Archive - 2011 - Obituary
BELLINGHAM - John L. Waszkiewicz, 94, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2nd, at the Ballou Home in Woonsocket with his loving family at his side. He was the loving husband of Stacia (Holubesko) Waszkiewicz, they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Valentines day in 2012.
Born: March 9, 1917, in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Joseph & Gabrielle (Burzawa) Waszkiewicz, he resided in Bellingham almost all his life.
UXBRIDGE, MA Bertha H. (Bassett) Ranslow, 101, of Keene, New Hampshire, and formerly of Uxbridge, died Sun. Nov. 27, 2011 in Cheshire Medical Ctr., Keene, NH. She was the wife of the late George W. Ranslow who died in 1992.
Mrs. Ranslow had been employed by the former Bernats Woolen Mill, formerly the Bauchman Worsted Mill, as a secretary in the design department.
BLACKSTONE - William F. St. John, 91, of Blackstone, MA, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine M. (Martinelli) St. John for 44 years.
Born in Franklin, MA on July 27, 1920,he was the son of the late Francis and Helen (Davis) St. John. He was the loving father of David W. St. John and Michelle M. Phaneuf and her husband Edward all of Blackstone, and his cherished grandchildren, Brady St. John and Laci Rose Phaneuf. He also leaves his brother Edward J. St. John of Blackstone.
UXBRIDGE - Lucille R. (LeClaire) Gniadek, 77, a lifelong resident of Uxbridge died Fri. Dec. 2, 2011 in the Beaumont Nursing Home Northbridge. She was the wife of John J. Gniadek.
CUMBERLAND - Hazel Laliberte, 83, passed December 2nd.
She was the wife of the late Donald Laliberte, Luigi Fusi and Louis Swiech.
She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mabel Garde.
Hazel is survived by three sons, Louis Swiech Jr, Roy Swiech and Stephen Swiech and 7 grandchildren.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit
WOONSOCKET - Eva T. Brousseau, 96, of Lincoln, was called home to her Savior on Friday at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Brousseau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Zepherine (Lambert) Gregoire. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Lincoln for over 50 years.
Mrs. Brousseau was employed at Narragansett Knitting in her early years and was a dedicated homemaker.
MANVILLE - Olha Mode, 94, passed away on Dec. 2nd from complications from a hip fracture, at the Holiday Retirement Home. A long-time resident of North Providence, Olha moved to the Holiday in 2009.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Dmytro Mode and Catherine (Rudka) Mode Boyko and sister of the late Dmytro Paul Mode, who was killed in active service during WWII. Olha worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Veterans Administration.
She was secretary to the chief of surgery at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center for 30 years until she retired in 1977.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Edna M. Boudreau, 108, of Lincoln, RI, formally of North Smithfield, RI passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at The Holiday in Lincoln, RI.
She was born in Woonsocket RI on January 2, 1903, daughter of the late Alexander and Georgiana (Dion) Blanchette.
Edna was a life long resident of North Smithfield, who had worked for Uniroyal in Woonsocket as an assembler for 37 years. Edna also could be found doing what she liked to do best, which was sewing, as she was known by many to be an expert seamstress.
Eileen M. Browchuk
WOONSOCKET- Eileen M. Browchuck, 64, of Gaskill St. died Wednesday, November 30, 2011. She was the wife of Dennis Browchuk.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Richard W. Mulligan, and Barbara (Bardell) Mulligan, of Woonsocket.
Eileen worked as a Certified Professional Coder and also as a Medical Secretary for the former Surgical Group in Providence, for several years.
She was a member of the American Association of Professional Coders.
Paul R. Reber
WOONSOCKET- Paul R. Reber 56, of Wood Ave. died November 26, 2011 at home.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Rudi Gagnon and Rita (Desrosiers) Reber.
Paul was an independent flooring installer.
He is survived by three sons Paul, Justin and Joshua Reber, and a brother Thomas Reber of Woonsocket.
Visiting hours will be held Monday 6-8 PM at the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St. Woonsocket. For guestbook and directions please visit