Archive - Dec 2010
Martha Mowry Smith
WOONSOCKET- Martha Mowry Smith was blessed with energy and a loving spirit. These she gave freely and unconditionally to all. She was the mother that everyone wanted. "God is Love," she often said. This was a contract that she lived every day. She was a writer of family history, an enthusiastic piano player and a generous giver of joy. Her memory will be treasured in the hearts of many, many people.
Martha was born in Woonsocket and lived most of her 101 years in North Smithfield.
Kathan M. Brouillard
BURRILLVILLE- Kathan M. (Dorsey) Brouillard, 79, died Sunday Dec. 26, 2010 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag.
Born in Burlington, VT, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Irene (Looby) Dorsey.
Kathan worked as a secretary for the state Probation & Parole for 35 years, she also worked at Zambarano Hospital. She was an active member of the Democratic Town Party for many years.
Sister Lina Poirier
MARLBOROUGH- Sister Lina Poirier, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Mary Joseph of Jesus, died at the age of 98 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on December 24, 2010. She was in the 76th year of religious life.
Emily T. Burrows
WOONSOCKET- Emily T. (LaPointe) Burrows 81, of Cumberland St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Earl Burrows. Mrs. Burrows was born in Barrington a daughter of the late Rudolph and Bertha (Pollette) LaPointe. She worked as a molder for Tupperware for many years and a cook for the Enrico Caruso club for three years before retiring in 1990.
James F. Courtney
BELLINGHAM- James F. Courtney, 81, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Bernice P. (Forsythe) Courtney.
He was the loving father of Linda D. Selima and her husband Charles of Woonsocket, RI, Sandra M. Courtney of Hopedale, MA, Teresa E. Sousa and her husband Anthony of Hudson, MA and Mary F. Courtney of Bellingham, MA; and his 10 cherished grandchildren.
Anna A. Basan
WOONSOCKET- Anna A. Basan, 95, a resident of the Ballou Home, Mendon Rd, passed away peacefully on Thursday at the Ballou Home.
Born May 24, 1915 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Andrew & Julia (Lapiniak) Basan, she resided in Woonsocket all her life.
Bernard J. Keegan
BURRILLVILLE- Bernard J. Keegan, 89, of Harrisville, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Loretta C. (Tetreault) Keegan.
Born in Harrisville, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Rhea (Cabana) Keegan.
Bernard worked in the textile industry and also as an arborist. He served in the US Navy for 6 years and was a Veteran of WWII.
CUMBERLAND- Constance D. Carrigan 81, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Thomas John Carrigan. Mrs. Carrigan resided in Washington DC for over forty years before returning to Cumberland in 1992.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Doria and Corinne (Ladouceur) Laperle. Mrs. Carrigan worked as a dental hygienist until her retirement eighteen years ago. She graduated valedictorian of Blackstone High School in 1947 and then graduated from Forsythe Boston, MA in 1949.
Paul S. Zifcak
BURRILLVILLE- Paul S. Zifcak, 90, of Pascoag, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Kent County Hospital. He was the husband of Mary C. (Black) Zifcak whom he married Mar 31, 1946.
Born in Harrisville, he was the son of the late Philip and Frances (Dlugos) Zifcak.
Paul worked as an electrician for many years, retiring in 1982 at age 62. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
Elizabeth M. Wilson
WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth M. Wilson 81 of Dulude Ave. died Thursday at home.
She was born in Medford, MA a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Goss) Carmo. Elizabeth was a nurse's aide at the Blackstone Nursing Home and the former Brothers Nursing Home for many years.