Archive - Jan 2014 - Obituary
Donald M. Keeling
BURRILLVILLE- Donald M. "Porky" Keeling, 68, of Harrisville, lived most of his life in Pascoag, died Jan. 23, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Pascoag, he was the son of the late John and Jesse (Sands) Keeling.
Donald worked as a Prison Guard for the State of Rhode Island for 10 years, and also worked as a Lineman for National Grid formerly Narragansett Electric for several years, retiring as a supervisor in 2008.
Arthur Henri Beaudet
WOONSOCKET- Arthur "Pug" Henri Beaudet 88, resident of Woonsocket, passed away January 26, 2014 at his son's residence in Albion surrounded by his family.
He was the loving husband of 66, years to Pauline (Lapierre) Beaudet.
He was born in Woonsocket RI., the son of the late Alphonse & Marie Anne (Nadeau) Beaudet.
He was a master mechanic for Nelmor Inc. in No. Uxbridge MA., from where he retired in 1990, previously he worked for the Blackstone Combing Co., in Millville MA. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident, and served in the Army during WWII.
Roland G. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET- Roland G. Bergeron 70, of Gaulin Ave., died Wednesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Robert and Marie (Bourassa) Bergeron.
Roland ran Keepsake Lamination in Woonsocket for over seventeen years. From 1982 to 2000, Roland was instrumental in the fight to save the homes on Gaulin Ave.
Janet Mae DeRoy
BURRILLVILLE- Janet Mae DeRoy 78, resident of Mohegan, passed away January 26, 2014 at the Friendly Nursing Home in Woonsocket.
She was the loving wife of George DeRoy.
She was born in Mapleville a daughter of the late Joseph & Evelyn (Fagan) Piette.
Janet worked for the former Commodore's Cleaners in Woonsocket, for many years, she was a lifelong Burrillville resident.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, John R., and Joseph L. DeRoy both of Mohegan, and a brother, Joseph Piette of Woonsocket.
She was preceded in death by, a sister Claire Ferrenti.
Philip P. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Philip P. Parenteau 52, of Chester St. died January 26, 2014 at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Cecile (Gaudet) Parenteau of Woonsocket and the late Joseph Parenteau. Philip was an assembler for Miller Electric for several years.
Besides his mother he leaves three sisters, Pauline Baker of Fullerton, CA, Jacqueline Roberge of Glendale, RI, and Lisa Papadakis of Woonsocket.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home are private. Please visit
WOONSOCKET- Anthony Virgilio, 92, of East School St., died Saturday January 25, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the wife of the late Vilma (Rossato) Virgilio.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gaetano and Carmella (Yorkavella) Virgilio.
Mr. Virgilio worked for Amperex for 15 years prior to retiring.
He was a United States Army Veteran of WW11.
He was a former member of the Italian Workingmen's Club.
Lillian A. Cote
WOONSOCKET- Lillian A. Cote, 97, formerly of Mendon Rd., Woonsocket died Friday afternoon at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Hubert A. Cote.
Born in Lawrence, MA she was a daughter of the late Alfred Lebrun and Anna (Picard) Lebrun. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life.
Mrs. Cote was employed at several local firms including Sadwins.
WOONSOCKET- Ralph W. St. Germain (Deputy Chief WFD Ret.), 80, of Woonsocket died Sunday morning at home. He was the loving husband of Constance L. (Dubois) St. Germain. They were married on May 1, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Wilfred and Harriet (Murat) St. Germain. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. St. Germain served in the United States Naval Reserve.
Following his military service he was employed at Whittins Machine Shop and at Taft-Pierce Manufacturing Corporation.
Laure Redesperger 96, of Cumberland Hill Rd., died January 22, 2014. She was the wife of the late Armand Redelsperger.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Eva (Beaudoin) Gauthier. Laure was a bookkeeper for the former Pratts Drug Store for over twenty years.
She is survived by a daughter Micheline Bedard of Rumney, NH, a sister Roberta Dery of Central Falls, and a sister-in-law Simone Gauthier of Cumberland.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home were private.
Grant N. Fournier Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Grant N. Fournier Jr. 60, resident of Oakland, passed away January 23, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the husband of Dolores (Cartier) Fournier.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Grant Sr., & Mary (Kapitulik) Fournier.
Grant was a truck driver and then became warehouse manager for the Little Rhody Egg Farms Co., in Foster where he worked for 25 years. He was a lifelong Burrillville resident, a citizen's band operator known as "Country View Kid"; he was an avid golfer, and a member of the Country View Golf Club.