Archive - 2013 - Obituary
UXBRIDGE, MA- Samir H. Makarious, M.D., 70, of Uxbridge, died Fri. March 1, 2013 in Mass. General Hospital after a short illness. He was the husband of Shadia (Awad) Makarious.
He was an active member of St. Mark Coptic Church of Boston where he served as a member of the Board of Deacons. He also enjoyed painting.
Leo E. Derosier
WOONSOCKET- Leo E. Derosier 63, of South Main St. died February 23, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Lynette (Rhoades) Derosier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Leo J. and Isabelle (Chevalier) Derosier.
Leo resided in Wichita, Kansas for eighteen years before returning to Woonsocket last year. He was a cross country truck driver for over fifteen years. Leo was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
WOONSOCKET- Walter E Makolandra 58, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, February 27, at home. He was the husband of Linda (Robinson) Makolandra.
He was born in Slatersville, a son of the late Walter Makolandra and Blanche (Beland) Nault.
Mr. Makolandra was a baker for many years for the Family Bakery, and Brunetti's Bakery in Woonsocket, before retiring in the mid 90's due to illness. Afterward, he became a dealer in antiques and collectibles. It was his enthusiasm for collectibles, and his love of antiquing that kept him active throughout his illness.
Marlene A. Corkins
WOONSOCKET- Marlene A. (McDevitt) Corkins, 77, of Fairmount St. died Monday February 18, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of John Corkins.
Born in Walpole, Ma. daughter of the late William and Edna(Gould) McDevitt.
Marlene was a Homemaker.
WOONSOCKET- Joseph E. Collamati, Sr., 99, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket and well-known businessman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Mount St. Rita Health Center, Cumberland, RI.
Joseph was the husband of the late Yvonne P. (Gendron) Collamati and son of the late Arduino and Juliette (Richard) Collamati.
Glenna A. Crowell
HOPE VALLEY, RI- Glenna A. (Andrews) Crowell, 88 of Dye Hill Road, Hope Valley, RI, died peacefully on February 25, 2013 at the Westerly Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Alfred Clifton Crowell for 63 years sadly he predeceased her on May 14, 2010.
Born in Smithfield, RI on June 6, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Alma L. Andrews.
Glenna was employed for the Washington Trust Company for over 30 years before retiring.
Eugene J. Robidoux
LOS ANGELES, CA- Eugene J. "Gene" Robidoux, of North Hollywood, California died Thursday at Verdugo Hills Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Eva (Dupont) Robidoux. He was raised in Manville and attended St. James parochial school.
Mr. Robidoux was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Class of 1954. He went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with his Masters and post-graduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Thomas K. Zarr Sr.
MILLVILLE MA- Thomas K. Zarr Sr. 67, resident of Millville MA, and formerly Greenville RI, died suddenly at the U Mass Memorial Center in Worcester on February 23, 2013.
He was the husband of Rosemarie (Cadieux) Zarr of Millville MA.
He was born May 19, 1945 in Providence RI, a son of the late Eugene & Marjorie (Kirk) Zarr.
Paul Donat Dugas
PASCOAG- Paul Donat Dugas, 28, died February 19, 2013. He was the only son of Jeffrey R. Dugas of Blackstone, Ma and the late Michele J. (Barry) Dugas.
Paul was a beloved son, brother, father and grandson and will be dearly missed. Paul was an avid weight lifter and a talented card player. He loved his family and his friends.
Annette L. Berard
BELLINGHAM- Annette L.(Gosselin) Berard, 97, of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond P. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Hermas and Arcelia (Rainville) Gosselin.