Archive - Feb 2013 - Obituary
Frances E. Vandal
CUMBERLAND- Frances E. (Burns) Vandal, 85, of Cumberland Hill died Sunday evening at The Holiday Retirement Home in Manville after an illness. She was the wife of the late Normand O. Vandal.
Born March 4, 1927, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elodie (Peloquin) Burns.
Mrs. Vandal was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Cumberland, and previously a long-time communicant of Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket. She attended St. Anne's School in Woonsocket and the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, N.H.
Gary V. Cornelius
BELLINGHAM- Gary V. Cornelius, 60, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013.
He leaves his children, Matthew, Alyssa and Jacob Cornelius and his wife of 28 years Susan D. (Duschl) Cornelius all of Bellingham, MA.
Helen J. Stanley
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen J. Stanley 90, resident of St. Antoine died February 3, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Michael Stanley, former Cpt. of the Woonsocket Fire Dept. who died Jan. 12, 1992.
She was born in Millville MA, a daughter of the late Onufry & Anna (Dobrowolski) Chubay.
COLUMBIA, TN- Susan M. Uralowich-Bechet, 59, of Sherry Drive, Columbia, TN died February 1, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of Mary (Kelly) Uralowich of No. Smithfield and the late Severyn Uralowich.
Susan was a homemaker, but had worked in the Woonsocket School Dept. as a Teacher's Aid and a Special Education Asst. Her grandson Carter was the light of her life.
Linda S. Brewer
MENDON, MA- Linda S. (Collupy) Brewer, 62, of Mendon, passed away Sat. Feb. 2, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Robert S. Brewer.
She was born in Woburn in 1950 the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (McNeil) Collupy, Sr. and was raised in Burlington.
Lucien J. Gagne
BELLINGHAM- Lucien J. Gagne, 89, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Genesis Healthcare Milford Center. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Yvette A. (Ledoux) Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on September 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Edmond and Maria (Gregoire) Gagne.
Thelma I. Frankian
CUMBERLAND- Thelma I. (Menard) Frankian, 84, of Cumberland passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was the wife of the late Warren Frankian.
Born in Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Florence (Conway) Menard, she was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Thelma enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid card player.
Germaine A. Bessette
NORTH SMITHFIELD: Germaine A. Bessette, 92, passed January 31st. She was the wife of the late George A. Bessette.
Born in Attleboro, MA, a daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Exilia (Paul) Salvas.
She dedicated her life to her family.
WOONSOCKET- Leona Thibault, 94, of Woonsocket, formerly of Lewiston, Maine died Thursday morning at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Laurier Thibault.
Born and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Boulanger) Patenaude.
Following her marriage she resided in Lewiston, ME for over 60 years prior to relocating to the Woonsocket area several years ago.
Mrs. Thibault was employed at Hillcrest Poultry Company and Raytheon Corporation prior to her retirement.
June D. Gurka
SLATERSVILLE- June D. (Allard) Gurka, 84, of Orchard Street, No. Smithfield, died January 31, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Walter P. Gurka, whom she married June 6, 1947.
Born in No. Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dora (Allaire) Allard.
June worked for thirty years as an assembler for the Amprex Electronic Co. retiring in 1990. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was an avid BINGO player.