Archive - Oct 2011 - Obituary
Steiner, Eleanor I.
SMITHFIELD- Steiner, Eleanor I., 80, of Sebille Road, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She was the wife of Robert J. Steiner.
She had lived in Smithfield for the past 20 years previously living in Woonsocket. She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed yard sales.
Besides her husband she is survived by her children: Suzanne Chauvin, Edward Tessier and Deborah Eaton her stepsons: Michael, Conrad, Robert, Karl and Joseph Steiner, 31 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, and her sister Evelyn Deshaies.
Alice P. Careau
CUMBERLAND- Alice P. (Guertin) Careau, 83, of Maplewoods Farm, Cumberland, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Edward J. Careau with whom she celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 31, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Rose Anna (Masse) Guertin.
Mrs. Careau was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club Ladies Auxiliary, an avid bingo player and enjoyed board games.
Debra L. Stockwell-Cavanaugh
BURRILLVILLE- Debra L. Stockwell-Cavanaugh, 47, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Michael Cavanaugh.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Lydia (Thomas) Stockwell of Harrisville and the late Myron Stockwell.
Debra worked as the Head of Facilities at Zambarano Hospital for 29 years. She was the Chairwoman of the Burrillville School Committee, held many positions with the Democratic town party and was involved in the RI Emergency Management Service.
BURRILLVILLE- Jeanne Lawrence 94, resident of Mapleville, passed away October 11, 2011 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag. Loving wife of 63 years to Arthur Lawrence.
Born on March 29, 1917 in Mapleville RI, a daughter of the late August & Oringa (Vanasse) Marcoux.
She worked for the state lunch program and the former Stillwater Worsted. She enjoyed sewing, cross stitching and cooking.
BELLINGHAM- Frederick P. "Fred" Beauchesne, 79, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary B. "Beverly" (Tessitore) Beauchesne.
Born in Boston on July 4, 1932, he was the son of the late Emile and Madaline (Fortin) Beauchesne. He was the loving father of Frederick P. Beauchesne, Jr. and his wife Heather of Bellingham, MA and David Clemmer and his wife Faye of Taunton, MA. He leaves his cherished 8 grandchildren.
Roger W. Thibault
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger W. Thibault, 82, of North Smithfield, RI died October 11, 2011 in St. Antoines Residence, North Smithfield, RI. He was the husband of Rita (Lemire) Thibault and the late Cecile Thibault.
He was born in Blackstone, MA son of the late Wilfred and Daleda (Pelletier) Thibault.
Ronald J. Wilkinson
WOONSOCKET- Ronald J. Wilkinson passed away at home.
He leaves a companion of 17 years Sandra Krupdki, two children Rhonda Sarafian and Ronald Jennings, 1 sister Janice Raposa of Fall River, Mass. There will be no calling hours.
Rita Marie Blais
PEORIA, ARIZONA- Rita Blais, 86, of Peoria, Arizona formerly of Pawtucket, RI and Central Falls, RI, passed away on October 8, 2011.
She was born on April 1, 1925 in Woonsocket, RI as one of 11 children to John and Mary (Elias) Joseph, and was married to Joseph O. Blais of Central Falls, RI, who preceded her in death in 1975.
PHILADELPHIA, PA- Beatrice (Flashner) Helfand, 95, of Philadelphia, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Woonsocket, RI, died Monday, October 10, 2011 in Philadelphia surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Her husband of 68 years, Henry Helfand, died in 2003.
Born in Stoughton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Anna (Smith) Flashner.
Rene H. Gagne
BELLINGHAM, MA- Rene H. Gagne, 72, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Franklin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Lorraine (Guilbault) Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Henry and Beatrice (Aubin) Gagne. He was the brother of the late Annette Barr. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.