Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Robert E. Lambert
UXBRIDGE - Robert E. Lambert, 58, of River Road, died June 7, 2013 at UMass Memorial Health Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Montanari) Lambert. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Ralph and Noella (Prefontaine) Lambert.
Mr. Lambert owned and operated RL Superior Lawn Care for over 25 years before retiring in 2006 due to illness. Bob enjoyed golfing and fishing and really loved classic cars. He was a former member of I.W.C. in Woonsocket.
Violet C. Leclaire
CUMBERLAND - Violet C. Leclaire 94, of Irene Blvd. died Wednesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Camille J. Leclaire. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Clara (Lizotte) Lecroix.
Violet was an assembler for many area Woolen Mills. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and traveling. Violet was an accomplished seamstress.
Judith G. Janelle
CUMBERLAND - Judith G. Janelle, 68, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Normand Janelle for 47 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Andre and Therese (Perrier) Laperle. Judy had a long love of teaching children which included running Kids Country Daycare out of her home for 17 years. She enjoyed sewing, playing pool, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren.
UXBRIDGE - Loretta Ruth (Bourgery) Lemelin 85 of Uxbridge, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 5th 2013, in Milford Regional Hospital surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph Gerard E Lemelin; her two sons Joseph A Lemelin and his friend Denise, Marc E Lemelin and his wife Glynis; a sister Pauline Lesperance in Florida; many nieces and nephews. Loretta is predeceased by three sisters, Celia, Helen & Yvonne and two brothers William & Raymond.
WOONSOCKET- Gerald "Jerry" Callei, 67, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 with family by his side. He was the beloved husband, together for 47 years, of Shelia A. (Lafontaine) Callei.
Born in Providence on January 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Louis and Nita (Levy) Callei.
GLOCESTER- Leonhardt, Irene Lillian (Cooney) "Gram", 81, of Chepachet passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of George "Bud" Leonhardt, Jr. for 60 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene (McLinden) Cooney.
Frances T. Duff
LEXINGTON- Frances T. (Mulligan) Duff, 87, a resident of Youville Place in Lexington for the past 2 years, formerly of Westford and Chelmsford, passed away on June 5, 2013 following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Leon J. Duff who died in 1993.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI on June 22, 1925, a daughter of the late John J. Mulligan and Ellen M. (Whalen) Mulligan.
The Rev. Deacon
Susan J. North
NORTH SMITHFIELD- North, The Rev. Deacon Susan J. (Gardner), 59, passed away suddenly, Monday June 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Christopher R. North.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of Alice Phyllis (Davis) Gardner and the late Alfred Byron Gardner, Jr.
Estelle S. Guy
WOONSOCKET- Estelle S. Guy, 83, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Aurore (Guilbert) Guy. Estelle was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of St. Clare Girls High School.
Estelle was employed as a file clerk at Stock-Weather & Shepley in Providence for several years and also as a key punch operator.
Estelle was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
George L. Pichette
WOONSOCKET- George L. Pichette, 73, died June 4, 2013 after a long illness, in Mt. St. Rita Health Centre, Cumberland. He was the husband of Carole A. (Haughey) Pichette, with whom he celebrated his 50th anniversary on May 18.
A lifelong city resident, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Cecile Y. (Ethier) Pichette.