Obituaries

Robert J. Ferguson – North Providence

Robert J. Ferguson, 64, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Arlene M. (Desnoyers) Ferguson. Born in Providence, he was a son... more

Barbara A. Frappier – Cumberland

Barbara A. (Conway) Frappier, 96, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Rhode Island, Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Ronald F. Frappier. Born in Cumberland,... more

James “Jimbo” Raoul Menard – Cape Cod, Mass.

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, James “Jimbo” Menard, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 56. Jim was born on August 16, 1963, in Woonsocket, R.I., to the... more

Joseph D. Fair – Smithfield

Joseph D. Fair, 85, of Greenville, died peacefully on March 18, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Marilyn L. (Campbell) Fair. Born in North Providence, he was the son of the late... more

Lucille E. Caron-Stroker – Cumberland

Lucille E. Caron-Stroker, 87, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Stroker and the late... more

Roland A. Champagne Jr. "Twiggy" – Burrillville

Roland A. Champagne Jr. "Twiggy", 69, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Crystal (Degnan) Champagne for 46... more

Raymond L. Horton – Cumberland

Raymond L. Horton, 77, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. Born in Rehoboth, Mass., he was the son of the late Harold and Marion (Luther) Horton. He... more

Beatriz Bergeron – Cumberland

Beatriz (Rodrigues) Bergeron, age 59, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Bergeron... more

Lenora Perron – Woonsocket

Lenora Perron (Tosches), age 94, formerly a long-time resident of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away at Cross Timbers Rehabilitation & Health Center in Flower Mound, Texas, on March 17, 2020. Lenora... more

John ‘Jack’ F. Babbitt, Jr. – Lincoln

John “Jack” F. Babbitt, Jr., 77, of Manville, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Laferriere) Jacques-Babbitt. Mr. &... more

Salvatore “Sam” Butera Jr. – Lincoln

Salvatore “Sam” Butera Jr., 91, of Lincoln, passed away on March 19, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Arlene H. (Dolbey) Butera. Born in Johnston, he was the... more

Lucille Pauline Berling – Woonsocket

Lucille Pauline (Larue) Berling of Woonsocket passed away peacefully at her home on March 16, 2020, at the age of 76. A lifelong Woonsocket resident, Lucille was the wife of David Berling and... more

Gregory I. Pierce – Cumberland

Gregory I. Pierce, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Specht) Pierce. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Gordon and Florence (... more

Wayne H. Lawton – Cookeville, Tenn.

Memorial services for Wayne H. Lawton, 72, of Cookeville, Tenn., will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, Tenn. The family has chosen... more

Kathleen M. Plouffe – Woonsocket

Kathleen M. (McGuire) Plouffe, 57, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Conrad Plouffe of Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, daughter of... more

Donald E. Bradshaw – Cumberland

Donald E. Bradshaw, 79 of Cumberland, R.I., passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the Woonsocket Health Center, Woonsocket. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy Carmen (Clark) Bradshaw... more

Isabelle R. Sherlock – Pawtucket

Isabelle R. Sherlock, 76, of Pawtucket, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 4, 2020, in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Frank A. Sherlock for 57 years. Born in... more

Lillian V. Chuplis – Lincoln

Lillian V. (Tamulevich) Chuplis, 92, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at home, completing her life journey and joining her best friend and love of her life, Edgar G.... more

Wilma L. Smith – North Smithfield

Wilma L. (Carver) Smith, 103, of North Smithfield, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Kenneth D. Smith. Born in Middleboro, Mass. She was a daughter... more

Phyllis T. Sale – Lincoln

Phyllis T. (Savoie) Sale, 75, of Chapel Street, Lincoln, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of... more

Anna P. Freeman – Swansea, Mass.

Anna P. (Kosciow) Freeman, 93, of Swansea, Mass., passed away peacefully Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Catholic Memorial Home, in Fall River, Mass. She was born in Blackstone, Mass., daughter of the... more

Normand J. Provencal – Woonsocket

Normand J. Provencal 71, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. Normand was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Israel and Blanche (Pichette) Provencal. He... more

Barbara A. Hession – North Smithfield

Barbara A. (Plante) Hession, 86, passed away on Fri. March 6, 2020, at Oakland Grove Health Care Ctr. in Woonsocket after a period of declining health. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63... more

Phillip M. Mesolella – Cranston

Phillip M. Mesolella, 73, of Curry Road, Cranston, passed away Tuesday evening, March 3, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at Fatima Hospital, North Providence. He was the beloved husband of... more

Sr. Mary Ruth Tamulis – North Providence

Sr. Mary Ruth Tamulis, FMM, of 399 Fruit Hill Ave. North Providence, passed away March 3, 2020 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. Although Sr. Ruth’s childhood was spent in Dorchester, Mass... more

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