Archive - 2013 - Obituary
WOONSOCKET- Normand R. Dextraze, 72, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 in his home. Pending arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket.
Paul E. Gobeille
CUMBERLAND- Paul E. Gobeille, 93, died September 2, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dalpe) Gobeille to whom he was married 66 years.
Born in Riverside, he was the son of the late Emile and Mae (Lapierre) Gobeille. For over 50 years he was a resident of View Ave, Cumberland before moving to North Smithfield in 2009.
HOLLISTON- Dorothy "Dolly" Bamberry, 74, of Holliston, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Medway Country Manor. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Anne (Dunay) and Ambrose Cullen. She was the wife of Kenneth Robert Bamberry of Holliston.
Edythe L. Hand
BELLINGHAM- Edythe L. (Paine) Hand, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Lydia Taft House with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence R. Hand.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on July 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily (Hardy) Paine.
Michael L. Allan
BURRILLVILLE- Michael L. Allan, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Leslie and Doris (Smith) Allan. He lived in the Pascoag section of Burrillville.
Michael retired from Verizon in 2008 after working for them for 25 years.
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.