Archive - Obituary
March 13th, 2012
WOONSOCKET- Beatrice B. Courchesne 82, formerly of Clinton St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frederic and Bernadette (Forget) Courchesne.
She was a weaver for the Hartford Mills in Mendon, MA for twenty five years retiring in 1995. Beatrice was a member of the Child of Mary at St. Ann's Church.
She is survived by her caretaker and close friend David Aubin and his wife Nancy of Woonsocket and several cousins.
Cecil H. Lane, Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Cecil H. Lane, Jr., 73, of Blackstone, MA, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Blackstone Nursing Home in Blackstone, MA.
He was born January 22, 1939, son of the late Cecil H. and Rose Martha (Clark) Lane Sr.
BURRILLVILLE- Clarence "Babe" Nydam, 73, died Friday, March 9, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Whitinsville, Mass., he was the son of the late John and Clara (Visser) Nydam.
Babe spent his high school years in Cranston, R.I., where he was an all-state football player and met his wife, Barbara (Etter) Nydam, of Glendale.
Paul V. Rossato
Woonsocket - Paul V. Rossato, 55, died March 5, 2012. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Plinio and Evelyn Rossato.
Paul was a 1975 graduate of Woonsocket High School, where he was a sprinter running the 100 yd dash and the recipient of many awards. He also attended the University of Rhode Island.
Gerard N. Laplante
Woonsocket -Gerard N. Laplante 78, of Front St. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Jeannine (Cote) Laplante. Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Henry and Aldea (Tessier) Laplante. Mr. Laplante served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was the parts manager for Garelick Farms for over twenty years retiring in 1996. Gerry was a coach and president of the Woonsocket Pre-teen Football League for twenty five years, he also served as president of the Woonsocket Pony League for twenty years.
Ohio- Carl Renaud, age 57, of Summit Rd. in South West, Pataskala, Ohio, died, Saturday March 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Andrews) Renaud.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Philip S. and Jeannette (Fichesser) Renaud.
Carl worked as a Commercial manager of Auto Zone in Ohio, for several years. He also was the former Owner of British Parts Locator in Cumberland, for several years.
WOONSOCKET- Rita Crepeau 90, of 218 Pond St. died Thursday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Raymond Crepeau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Raoul and Dorilla (Champoux) Daignault.
Mrs. Crepeau was the chief bookkeeper for Production Equipment Co in CT for seven years, she also worked for Attn. James M. S. Ullman in Meridan, Ct for many years. Rita was a member of the Park View Manor Club.
Richard N. Fontaine
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard N. Fontaine, 77, died Wednesday March 7, 2012 in the New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in Stoughton, Ma. With his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Franceschi) Fontaine, for 55 years, Richard and Gloria were married on November 12, 1956,
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Samuel Fontaine and Fabiola (Charpentier) Fontaine Lefebvre., and Stepson to the late Amedee Lefebvre.
Thomas E. Arthur, Jr.
CHEPACHET- Thomas E. Arthur, Jr., 55, of Victory Highway, Chepachet, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Rachel L. (Henshaw) Arthur whom he married April 28, 1978. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Thomas and Claudette (Lauzon) Arthur, Sr.
Thomas worked as a groundskeeper for Green Lawn, Woonsocket. He loved fishing and playing pool.
Maureen C. Smith
BLACKSTONE- Maureen C. (Sayer) Smith, 75, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving husband by her side. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth J. Smith.
Born in London, England on August 19, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Wheaton) Sayer.