Archive - Obituary
January 24th, 2014
Helen M. Bienkiewicz
BURRILLVILLE- Helen Mary Bienkiewicz, of Pascoag, formerly of Woonsocket, went home to God, peacefully on January 24, 2014. She was the loving wife of 55 years to the late John J. Bienkiewicz who passed away in 1993.
Helen was born March 12, 1920, in Blackstone, MA, the daughter of the late Stanley and Karolina (Mollo) Shipala. She worked at area textile mills, retiring from Baka Manufacturing in 1983. She was a communicant of All Saint's Church.
Helen enjoyed, crocheting, sewing, needlework and spending time with all her family.
Stuart J. Gast Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Stuart J. Gast Jr. 33, of Clinton St. died Monday January 20, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Staurt J. Gast Sr., of Pawtucket, R.I. and Rachel (Bourget) Currier, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Stuart worked for Probability in Smithfield.
He was an avid bowler, and bowled for Bowling with Friends League, and USB Bowling League and Wednesday Night Mix Doubles. Also the Wii Bowling League at Kennedy Manor.
He was a Special Olympian
WOONSOCKET- Joseph R. Beaudoin Sr. 77, of 218 Pond St. died Wednesday in Pine Grove Health Center. He was the husband of Lucille (Richardson) Beaudoin.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Florence (Carriere) Beaudoin.
Joe worked for Milford Upholstery for many years. He was a kennel helper for Tutalo Richard Kennels at Twin River for five years and part-time for eight years before retiring in 2009.
WOONSOCKET- Claire A. (Laffan) Plasse-Lapointe, 87, of 126 St. Hughes St., died January 21, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Edward Plasse and the late Arthur Lapointe.
Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Yvonne (Dupre) Laffan.
Claire worked for the former Blackstone Valley Psychological Institute, now Plaza Psychiatric, retiring in 2001. She was formerly a communicant of St. Agatha's Church, Woonsocket.
MANVILLE- Germain R. "Gerry" Berard Jr., 69, of New River Rd. Manville, died Friday January 17, 2014, at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Robbins) Berard.
Born in Lexington County, So. Carolina, son of the late Germain R. and Alice (Paquin) Berard.
Mr. Berard worked as a Real Estate Broker, for Lambert & Lambert Real Estate, 40 years, prior to retiring.
He was a United States Army Veteran.
He was a former member of the Elks, and volunteered at the Cat Sanctuary, on Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, R.I.
WOONSOCKET- Helen Milano, 71, resident of Woonsocket, passed away January 16, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center.
She was the loving wife of 51 years to Richard Milano.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Albert & Joan (Lareau) Catteau.
Helen was a lifelong Woonsocket resident; she was a loving homemaker who loved to take care of her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Barbara A. Marchand
BLACKSTONE- Barbara A. (Jacques) Marchand, 82, of Blackstone, MA died Monday, January 20, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of Wilbert Marchand.
Born in Blackstone, MA she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Huntoon) Jacques.
Mrs. Marchand was a graduate of Blackstone High School. She loved to cook and especially loved her family.
Pauline L. Clausen
CHEPACHET- Pauline L. Clausen, 76, of Chepachet, RI, formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on January 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by family.
She was the loving wife of the late Robert Clausen. Pauline was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger & Francis Sweeney, and is survived by her brother Leo P. Sweeney of Slatersville and also a large extended family.
WOONSOCKET- Amy (Phannavong) Visouveth, 38, of Holland Ave. died Monday January 20, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Andrew Visouveth.
Born in Laos, daughter of the late Liankham Phannavong, and Bouathip (Norrasit) Phannavong, of Laos.
She worked as an electrical assembler, for Honeywell in Woonsocket, R.I.
Besides he husband Andrew, she is survived by her two children, April Visouveth, and Andre Visouveth, both of Woonsocket. Two sisters living in Laos.
Robert H. Marceau
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. Marceau, 73, of Mendon Rd. and formerly of Woonsocket, died January 9, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Sandra A. (Greenlund) Marceau whom he married September 5, 1964.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Alice (Blanchard) Marceau.