Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Rene Omar Berard
March 1, 1953-June 19, 2014
PORT ORANGE, FL - It is with great sadness that the family of Rene Berard announces his passing at the age of 61 on June 19, 2014 in Port Orange, Florida. On March 1, 1953, Rene was born in Woonsocket, RI and raised in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He is the son of the late Robert and Georgette (Laramee) Berard. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Milford, MA. He was employed for many years at Avery Dennison in Framingham, MA until he moved to Port Orange, Florida.
WOONSOCKET - Margaret (Linder) Symynkywicz, 91, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Anthony Symynkywicz.
Born in Walterboro, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Maggie (Beach) Linder.
Margaret was an Avon lady for 57 years and had previously worked for Tech Industries. She was an active member of the former First Universalist Church, Woonsocket. Margaret was a community organizer for SPAC and TOCTA. She was a member of the Y Wives Club and the Clara Barton Guild.
Denise L. Gagne
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. - Denise L. (Paul) Gagne, 60, of Deerfield Beach, FL formerly of Woonsocket and Bellingham, passed away on June 9, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis A. Gagne, former Woonsocket Firefighter, and the loving mother of Paul L. Gagne. She was the daughter of Gertrude P. (Beaulieu) Paul of North Smithfield and the late Leo E. Paul.
She leaves her brothers, John E. Paul and James L. Paul both of Woonsocket.
Warren Palmer Greene
WOONSOCKET - Warren Palmer Greene, 93, of Woonsocket, died Sunday June 29, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Palmer Newell and Elizabeth (Richards) Greene. He was the brother of the late Adelaide Greene and Dorothea (Gauvin) Greene.
He was employed by Whiten Machine Works and the Jamesbury Company before retiring in 1991. He was a founding member of the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club, which he enjoyed immensely. He would talk with people all over the world using his call letters W1DOR.
Russell R. Sombaert
DOUGLAS, MA - Russell R. Sombaert 67, of Marilyn Dr. died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Helen (St. Germain) Sombaert. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roger and Juliette (Dufresne) Sombaert. Russell was a draftsman for the Town of Natick, MA for thirty five years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Helen in their motor home. Russell served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Carol A. Ellis
CUMBERLAND - Carol A. (Quilitzsch) Ellis, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Ellis, Jr. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anita (Mintel) Quilitzsch.
Carol worked as a credit and collections manager at Hasbro for many years and was the secretary of the Bear Hill Village Tenants Association. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Beagle Club and enjoyed knitting; crocheting; crafts and needle point.
Rose Anna Ethier
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rose Anna Ethier, 88, of Mendon Rd., died June 29, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield with family by her side. Born in Millville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Mederic and Cora (Gagnon) Ethier.
She worked for forty years as a supervisor for the former Narragansett Knitting Co., retiring in 1994. She spent her life devotionally alongside her late twin sister Rose Alma. She took great joy in her many nephews and nieces.
Ronald G. Watier
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Ronald G. Watier, 61, of North Smithfield died Monday June 23, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of Alfred N. Watier of Bellingham and the late Lucille T. (Lamoureux) Watier. Ron was raised in Bellingham and resided in North Smithfield for most of his adult life.
Ron was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 1970.
Arthur R. Forest
WOONSOCKET - Arthur R. Forest, 91, of Woonsocket died Monday morning June 23, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Albion he was a son of the late FranĂ§ois and Zenaide (Descoteaux) Forest. He was raised in Albion and resided most of his life in Pawtucket and Woonsocket.
Mr. Forest served in the United States Army during WWII. He received the European African Middle-Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.