Archive - 2011 - Obituary
BLACKSTONE - Wilfred R. Millette, 84, of Blackstone Street, Blackstone, died on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Blackstone, Massachusetts on April 26, 1927, he was a son of the late Joseph and Aurore (St. Germaine) Millette. He was raised and educated in Blackstone where he resided his entire life.
He was employed as an attendant at the family business, Millette's Garage in Blackstone.
Mr. Millette was a communicant of St. Paul's Church in Blackstone.
WOONSOCKET - Roland Maynard, 89, of Woonsocket passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Ethel (Heroux) Maynard and his cherished companion Angelina P. (Dalti) Dagesse.
Born in Woonsocket on November 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Romeo and Corinne G. (Gaulin) Maynard.
WOONSOCKET - Richard G. Carignan, 69, a longtime resident of Hanora Lippitt Manor passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Valmore M. and Evelyn (Guyette) Carignan.
He is survived by his sister, Diane F. Moran and her husband James of Pascoag, his niece, Elizabeth Moran of Tucson, AZ and two nephews, Thomas Moran and his wife Shelly of Upton, MA and Stephen Moran of Williamsburg, VA. He will be remembered for his kind heart and wonderful smile.
BELLINGHAM - Jessie J.E. Joseph, 88, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, RI with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Lucia B. (Pierannunzi) Joseph.
Delia P. Lima
CUMBERLAND- Delia P. (Rego) Lima 92, of Cumberland, affectionately know as "Dee", born in West Warwick, RI to Manuel and Teolinda (Silva) Rego; the eldest of twelve children. She was the loving wife of 66 years to Felix A. Lima.
Dee was a registered nurse, for more than 45 years, beginning her career at Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls, RI, and later worked as a private nurse for Dr. Upton Savoie.
Clarinda A. Walsh
CUMBERLAND- Clarinda A. (Chaput) Walsh, 105, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at home. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Thomas F. Walsh Jr.
Born in Suncook, NH she was the daughter of the late Delvini and Marie L. (Veilleux) Chaput. She had resided in Cumberland since 1942 previously living in West Warwick.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and a founding member of the St. Patrick Mothers Club. She was also a charter member of the former St. Thomas Knights of Columbus, Women's Guild, Cumberland.
Yvette I. Laforest
LINCOLN- Yvette I. Laforest, 91, of Sayles Hill Road, died Wednesday, December 28, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in the Manville section of Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Ida (Guevremont) Laforest, she had lived in Manville and Cumberland.
Miss Laforest was a File Clerk for Providence Washington Insurance Co.
She was a member of the Riverside Village Tenants Association and a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Holiday Retirement Home for their excellent care.
Frances A. Melnyk
NORTH SMITHFILED- Frances A. (Serafin) Melnyk, 89, of No. Smithfield, passed away on Dec. 24th at the home of her daughter, Patricia A. Peters in Rush, CO. She was the loving wife of the late Russell Melnyk.
Born January 28, 1922, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Martin P. and Anna (Kamfonik) Serafin.
She resided in No. Smithfield most of her life.
Robert O. Lussier, Sr.
DILLON, SC- Robert O. Lussier, Sr., 76, of Dillon died on Friday, December 23, 2011 at his home.
Robert was born in Cumberland, RI. He was the son of the Oliver T. and Dorilda (Lavoie) Lussier.
Robert served his Country in the United States Air force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed with Owens-Corning Fiberglass in RI and later became a self-employed logger until his retirement. In his early years, he loved running Fox Hounds, Coon Hounds, and Beagles and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving man who will be missed dearly by everyone.
Robert T. Bailey
LINCOLN- Robert "Bobby" T. Bailey, 63, of Grant Court, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 peacefully at home.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Selina (LeBlanc) Bailey of Harrisville and the late Kenneth Bailey.
Robert worked as a Splice Service Technician for Verizon for 30 years many in the Lincoln Garage before retiring. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. As a youth he spent time as a caddy, came to love the sport and became an avid golfer.