Archive - Mar 18, 2013 - Obituary
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Marie Rose Bertha LeBlanc 88, died Sunday March 10, in the St. Antoine Residence. She had lived with her daughter Susan Hoyle just prior to entering St. Antoine. She was the loving wife of the late Herve LeBlanc.
She was born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Andre Racine and Juliana (Brunelle) Racine.
She worked for many years in the health care profession.
Roland E. Paris
LINCOLN- Roland E. Paris, 86, of Sayles Hill Road, Manville died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Oscar and the late Marie Ange (Trottier) Paris, he had lived in North Smithfield, Cumberland and Lincoln before moving to Manville 3 years ago.
Roland was a 1944 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1948 graduate of Bryant College.
He was employed by Electric Maintenance and Electric Works from 1948 until he became the owner of the business in 1972. He retired in 1992.
William D. Gratton
INVERNESS, FL- William D. "Bill" Gratton, age 74, Inverness, died March 15, 2013 surrounded by his family.
Bill was born on August 22, 1938 in Burlington, VT.
BURRILLVILLE- Henryka (Gawron) Kukowski, 59, of Harrisville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12th at the Home & Hospice Care Ctr. Of Rhode Island in Providence.
Born Jan. 14, 1954 in Jaksice, Poland she was the daughter of Zofia (Wieczorek) Gawron of Poland and the late Czeslaw Gawron.
Henryka was a Registered Nurse at St. Vincents Hospital in Worcester for 10 years. She was a graduate from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor Science Degree in Nursing and also a graduate from Worcester State College earning her Masters Degree.
Joseph R. Ricard Sr.
AUGUSTA, MAINE- Joseph R. Ricard Sr.,79 of Augusta and formerly of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Visiting will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 6-8pm at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Western Ave, Augusta.
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