Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Brother Paul E.
BURRILLVILLE- Brother Paul E. Parenteau, S.C., 88, also known as Brother Eric, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died August 29, 2013 at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, he was the son of the late Aldeus and Rosilda (Gervais) Parenteau.
HARRISVILLE- Minerva Fernandez, 64, of Harrisville, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday afternoon at Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield.
Born in Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Joaquin and Andrea (Santiago) Castro. Minerva was raised in Puerto Rico and came to the United States as a teenager. She lived in Pennsylvania and Waltham, MA and had been a resident of Woonsocket for many years before moving to Harrisville several years ago.
Mrs. Fernandez was employed in the local textile industry prior to retiring.
Earl Graham Ledoux
WOONSOCKET- Earl Graham Ledoux 86, of 97 Warwick St. passed away August 28, 2013, at Hospice St. Antoine Residence. Husband of Muriel (Page) Ledoux for 56 years.
Life-long resident of Woonsocket and son of the late Victor and Gertrude (Marrah) Ledoux.
He proudly protected the community for 36 years as a Woonsocket Firefighter.
BLACKSTONE, MA- Kokolski, M. Francoise, 86 of Blackstone, MA., died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Hospice, Providence with her loving family at her side. She was the wife of the late Stefan Kokolski.
Born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Edmond F. and Aurore E. (Therrien) Lessard she was a textile lab color matcher dyer for many years.
SPRING HILL, FL- Linda Jeanne Marchand, 65, of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Albion, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from cancer. She is the wife of Roger J. Marchand.
Born in Woonsocket, December 16, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Clements) Fafard.
She also resided in Raynam, MA, and Scotch Plains, NJ.
Kenneth E. Callei
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Kenneth E. Callei, 69, of Woonsocket Hill Rd. died Sunday August 25, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Katherine (Christman) Callei.
Born in Providence, son of the late Louis and Nital (Levy) Callei.
Mr. Callei worked for Induplate in North Providence for 39 years, prior to retiring.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and camping and his motorcycle.
Roger P. Dupre
MANVILLE- Roger P. Dupre, 77, of Manville died Sunday at home. He was the husband of the late Blanche (Lefebvre) Dupre.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late George and Eva (Belanger) Dupre. He was a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mr. Dupre served in the U.S. Army during the 1950s.
During his career he was employed at the Whitinsville Machine Works and later at Crosby Valve & Gage.
Lloyd M. Franklin
BURRILLVILLE- Lloyd M. Franklin, 83, of No. Main St. Pascoag, passed away peacefully on Monday at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence with his family at his side. He was the loving husband to the late Gloria (Rabitor) Franklin.
Born Feb. 24, 1930 in Greenville, RI, he was the son of the late Edwin & Lillian (Turgeon) Franklin.
Lloyd was employed as a Manager in the meat dept. for the Beit Bros. Market in Ct. before retiring.
Elsie V. Sambor
WOONSOCKET- Elsie V. (Brooks) Sambor, 88, of Orchard Street, died August 26, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Stanley H. Sambor whom she married September 03, 1950.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Artman) Brooks.
Elsie worked as an operator for the telephone company and later at a private answering service. She was a member of Slatersville Congregational Church and their Needles and Pins Club. Elsie enjoyed baking and was an avid sports fan.
Dennis T. Brennan
MANVILLE - Dennis T. Brennan, 42, of Manville died Saturday morning at home. He was the loving husband of Jennifer A. (Blanchette) Brennan. They were married on November 26, 1988.
Born in Gardner, MA he was a son of Daniel F. Sr. and Zelia (Cavaco) Brennan of Bellingham. He was raised in Bellingham and resided in Manville for over 20 years.
Dennis attended Bellingham schools and worked in the construction industry. He was the proprietor of All-Phase Flooring.