Obituaries

James Babiana - Bellingham, Mass.

James Babiana, 77, of Bellingham, Mass., died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. James was diagnosed only eight weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. He leaves his beloved wife, Irene (Purich) of 50... more

Virginia L. Perry - Lincoln

Virginia L. (Poyas) Perry, 90, of Lincoln passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Oliver H. J. Perry II. They were married for 66 years. Born in... more

Sister Trinidad Lesaca Castrillo - North Providence

Sister Trinidad Lesaca Castrillo, 86, Franciscan Missionary of Mary of Ein Karim Community, died Dec. 18 , 2013, at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. She was born in Baguad, Abra,... more

James L. Marsland - Cumberland

James L. Marsland, 81, of Ann Street, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marjorie (Morris) Marsland and they had been married for 60... more

Stephen P. Morelle - Woonsocket

Stephen P. Morelle, 56, of Cote Avenue, died Dec. 13, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Sally E. (Esten) Morelle whom he married Sept. 2, 2000. Born in Providence, he was the son of Andree (Fugere... more

Cecile E. Boucher - Burrillville

Cecile E. (Comtois) Boucher, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Pine Grove Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late George E. Boucher Sr. Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of... more

Rita B. Gilleran - Lincoln

Rita B. (Cyr) Gilleran,, 90, formerly of Lincoln, died Dec. 10, 2013, in Pensacola, Fla. She was the wife of the late Eugene F. Gilleran Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late... more

Mary Ellen Goosmann - Cumberland

Mary Ellen Goosmann, 81, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Joseph G. Goosmann Sr. for more than 59 years. She has been a resident of Cumberland for... more

Louis J. Caron - Woonsocket

Louis J. Caron 85, of Poplar Street, formerly of Bernon Street, died peacefully with his daughters by his side on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Muriel P. (... more

Irene Lafrenais - North Smithfield

Irene Lafrenais, 92, of Rhodes Avenue passed peacefully Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, R.I., surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Lafrenais.... more

Paul W. Shakan - Burrillville

Paul W. Shakan, 57, of Harrisville, passed away Monday, Dec. 9 at home. He was the husband of Debra S. (Namaka) Shakan. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William Shakan and Pauline (... more

Norman J. Derosier - Smithfield

Norman J. Derosier, 83, a lifelong Smithfield resident, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Theresa H. (Lagasse) Derosier for nearly 62 years. Born in North Providence,... more

Jean L. Morton - Cumberland

Jean L. Morton, 90, of Cumberland passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was the wife of the late Charles Morton and the late John Almeida. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Simon... more

Genevieve B. Wheeler - Blackstone

Genevieve B. (Wolski) Wheeler, 96, died Dec. 3, 2013, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Wheeler. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late... more

Irene N. Soar - Pawtucket

Irene N. Soar, born on Sept. 13, 1918, in Cumberland, died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family. She was predeceased by her parents, John W. and Mary A. Nolan; her... more

Theresa M. Marcil - Manville

Theresa M. Marcil, 89, formerly of Old River Road, Manville, died Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013, at Oakland Grove Health Care Center in Woonsocket. Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred... more

Charles H. Greenlee - Lincoln

Charles H. Greenlee, 75, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Dec. 1, 2013. He was the husband of Toni Greenlee. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 342 and a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force... more

Beatrice L. Chubka - Blackstone

Beatrice L. (Papineau) Chubka, 71, of Micco, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Sebastian River Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., on Aug... more

Harold Darby Jr. - Smithfield

Harold Darby Jr., 87, of Smithfield, a former supervisor of Alumiline/Vistiwall Corp. from 1952 until his retirement in 1990, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was the husband of the late Rosalie (... more

Jean-Louis A. Cote’ Sr. - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Jean-Louis A. “John” Cote’ Sr. passed away Nov. 25, 2013, at home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, son,... more

Tania R. Tierney - Cumberland

Tania (Raybert) Tierney, 92, of Old Diamond Hill Road, died Friday, Nov. 22 at Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late William J. F. Tierney. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a... more

Linda J. Howard - Cranston

Linda J. Howard, 47, formerly of Glocester, R.I., passed away at her home unexpectedly Nov. 11, 2013. She was the beloved daughter to Jason W. Howard and the late Doris E. (Monroe) Howard. Besides... more

Therese A. Auger - North Smithfield

Therese A. (Lague) Auger, 78, died Nov. 19, 2013, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of Philias A. Auger Jr. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George and... more

Bernard J. Catalano - Cumberland

Bernard J. “Bernie” Catalano, 62, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 18, 2013. He was the loving husband and high school sweetheart of Diane R. (Blais) Catalano. The two were married for... more

Sister Emma Marie Balaguer - North Providence

Sister Emma Marie Balaguer (M. Philippine Duchesne), Franciscan Missionary of Mary of Ein Karim Community, died Nov. 16, 2013, at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. She was born in Queens, N.... more

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