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November 13th, 2014

Dennis R. Cote

November 13, 2014

Dennis R. Cote

WOONSOCKET - Dennis R. Cote, 41 of Woonsocket passed away on Monday. Nov. 10th. Born, August 9, 1973 in Woonsocket he was the son of Rita (Lafleur) Cote of Woonsocket and the late Neil Cote.
Besides his mother, he is survived by 3 brothers and a sister, Neil, Alfred, Kenneth & Michelle Cote all of Woonsocket. Also several nieces & nephews.

November 12th

Richard L. Desrochers

November 12, 2014

Richard L. Desrochers

BRISTOL - Richard L. Desrochers, 66, of Metacom Ave. died Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the RI Veterans Hospital in Providence, after a long illness.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Paul O. and Reina (Brazeau) Desrochers.
Richard was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.
He worked, as an auto body repair man for Interstate Towing. He was a former member of the American Legion Fairmount Post 85.

Gerald G. Demers

November 12, 2014

Gerald G. Demers

BLACKSTONE - Gerald G. Demers, 57, of King St. died Tuesday November 11, 2014 at home after a long illness.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gerald M. and Ella (Johnson) Demers.
Gerry worked as a forklift operator for the Ardagh Group for 26 years. He was very dedicated to his job.
He was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed painting and playing the drums, and his trips to Foxwoods.

Gerard J. Thibodeau

November 12, 2014

Gerard J. Thibodeau

ALFRED, ME - Gerard J. Thibodeau, 73, of Alfred, died November 11 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Biddeford on June 27, 1941, the son of Julien N. and Rose (Camire) Thibodeau. He attended Biddeford parochial schools and was a graduate of St. Louis High School.

Simonne T. Valati

November 12, 2014

Simonne T. Valati

WOONSOCKET - Simonne Theresa (Turcotte) Valati, age 95, passed away peacefully on November 6 at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Attilio Valati to whom she was married for 47 years, until his death in 1993. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Blackstone where they operated Henry's Auto Parts, Inc.
Born in Joliette, P.Q. Canada, August 29, 1919, Simonne was the daughter of the late Regina (Laporte) Turcotte Beaubien and Alfred Turcotte. Her family immigrated to Woonsocket when she was a young child.

November 10th

Eugene A. Arsenault

November 10, 2014

Eugene A. Arsenault

WOONSOCKET - Eugene A. Arsenault, 88, of Mendon Road, died November 3, 2014 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Florence "Flo" (Blondin) Arsenault. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Piere and Edwina (Sylvestre) Arsenault, Jr.

Eugene S. LaFrance

November 10, 2014

Eugene S. LaFrance

WOONSOCKET - Eugene "Butch" LaFrance, 68, of Tache St. died Saturday November 8, 2014 in the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center, with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Olivastro) LaFrance.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Eugene and Rita (Anderson) LaFrance.
Butch worked for the City of Woonsocket Highway Department for 15 years. He also was a self employed contractor.
He was well known for his many skills and his ability to do various types of work for everyone that called upon him. No job was impossible, he got it done.

Emma A. Vermette

November 10, 2014

Emma A. Vermette

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Emma A. (Boisseau) Vermette, 87, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Saint Antoine Residence.

Alexander E. Maranda

November 10, 2014

Alexander E. Maranda

WOONSOCKET - Alexander E. Maranda 91, of Avenue C, died November 6, 2014 at the University of Maryland Baltimore - Washington Medical Center. Mr. Maranda was on a weekend tour of Washington for WWII Veterans, sponsored by the RI Retired Fire Chiefs Association. He was the husband of the late Theresa L. (Godin) Maranda. Born in Woonsocket, May 15, 1923 he was a son of the late Ernest and Imelda (Thibault) Maranda.

November 7th

Ronald M. Goyette

November 7, 2014

Ronald M. Goyette

WINTER HAVEN, FL - Born November 12, 1953 in Woonsocket R.I. Died October 17, 2014 in Jacksonville Fl.
Forever the Loving husband of Diane (Deslauriers) and the caring father of Audra & Jamie.
There will be a mass for the repose of the soul of Ronnie, at St Agatha's Church, 34 Joffre Ave., Woonsocket, RI, Saturday, November 15th at 5:00 pm.
Donations can be made to the ASPCA at www.aspca.com

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