Archive - Apr 2013 - Obituary
Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
SLATERSVILLE- Thomas E. "Sonny" Riley, Jr., 83, of Slatersville, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Gurka) Riley, whom he married May 30, 1950.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas E. Riley, Sr. and Ida (Brunette) Riley. He was raised in Harrisville.
Leo A. Sawyer
CENTRAL FALLS- Leo A. Sawyer, 87, of Rand Street, passed on April 19th with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Rita L. (Bilodeau) Sawyer.
Born in Central Falls, RI, a son of the late Albert and Agnes (Tremblay) Sawyer, Leo resided most of his life in Central Falls and was a communicant of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community Church.
He was an employee of the former Sayles Finishing Plant for 18 years and the former American Broadloom for 27 years retiring in 1987.
Wilfred E. LeMay Jr.
SMITHFIELD- Wilfred E. Bill LeMay Jr., 75, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Doris C. Dot (Robichaud) LeMay.
Born in Central Falls on Jan. 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Wilfred E. and Gertrude (Roy) LeMay, he had lived most of his life in Central Falls.
Mr. LeMay was employed at Mandeville Chevrolet for many years, he also worked for Laidlaw Transit in the Warren terminal as a drive/trainer instructor, and he also worked as a CDL Road Test Examiner at Quonset Point. He was a US Army veteran.
Catherine M. Tousignant
WOONSOCKET - Catherine M. Tousignant 89, of Third Ave., died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of Richard R. Tousignant. Born in Wrentham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Mary I. (Babneau) Proteau. Catherine was a CNA for Medfield State Hospital for twenty nine years before retiring twenty four years ago.
Ernest D. Lamothe
BELLINGHAM- Ernest D. "Ernie" Lamothe 86, of Wrentham Manor died Tuesday at Milford Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Blanche (Chamberland) Lamothe.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Donat and Emma (Godin) Lamothe.
William C. Bishop
WOONSOCKET- William C. "Willy" Bishop, 91, died Tuesday at Trinity Health & Rehab Center. He was the former husband and friend of Shirley R. (DeCosta) Bishop of Pawtucket.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mini Bishop. He resided in Cumberland and Seekonk for most of his life.
Mr. Bishop was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre.
Willy was a farmer and landscaper and loved animals.
William R. Lemieux
WOONSOCKET- William R. Lemieux, 82, of Flora Avenue died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of Theresa P. (Gilbert) Lemieux. Mr. and Mrs. Lemieux were married 60 years on January 24, 2013.
Born in Manville, a son of the late Fabien and Mary (Cusson) Lemieux, he had lived in Woonsocket since 1954.
Mr. Lemieux was a supervisor at the former American Can Company for 22 years until its closing. He later worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 1991.
BURRILLVILLE- Marjorie J. (Daughtery) Silverthorne, 83, died Friday, April 12, 2013 after a brief illness at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was a resident of Buck Hill Rd, Pascoag.
Born in Pascoag to the late James and Olivia (Martindale) Daughtery, she was the wife of the late James W. Silverthorne, who passed away in 1992.
Formerly of Camp Dixie Rd, Pascoag and Front Ridge Rd, Littleton, ME, she retired in 1983 and made Littleton her home, returning to Pascoag in 2000 to reside with her family.
MILLIS, MA- Maureen E. Delaporta Of Millis, died Monday evening, April 15, 2013, at Medway Country Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her family, She was 82.
The daughter of the late William and Rose (Robillard) Durkin, she was born in North Smithfield, RI and raised and educated in Woonsocket. She has been a Millis resident for over 55 years.
A homemake her life centered around her family.
The wife of the late Richard Delaporta, she was predeceased by her sisters, Hope Johnston, Sheila Durkin, Kay LeClerc and Judy Plante.
Frances M. Donnelly
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Niro) Donnelly, 90, of Rhodes Ave formerly of Chateau Claire, died Friday April 12, 2013, in the Friendly Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late James C. Donnelly.
Born in Milford, Mass, daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Tomassini) Niro.
She worked in production for the US Rubber Co. for 25 years.