Archive - 2014 - Obituary
William J. LeBlanc
NORTH SMITHFIELD- William J. LeBlanc, 75, of North Smithfield, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jeannette A. (Lambert) LeBlanc.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph LeBlanc and Rita (Raymond) LeBlanc Costa.
Mr. LeBlanc was a machinist for Madison/Sandvik Industries for 29 years. He was a member of the Old Fiddler's Club of RI and was its treasurer for 20 years.
Yvonne Alice Plante
WOONSOCKET- Yvonne Alice (Bernier) Plante, age 83, passed away April 9, 2014 she is predeceased by her husband Roger B. Plante on December 27, 1999.
She is survived by two daughters Jeannine A. Plante of Penobscot, ME and Denise T. Chartier of Oakland RI, five grandchildren Joseph and Matthew Chartier, Amy Gallup, Michelle Saumur, Casey Hardwick and twelve great-grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held May 9, 2014 at 11:00am in the Chapel at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, 310 Wrentham Road, Bellingham, MA. A private burial will follow the service.
Roger J. Sylvestre Jr.
PASCOAG- Roger J. Sylvestre Jr., 66 of Donahue Rd, passed away on Sunday April 27, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Pignolet) Sylvestre.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Roger J. Sylvestre Sr., and Constance (Trudeau) Sylvestre of Woonsocket.
Roger was a Machinist Mechanic for Miller Electric for 29 years. He also worked for The Gorham, and Kik Co. in Cumberlamd, R.I. and also for Polytop.
Florence M. Hebert
NO. SMITHFIELD- Florence M. (Frechette) Hebert, 93, of No. Smithfield, died April 30, 2014 in Roger Williams Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Marcel Hebert. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Julia (Daley) Frechette.
Mrs. Hebert worked twelve years for Seiler Vending Co., Pawtucket, retiring in 1985 and previously worked for twenty-two years as the Fountain Manager for the former Brown's Drug Store.
Edward J. Coons
WOONSOCKET- Edward J. Coons, 64, of Woonsocket, died April 29, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Dawn E. (Mucciarone) Coons, with whom he would have celebrated their 36th anniversary on May 7th.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Robena (Gillette) Coons. He grew up in Atlantic City, NJ.
Edward was a master mechanic, specializing in diesel engines. He enjoyed the Jersey shore, especially Cape May.
Dennis O. Whitman
BURRILLVILLLE- Dennis O. Whitman, 70, of Glendale, RI, passed away on April 28, 2014 at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was the loving husband to Anne (Waterman) Whitman.
He was born in Providence, RI, son of the late Oscar and Ruth (Moore) Whitman.
Nancy J. Barron
WOONSOCKET- Nancy J. Barron, 61, of Second Ave died Monday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, a daughter of Anne (Randall) Rivet of Manville and the late George Rogers, and the step-daughter of Vernon and Harriet Boudreau. She was an assembler for Tupperware for many years.
BURRILLVILLE- Maurice (Moe) A. Laferriere, 62, died Monday, Apr. 28, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Carol (Goodnough) Laferriere whom he married June 6, 1970.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Mildred E. (Spear) Laferriere.
Moe worked for Benjamin Moore, Milford, MA, for more than 20 years. He served in the Army National Guard for 22 years. He loved fishing, the Races and especially his family and granddaughters.
BLACKSTONE- Debra A. (Theriault) Kellenberger, 48, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Brigham & Women's Hospital after a short courageous battle with leukemia, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Gary D. Kellenberger, Jr. they were married on November 19, 1990.
She was the loving mother of Garrett L. and Rebecca A. Kellenberger of Blackstone.
Kathleen F. Costa
LINCOLN- Kathleen F. Costa, 78, of Old River Road, died Sunday, April 27, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the companion of thirty-three years of the late Jacqueline Beattie.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leapio and Alice (Horibin) Costa, she had lived in Pawtucket and Manville, before moving to Lincoln six years ago.
Miss Costa worked at Texas Instruments for thirty-four years, retiring as a Group Leader in 1998.