Archive - Aug 2013 - Obituary
WRENTHAM- Barbara (Witusynsky) Babicky 87, of Wrentham, died peacefully, Friday August 9, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, following an illness.
Born January 15, 1926, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island a daughter of the late Harry and Tekla (Pelek) Witusynsky, she was a former resident of Franklin and North Attleboro, before moving to Wrentham.
Barbara was raised and educated in Woonsocket, and also attended the former Hill College. She worked for many years as a kitchen aide at the Wrentham Development Center.
Austin W. Schobel
BURRILLVILLE- Austin W. Schobel, 34, resident of Mapleville, RI died August 8, 2013.
He was the loving son of Norman & Brenda (Proulx) Schobel of Mapleville.
Austin worked as a carpet installer in the Northern RI area. He lived most of his life in Burrillville. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and New England sports teams, especially the Red Sox. He enjoyed being with his children and family.
Cecile G. Tessier
NO. SMITHFIELD- Cecile G. (Goyette) Tessier, 85, a resident of the Villa at St. Antoine, No. Smithfield, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of the late Claude G. Tessier, whom she married February 7, 1948.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Sylvia (Tessier) Goyette.
Mary Ellen Mercure
BLACKSTONE- Mary Ellen Mercure of Blackstone, MA passed away on August 6, 2013.
She is survived by her son Gary and daughter-in-law Sam, her grandsons Dylan and Julius, her sister Linda Orlando and brother James Ciccone, her niece and nephews, Gina Orlando, Mark Orlando and Brian Orlando-Reno, and her grand-nephews Christian, Dominic and Noah.
Mary Ellen was born in Blackstone but lived most of her life in Woonsocket, RI.
Dorothy L. Moore
WOONSOCKET- Dorothy L. (Hayes) Moore, 72, of Woonsocket, passed away on July 2, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Brian L. Moore.
Born in Richmond, VA on May 7, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Hicks) Hayes. She leaves her daughter, Tracy S. McCallum of Boston, MA, her granddaughter, Elissa D.M. Turcotte of Bellingham, MA, her great-grandsons, Matthew L. Hayes and Jaidyn I. Turcotte and many family members. Also, "Roxie Moore" her loving Blue Pit Terrier.
MANVILLE- Hilda L. (Rossi) Rainone, 94, of Sayles Hill Rd., formerly of Knight St. died Wednesday August 7, 2013, in the Holiday Retirement Home, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Vincent Rainone.
Born in Natick, R.I. daughter of the late Silvio and Angelina (DiLeo) Rossi.
Mrs. Rainone worked as a winder for Honora Mills and also for various textile mills in the area prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Christian Group of All Saints and St. Joseph Senior Citizens, St. Anthony's Ladies Guild, YWCA, Y Wives, and Royal Travelers.
Harold R. Belknap
SLATERSVILLE- Harold R. Belknap, 81, of Slatersville, died August 2, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Christine M. (Van Dyke) Belknap for nearly sixty years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Harold M. and Evelyn (Hartshorn) Belknap.
Harold worked at the Woonsocket Call for 35 years retiring in 1986 as the Advertising Manager. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Harold was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Millville, MA
WOONSOCKET- Lena Mary (Maurici) Losardo-Bruneault, 89, formerly of Providence St. died Wednesday August 7, 2013 in Grandview Nursing Home with her loving family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Raymond Losardo and Lionel Bruneault.
Born in Boston, Ma. daughter of the late Rosario and Cecilia (Tabbi) Maurici.
Joyce A. Smith
WOONSOCKET- Joyce A. (Ducharme) Smith, 72, of Fall St, died Saturday August 2, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Arnold Smith.
Born in Providence, R.I. daughter of the late Roderick and Beatrice (Ducharme) Ducharme.
Joyce worked as an Insurance Agent for R.P. Smith & Son for 30 years, prior to retiring.
Joyce enjoyed working on Sudoku and Jigsaw Puzzles ,and playing Solitaire. She also enjoyed knitting blankets, for her family.
LINCOLN- Virginia (Babiana) Gingras Baker, 76, of Lincoln, died August 4, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of the late DeForest L. Baker, Lt. Commander retired, US Navy, who died in 2010 and Paul A. Gingras who died in 1987.
She was the daughter to the late George and Mary (Andry) Babiana.