Archive - Mar 25, 2013 - Obituary
Brian A. Aubin
WOONSOCKET- Brian A. Aubin 49, of Vose St, died Friday March 22, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the longtime companion of Wendy Rajotte.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Pearl Gardner of Woonsocket.
Mr. Aubin was a general contractor for Trac Builders for many years before retiring in December of last year due to illness.
Besides his mother and his companion, he is survived by two daughters; Vicki Lambert and Alicia Aubin, both of Woonsocket, three grandchildren, and two brothers; Raymond Larose and Bruce Aubin.
Georgette R. Boucher
PALM BAY, FLORIDA/ PASCOAG, RHODE ISLAND- Georgette R. (Bizier) Boucher, 80, formerly of Pascoag, RI passed peacefully at home on February 10th, 2013, alongside her family.
Georgette was born on April 12th, 1932 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Maria and Evode Bizier.
Joseph F. Ducharme
BURRILLVILLE- Joseph F. Ducharme, 66, of Harrisville, RI, passed away March 22, 2013, at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag, RI.
He was the son of Ruth (Mayhew) Ducharme of Harrisville and the late Bertram Ducharme.
Joseph was a lifelong Burrillville resident.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Ronald Ducharme, of Harrisville.
Victor J. Karasek
BLACKSTONE- Victor J. Karasek, 97, died Saturday March 23, 2013 at St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Mary (Svitil) Karasek.
Born in Montreal, Canada he was the son of the late Joseph L. and Anna J. (Benak) Karasek.
B. Ella Dauphinais
WOONSOCKET- B. Ella (Hebert) Dauphinais, 96, of Mendon Road died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late John Dauphinais.
Born in the Arctic section of West Warwick, a daughter of the late Peter E. and Albina (Crepeau) Hebert, she had lived in Woonsocket for most of her life and had lived in North Smithfield for 17 years.
Mrs. Dauphinais was a stitcher for the former Woonsocket Coat & Suit Company for many years until its closing in 1985.
Doris M. Bellonzi
CUMBERLAND- Doris M. Bellonzi, 90 of Rolling Acres Drive, passed away Friday, March 22 at home. She was the wife of the late Leo A. Bellonzi.
Born in Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Flynn) Kiff. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life, previously residing in Attleboro.
Claire D. Metivier
WOONSOCKET- Claire D. Metivier, 76, of Woonsocket, died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late John and Dora (Gagnon) Metivier. She was raised in Manville and resided in Woonsocket for over 60 years.
Claire enjoyed playing bingo and being an aunt to her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by a sister Rita R. L'Esperance, and her husband Raymond, of Woonsocket and her nieces and nephew Lisa Lyons, Lori Mullins, Linda Peterson, Michael L'Esperance and Cindy L'Esperance.
Helene H. Salois
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helene H. Salois, 84, of North Smithfield, died Friday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. She was the wife of the late Walter E. J. Salois who died in 1979.
Born in Paris, France she was a daughter of the late Gaston Quainon and Henriette H. Podevin. She was raised in Paris and went to work at an early age. She lived through the German occupation of France and was witness to the historic liberation of France by Allied Forces in 1944.
SEMINOLE, FLA.- Giacomo 'John' Palma of Seminole, Florida, a Rhode Island native passed away at home on March 19, 2013.
He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on October 4, 1925, the son of Raffaele Palma and Antoinetta (Bisanti) Palma. He attended local schools and graduated from Johnson & Wales College.
During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Baltimore. As one of the first men aboard, he earned the distinction of "Plank Owner". He remained in the Navy during the Korean War and received numerous ribbons and medals.