Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Claire R. Boisvert
MANVILLE- Claire R. Boisvert, 96, of Manville, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Holiday Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past 6 years. She was the wife of the late Jean R. (Pee Wee) Boisvert.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Cayer) Gamache.
Mrs. Boisvert worked in several department stores in Woonsocket. She retired from the former Nyanza Mills Department Store.
Claire was a longtime communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish and enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles.
Edward T. Kross
CUMBERLAND- Edward T. Kross, 94, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 28, 2013. He was the husband of Dorothy (Longtin) Kross. They were happily for 67 years.
Born in Putnam, CT, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Kross. Mr. Kross was an army veteran of World War II.
He was a parts manager for several Ford dealerships, including Jack Madden of Norwood Ford, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing, and traveling. For many years, he wintered in Florida with his wife.
Margaret T. Kopeski
GLOCESTER- Margaret T. (Magner) Kopeski, 89, of Chepachet, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Kopeski, Sr.
She was born in Harrisville, a daughter of the late John J. and Eugenie (Gaucher) Magner.
Dr. Alice R.
HAINES CITY, FL.- Dr. Alice R. Boudreau, 85, March 6, 2013, Haines City, FL. Life-long educator and school psychologist, retiring from the Woonsocket School Dept. in 1989 and resuming her career in 1999 at the age of 72 in Central Florida following the death of her husband Alphonse.
She is survived by her sons Roger P. and wife Christine; Maurice J. and partner Patricia Burrows; grand daughter Trina M. Laverty and husband James; great grand daughter Alyce M. Laverty and James' children Jaynie and Jim.
Anna D. Labossiere
BURRILLVILLE- Labossiere, Anna D., (Calise), 86, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was the wife of the late Theodore J. "Ted" Labossiere.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Guiseppina (Gugliemo) Calise.
Anna worked in local mills prior to working at Zambarano Hospital and the Lincoln Group Home for 12 years before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Theresa's Church, Nasonville and was a member of their women's guild for many years.
Jules R.C. Gadoury
WOONSOCKET- Jules R.C. Gadoury, 80, of Woonsocket, formerly of Blackstone, MA, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Riley) Gadoury, whom he married, September 26, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Sarto A.R. and Ernestine (Roy) Gadoury.
FRANKLIN- Germaine "Jim" J. (Rondeau) Collamati 87, of Franklin, died peacefully, Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was the beloved wife of Ernest G. Collamati for 64 years.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on July 19, 1925 a daughter of the late Arsene J. and Mary (Boucier) Rondeau, she was a lifelong resident of Franklin.
She was raised and educated in Franklin, and worked at the former Parmenter Poultry Farm and was a homemaker.
Normand J. Casavant
BELLINGHAM- Normand J. Casavant, 85, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Marlborough, MA with his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rita M. (Nault) Casavant.
Born in Bellingham on November 27, 1927, he was the son of the late Herve and Amelia (Lavallee) Casavant.
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.