Archive - Obituary
August 14th, 2012
Patricia L. Gurka
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Patricia L. (Patty) Gurka 47, of North Smithfield, formerly of Johnston, RI, passed away at Umass Medical Center in Worcester, MA, after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle car accident on August 11, 2012.
WOONSOCKET - Evelina "Babe" (Peloquin) Champagne 78, of Pond St died Monday in Landmark Medical Center. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Gill) Peloquin. She was the wife of Albert Champagne of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Champagne was a self employed jewelry maker for the former E&B Jewelry Co. for many years before retiring in 1999.
BELLINGHAM, MA - Leo H. Fleury, 80, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Ten Broeck Commons, Lake Katrina, NY with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Haas) Fleury and the late Jeannette (Trottier) Fleury.
Born in Bellingham on January 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Herve and Aurore (Gaudette). He was the loving father of Superintendent of Bellingham School District, Edward L. "Butch" Fleury and his wife, Pauline of Bellingham, and Rick Fleury of New Bedford, MA.
MILLVILLE - Alfred L. "Sarge" Berthelette, 84, Millville, died August 6, 2012 in the Timothy Daniels Home, Holliston. He was the husband of Rina R. (Beauregard) Berthelette, whom he married July 10, 1954. Born in Millville, he was the son of the late Pierre E. and Marie B. (Ethier) Berthelette.
Alfred was a custodian for Blackstone-Millville Regional High School for six years and had previously worked for the Dennison-Framingham Loading Dock for 15 years. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Melodie A. (Bird) LaRose 59, of Second Ave., died July 31 in the St. Antoine Residence. Ms. LaRose was born in Portland ME, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Leslie (Hersom) Bird. She was a Woonsocket resident most of her life and worked as a picker for CVS for many years.
WOONSOCKET - James W. Gummo, 65, died Friday, August 10, 2012 in Providence. He was the husband of Norma (Doura) Gummo, to whom he had been married since 1999. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Gertrude (Chabot) Gummo.
James worked in construction as a Supervisor for Certified Power Systems until his recent retirement. He was also a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club, Woonsocket.
WOONSOCKET - Martha C. (Keriaco) McIntyre, 86, of Woonsocket, died August 8, 2012 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 62 years, Leo R. McIntyre, predeceased her.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Catherine (Custer) Keriaco.
Martha was a graduate of the RI School of the Deaf. She was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church.
WOONSOCKET - Eugene J. "Skip" Goguen, 68, of Privilege St, Woonsocket died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Diane (Doten) Goguen. They were married for 44 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Arthur and May (Paine) Goguen. Skip was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life. He lived in Walpole, MA for several years in his youth.
Mr. Goguen was employed by Valley Cab Company for over 20 years before retiring in 2006.
Theresa A. Lamoureux
MIDDLETOWN, RI - Theresa A. (Lariviere) Lamoureux, 87, of Village House Nursing Home, Newport, RI, formerly of 4 Nakomis Drive, Middletown, died on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Village House.
She was the wife of the late Emile Lamoureux.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Cora (Nault) Lariviere.
Terry was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church. She was an avid bingo player and loved bowling.
Hazel O. Zifcak
JOHNSTON- Hazel O. (O'Leary) Zifcak, 92, died Thursday Aug. 9, 2012 at Home & Hospice Care of RI, Providence.
A resident of Johnston, she lived for many years in Burrillville. Wife of John H. Zifcak for nearly 75 years.
Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Madeline (Wile) O'Leary.