Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Stephanie Bissonnette, 98, formerly of Woonsocket Hill Road, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Harold Bissonnette.
Born in Manchaug, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Antonia (Ziemba) Holubesko.
Mrs. Bissonnette had worked as a clerk for twenty years at Wrights Dairy Farm. She had also done housekeeping at the Holy Family Rectory for seven years.
Paul E. Girard
WOONSOCKET- Paul E. Girard, 80, formerly of Park Ave., Woonsocket, died Tuesday morning at The Friendly Home. He was the loving husband of Marguerite H. (Poirier) Girard. They were married on February 12, 1955.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Albani and Cora (Roy) Girard. He was a resident of the city for most of his life and also lived in Harrisville for several years.
Mr. Girard was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Era.
Mary Jane Giberson
WOONSOCKET- Mary Jane (Mariani) Giberson, 96, of Winter St., Woonsocket and formerly of Atlantic City, NJ died January 7, 2013 in The Friendly Home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late William J. Giberson.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Jane (Toomey) Mariani.
Marie Annette Vezina
WOONSOCKET- Marie Annette Vezina, 94, of Woonsocket, died January 6, 2013 in Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence with family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Elie and Anne Marie (Paquet) Vezina.
Ms. Vezina worked for Union St. Jean Baptiste for 32 years and was an accounting supervisor. She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of Precious Blood Church. She loved traveling, was an avid reader and dearly loved animals.
Joan C. Briere
BLACKSTONE- Joan C. Briere, 66, of Blackstone St. Blackstone, Mass., died Friday January 4, 2013 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge with her family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Raoul and Jean (Evan) Briere.
She was former owner and operator of Casablanca, in Fall River, Mass. Joan enjoyed gardening and yard work and she loved her animals.
Daniel Normand Paquin
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Daniel Normand Paquin age 30 died unexpectedly Friday Jan. 4, 2013.
Born Oct. 9, 1982 in Woonsocket.
Mary A. Desjarlais
BURRILLVILLE- Mary A. Desjarlais, 87, of Laurel Ridge Avenue died Saturday, January 5, 2012 at Bayberry Commons.
Born in Harmony, she was a daughter of the late Omer and Lucille ( Plante) Plante. She lived in Pascoag for 44 years.
Mary was a bookkeeper for the former Monahan Transportation Company of Warwick for 30 years until retirement.
Jacqueline M. Gadoury
LINCOLN- Jacqueline M. Gadoury 91, of Sayles Hill Rd. died peacefully Tuesday in The Holiday Nursing Home.
She was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Thaddee and Leonie (Dumontel) Gadoury.
Constance Marie Theresa Gelinas
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA- It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Connie (Constance Marie Theresa) Gelinas nee Normandin, originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on December 24th, 2012 at 10:24pm in her 87th year at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
She was blessed to be surrounded by her loving family until the very end of her life.
Sharon C. Burrows
NASONVILLE- Sharon C. (Regan) Burrows 61, Mt. Pleasant Rd., died Monday at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Burrows.
Mrs. Burrows was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Gabrielle (Genereux) Regan.
An avid sports fan, Sharon enjoyed New England sports as well as NASCAR. Above all, she was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed participating in the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life".