January 2nd, 2015
Michael P. Ryan
WOONSOCKET - Michael P. Ryan, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Landmark Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Rose L. (Bissanti) Ryan. Born in Blackstone, MA on May 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Michael A. and Mary P. (Guilbeault) Ryan. He was the brother of John E. Ryan of Vernon, CT, Mary T. Brady of Bellingham, MA and the late Cornelius P. Ryan and Oscar J. Ryan. He leaves his many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Rita S. Brodeur
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita S. (Cournoyer) Brodeur, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at St. Antoine Residence. Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Brouillard) Cournoyer. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to North Smithfield. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Joseph and St. Agatha's Senior Center. Rita worked for A.T. Cross of Lincoln, RI before retiring in 1989.
Phillippe H. Levesque Jr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Phillippe H. Levesque Jr. 86 died Friday, December 26, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, after a short battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Gabrielle (Dutremble) Levesque for sixty three years. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Phillippe H. and Eva (Cournoyer) Levesque Sr.
Phil lived in Woonsocket for sixty four years before moving to North Smithfield twenty two years ago. He worked for the Tupperware Co. as a mold polisher for twenty two years before retiring in 1986. Phil served in the US Navy during WWII.
December 31st, 2014
Things have a tendency to move pretty quickly around here – almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired. On a day-to-day basis, we concern ourselves with concrete items such as wins or losses, how many points a team puts up, or whether the season culminates in championship glory.
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the small, but significant individual moments. Rest assured that it’s not our intent to paint with broad strokes.
Peter M. Cote
BLACKSTONE - Peter M. Cote, 23, of Blackstone died Sunday evening at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the beloved son of Glen G. Cote of Blackstone and Barbara A. (Hodgkinson) Bray of Cumberland.
Born in Woonsocket Peter was raised in Blackstone and was a graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Class of 2009. Peter also resided in West Palm Beach, FL before returning to Blackstone.
Peter was enthusiastic about learning the drilling and blasting trade through his work at CDS Construction Company.
Kathleen E. Marcoux
BURRILLVILLE - Kathleen E. Marcoux, 64, resident of Burrillville, passed away on December 30, 2014. She was the loving wife to Albert "Brother" Marcoux.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Christopher Marcoux and Tanya Trazi. For funeral information please
M. Elaine Beaudreau
BURRILLVILLE - M. Elaine (Tellier) Beaudreau, 82, of Pascoag, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Home and Hospice Care Center of RI, after a lengthy illness. Elaine was the wife of the late Roland J. Beaudreau. Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late J. Oliver and Valerie (Manteau) Tellier.
She retired from Zambarano Hospital as a kitchen aide.
She is survived by five children, Richard A. Beaudreau, Gary M. Beaudreau, Lisa B. Muise, Lori A. Beaudreau, Tami E. Carpenter, and eleven grandchildren.
Ulric T. Paquin
TULSA, OK - Ulric T. Paquin, 70, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed December 28, 2014.
John Joseph Aguiar
YORK, SC - Mr. John Joseph Aguiar, formerly of Millville, Massachusetts, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at his home in York, SC.
Born in Milford, Ma, Mr. Aguiar was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Aguiar and his brother Robert Aguiar. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Society in Forestdale, Rhode Island and a US Marine serving during the Vietnam War.
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