Archive - Feb 2013 - Obituary
WOONSOCKET- Walter E Makolandra 58, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, February 27, at home. He was the husband of Linda (Robinson) Makolandra.
He was born in Slatersville, a son of the late Walter Makolandra and Blanche (Beland) Nault.
Mr. Makolandra was a baker for many years for the Family Bakery, and Brunetti's Bakery in Woonsocket, before retiring in the mid 90's due to illness. Afterward, he became a dealer in antiques and collectibles. It was his enthusiasm for collectibles, and his love of antiquing that kept him active throughout his illness.
Marlene A. Corkins
WOONSOCKET- Marlene A. (McDevitt) Corkins, 77, of Fairmount St. died Monday February 18, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of John Corkins.
Born in Walpole, Ma. daughter of the late William and Edna(Gould) McDevitt.
Marlene was a Homemaker.
WOONSOCKET- Joseph E. Collamati, Sr., 99, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and well-known businessman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Mount St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland, RI.
Joseph was the husband of the late Yvonne P. (Gendron) Collamati and son of the late Arduino and Juliette (Richard) Collamati.
Glenna A. Crowell
HOPE VALLEY, RI- Glenna A. (Andrews) Crowell, 88 of Dye Hill Road, Hope Valley, RI, died peacefully on February 25, 2013 at the Westerly Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Alfred Clifton Crowell for 63 years sadly he predeceased her on May 14, 2010.
Born in Smithfield, RI on June 6, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Alma L. Andrews.
Glenna was employed for the Washington Trust Company for over 30 years before retiring.
Eugene J. Robidoux
LOS ANGELES, CA- Eugene J. "Gene" Robidoux, of North Hollywood, California died Thursday at Verdugo Hills Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Eva (Dupont) Robidoux. He was raised in Manville and attended St. James parochial school.
Mr. Robidoux was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Class of 1954. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with his Masters and post-graduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Thomas K. Zarr Sr.
MILLVILLE MA- Thomas K. Zarr Sr. 67, resident of Millville MA, and formerly Greenville RI, died suddenly at the U Mass Memorial Center in Worcester on February 23, 2013.
He was the husband of Rosemarie (Cadieux) Zarr of Millville MA.
He was born May 19, 1945 in Providence RI, a son of the late Eugene & Marjorie (Kirk) Zarr.
Paul Donat Dugas
PASCOAG- Paul Donat Dugas, 28, died February 19, 2013. He was the only son of Jeffrey R. Dugas of Blackstone, Ma and the late Michele J. (Barry) Dugas.
Paul was a beloved son, brother, father and grandson and will be dearly missed. Paul was an avid weight lifter and a talented card player. He loved his family and his friends.
Annette L. Berard
BELLINGHAM- Annette L.(Gosselin) Berard, 97, of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Hermas and Arcelia (Rainville) Gosselin.
Eileen M. Robidoux
NORTHBRIDGE, MA- Eileen M. Robidoux 88, resident of Northbridge MA, formerly of Blackstone MA, where she lived most of her life, passed away peacefully February 17, 2013 at the Beaumont Skilled & Nursing Center, after her declining health.
She was the wife of the late Ernest Robidoux, and the late John D. Sawtelle.
She was born in Worcester MA, a daughter of the late Christopher & Mary (Cotter) Kane.
Cecile A. O'Brien
PAWTUCKET- Cecile A. (Laplante) O'Brien, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 24, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late James H. O'Brien.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mederise (Fontaine) Laplante, and a step-daughter of the late Rosanne J. (Gendron) Laplante.