Archive - Apr 2011 - Obituary
WOONSOCKET- Laura (Rattelle) Petrin, 99, of Cumberland Hill Road and formerly of Cumberland died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William J. Petrin.
Born in Harrisville, a daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Jane (Theroux) Rattelle, she had lived in Cumberland for over 55 years before moving to Woonsocket.
She was a communicant of Historic St. Joseph's Church, Cumberland and a former member of the Chimney Hill Tenants Association.
Helen M. Dixon
WOONSOCKET- Helen M. (LaRue) Dixon's Memorial Service has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:30AM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. For full obituary and information visit
Jean M. Hebert
PROVIDENCE- Jean M. Hebert, 93, until recently a resident at St. Elizabeth's Court, 109 Melrose Street Providence, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden St., Providence, RI.
Born in Warden, PQ, Canada, he was the son of the late John Baptiste Hebert and Oiada (Tremblay) Hebert. He was the husband of the late Pauline T. (LeRoux) Hebert.
Mr. Hebert, who was employed for many years at Peter Pan Ice Cream Co., Woonsocket, retired over 35 years ago.
Gloria L. Lambert
CUMBERLAND- Gloria L. Lambert, 80, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, April 13th, at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Raymond J. Lambert.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Henri and Laura (Descouteaux) Laliberte. She was a resident of Cumberland for most of her life.
Mrs. Lambert was employed by Finklestien's in Woonsocket for several years.
Walter M. Nowak
WOONSOCKET- Walter M. Nowak, Jr. 92, of 262 Poplar St. passed away on Wednesday at the Woonsocket Health Center surrounded by his five grandchildren. He was the loving husband of Leona M. (Pariseau) Nowak.
Walter & Leona celebrated their 63rd. Wedding Anniversary in 2010.
Born January 16, 1919 in Bellingham, MA. He was the son of the late Walter M. & Victoria (Mikula) Nowak.
Walter was a Mailman for many years for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring. He proudly, was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Alfred "Fritz" J. DiSalvo, 87, of Merrimac Rd., died Thursday, April 21, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Shirley L. (Bray) DiSalvo whom he married June 19, 1948.
Born in No. Providence, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Antonia (Calci) DiSalvo.
Helen Lillian Demers
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Helen Lillian (Foley) Demers, lifelong North Smithfield resident, age 93, serenely passed to the other side, surrounded by her children, on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
Predeceased by her husband, Harold V. Demers, Sr. They were married in 1942 and began their family of one daughter and two sons, Jan Demers of North Smithfield, formerly of Washington, DC, Harold V. and his wife, Diane of Greenville and Robert J. of Scituate, Massachusetts.
WOONSOCKET - Allan Thomas Sheldon, a long time resident of Woonsocket, RI, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2011 at Miriam Hospital.
Allan was a loyal volunteer at the Agape Center for many years and will be missed.
Royal W. Auger
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Royal W. Auger 85, of Old Louisquisset Pike, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lillian (Lachance) Auger. Mr. Auger was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Emile and Emma (Larue) Auger. He was a machinist for Automatic Screw Machine in Attleboro for thirty years before retiring in 1990.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter -in -law Linda Auger of Albion, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Lucien Auger, a brother Richard Auger, and three sisters, Violet Corley, Jeannette Marcil and Dorothy Trudeau.
Esthel M. Durand
WOONSOCKET- Esthel M. Durand, 93, of Grove St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Wednesday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Lionel C. Durand.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Camille and Florida (Berard) Turcotte. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Durand was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church and a former member of the parish Ladies Guild.
Esthel was a dedicated homemaker and her life centered around her family.