Archive - Obituary
August 16th, 2012
Rina I. Beaulieu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rina I. Beaulieu 75, resident of North Smithfield, passed away suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Virginia, on July 22, 2012.
She was the devoted wife and companion of A. Rene Beaulieu for almost fifty seven years.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Claudio & Loretta (Lambert) DiBasco.
Rina worked as an engraver for the AT Cross Co. in Lincoln for twenty seven years. She was very passionate about riding motorcycles, traveling many places throughout the United States behind her husband.
Rene A. Beaulieu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- A. Rene Beaulieu, resident of North Smithfield, passed away July 24, 2012 after an accident in which a car struck his motorcycle in Virginia.
He was the dedicated husband to Rina (DiBasco) Beaulieu for almost fifty-seven years.
He was born in Woonsocket, son of the late August & Bella (Bourassa) Beaulieu.
Guilio A. Grassini
COVENTRY- Grassini, Guilio A., 87, passed away August 15, 2012. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Utraide and Maria (Dori) Grassini. Former husband and eternal love of Cecile Grassini.
He lived in Woonsocket most of his life before moving to Coventry in 2008.
Mr. Grassini was a fork lift operator for the former Ames dept. store in Mansfield, MA for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Thunder Mist Stripper Club and the Italian Workers Men's Club of Woonsocket.
HARRISVILLE- Carmella (Silba) Cecconi, 87, of Inman Rd. died Wednesday August 15, 2012 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Anthony Cecconi. Carmella and Tony were married for 69 years.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Matteo and Marion (Delfino) Silba.
Carmella worked for US Rubber for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens.
Bernard E. Meunier
CUMBERLAND- Bernard E. Meunier, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket, RI. He was the loving husband for 58 years to Claire J. (Berard) Meunier.
He was born October 13, 1926 in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond E. and Aldora (Desrosiers) Meunier.
Richard A. Eldridge
WOONSOCKET - Richard A. "Doc" Eldridge, 65, of Sandwich, MA. formerly of Woonsocket, died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Henry and Irene (Girard) Eldridge. He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School.
Mr. Eldridge was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Following his naval service he lived in Pittsburgh for several years until returning to Woonsocket.
Denise A. Kellogg
CRANSTON - Denise Aurore Kellogg (Boucher), 58 of Cranston, RI died on August 11, 2012 after an illness.
Born in Woonsocket, on June 20, 1954 she was the daughter of Raymond and Rita Boucher (Monfett).
She is survived by two daughters, Jamey Palmieri (Cournoyer) of Mansfield, MA and Barbra Cournoyer of Woonsocket, RI, two granddaughters Taylor Cournoyer and Bailey Rose Palmieri, and a son-in-law Ryan Palmieri, one sister Paulette Mercure of Millville MA, and a lifetime friend Frances Peabody of Moosup, CT.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Brian W. Archambault, 46, resident of North Smithfield, passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he is the son of Pauline (Belrose) Archambault of North Smithfield and the late Aram (Arama) Archambault.
Patricia L. Gurka
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Patricia L. (Patty) Gurka 47, of North Smithfield, formerly of Johnston, RI, passed away at Umass Medical Center in Worcester, MA, after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle car accident on August 11, 2012.
WOONSOCKET - Evelina "Babe" (Peloquin) Champagne 78, of Pond St died Monday in Landmark Medical Center. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Gill) Peloquin. She was the wife of Albert Champagne of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Champagne was a self employed jewelry maker for the former E&B Jewelry Co. for many years before retiring in 1999.