Archive - Oct 2011 - Obituary
Elaine E. Lorigan
LINCOLN- Elaine E. (Croteau) Lorigan, 69, of Wake Robin Rd. died Sunday October 23, 2011 in Fatima Hospital. She is survived by her loving partner, Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, RI.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Eugenie (Bouley) Croteau.
Elaine enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, singing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed entertaining, at her dinner parties and special events. She was an avid world traveler. She also enjoyed being a member of her Bowling and Bocce League.
Clayton L. Wilson, Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Clayton "Butch" L. Wilson, Jr., 61, of Homestead Ave., died Friday, October 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Carol (Hewitt) Wilson of No. Smithfield.
Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Clayton L. and Elizabeth (Caramo) Wilson, Sr.
Mr. Wilson worked as a painter for several local businesses for many years.
Eugene G. Laliberte
LINCOLN- Eugene G. Laliberte, 86, of Old River Road died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Thelma M. (Bombardier) Laliberte. Mr. and Mrs. Laliberte celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke) Laliberte, he had lived in Mapleville for 40 years before moving to Lincoln 2 years ago.
Mr. Laliberte was a deliveryman and warehouseman for Sandvik Manufacturing Company before retiring in 1990.
Thomas F. Pryor
CUMBERLAND- Thomas F. Pryor, 76, of England Street, passed away Sunday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Maralyn (Duprey) Pryor.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elsie (McKee) Pryor. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Pryor was the owner and operator of Pryor's Super Service Gas Station Garage (formerly McKee's Super Service) for over 15 years, and later was a Custodian for the Cumberland School Department for 13 years until his retirement in 1996.
UXBRIDGE- Benjamin A. Mikulsky, 92, of Uxbridge passed away Fri. Oct. 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of 63 years to Doris C. (Leduc) Mikulsky who died in 2010.
He was born in Malden on March 31, 1919 the son of the late John and Nellie (Humunski) Mikulsky.
Donna L. Ashton
WOONSOCKET- Donna L. Ashton, 63, of Elm St., died Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Northbridge, MA, she was the daughter of Louise (Lavallee) Ashton of Uxbridge, MA and the late John L. Ashton.
She was a member of the American Legion Oliver Ashton Post 343, Whitinsville and the Burger King Club of Whitinsville. She loved lighthouses and was also a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Selma E. Bruyere
BURRILLVILLE- Selma E. Bruyere 92, resident of Pascoag formerly of Smithfield died October 18, 2011 at the Pine Grove Health Center in Pascoag.
Wife of the late Harold Bruyere.
Born June 19, 1919 in Farmington ME, a daughter to the late Urban & Katherine (Sample) Oakes.
Selma was a loving homemaker, she lived in Smithfield for many years, and previously she lived in Pascoag for over forty years.
WOONSOCKET- Morello, Connie (Skipper) 85, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 15th. Connie was the beloved wife of the late Richard Morello.
She lived in Woonsocket until recently she resided in Chesnee, SC. Mrs. Morello was an accomplished seamstress in the garment industry throughout Southern New England. Her passions were family, cooking, sewing and gardening.
Rita B. Dumas
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita B. Dumas (Cohen) (Rochefort) 90, died October 14, 2011 at St. Antoine's Residence. She left 4 children, 10 grandchild and 5 great grand children.
WOONSOCKET- Blanchet, Eugene R. Jr, age 89, passed away on October 20, 2011 at Hebert Nursing Home with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Clemence (Paquin) Blanchet
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Eugene and Marie (Blais) Blanchet.
Before retirement, Mr. Blanchet was employed as a watch maker, and was a self employed Realtor. He was a WWII army veteran, a member of Knights of Columbus and an active supporter of Collings Foundation of Stow, MA. He was also a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family.