Archive - Oct 2012 - Obituary
Craig S. Shepherd, Jr.
CHEPACHET- Craig S. Shepherd, Jr., 34, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Chepachet, died October 17, 2012.
Craig was born in Woonsocket, he graduated from Ponaganset High School in 1996.
He was an avid sports fan who loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also enjoyed gaming and outdoor sports.
Gerard R. Cournoyer
HARRISVILLE- Gerard R. "Gerry" Cournoyer, 66, of 100 Whipple Ave. died Mon. Oct. 29 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, surrounded by his loving family after an illness.
He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Constance M. (Charpentier) Cournoyer who passed away in 2005.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Polak, Frank, 84, of North Smithfield, passed away Tuesday October 30th. He was the husband of 51 years to Elizabeth (Julien) Polak.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Paul and Tekla Polak.
Frank was the owner of Franks Oil Service in North Smithfield for over 30 years and also worked for the North Smithfield Highway Department.
Evelyn Kling Bosse
CUMBERLAND- Evelyn Kling Bosse, 88, of Putnam Pike, Smithfield, formerly of Norton Drive, passed away Monday at the Village at Waterman Lake, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of Walter Bosse for the last 67 years.
Born in Summit Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Lorraine Wetzel Kling.
She was a LPN for several years, but primarily was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, and was very active in their congregation as well as a member of the choir.
Harold J. Lefebvre
WOONSOCKET- Harold J. Lefebvre, 85, of Woonsocket, died Saturday at home. He was the loving husband of Lucille J. (Berard) Lefebvre. They were married on July 4, 1952.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Mandeville) Lefebvre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lefebvre was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII.
Mr. Lefebvre was employed at the French Worsted mill for over 20 years and then worked for Comm Tec for over 25 year before retiring.
WOONSOCKET- Samuel Chattman, 57, of Bernon St. died Saturday October 27, 2012 in Marion Hospital.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Alfonso Chattman, and Bessie (Allen) Chattman of Woonsocket.
He was a United States Navy veteran.
Samuel worked for the Friends Foundry prior to becoming disabled.
Alan R. Kane, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Alan R. Kane, Sr., 61, of Woonsocket, RI passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Oak Hill in Pawtucket, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Claire T. (Blais) Kane.
Born in Woonsocket on November 13, 1950, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Doris (Beaubien) Kane.
WOONSOCKET- Arrigo "Rico" Gobbi, 91, formerly of Coolidge Ave. died Sunday October 29, 2012 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Emily (Verni) Gobbi.
Born in Remini, Italy, son of the late Joseph and Gina (SantaCattherina) Gobbi.
Mr. Gobbi worked as a weaver for JoAnn Plush in Pawtucket, for several years and for Bella Construction in asphalt prior to retiring.
He was Past President of the Italian Workingmen's Club.
Pauline V. Riendeau
WOONSOCKET- Pauline V. Riendeau 82, of Birch St. died Monday at home. She was the beloved wife of her husband of fifty three years, Camile Riendeau.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Irene (Marchand) Trudeau. Pauline was an electronics assembler for E M C Co. for eleven years before retiring in 1988.
Kraig Mitchell Coffin
UXBRIDGE- Kraig Mitchell Coffin, 21, of Uxbridge died Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at his residence.
Kraig was born Aug. 26,1991 in Concord, MA the son of Dwayne E. and Donna L. (Harter) Coffin and had been a resident of Uxbridge most of his life.
He attended Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole and Uxbridge High School.