Obituaries

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

Helen J. Knapp – North Smithfield

Helen J. (Lovell) Knapp, 97, of North Smithfield, died March 2, 2020, in The Holiday, Manville. She was the wife of the late George Knapp Jr. Born in Danbury, Conn., she was the daughter of the late... more

Dorothy C. Mercer – Woonsocket

Dorothy C. Mercer, 102, of Woonsocket, died March 3, 2020, at home. She was the wife of the late W. Edward Mercer. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Helen Harford Oakes... more

Priscilla A. Bandoni – Cumberland

Priscilla A. (Bedard) Bandoni, 94, of Cumberland passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John A. Bandoni Sr. Born in... more

Leonilda J. Alves – Cumberland

Leonilda J. Alves, 89, of Cumberland, entered eternal life on March 2, 2020. She was at her home surrounded by her loving family. She lived in Cumberland 48 years with her husband, Francisco Alves... more

Albert Giannini – Bountiful, Utah

Al was born in 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Italian immigrants Pio and Judith (Bruno) Giannini. He was married for many years to Carol (Octeau) and spent most of his adult life in Greenville... more

Joan A. Vivequin – Woonsocket

Joan A. (Robidoux) Vivequin, 82, of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, R.I., with loving family by her side. She is... more

Rose R. Brien – Woonsocket

Rose R. Brien, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away at home on February 24. She was the wife of the late Rene G. Brien and the mother of the late Alan Brien. She is survived by her daughters, Robin T.... more

Ann J. Serapiglia – Smithfield

Ann J. (Zaccardelli) Serapiglia, 88, passed away on February 29, 2020, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Saverio E. “Sam” Serapiglia. Born in Smithfield, she was a daughter of... more

Virginia Loring Cooke – Woonsocket

Virginia Loring Cooke (Ginny), 83, of Woonsocket, died suddenly at home, February 17, 2020. She was born in Boston and was the only child of the late Benjamin Franklin Cooke and the late Gladys Hood... more

Priscilla M. Stevenin

Priscilla M. Stevenin, 86, of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away on February 28, 2020, at the Oakland Grove Health Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Leon F. Stevenin. Born in Worcester,... more

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