Archive - Obituary
July 29th, 2014
WOONSOCKET - Anne (Medynski) Melnyk, 87, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Monday at the Friendly Home. She was the loving wife of the late Walter Melnyk. Born, Sept. 12, 1926 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Elias "Alex" & Mary (Romanovich) Medynski.
Anne was employed as a stitcher for the Stamina Mills before retiring. She was a communicant, and a very active member of the Ladies Sodality of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Woonsocket.
Pamela G. Cabana
MAPLEVILLE - Pamela G. Cabana 55, of Oak Terrace, Mapleville, died Saturday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Robert Charland and Gloria (Dupre) Canale. Pam danced for the RI State Ballet for several years. She was a Physical Education teacher in several area schools and also taught gymnastics, dance and aerobics for many years. She had a great love of animals.
Joseph M. Power
WOONSOCKET - Joseph M. Power, 65, of W. Park Place, died Sunday, July 20 at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Suzanne Eisnor. He was born in Charlestown, MA, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Bridges) Power. Mr. Power was a plumber for Newton Wellsley Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston for many years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two children; Michael Power, and Jennifer Power, two step-children; James McKenna and Heather McKenna, a brother; Dan Power, and five step-grandchildren.
Gary A. Steeves
WOONSOCKET - Gary A. Steeves, 63, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation with loving family by his side.
BURRILLVILLE - George DeRoy, 84, of Mohegan, passed away July 22, 2014 at the Friendly Nursing Home in Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband of Janet Mae (Piette) DeRoy.
He was born Franklin, MA son of the late George & Rhea (Henault) DeRoy.
George was a self-employed wood cutter in southern New England for man years. He was a resident of Burrillville for many years, previously living in Franklin, MA.
He is survived by two sons, John R., and Joseph L. DeRoy both of Mohegan, and a nephew, Dale Ober.
He was preceded in death by a sister Rhea "Mary" Ober.
Ann J. Levesque
BURRILLVILLE - Ann J. Levesque, 91, formally of Callahan St., Harrisville died Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Roland Levesque. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident and a daughter of the late William & Alice (Clarke) Johnson.
Suzanne M. McNeil
BRUNSWICK, ME - Suzanne M. (Malbouef) McNeil 65, of Brunswick, ME died July 9, 2014. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leo and Marguerite (Berard) Malboeuf. Suzanne was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and RI Jr. College.
Leo E. Lefebvre Sr.
WOONSOCKET - Lefebvre, Leo E., Sr., 75, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Louis and Yvonne (Rogers) Lefebvre. Mr. Lefebvre was the owner of the Woonsocket Auto Salvage for 54 years. He lived in Cumberland for many years before moving to Woonsocket 23 years ago. He was an avid Red Sox, N.E. Patriots and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed his daily visits to Twin River.
Frank V. Paine, Jr.
MANVILLE - Frank V. Paine, Jr., formerly of Manville, entered into rest July 17, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was predeceased in 2009 by his wife of fifty-two years Claudette A. (Paulison) Paine. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Frank V., Sr. and Mabel (King) Paine.
Rodney Cedric Byrd
WOONSOCKET - Rodney Cedric Byrd, 47, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Rodney was the son of Richard and Josephine Byrd of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.