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December 8th

Joseph M. Almeida, Jr.

December 8, 2014

Joseph M. Almeida, Jr.

WOONSOCKET - Joseph M. Almeida, Jr., 76, of Woonsocket, died December 7, 2014 in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jeanne A. (Coutu) Almeida whom he married September 9, 1961. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lillian (Gould) Almeida.
He worked as a compositor for the Woonsocket Call for 48 years, retiring in 2003. Joseph was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Leonel J. Dubois

December 8, 2014

Leonel J. Dubois

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Dubois, Leonel J. "Lefty", 94, passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Roberts Health Centre. He was the loving husband of Jeannette T. (Gosselin) Dubois for sixty-eight years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Octave and Emma (Mongeon) Dubois.

Carol A. Leduc

December 8, 2014

Carol A. Leduc

BURRILLVILLE - Carol A. (Switzer) Leduc, 58, of Harrisville, RI passed away December 7, 2014 at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag.
She was the loving wife of 23 years to Raymond Leduc.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI daughter of the late Leo & Doris (Ethier) Switzer.
Carol worked for the Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag as a CNA for 16 years, and as a nurse for 10 more years. She received her nursing degree at CCRI. She loved sewing, knitting, camping and traveling with her special friends Kenny & Carol Lewin.

Vincent J. O'Rourke

December 8, 2014

Vincent J. O'Rourke

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Vincent J. O'Rourke, 64, of North Smithfield, passed away December 6, 2014 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the husband of Donna L. (Lussier) O'Rourke whom he married July 24, 1982. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Terry (Etoila Lambert) O'Rourke.

Dorothy J. Stothard

December 8, 2014

Dorothy J. Stothard

WOONSOCKET - Dorothy J. Stothard 78, died Friday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late George Stothard. She was born in North Smithfield, a daughter of the late Michael and Clara (Oleck) Gurski. Dorothy worked at Crest Manufacturing for twenty years before retiring in 2005. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Cecilia Laprade

December 8, 2014

Cecilia Laprade

WOONSOCKET - Cecilia Laprade, 99, previously of Chateau Clare, died on Friday, December 5, 2014 in the Friendly Home. Born in Blackstone, she was a daughter of the late Pierre and Florilda (Thibeault) Courtemanche. Cecilia was the wife of the late Gerard Laprade.
Primarily a homemaker, Cecilia had also worked in the textile industry as a winder for many years.

Rena F. Sylvestre

December 8, 2014

Rena F. Sylvestre

NEW HAVEN, CT - Rena F. Sylvestre 92, of New Haven, CT died Tuesday December 2, 2014 at the Apple Rehab Center. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Felix and Eva (Leclaire) Sylvestre. Rena was an executive secretary for CIT Financial and the FBI retiring in 1987. She was a volunteer for Birth Right of Greater New Haven, and a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's Church in New Haven.
Rena is survived by her sister Muriel Scimemi of Colorado Springs, CO and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Leo Sylvestre and Edna St. Germain.

Dora M. Forte

December 8, 2014

Dora M. Forte

SOUTH KINGSTON - Dora M. (Vampa), 94, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 in South County Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Virgilio P. Forte.
Born in Saybrook, Conn. daughter of the late, Gotardo and Elisa (Bellucci) Vampa.
Dora worked for the former RI Hospital Trust Bank as a Assistant Manager for 25 years.
She was a former member of the Marchigiano Club, Quota Club, and a volunteer at South County Hospital for 12 years.

Marcel J. Jacques

December 8, 2014

Marcel J. Jacques

BLACKSTONE - Marcel J. Jacques, 84, of Blackstone formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Arrangements under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, 151 So. Main St., Bellingham, MA.
For complete obituary, arrangements and to sign guest book visit
www.cartiersfuneralhome.com

December 5th

Rene G. Parenteau

December 5, 2014

Rene G. Parenteau

GLASTONBURY, CT - Rene G. Parenteau of Glastonbury, CT passed away on November 20, 2014. Born in Woonsocket, RI on January 27, 1932 son of the late Philippe and Virginie (Lambert) Parenteau.
Rene is survived by two brothers Raymond A. Parenteau and his wife Lynn of Glastonbury, CT and Joseph Roger Parenteau and his wife Dorothy of Woonsocket, nephew Gil Parenteau and wife Sue, niece Gayle Bagley and husband William, their two sons Aidan and Devin.
He was predeceased by a brother, Pete of St. Petersburg, Fl.
Private funeral and burial were held.

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