Archive - Obituary
September 24th, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Philip Drobnis, 86, of Woonsocket, passed away September 23, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves his beloved wife and best friend of 14 years, Lucie R. (Beaulieu) Drobnis.
Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Morris and Annie (Wascelssky) Drobnis.
WOONSOCKET- Catherine A. McNamara, 82, a retired elementary school teacher, passed away peacefully, with dignity, respect and love at the home of her goddaughter, niece and caregiver Donna M. Lafayette after a lengthy illness.
She was attended by her nephew Michael McNamara, Donna and Rene Lafayette, with whom she lived and their dog, her guardian Otto.
Born on December 15, 1929 in the Bannigan City section of Millville, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Winifred (Duffy) McNamara.
David R. Grady
CUMBERLAND- David R. Grady, "Dinger Dave", 63, died September 22nd peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carolyn (Kryla) Grady.
They were married for forty-one years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Thomas F. Grady Sr. and Muriel (Achorn) Grady.
Dave was a Mechanic for many years and a custodian for the Cumberland School Department. Mr. Grady was also a member of the Albion Social Club for many years.
Jessica M. Paulhus
SMITHFIELD- Paulhus, Jessica M., 29, of Waterman Avenue, Smithfield, died Tuesday September 18, 2012. She was the daughter of Andre R. and Joanne M. (Perry) Paulhus of Smithfield.
Born in Woonsocket, she had lived in Smithfield and had previously lived in Woonsocket and Burrilville. She most recently worked at Cresta Bar and Ristorante.
Ernest A. Tessier Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Ernest A. Tessier Sr. 92, of Warwick St. died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of Gertrude (Blain) Tessier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Frederick and Valeda (Lagace) Tessier.
Ernie served as a 2nd Lieutenant pilot in the US Army/Air Corps during WWII. He worked in the Quality Control Laboratory at Provost Lefebvre & Co. Inc. for over thirty years before retiring in 1985. He was a golf enthusiast and was a member of the Northern RI Bridge Club.
Robert E. Dooley
BLACKSTONE- Robert E. Dooley, 73, of Farm Street, Blackstone, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the husband of Linda L. (Guimond) Dooley, whom he married, April 04, 1959.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond Dooley and Helen (Plante) Moore.
He was employed as a Supervisor for Apex Pawtucket, retiring in 2001.
Rose Alma Ethier
WOONSOCKET- Rose Alma Ethier, 86, died in the company of loved ones on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield.
Born in Millville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Mederic and Cora (Gagnon) Ethier, and has been a Woonsocket resident since 1956.
Roger L. Gingras
STUART, FL- Roger L. Gingras, 66, of Stuart FL, formerly of Cumberland, died Monday September 3, 2012 in Florida. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Baker) Gingras whom he married in 1982.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Marcel and Anais (Guilbault) Gingras. He was raised and educated in Cumberland. He relocated to Florida in 1980.
Roger was known to family and friends for his love of fishing and boating, leading him to earn his captain's license.
Helen G. Leclaire
BURRILLVILLE- Helen G. (Burnett) Leclaire, 88, of Harrisville, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Leclaire.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Charles Burnett and Marion (Hill) Burnett-Tetreault.
Helen worked with the children at Pine Harbor, then as a nursing assistant at Zambarano Hospital and later at Overlook Nursing Home, all of Pascoag. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and caring for her dog Buddy.
Clement Henry Levitre
BLACKSTONE- Clement Henry Levitre, 92, of Blackstone, MA passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his home. He was the Husband of Lucienne (Crochiere) Levitre.
He was born in Quincy, MA son of the late Henry G. and Rhea (Gauthier) Levitre.