Archive - Sep 2013 - Obituary
Dr. Thomas S.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dr. Thomas S. McCooey, 91, resident of North Smithfield died at home, September 4, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was married to Margaret (McLaughlin) McCooey for 65 years.
He was born in Blackstone, MA, son of the late Dr. James H. McCooey, Sr. & Winifred (Stacy) McCooey.
Edward R. Michaud
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Michaud, Edward R. "Ted", 65, of Slatersville, passed away September 4, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
He was the loving husband of 41 years to Simonne R. (Martin) Michaud.
He was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Edward & Eleanor (Berthiaume) Michaud.
Ted worked for RI School for the Deaf as a bus driver and previously was a truck driver for several area companies. He was a resident of Slatersville, previously living in Providence. He enjoyed playing golf, and loved to spend time with his wife.
Rita A. Plante
JOHNSTON- Rita A. Plante 91, of Pocasset Bay Manor in Johnston, formerly of Mapleville, died Thursday at Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alfred Plante and Oscar H. Beauchamp.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Emma (Aubin) Chabot.
Rita was a salesperson for Mary Kay Cosmetics for many years and was awarded a pink Cadillac.
She is survived by two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Rita was predeceased by her son Oscar J. Beauchamp, and brother Armand Chabot.
Richard C. Bryson
MILLVILLE- Richard C. Bryson, 67, of Millville, passed away Tues. Sept. 3, 2013 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge, MA. He was the husband of Gail R. (Romanos) Bryson.
Mr. Bryson was a science teacher at Bartlett Jr. /Sr. High School in Webster for 9 years. He had previously been employed as an Ironworker in RI/MA, and also worked many years at the Blissful Meadows Country Club in Uxbridge.
Joseph A. Beaudoin
WOONSOCKET- Joseph A. Beaudoin, Fred, 81, of Woonsocket, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013. He was the devoted husband of Lorraine (Bourget) Beaudoin. They were happily married for 57 years.
Born in Albion, he was the son of the late Donat and Evangeline (Baillargeron) Beaudoin.
MANVILLE- Marguerite E. (Kuntz) Connolly, 89, of Sayles Hill Road, died September 3, 2013 in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Joseph A. Connolly, Jr.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Annette (Patrie) Duhamel.
Marguerite enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader. She was the Valedictorian of Woonsocket High School, class of 1942.
CUMBERLAND- Clara (Ames) Schofield, 93, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013. She was the wife of the late Walter Schofield.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Isabelle (Blodgett) Ames.
She is survived by two sons, William and Thomas Schofield; a daughter, Marjorie Moore, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A private burial was held in Arnold Mills Cemetery, Cumberland. Arrangements by ONeill Funeral Home, Cumberland.
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Dextraze, 72, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Lucille A. (Boisvert) Dextraze, whom he married April 22, 1967.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Donat and Lea (Blanchard) Dextraze.
Donna M. Tellier
WOONSOCKET- Tellier, Donna, M., (Luciano), 66, formerly of Woonsocket, died unexpectedly on August 31, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of William R. Tellier.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Victor J. and Hilda (Arruda) Luciano Sr., she lived in Woonsocket for many years.
Mrs. Tellier was a clerk in the nursing staffing and payroll department at Rhode Island Hospital for 32 years before retiring in 2008. Donna enjoyed reading, music, cooking and gardening. Her greatest love was spending time with her family.
Alfred Bureau Jr.
ALVIN, TEXAS- Alfred Bureau Jr. passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013. Originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Alfred moved to Alvin in 1984 where he resided with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bureau; sons: Jacob and Laython; and grandson Judah. Family members include his father, Alfred Bureau Sr. from Blackstone, Mass.; siblings: Diane Nichols from Alvin, Texas, Scott Bureau from San Antonio, Texas, Tracy Walsh from Woodstock, Conn., and Dawn Fafard from Pascoag, R.I.; and numerous nieces and nephews.