Obituaries

Robert E. Straight - Smithfield

Robert E. Straight, 84, of Greenville, a former vice president of Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank, died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of... more

Joan Marois - Woonsocket

Joan (Liard) Marois - 1/30/1948 - 9/30/2013 Daughter of James and Gloria Liard, one of 15 siblings, mother to Rich and Steve, grandmother to Ally. “Joan of Arc,” minister to Love and a student of... more

Maria J. Oliveira - Pawtucket

Maria J. Oliveira, 47, of Pawtucket died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Miriam Hospital in Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Elvino Almeida. Born in the Azores, she is... more

Marie H. Jodoin - Woonsocket

Marie H. (Ritchot) Jodoin, formerly Marie Stewart, 82, of Woonsocket, died Saturday Sept. 28, 2013, in Morgan Health Center, Johnston. She was born in Woonsocket to the late Joseph and Laura (... more

Robert L. Nuzum - Cumberland

Robert L. Nuzum, 83, of Mendon Road, Cumberland, R.I., passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Tomoko T. Nuzum for more than 58 years. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was... more

Lucy A. Fleurant - Cumberland

Lucy A. Fleurant, 88, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She was the wife of the late Leo F. Fleurant. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Perfiro and Mary (Jesus)... more

Sister Agnes Kozak - North Providence

Sister Agnes Kozak, Franciscan Missionary, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Homer) Kozak, died Sept. 21, 2013, at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Assisted Living Residence. She entered the... more

Sister Virginia Sarah Falk – North Providence

Sister Virginia Sarah Falk, 79, Franciscan Missionary of Mary, O.L. Holy Family Community, died Sept. 21, 2013, at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Assisted Living Facility Residence in North... more

Albert A. Shakan Sr. - Cumberland

Albert A. Shakan Sr., 86, of Mendon Road passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 24 at home, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Breault) Shakan. Born in Central Falls... more

Hope S. Ayotte - Warwick

Hope S. Ayotte, 87, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. She was the wife of the late Edward E. Ayotte Jr. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Albert and Hortense (Conway) Yetman, she had been a... more

Theresa Mercier - Ocala, Fla.

Theresa Mercier, age 84, of Ocala, Fla., passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. She was born in Cumberland, R.I., on May 15, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ida (Jacques) Parent.... more

Arnold Mitchell - Cumberland

Arnold Mitchell, 96, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. He was the husband of the late Elise (Castro) Mitchell. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Arthur and... more

Marilyn H. Heaton - Lincoln

Marilyn H. (Moore) Heaton, 80, of Angell Road died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert P. Heaton. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late David Moore Jr.... more

Philip A. Levesque - Cumberland

Philip A. Levesque, 96, of Cumberland died on Aug. 18 at home after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Anita C. Richer and the father of the late Janice T. Levesque. He started work in... more

Gertraud Campbell - Lincoln

Gertraud “Traudie” (Machalett) Campbell died Sept. 15, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. Traudie was the wife of James Campbell. She was born Sept. 24, 1928, and was the daughter of... more

Michael S. McCusker - Cumberland

Michael S. McCusker, 71, of Waumsett Avenue passed away Saturday, Sept. 14 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Karen (LaRose) Free. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son... more

Rose A. Cournoyer - Manville

Rose A. Cournoyer, 96, formerly of Winter Street, Manville, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Ronald E. Cournoyer who died in 1987. Born in... more

Gerard Laboissonniere - Cumberland

Gerard “Jerry” Laboissonniere, 59, of Cumberland passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was the husband of Arlene (Frigon) Laboissonniere. They were happily married for 23 years. Born in Providence... more

Barbara J. Warrington - Slatersville

Barbara J. Warrington, 85, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 14 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the wife of the late Norman A. Warrington for 44 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was... more

Mildred Irene Odell Usher - Cody, Wyo.

Mildred Usher (96) of Cody, Wyo., died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at West Park Hospital Long Term Care Center. Mildred was born on June 2, 1917, in Valley Falls, R.I., to Frederick Albert... more

Frederick O. Klockars - North Smithfield

Frederick O. Klockars, 89, of North Smithfield, died Sept. 5, 2013, in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Inez (Newsome) Klockars whom he married August 9, 1947. Born in Woonsocket... more

Theresa E. Wedekind - Cumberland

Theresa E. (Sbardella) Wedekind, 89, of Owen Drive died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of William... more

Vincent D. Blanchette - Pawtucket

Vincent D. Blanchette, 62, died at Orchard View Manor, East Providence, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Paolella) Blanchette to... more

Normand R. Dextraze - Woonsocket

Normand R. Dextraze, 72, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Lucille A. (Boisvert) Dextraze, whom he married April 22, 1967. Born in Woonsocket, he was... more

Germaine L. Robichaud - Westford, Mass.

Germaine L. (Lacroix) Robichaud, 90, of Westford, died Friday morning, Aug. 30, 2013, at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. She was surrounded by family who blessed her journey with love and song.... more

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