Archive - Jun 2013 - Obituary
CUMBERLAND- Dorothy (Masnyk) Sweatt, 57, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the loving wife of Walt Sweatt.
Born. Nov. 25, 1955 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Rose (Jaryniak) Masnyk of Woonsocket and the late Paul Masnyk.
Jules P. Laferriere
WOONSOCKET- Jules P. Laferriere, 97, formerly of Grove St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday in Candia, New Hampshire. He was the husband of the late Marguerite (Ethier) Laferriere.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Oscar and Roseanna (Paquin) Laferriere.
He was lifelong resident of the city and had resided with his daughter in New Hampshire for the past several years.
Mr. Laferriere attended Mt. St. Charles Academy.
BELLINGHAM, MA- Julienne (Lozeau) Houle, 89, died peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Attleboro Nursing Home, Langhorne, PA, where she was a resident for almost three years.
A New Englander, Julienne "Julie" lived in Bellingham, MA for over 25 years, and prior to that in Albion, Woonsocket and Lincoln, RI, where she was born on January 21, 1924. She was the daughter of Marie and Anatole Lozeau.
Philip E. Higgins
EAST GREENWICH - Higgins, Philip E. "Phil", 70 of East Greenwich, RI passed away peaceful on Saturday, June 8th. He was the beloved husband of Gloria A. (Vozura) Higgins for 44 years. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Philip & Margaret (Campbell) Higgins.
Mr. Higgins retired from Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI as Program Manager of UUV and Mobile Target. He served as a Teacher, Mathematic Department Head, & Athletic Director at Scituate High School.
Robert E. Lambert
UXBRIDGE - Robert E. Lambert, 58, of River Road, died June 7, 2013 at UMass Memorial Health Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Montanari) Lambert. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Ralph and Noella (Prefontaine) Lambert.
Mr. Lambert owned and operated RL Superior Lawn Care for over 25 years before retiring in 2006 due to illness. Bob enjoyed golfing and fishing and really loved classic cars. He was a former member of I.W.C. in Woonsocket.
Violet C. Leclaire
CUMBERLAND - Violet C. Leclaire 94, of Irene Blvd. died Wednesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Camille J. Leclaire. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Clara (Lizotte) Lecroix.
Violet was an assembler for many area Woolen Mills. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and traveling. Violet was an accomplished seamstress.
Judith G. Janelle
CUMBERLAND - Judith G. Janelle, 68, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Normand Janelle for 47 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Andre and Therese (Perrier) Laperle. Judy had a long love of teaching children which included running Kids Country Daycare out of her home for 17 years. She enjoyed sewing, playing pool, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren.
UXBRIDGE - Loretta Ruth (Bourgery) Lemelin 85 of Uxbridge, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 5th 2013, in Milford Regional Hospital surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph Gerard E Lemelin; her two sons Joseph A Lemelin and his friend Denise, Marc E Lemelin and his wife Glynis; a sister Pauline Lesperance in Florida; many nieces and nephews. Loretta is predeceased by three sisters, Celia, Helen & Yvonne and two brothers William & Raymond.
WOONSOCKET- Gerald "Jerry" Callei, 67, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 with family by his side. He was the beloved husband, together for 47 years, of Shelia A. (Lafontaine) Callei.
Born in Providence on January 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Louis and Nita (Levy) Callei.
GLOCESTER- Leonhardt, Irene Lillian (Cooney) "Gram", 81, of Chepachet passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of George "Bud" Leonhardt, Jr. for 60 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene (McLinden) Cooney.