Archive - Obituary
July 23rd, 2012
BURRILLVILLE - Claire L. (Rivet) Cunningham, 78, died Friday, July 20, 2012 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was a former resident of Bradford Court. Claire was the wife of the late Lawrence Cunningham. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Antoine and Dora (Basaillon) Rivet.
Claire worked as a Nurse's Aide at Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag for many years. She enjoyed being a member of the Burrillville Historical Society and was a friend to many in the community.
WOONSOCKET - Hortense C. Dalpe 93, of St. Louis Ave. died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Omer Dalpe. Born in Blackstone, she was a daughter of the late Pierre and Ella (Marcoux) Robidoux. Hortense was the owner of Dalpe's House of Favors for forty years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Quota International of Woonsocket, and was named Quotarian of the Year in 1998. She participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program, and was a member of the Apres Midi Club of the YWCA.
STERLING, CT - Graham R. Levesque, 45, died July 18, 2012 in Sterling, Connecticut. Born and raised in Woonsocket, Graham was the son of Rene and Judith (Bradley) Surprenant of Port Charlotte, FL. He was the former husband of Cheryl Levesque.
Graham worked in construction as a dry-wall and insulation installer. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Patriots and Yankees fan.
BLACKSTONE - Kathleen E. (Gonneville) Lemenager, 61, of Blackstone, died July 19, 2012 in her home. She was the wife of Joseph A. Lemenager. Born in Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Eleanor (Monnot) Gonneville.
She worked as a secretary for Landmark Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. Kathleen enjoyed painting, reading and gardening.
BURRILLVILLE - Arthur F. St. Pierre, Jr., 85, resident of Burrillville, passed away on July 20, 2012 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. Born in Oakland, he was the son of the late Arthur F. and Eva C. (Rondeau) St. Pierre, Sr.
BELLINGHAM - Estelle M. Richer 85, of Lake Shore Dr. died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Lucia (Roy) Richer. Estelle worked for Instron Corporation in Canton, MA for twenty five years before retiring twenty three years ago.
NEW SALEM, MA - Beatrice H. (L'Etoile) Jarry, 84, of New Salem, MA formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare in Worcester.
Born in Manville, RI on March 25, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Laura (Menunier) L'Etoile.
BURRILLVILLE - Louisa M. "Louise" Giard, 100, lifelong Burrillville resident, passed away on July 18, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
Born in Oakland, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Maryanne (Levesque) Langlois.
Louise had worked all her life in the textile industry as a mender and in her spare time, she loved to read and do puzzles. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
CUMBERLAND - Rita V. Guertin 86, of Mendon Rd., died Wednesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Paul Guertin with whom she married sixty six years ago.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Lucy (Riquier) Richard. Rita worked in the housekeeping department at Verizon for thirty years before retiring twenty eight years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph Sr. Citizens. Rita was an avid bingo player and loved to gamble.
BLACKSTONE - Dennis C. Pruitt 65, of St. Paul St. died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in San Francisco, CA, he was the son of the late Robert and Lorraine Pruitt. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Dennis was a teacher for forty two years, the last ten years he taught at Good Sheperd Catholic Regional School. He studied to be a Franciscan Brother in Kissemee, FL. Dennis was the past Director of Religious Education at All Saints Parish, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Church.