Archive - 2013
Agnes Joan Crook
WELLESLEY- Agnes Joan (Foley) Crook, long-time resident of Wellesley, passed away September 2, 2013, at the age of 90.
Born in Milford, MA on April 25, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Margaret (McAuliffe) Foley.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John F. Crook and her three sisters Mary Potenza, Madonna O'Brien, and Helen Demers.
LINCOLN- Marguerite Blier, 87, of Lincoln, died Monday at Hebert Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Albert D. Blier and the daughter of the late Romeo and Jeannette Bourbonierre.
Mrs. Blier had been a nurses aide at Rhode Island Hospital and for VNA prior to her retirement. She had previously been employed at Moore Fabric Co.
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Dextraze, 72, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 in his home. Pending arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.
Paul E. Gobeille
CUMBERLAND- Paul E. Gobeille, 93, died September 2, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dalpe) Gobeille to whom he was married 66 years.
Born in Riverside, he was the son of the late Emile and Mae (Lapierre) Gobeille. For over 50 years he was a resident of View Ave, Cumberland before moving to North Smithfield in 2009.
HOLLISTON- Dorothy "Dolly" Bamberry, 74, of Holliston, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Medway Country Manor. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Anne (Dunay) and Ambrose Cullen. She was the wife of Kenneth Robert Bamberry of Holliston.
Edythe L. Hand
BELLINGHAM- Edythe L. (Paine) Hand, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Lydia Taft House with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence R. Hand.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on July 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily (Hardy) Paine.
Michael L. Allan
BURRILLVILLE- Michael L. Allan, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Leslie and Doris (Smith) Allan. He lived in the Pascoag section of Burrillville.
Michael retired from Verizon in 2008 after working for them for 25 years.
Brother Paul E.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Paul E. Parenteau, S.C., 88, also known as Brother Eric, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died August 29, 2013 at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, he was the son of the late Aldeus and Rosilda (Gervais) Parenteau.
HARRISVILLE- Minerva Fernandez, 64, of Harrisville, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday afternoon at Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield.
Born in Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Joaquin and Andrea (Santiago) Castro. Minerva was raised in Puerto Rico and came to the United States as a teenager. She lived in Pennsylvania and Waltham, MA and had been a resident of Woonsocket for many years before moving to Harrisville several years ago.
Mrs. Fernandez was employed in the local textile industry prior to retiring.
More than 500 visitors stopped by the Museum of Work & Culture on Labor Day to take advantage of its offer of free admission all-day Monday and also to participate in special programs, including a new one-act play and the opening of an exhibit on the Italian Workingmenâ€™s Club in the upstairs gallery, according to Raymond H. Bacon, museum co-manager with Anne Conway.
â€śIt went very, very well,â€ť Bacon said of the museumâ€™s 14th annual special opening for Labor Day. â€śI am so pleased that the IWC is celebrating its 85th Anniversary with an exhibit at the museum.â€ť