Archive - Jun 2013 - Obituary
Frances T. Duff
LEXINGTON- Frances T. (Mulligan) Duff, 87, a resident of Youville Place in Lexington for the past 2 years, formerly of Westford and Chelmsford, passed away on June 5, 2013 following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon J. Duff who died in 1993.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI on June 22, 1925, a daughter of the late John J. Mulligan and Ellen M. (Whalen) Mulligan.
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Susan J. North
NORTH SMITHFIELD- North, The Rev. Deacon Susan J. (Gardner), 59, passed away suddenly, Monday June 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Christopher R. North.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of Alice Phyllis (Davis) Gardner and the late Alfred Byron Gardner, Jr.
Estelle S. Guy
WOONSOCKET- Estelle S. Guy, 83, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Aurore (Guilbert) Guy. Estelle was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School.
Estelle was employed as a file clerk at Stock-Weather & Shepley in Providence for several years and also as a key punch operator.
Estelle was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
George L. Pichette
WOONSOCKET- George L. Pichette, 73, died June 4, 2013 after a long illness, in Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of Carole A. (Haughey) Pichette, with whom he celebrated his 50th anniversary on May 18.
A lifelong city resident, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Cecile Y. (Ethier) Pichette.
Lucille M. Arpin
BELLINGHAM, MA- Lucille M. (Dubois) Arpin, 85, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 after a long illness at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of Robert J. Arpin, Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on October 1, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Marianna (Lacouture) Dubois.
Ronald A. Sharples
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ronald A. Sharples, 70, resident of North Smithfield passed away June 3, 2013.
He was the loving husband, to the late Carol A. (Levy) Sharples.
He was born in Central Falls RI, a son of the late William & Eva (Flaxington) Blais.
Ronald owned and operated Sharples Plumbing & Heating in North Smithfield for 40 years, retiring in Jan. 2011. He was a US Army veteran, an active member in the Manville Rod & Gun Club and Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club.
WOONSOCKET- Matteo (Matt) Giuliano, 88, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away June 2, 2013 in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabiliation Center, after a courageous battle with Parkinsons disease, with his family by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, Margaret (Klowan) Giuliano, a daughter Mary, a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Susan Giuliano of North Smithfield, 2 grandchildren, Michael and Alexa Giuliano, a brother Frank Giuliano, his sister-in-law, Alice Lanctot and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
WOONSOCKET- Ann Marie McDonald, 54, of Woonsocket and formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of John and Loretta (O'Connell) McDonald of Cumberland.
She had lived in Cumberland most of her life before moving to Woonsocket ten years ago. Ann Marie graduated from Mercymount Country Day School 74' and Davies Vocational 78'. She was a member of the St. Germain Tenants Association, Woonsocket.
James P. Provensal
WAKEFIELD- James P. Provensal, 44, of Wakefield, RI , formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 31.
Jim was the son of Ray and Barbara Provensal of Woonsocket, RI, Grandson to Mabel Provensal and the late Paul Provensal and the late Alice and James Powell, brother to David Provensal and Uncle to Nicole and Rebecca Provensal. He was the husband to Emilia Tavares and devoted father to Zacharie and Sarah Provensal.
Esther M. Dupre
BELLINGHAM- Esther M. (Thibeault) Dupre, 86, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2013 with family by her side, at the Ballou Home, Woonsocket, RI where she has resided for the past three years. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond L. Dupre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry O. and Mary D. (Dilloyen) Thibeault.