Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Rosemary G. Barber
CUMBERLAND- Rosemary G. Barber, 70, formerly of Arnold Drive, passed away Saturday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Robert T. Barber, and they had been married for 49 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rose (Wallace) Gall.
Mrs. Barber was employed as Registered Nurse and Supervisor for the Roger William Medical Center and Fogarty Hospital for many years.
CUMBERLAND- Sylvia (Bouchard) Bacchiocchi, 101, of Mendon Road died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Dario A. Bacchiocchi (B.A. Dario).
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Isidore Joseph and Emma (Brodeur) Bouchard, she had lived in Lincoln and Cumberland for many years.
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette D. L'Esperance, 89, formerly of Park Place, Woonsocket died Friday evening at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Roma A. L'Esperance.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (Allard) Landry. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. L'Esperance was employed at the Manville Jenckes and French Worsted mills and later worked at Kilnic Co. Inc. for many years before retiring in 1977.
She was a member of the Royal Travelers, and the Holy Family and St. Louis Sr. citizens groups.
Albert Edouard Gabriel Bonte
GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA- Albert Edouard Gabriel Bonte, 89, of Greer, South Carolina, died peacefully November 2, 2012 with family by his side at NHC National Health Care.
Born April 26, 1923, in Mouvaux (Nord) France, he was the son of the late Eugene Albert Bonte and Eugenie Jeanne (Bellot) Bonte. He emigrated from France as a young child in 1928.
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.