjardins. Born in Lincoln, R.I., she was the daughter of the late... more

Kevin R. Fournier – West Greenwich

Kevin R. Fournier, 53, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. He was the loving husband of Denise M. (Denman) Fournier of West Greenwich... more

Theresa Fregeau – Bellingham, Mass.

February was Theresa Fregeau’s month. On Valentine’s Day February 14, 1929, she made her debut. It was during the cold, snowy month of February that the warm and loving Theresa made her entry in to... more

Elaine A. Macera – Scituate

Elaine A. Macera, 75, of North Scituate, passed away on February 11, 2021. She was the wife of Peter Macera. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Erico and Lila (Andersen) Caparrelli... more

David C. Contildes – North Smithfield

David C. Contildes, 74, of Slatersville, died February 11, 2021, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Bishop) Contildes, whom he married January 25, 1997. Born in... more

Richard Zabek – North Providence

Richard Zabek, 64, of North Providence, entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 11. He was the son of the late Matthew P. Zabek and Stella (Block) Zabek. Richard is survived by his two daughters,... more

Christopher J. Till – Uxbridge, Mass.

Christopher J. Till 46, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, with his family by his side. Born in Attleboro, Mass., he was the beloved son of James M. Till of Pawtucket, R.I... more

John K. Clark – Warwick

John K. Clark, 65, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Wiliam F. and Janice P. Clark Jr. John was a gifted baseball player who was signed with the... more

Ursula Ann Hendricks – Naples, Fla.

Ursula Ann (McGoran) Hendricks, 93, of Naples, Fla., passed away on February 5, after a brief illness. One of three children, she was born in Pawtucket, R.I., to parents Edward R. and Helen (Martin... more

David C. Schnorr – North Smithfield

David C. Schnorr, 70, of North Smithfield, R.I., died February 10, 2021, at the Philip Hulitar Impatient Center. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., he was the son of the late Donald and Jeanette (Cournoyer)... more

Alma M. Saravara – Millville, Mass.

Alma (Casey) Saravara, Millville, Mass.; passed away peacefully at 99 years old on Feb. 8, in Blackstone Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Whitinsville (formerly St. Camillus Healthcare). She... more

Damian David Gagnier – Lincoln

Damian David Gagnier, age 28, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. He is the son of Michael Gagnier of Lincoln, R.I., and Valerie Hoey (Kerfien) of Oswego, N.Y. Damian is also survived by his... more

James L. Kane Jr. – North Smithfield

James L. Kane Jr., 95, of North Smithfield, died February 6, 2021, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. Born in Acushnet, Mass., he was the son of the late James L. Kane, Sr. and Marguerite E... more

Roland A. Lafond – Lincoln

Roland A. Lafond, 88, of Old River Road, died Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris M. (Costigan) Lafond. Born in Manville,... more

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