Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Roberta I. Shurick
BLACKSTONE - Roberta I. Shurick 59, of Mendon St. died Sunday at U Mass Medical Center. Born in Milford, MA, she was a daughter of Frederick and Mary (Clouart) Shurick of Blackstone. Roberta spent the last ten years as a homemaker, and had previously worked as a lab technician and secretary at several area businesses. She was an avid card player.
Frances J. Monk
HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Frances J. Monk, 76, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on February 13, 2013 quietly at home in the presence of her family. Daughter of the late Albert J. Paulhus and Clara (Richard) Paulhus, she was born in Woonsocket, RI on February 18, 1936. She was a graduate of Bellingham High School and worked as a bookkeeper at various companies.
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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Rene J. Beaudet
WOONSOCKET- Rene J. Beaudet 94, formerly of Crepeau Court, died March 15, 2013 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Alice (Desrosiers) Beaudet.
Mr. Beaudet is survived by his loving family, sons Nelson Beaudet and his wife Phyllis of Plainfield, CT, Roger Beaudet and his wife Sue of Woonsocket, a daughter Pauline Murray of North Smithfield, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. His funeral arrangements are private. Please visit www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
Thomas Michael Bell
WOONSOCKET- Thomas Michael Bell, 62 of Brookhaven Lane, passed away Wendesday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Rebecca (Meyer) Bell, and they had been married for the past 37 years.
Born in Springport, Indiana, he was the son of the late Roscoe and June (Schultz) Bell. He resided in Woonsocket for the past 9 years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mr. Bell was retired in October 2012.
He was avid antique car collector.
Dennis R. Gervais
BURRILLVILLE-- Dennis R. "Moon" Gervais, 60, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Edgar Gervais and Virginia Moison.
Dennis was a truck driver for many years and was currently employed at Atlas Pallet Inc. of Nasonville.