Archive - Obituary
July 9th, 2012
Beatrice E. Guilmain
UXBRIDGE- Beatrice E. (Poirier) Guilmain, 84, of Uxbridge and formerly of Blackstone died Sat. July 7, 2012 in the St. Francis Rehab & Nursing Center, Worcester. She was the wife of the late Eugene L. Guilmain, Jr. who died in 2008.
Mrs. Guilmain was employed at the former Waucantuck Mill of Uxbridge and later for Hanora Spinning of Woonsocket.
She was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Uxbridge, the daughter of the late Victor and Evelyn (Snow) Poirier and was a graduate of Uxbridge High School.
Alice V. Richard
WOONSOCKET- Alice V. (Labonne) Richard, 85, died Thursday July 5, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Adrien S. Richard.
Mrs. Richard was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Louis and Loretta (Girard) Labonne.
Mrs. Labonne was a textile worker for Empire Woolen Mills for many years before retiring in 1972. After retiring, she pursued her interest in caring for horses in Blackstone.
Jane E. Devine
UXBRIDGE- Jane E. (DeStefano) Devine, 76, died July 6, 2012 at home. She was the wife of Thomas E. Devine of Uxbridge.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Ercole and Agusta (DeAngelis) DeStefano, she was a North Smithfield resident for forty six years prior to moving to Uxbridge in 2010.
Mrs. Devine worked as an elementary school teacher in Canton, MA,, No. Smithfield and Woonsocket, retiring in 1999. She attended Green Mountain College and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Boston University.
Susan L. Jencks
CUMBERLAND- Susan L. (Vose) Jencks, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Herchal Jencks.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Fred I. and Marion S. (Spelman) Vose.
Susan was a waitress at the former Meadowcrest Restaurant on Mendon Rd., Cumberland for many years and also worked as a CNA at The Holiday, Manville. During her free time she enjoyed playing bingo.
BLACKSTONE- Gertrude C. (Bergeron) Martinelli, 79, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 5, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 60 years of Leo H. Martinelli.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Antaya) Bergeron.
Gerald O. Peloquin
DUNNELLON, FL- Gerald O. Peloquin, 86, Dunnellon, died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Ocala, FL.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, moved to Vero Beach, FL in 1986 and onto Dunnellon in 2008.
Gerald was a restaurateur in partnership with his brother-in-law Norman Lafond; they owned & operated the Annex Diner in Woonsocket, RI for 21 years. During their tenure in the restaurant business, Gerald and Norman introduced to the Rhode Island public, the famous GRINDER sub sandwich.
Rene J. St. Onge
WOONSOCKET- Rene J. St. Onge 81, of Brookhaven Lane, died Saturday June 30th at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Danis) St. Onge.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late William and Irene (Pierce) St. Onge.
Eugene J. Roux
BAYONET PT., FL- Roux, Eugene J. "Gene" 80, of Bayonet Pt., FL passed away after a long illness on July 2.
He moved to Florida 23 years ago from Bellingham, MA, retired after 32 years as a specification engineer from GM and was a veteran in the US Air Force.
He was predeceased by son, David. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Therese; children, Susan (Ronald) Nelson and Richard (Muriel); siblings, Fernand, Yvette, Jeanine, Raymond & Donald; grandchildren, Erica, Nicole, Liana & Jessica.
BURRILLVILLE- Constance M. Guilmette, 88, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on July 3, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Flora (Tessier) Gaboury.
She had worked for the Hilsinger Corporation in Walpole for 10 years, in addition to working for the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home as a Certified Nurses Aide for 2 years, retiring in 1988.