May 29th, 2012
Norman R. Berard
WOONSOCKET- Norman R. Berard 72, of Mendon Rd, died Wednesday, May 23 in the Trinity Health & Rehab Center.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Arthur and Alice (Gravel) Berard.
Mr. Berard was a self employed painter for many years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks, St. Joseph's Veterans, and the Cercle Laurier.
Maurice R. Bouchard
WOONSOCKET- Maurice R. Bouchard, 66, of Morton Ave., died May 27, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Eugene and Rita (Taillon) Bouchard.
Mr. Bouchard worked for Avery Dennison for twenty-five years and was a member of the Cercle Laurier, Woonsocket.
Jean Paul Fagnant
CUMBERLAND- Fagnant, Jean Paul, 76, of Cumberland died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Hospice St. Antoine, North Smithfield. He was the husband of Pauline (Pelletier) Fagnant.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Hermile and Blanche (Fugere) Fagnant. He lived most of his life in Cumberland. Mr. Fagnant had been employed for many years as an industrial diamond Dye Cutter at General Cable before retiring in 1999. He was an avid NASCAR fan and will be missed by so many friends.
Rachel T. Landry
WOONSOCKET- Rachel T. Landry, 90, of Woonsocket, died May 23, 2012 the Friendly Home.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Waldo V. and Delia (Paul) Landry.
Ms. Landry was a bookkeeper for Ken's Lawn and Yard and Stateline Power Products.
She leaves her sister, Rita Marcotte of Blackstone; nephews and nieces. Ms. Landry was predeceased by three brothers, Waldo, Aram and Gerald Landry.
Margaret E. Harrison
LINCOLN- HARRISON, Margaret E. (Gormley), 94, of Lower River Road, passed away Sunday in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late John E. Harrison.
Born in Norwich, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Quinn) Gormley. She resided in Lincoln for many years, previously residing in North Providence and Burrillville.
Margaret was a graduate of the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT, and a graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Providence.
Henri L. Carpentier
MANVILLE- Henri L. Carpentier, 71, of Old River Rd., Manville, died Saturday evening at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving companion of 14 years to Marie-Anne (Cournoyer) Blanchard of Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, Henri was the son of the late Henry and Doris (Benoit) Carpentier.
Mr. Carpentier was an active Life Member of the Woonsocket B.P.O E. Lodge 850. At the time of his passing Henri was employed as the facilities manager at the Elks. In his earlier years he worked for the Walnut Hill Bowling Alley and was also a self-employed tradesman in the area.
James Edward Evans
WOONSOCKET- James Edward Evans 63 years old passed away on May 24th 2012.
James was the eldest son of the late Hosie W. and the late Lucy M. (Harmon) Evans. He was born October 6, 1948 in Thompson, GA. He moved to Woonsocket with his family in 1958 and lived here until his passing. James attended High School up to the 12th grade. He joined the Army and served his country in Vietnam. He worked a short time at Clark Cutler in Franklin, MA. and Charlotte Brothers in Blackstone. But, his life love was carpentry.
Albert C. Rivers
WOONSOCKET- Albert C. Rivers, 87, of Hemond Ave., Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at The Friendly Home on Friday, May 25, 2012 with his son by his side.
Born in Woonsocket on March 16, 1925, he was the son of the late William C. and Delina (Demarse) Rivers and is the last of ten children born to them.
Richard W. Schatz, president of the United Veterans Council of Woonsocket, left, and Thomas G. Paine, United Veterans Council chaplain, Veteran of the Year, Navy veteran and retired member of the R.I. Army National Guard, lay a wreath in memory of World War II veterans Alexandre, Henri and Louis Gagne, three brothers lost in the war, at the controversial Place Jolicoeur War Memorial at Station 2 in Woonsocket Monday. Another wreath was laid by members of the Woonsocket City Council and Mayor Leo Fontaine in memory of their mother, Bernadette Gagne, who lost her three sons in the war.