Archive - Obituary
March 11th, 2011
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ms. Sylvia Dimitrescu of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Oakland Grove Rehabilitation Center on March 3, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Mihail and Anastasia (Dima) Dimitrescu.
Sylvia was employed as a store manager for Mason-Preston Stationers and P.M. Lolly of Woonsocket. She also was a purchasing sales administrator for Office Concepts of Providence.
Sister Emrentienne Richer (St.-Camille-d-Lellis) of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe passed away on March 10th at the age of 106.
Jocelin L. Martel
WOONSOCKET- Jocelin L. Martel, 32, of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side, from complications of pneumonia.
Born on June 16, 1978 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Robin A. Martel of Woonsocket and the late Clement A. Charland.
Normand Trank Sr,
PAWTUCKET - Normand Trank Sr, 46, passed March 9th.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Jeanne (Fontaine) Trank and the late Peter G. Trank.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Normand (Trank Jr.) Brissette of Blackstone, MA, two brothers, Peter Trank and Edgar Trank, both of North Carolina, two sisters, Katherine Trank of Coventry and Sheila Ouellette of Woonsocket, and his nine year domestic partner, Timothy Webb of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Donald Trank.
Celine G. Guillemette
WOONSOCKET- Celine G. Guillemette 92, formerly of 40 Washington St. Woonsocket, died Thursday at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Roger J. Guillemette.
Born in St. Etienne De Bolton, PQ, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Archille and Alpherida (Bachand) Decelles.
Mrs. Guillemette spent most of her time as a homemaker taking care of her family and also worked part time at the former Almac's Supermarket for twenty five years. She was a member of the Woonsocket Senior Center and St. Agatha's Senior Citizens.
Teresa I. Piekos
WHITE PLAINS, NY- Teresa (Terry) I. Piekos, retired elementary teacher at St. Anthony's School in Harrison and librarian for 24 years at the Port Chester Middle School, died Monday, March 7, at age 83.
She was the beloved wife for over 61 years of Thaddeus (Ted) J. Piekos, formerly Chairman of Mathematics at White Plains High School. She was born in Woonsocket, RI.
She is survived by three daughters, Dr. Jan M Owens of Racine, Wisconsin, Marilyn Woodside, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Kittery, Maine, and Paula Piekos of White Plains.
Joann E. Halnon
BELLINGHAM- Joann E. (Hill) Halnon, 71, of Bellingham, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, with family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 50 years of John D. Halnon, Jr.
GOLDEN VALLEY AZ- Shirley Chamberland, 61 born in Woonsocket R.I. Sept 21, 1949 to Arthur and Jeannette (Virgillio) Lauzon. Passed away Feb 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV with her family was at her side.
She lived in California for 34 years until making her home in Golden Valley AZ.
She is survived by her husband Roland of 44 yrs, 2 sons Roland Jr and Steven Chamberland, daughter Lisamarie Hall, daughter-in-law Dionne Chamberland, son-in-law Ronald Hall, 4 grandsons Roland III, Daniel, Mark and Brian, and her brother Arthur Lauzon of Swansea, MA.
Brother Philip A.
April 26, 1928-March 8, 2011
PASCOAG- Brother Philip A. Leroux, S.C., (Brother Edmond), 82, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Provincial House, Pascoag, Rhode Island, died unexpectedly March 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI.
Born in Barrowsville (Norton), Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Edmond Leroux and Luna Marie (Gagner) Leroux.
Lillian Doris Curtin
JOHNSTON- Curtin Lillian Doris, 91, passed away peacefully on March 8th surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Providence, February 23, 1920 to Euclid and Cordelia (Auger) Benoit, Lillian was a graduate of Hope High School and worked for the New England Telephone Company.