Archive - 2012 - Obituary
FRANKLIN- Francis "Franny" Gerard Mazzola, 74, of Franklin, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Medway Country Manor Nursing Center after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Bonita A. (Almeida) Mazzola.
Born June 15, 1937 in Newton, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Antonio "Henry" and Elizabeth (Sampson) Mazzola. He was a resident of Franklin for the past 35 years and a former resident of Bellingham.
Madeleine B. Cardin
WOONSOCKET- Madeleine B. (Crepeau) Cardin, 91, 100 Front Street, Woonsocket, passed away February 27 at home, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Jules J. Cardin, Sr. married for 64 years.
Born Feb 24, 1921 in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Adgenard Crepeau and Marie Anne (Julien) Crepeau.
MANVILLE- Roger Valois, 83, of Central Street, died Tuesday, February 28, at home. He was the husband of Estelle (Cartier) Valois.
Born in the Manville village of Lincoln, a son of the late Joseph and Blandine (Valois) Valois, he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Mr. Valois was a mechanical contractor for Manville Mechanical Services, retiring in 2009.
Shirley S. Morris
BURRILLVILLE- Shirley S. (Vose) Morris, 84, of Burrillville, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Burrillville. She was the wife of the late Francis R. Morris, whom she married October 5, 1946.
Born in Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose. Shirley lived in Cumberland Hill for 19 years, Berkeley for 39 years and in Burrillville for 26 years.
PASCOAG- McDONALD, William David, 57, of Pascoag, RI, expert mechanic, Arc volunteer and Desert Storm veteran, died Sunday morning, February 26, 2012. He was the loving husband of Robin L. (Marnoch) McDonald, whom he married in 1979.
He also is survived by three loving children, Megan Byers, Justice McDonald and Michael McDonald; and 11 grandchildren.
Claire L. Surprenant
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Claire L. Surprenant (Bonin), 72 of North Smithfield passed away unexpectedly, February 27, 2012, at Landmark Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Roger J. Surprenant, Sr. for 51 years and the daughter of the late Armand and Alice Bonin.
She has long since been retired from the textile industry.
Gabrielle L. Tancrede
BURRILLVILLE- Gabrielle L. Tancrede, 83, resident of Pascoag, formally of Nasonville, passed away on February 27, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home.
She was the loving wife of 58 years to the late Armand A. Tancrede.
She was born on April 25, 1928 in Woonsocket RI, a daughter to the late Henry and Emma (Richard) Henault.
Gabrielle worked for the former Sadwin's Curtain Manufacturing, as a mender for 32 years, retiring when she 62 years old. She was a resident of Nasonville for many years, previously a resident of Woonsocket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Loretta "Lori" (Leblanc) Zarzycki, 94, of Mendon Road, North Smithfield, died Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Ste. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the devoted wife to her husband of 45 years, Stanley J. Zarzycki, who died in 1985.
She lived in the house in which she was born on Huntington Avenue, in Woonsocket all of her life until recently moving to Gatewood Apartments in North Smithfield, RI.
She was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Lucie (Coulomb) Leblanc.
Gertrude S. Rivard
WOONSOCKET- Gertrude S. Rivard 90, of Pond St. died Friday at the Friendly Home.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Anne Marie (Charette) Rivard.
She worked as an assembler for General Electric for twenty two years before retiring. Gert was an avid card player and also loved to fish, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her close friend Margie Richer at her summer home at Horseneck Beach overlooking the ocean.
PALM BAY, FL- Christopher J. Lesperance, 84, of Palm Bay FL and formerly of Millville, MA, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Blackstone, MA on January 23, 1928, he was a son of the late Ovila and Mary (Reilly) Lesperance.
He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Pauline (Bourgery) Lesperance. His son Christopher Lesperance predeceased him in 2005.