Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Alma G. Gauvin
WOONSOCKET- Alma G. Gauvin 97, formerly of Mendon Rd., Woonsocket died Monday January 23rd at Bradford Ct. in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Leo E. Gauvin.
Born in Mapleville, she was a daughter of the late Zenon and Virginie (Beaudoin) Ducharme.
Mrs. Gauvin was a spinner for several area worsted companies for over twenty years before retiring in 1970.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alfred, Homer, Peter, J. Roderick, and Noe Louis Ducharme, Delia Plante, Lillian Letondress, and Celina Dora Robitaille.
WOONSOCKET- Rosemary A. (Salome) Beauregard, 71, of Privilege St., died Thursday, January, 26, 2012 in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Normand A. Beauregard for 52 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Corey) Salome.
Mrs. Beauregard was a homemaker while raising her five children. She previously worked at McCarthy's Dry Goods, and Sears in Woonsocket. She especially enjoyed trips to Disney World, Christmas and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
James K. Arnold
UXBRIDGE- James K. Arnold, 67, of Uxbridge died Tues. Jan. 24, 2012 in the Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston. He was the husband of Meredith S. (Davis) Arnold.
A longtime resident of Uxbridge, Mr. Arnold was employed at United Parcel Service in Shrewsbury and Ashland for more than 30 years.
He was born Jan. 5, 1945 in Atlanta, GA the son of the late James K. and Ora Lee (Archer) Arnold, Sr. and was a graduate of Hapeville High School, Hapeville, Georgia, Class of 1963.
Mr. Arnold served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Barbara P. Youngsma
BLACKSTONE- Barbara P. (Gelinas) Youngsma, 70, of Blackstone, MA. and formerly of Woonsocket, RI died late Wednesday evening at the Milford Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was the widow of the late Louis S. Youngsma who died in 2008.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, the daughter of the late William and the late Doris (Lavallee) Gelinas and resided in Blackstone (34) years previously living in Woonsocket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sandra Lois DeCherry, 50, of Mowry Avenue, North Smithfield, Rhode Island died on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice in Providence, Rhode Island following an illness that began in October.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 5, 1961, she was a daughter of Daphne M. Watson of Tavares, Florida.
She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and resided in Franklin prior to moving to North Smithfield in February 2002.
CRANSTON- Lillian L. Parenteau, 86, formerly of Woonsocket, died Monday in Cedercrest Healthcare, Cranston. She was the wife of the late Sylvio Parenteau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Stanislas and Albina (Germaine) Courtemanche.
She was an employee of the Foxboro Company, Foxboro, MA before retiring and had also worked in several Mills in Woonsocket.
She leaves her children, Raymond Parenteau of Cranston and Anita Mathieu of North Kingstown. She was the sister of the late Marie Lozeau, Beatrice Perron and Gertrude Gibeault.
Irene A. Lula
LINCOLN- Irene A. (Strycharz) Lula, 91, of, Lincoln, RI, Formerly of Blackstone, MA. Passed away on January 23rd. She was the loving wife of the late William M. Lula.
Born, March 27, 1920 in Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Klemens & Barbara (Majkut) Strycharz.
Irene was employed as a Service Specialist at the Wrentham State School, before retiring, before that, she was employed in the family business, the former Strycharz Market in Blackstone.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL. - Susan (Daigle) Laforme, 60, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Roland Laforme.
Born in Bellingham, she was the daughter of Norman and Leona Daigle.
She was employed for many years as a security guard then started her own limousine business. She was a graduate of Blackstone High School.
She is survived by a sister, Nancy Daignault, two nephews, a great niece and a great nephew. She is also survived by two half sisters, Joanne Jobin and Mary Rice and two half brothers, David and Raymond Harper.
Albert C. Ralyea
FRANKLIN- Albert C. Ralyea 84, of Franklin, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness. He was the husband of the late Anita (Guinard) Ralyea for 62 years before her death in 2009.
Born in Boston on February 13, 1927, a son of the late Alan and Grace (Shepherdson) Ralyea, he was a resident of Franklin for over 60 years.
He was raised in Foxboro, and educated in Walpole and for over 33 years worked in the textile industry at Clark-Cutler McDermott Company in Franklin.
Stella E. Swarr
FRANKLIN- Stella E. (Cramer) Swarr 93, of Franklin, died peacefully, Friday January 20, 2012 at the Maples Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Samuel V. Swarr.
Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1919 a daughter of the late Joseph & Mary (Douts) Cramer she was a former longtime resident of Lancaster, Penn. and Cumberland, RI.
Mrs. Swarr was educated in Pennsylvania and was a retired homemaker.