Archive - Obituary
March 30th, 2012
WEST MELBOURNE FLORIDA- Christie Petrides, 84, formerly of Woonsocket RI died February 6, 2012 at home. He was the beloved brother of Elise Petrides.
Born of immigrant Albanian parents (Sophie and Steve) on January 27, 1928 (at 510 East School Street, Woonsocket).
Chris excelled in physics and mathematics at Woonsocket High School.
Chris served in the US Army in the occupation of Japan in 1946. His Uncle Sam sent him to the University of Rhode Island where Chris graduated with a degree in electrical engineering.
Normand R. Fontaine
TOWN CREEK, ALABAMA- Normand R. Fontaine, 88 years old passed away on January 12, 2012 in Town Creek, Alabama.
He was born on December 7th, 1923 and raised on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Son of the late Jules and Parmelia Fontaine and the brother of the late Gerard Fontaine, late sisters Doris, Therese, Pauline and one surviving sister and brother-in-law Priscilla and Alfred Boucher of Bellingham, Massachusetts.
Edgar R. Lamarre
BELLINGHAM- Edgar R. Lamarre, 80, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, MA. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Claudette E. (Desjardins) Lamarre.
Born in Lincoln, RI on February 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Armand and Victoria (Paulhus) Lamarre.
BLACKSTONE, MA- Raymond N. Degrange, 62, Formerly of Blackstone, MA., died unexpectedly on February 1, 2012, while living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,
He was the son of the late Albert & Anna (Susla) DeGrange.
Devoted father of Jason DeGrange and his wife Kerri of Granville, MA. and Steven DeGrange of Westfield, MA. Brother of Barbara Dunayeski of Blackstone, MA. Albert DeGrange and Dorothy DeGrange of Plainville, MA. Loving grandfather of Ava and Sam DeGrange. He was the brother of the late Carol Sims.. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.
Helene E. Ducharme
WOONSOCKET- Helene E. (Berard) Ducharme, 91, of The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, RI, and formerly of Waterview Apartments, 300 Privilege St., Woonsocket, RI, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Holiday Retirement Home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the devoted wife to her husband of 61 years, Joseph A. (Bob) Ducharme, who died on December 10, 2005.
Born in Manville on December 17, 1920, Helene was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Alma Berard. She was formerly employed at the French Worsted Company on Hamlet Ave. before retiring.
Richard J. Worcester
BURRILLVILLE- Richard J. Worcester, 91, of Burrillville, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
He was born September 9, 1920 in Pascoag, son of the late Richard and Florida (Goujon) Worcester.
He was the loving and caring husband to the late Jennie (Jasinowski) Worcester.
Jane Wylie Cote
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.- Jane Wylie (Seagrave) Cote, 83, passed away on March 18, 2012 in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Born in Wakefield, R.I., she was a resident of Woonsocket and North Smithfield for most of her life, moving to the Buffalo, NY area to reside with her daughter Marilyn in 2004.
She was a daughter of the late Raymond F. and Harriet (Wylie) Seagrave.
She is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert E. Cote, her sisters Frances and Joan and her brothers Raymond, Jr. and Alan.
Anne A. Mandeville
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Anne A. (Kozaczka) Mandeville, 90, of School Street, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late Rowell L. Mandeville. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Tomasz and Rosalia (Mikula) Kozaczka.
WOONSOCKET- Florence Berube, 91, formerly of Woonsocket and Slatersville, died Thursday, March 15th at the Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton, MA. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Berube.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Rose Alma (Masse) Beaudet. She was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Slatersville for many years.
In her early years Mrs. Berube was employed in the local textile industry. She later worked for Tenczar Photography. Later she worked in the housekeeping department at St. Antoine Residence before retiring in 1985.
EAST FALMOUTH- Helen Baglini of East Falmouth, formerly of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Born in Blackstone, MA on October 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Concetta (Grassi) Baglini.