Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Melvin B. Defoe
WOONSOCKET - Melvin B. Defoe, 75, of Adams St, died Saturday, May 31, at the West Warwick home of his daughter Christina Walls. He was the husband of the late Gloria Racicot. Mr. Defoe was born in Monson, MA, a son of the late Michael and Patricia (Worthe) Defoe. He was a retired Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Mr. Defoe served as a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 12 with great passion, was an active member and former State Commander of the V.F.W. Post 11519, and was also a member of the United Veteranâ€™s Council of Woonsocket.
William T. McCarthy
BURRILLVILLE - William T. McCarthy, 73, of Pascoag, RI, passed away June 4, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was the loving husband to Marjorie (Worcester) McCarthy.
He was born in Providence, RI son of the late William & Mary (Fitzpatrick) McCarthy.
Irene B. Lamontagne
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Irene B. (Caouette) Lamontagne, 77, of Bellevue Ave., North Smithfield, died June 4, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Henry P. Lamontagne. Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Rose (Cabana) Caouette.
Therese R. Gareau
BELLINGHAM - Therese R. (Rondeau) Gareau, 91, of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Milford Regional Medical Center, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile J. Gareau. Born in Woonsocket, RI on December 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Mary (Bourcier) Rondeau.
Elizabeth A. Bonoyer
BURRILLVILLE - Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bonoyer, 84, passed Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Louis F. Bonoyer Jr. Born in Bridgeton; she was the daughter of the late Frederick B. and Lucy M. (Gregory) Smith.
Betty was an Avon saleswoman for many years, and a Homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and very active in the church for many years.
Dorothy A. Hammond
LINCOLN - Dorothy A. (Palazini) Hammond, 84, of Ascension Street, Manville died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Frederick Thomas Hammond.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Julio and Julia (Belbusti) Palazini.
Mrs. Hammond was a saleslady at the Music Box and McCarthyâ€™s Department Store, both of Woonsocket before retiring. She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
BURRILLVILLE - Gertrude (Levesque) Deconing of Pascoag passed away on May 7, 2014. Born in Woonsocket on June 14, 1936 she was the loving wife of the late Norman Deconing.
She is survived by her daughter Michelle Pelkey and grandchildren Michael and Monique, all of Pascoag.
There will be a Memorial Mass at Bayberry Commons on June 10th at 10:30 AM.
BLACKSTONE - Mrs. Mary (Elias) Anez, of Fox Run Rd., Blackstone, MA died on Sunday June 1, 2014 in the Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John Anez for 71 years.
Born November 15, 1918 in Central Falls, a daughter of Abraham & Rose (Allam) Elias. She lived on Park Ave. in Woonsocket, RI for most of her life before moving to Blackstone.
Mrs. Anez was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Kelley J. Barrett
BURRILLVILLE - Kelley J. (Doyle) Barrett, 53, of Mapleville, died June 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Mahoney) Doyle.
Kelley was an amazing cook who loved to have friends and family over for elaborate meals whenever she could; she was also a talented seamstress and avid reader. She was known to give to those in need even when she was most in need herself and will always be remembered for that enormous heart.
Margaret Hesketh Longoni
TUSCON, AZ - Went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Joseph M. Longoni. Margaret was born on July 22, 1931 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecile (Giguere) Hesketh.
She vived by sons; Bob (Becky) Longoni, Jim (Devi) Longoni, and Mike (Cyndi) Longoni; daughters; Jo-Ann Longoni, Patti Longoni, and Stephanie Barry; also sister Patricia (Ron) Van Brocklyn, and 11 grandchildren.