Archive - Jan 2014 - Obituary
Stergios P. Floru
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Stergios P. "Steve" Floru, 84, of North Smithfield, died Monday, January 13, 2014 in his home. He was the husband of Viola R. (Tanko) Floru, whom he married October 7, 1956.
Born in Veria, Greece, he was the son of the late Pavel and Stergiani (Aganostou) Floru.
Lucienne R. Simard
CUMBERLAND- Lucienne R. Simard, 87, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Oscar "Slim" Simard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Emma (Belleville) Dussault.
A Cumberland resident for 50 years, Lucienne enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, and baking delicious desserts.
Joanne M. Chubka
WOONSOCKET- Joanne M. Chubka, 95, resident of the Ballou Home in Woonsocket, passed away on January 11, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on May 31, 1918 in West Warwick RI, the daughter of the late Antonio & Filomena (Pinardi) Castaldi. She was the former wife of the late Michael Chubka.
When Joanne was a young lady she was given the nickname Dinah, which she was called all her life by her family and close friends.
William John O'Keefe
WOONSOCKET- William John O'Keefe died Thursday, the 9th of January, 2014, at the Veterans Home in Bristol, Rhode Island. The elder son of Bernard and Dorothy O'Keefe. William is predeceased by his father Bernard and his younger brother Steven O'Keefe. He is survived by his wife Dawn, his mother Dorothy, his sisters Maureen, Janice, Elaine, Judy and Peggy, his son Dennis and daughter-in-law Michelle, nephews Sean, Bryan, Gabriel, Peter, Jason, Scott, Michael, a niece Jillian, and 8 grand-nephews and nieces.
Jean Paul Laferriere
BELLINGHAM- Jean Paul Laferriere, 80, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Ballou Home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Lucille H. (Grenier) Laferriere.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 24, 1933, he was the son of the late William and Yvonne (Ferron) Laferriere.
Pauline L. Milette
WOONSOCKET- Pauline L. (Vadeboncoeur) Milette, 80, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert E. Milette, whom she married September 12, 1953.
Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Claudia (Miller) Vadeboncoeur.
James P. Hurst Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- James P. Hurst Jr., 79, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014 in Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. He was the Husband of Anna A. (Kaczynski) Hurst, whom he married Nov. 24, 1955. They lived most of their lives in Pascoag before moving to Chepachet.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James P. and Marie E. (Crepeau) Hurst.
Edward J. St. John
BLACKSTONE- Edward J. St. John, 91, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Blackstone Nursing Home.
Born in Franklin, MA on January 2, 1923, he was the beloved son of the late Francis W. and Helen (David) St. John.
WOONSOCKET- Normand Riendeau 87, formerly of Winthrop St. died Thursday evening in the Ballou Home. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Jean Baptiste and Marie Louise (Beaulieu) Riendeau.
Before retiring, he was a card tender and feeder for the former International Fibres Co. as well as many other local textile mills.
Stephany C. Rousseau
WOONSOCKET- Stephany C. Rousseau, 99, formerly of Chateau Clare and Carrington Ave., Woonsocket died Saturday morning at The Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Eugene C. Rousseau who passed away in 1981.
Born in Bellingham, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Caroline (Struzik) Kupnicki. She was raised in Bellingham and was a graduate of Franklin High School. Mrs. Rousseau resided in Woonsocket for most of her adult life.