Archive - Obituary
WOONSOCKET- Helen Ann (Kaffel) Skiffington, of Third Ave, Woonsocket, died peacefully Saturday October 29, 2011. For 52 years she was the beloved wife of the late John J. Skiffington Jr., former RI Speaker of the House and RI House Majority Leader.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Tekla (Frodyma) Kaffel.
WOONSOCKET - Victor D. Dubois, 85, resident of Woonsocket, died October 28, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born December 15, 1925, in Woonsocket, a son of the late Dennis & Celia (Robillard) Dubois.
Victor worked in area textiles as an oilman, a lifelong Woonsocket resident formerly of Mt. Vernon Apts. He was a WWII Navy Veteran.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Alice Comire, Aurore Morrisette, Lillian Brissette, Viola Silba, and Dora Lambert.
WOONSOCKET - Lorraine D. Frenette, 64, resident of Woonsocket, died October 27, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center.
Born September 16, 1947 in Woonsocket, a daughter to the late Donat J. Sr. & Dorothy (Bernard) Frenette.
Lorraine worked 28 years as a med nurse for Zambarano, a resident of Woonsocket formally of Cumberland. She enjoyed crocheting in which she learned on her own.
She is survived by her brother, Donat J. Frenette Jr. of Woonsocket and her niece, Jesse Frenette also of Woonsocket.
BLACKSTONE- Bernardette Plasse, 94, of Blackstone, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with family by her side. Born in Woonsocket, RI on May 1, 1917, she was the beloved daughter of the late Napoleon and Lea (Girard) Plasse and the loving sister of Rita E. Menard of Blackstone and the late Aldor, Theodore, Roland, Leonard, Napoleon, Joseph and Mary Jane Plasse, Florence Guilmette and Violet Hogue. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
BURRILLVILLE- Normand G. Gagnon Jr. 42, resident of Harrisville, died October 22, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Normand G. Gagnon Sr. of Harrisville and the late Jane (McFadden) Gagnon.
Normand was a life long resident of Burrillville, he worked for the CVS Co. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephew.
Besides his father he is survived his brother Jamie Gagnon and his wife Suzette, nephew, Evan Gagnon and niece Halie Gagnon all of Foster.
Robert L. Lemay
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. Lemay, 74, of St. Barnabe St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday. He was the husband of Claire H. (Duplessis) Lemay. They were married on September 3, 1956.
Born in Blackstone, he was a son of the late Leo and Anita (Robert) Lemay. He resided in Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Lemay was a veteran of the Unites States Air Force.
Mr. Lemay's career spanned for over 30 years of service at Industrial Machine Corp. in Georgiaville until his retirement.
James J. Serra
BELLINGHAM- James J. "Jim" Serra, 51, of Bellingham, MA, died on October 21, 2011 in Rehoboth, MA in an automobile accident.
He was the beloved husband of Donna J. (Ferris) Serra and the loving father of Amber J. Serra of Bellingham.
Elaine E. Lorigan
LINCOLN- Elaine E. (Croteau) Lorigan, 69, of Wake Robin Rd. died Sunday October 23, 2011 in Fatima Hospital. She is survived by her loving partner, Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, RI.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Eugenie (Bouley) Croteau.
Elaine enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, singing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed entertaining, at her dinner parties and special events. She was an avid world traveler. She also enjoyed being a member of her Bowling and Bocce League.
Clayton L. Wilson, Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Clayton "Butch" L. Wilson, Jr., 61, of Homestead Ave., died Friday, October 21, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Carol (Hewitt) Wilson of No. Smithfield.
Born in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Clayton L. and Elizabeth (Caramo) Wilson, Sr.
Mr. Wilson worked as a painter for several local businesses for many years.
Eugene G. Laliberte
LINCOLN- Eugene G. Laliberte, 86, of Old River Road died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Thelma M. (Bombardier) Laliberte. Mr. and Mrs. Laliberte celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke) Laliberte, he had lived in Mapleville for 40 years before moving to Lincoln 2 years ago.
Mr. Laliberte was a deliveryman and warehouseman for Sandvik Manufacturing Company before retiring in 1990.