Archive - 2013 - Obituary
SMITHFIELD- William L. Bourgault Jr, "Bill" 66, passed on November 1st at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He was the husband of Lucille (Tremblay) Bourgault.
He was the son of the late William L. Bourgault Sr. and Annette (Ouellette) Bourgault.
Bill was the proprietor of Rycourt Metal Fabricators for 20 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War serving aboard the USS Intrepid.
Florence J. Kafalas
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Florence J. (Brunelle) Kafalas, 93, Wilks Ave., died October 20, 2013 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Constant C. Kafalas.
Born in Linwood, MA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Anna (Poulin) Brunelle.
Mrs. Kafalas was an employee of Amperex, No. Smithfield, for many years, retiring in 1983. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, enjoyed reading and cooking and loved animals.
Helen N. O'Brien
NORTH SMITHFIELD- O'Brien, Helen N., 85, of North Smithfield, RI died October 31, 2013, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late James F. "Obee" O'Brien.
She was born in North Smithfield, a daughter of the late Henry & Alice (Brodeur) Langelier.
Florence M. Dauphin
BLACKSTONE- Florence M. Dauphin 98, formerly of Early Village in Blackstone, MA, died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Dauphin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Jules and Analda (Lefebvre) Tessier.
Florence was a clerk at the former Robert's Children's Shop for twenty eight years before retiring in 1989.
Yvette E. Deziel
BELLINGHAM- Yvette E. (Bell) Deziel, 74, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation in Franklin with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 53 years of Maurice A. Deziel.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on December 10, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Edouard and Lena (St. Germain) Bell.
Lt Col (Ret, USAF) Richard L. Ravenelle
BEDFORD- Lt. Col (Ret, USAF) Richard L. Ravenelle of 27 Buttonwood Road, Bedford died October 30th after a long illness.
Born September 5, 1929 in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Antonio and Germaine (Levesque) Ravenelle.
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Ferland) Gulowacz Roy, 93, of South Main St., Woonsocket died Wednesday evening at home with her children close to her. She was the wife of the late Walter Gulowacz and the late Wilfred Roy.
Born on May 29, 1920 in St. Norbert, P.Q. Canada she was a daughter of the late Ignace and Marie (Rondeau) Ferland. She lived in Boston before moving to Woonsocket in 1961.
Frances was a longtime communicant of Holy Family Parish. She was an avid reader and cherished spending time with her family.
Simonne D. Desrosiers
WOONSOCKET- Simonne D. Desrosiers, 91, of St. Antoine Residence, in North Smithfield, formerly of Grandview Ave. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Bernard J. Desrosiers Sr.
Born in St. Aimee, P. Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Eugenie (Parenteau) Tardif.
John W. Brown Jr.
BELLINGHAM - John W. Brown Jr. 88, of Bellingham died October 30 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge.
Born in Bellingham, September 4, 1925, the son of the late John W. and Rowena (Williams) Brown, Mr. Brown was a lifelong Bellingham resident.
He was a graduate of Bellingham High School and Coyne Electrical School in Boston.
Mr. Brown operated Brown's Electrical Service from 1958 until his retirement.
He was a member of the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association. He also served for a time as Electrical Inspector for the Town of Bellingham.
Linda J. Hamel
CHEPACHET - Linda J. (Galloway) Hamel, 69, of Chepachet, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Edgar Hamel. Born in Webster, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva (SanSouci) Galloway.