Archive - Obituary
February 28th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Loretta "Lori" (Leblanc) Zarzycki, 94, of Mendon Road, North Smithfield, died Monday, February 27, 2012 in the Ste. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the devoted wife to her husband of 45 years, Stanley J. Zarzycki, who died in 1985.
She lived in the house in which she was born on Huntington Avenue, in Woonsocket all of her life until recently moving to Gatewood Apartments in North Smithfield, RI.
She was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Lucie (Coulomb) Leblanc.
Gertrude S. Rivard
WOONSOCKET- Gertrude S. Rivard 90, of Pond St. died Friday at the Friendly Home.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Anne Marie (Charette) Rivard.
She worked as an assembler for General Electric for twenty two years before retiring. Gert was an avid card player and also loved to fish, but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her close friend Margie Richer at her summer home at Horseneck Beach overlooking the ocean.
PALM BAY, FL- Christopher J. Lesperance, 84, of Palm Bay FL and formerly of Millville, MA, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Blackstone, MA on January 23, 1928, he was a son of the late Ovila and Mary (Reilly) Lesperance.
He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Pauline (Bourgery) Lesperance. His son Christopher Lesperance predeceased him in 2005.
Ann V. Breault
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ann V. (Filip) Breault, 86, of Railroad St., Slatersville, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Ballou Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Breault.
Born in Worcester, MA on July 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Anthony F. and Ellen (Lynch) Filip.
Mrs. Breault was an Executive Secretary for Tupperware for twenty five years, retiring in 1984. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ray, Joseph George, 88, passed into eternal rest on February 25th at the Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Lillian (Furtado) Ray to whom he was married for sixty years.
He was the cherished father of Marie Ray Fraley and her husband, David, of North Smithfield and the dear grandfather of John M. Fraley, II and his wife, Melissa Carubia of Newton, MA and Benjamin G. Fraley, of Cincinnati, OH.
Arthur E. Maurice Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Arthur E. Maurice Jr. 89, of Blackstone, died Thursday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Doris (Roberge) Maurice, and the late Rita (Marquis) Maurice.
Mr. Maurice was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Arthur E. Maurice, and the late Anna ( Poulin) Maurice.
He was a Navy World War II veteran.
Mr. Maurice was a wool sorter at the former Branch River Woolen Mill, and a machinist at Taft-Pierce and Hill Machine for many years retiring in 1987.
Glenn P. Michaud
WOONSOCKET- Glenn P. Michaud, 57 of Providence St., died, Sunday February 19, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Gerard and Lena (Marzini) Michaud.
Glenn worked as a Flagger for IDS Enterprises, and various other contractors. He was a member of the Local 138, Norwood, Ma.
Donald A. Lussier
NO. PROVIDENCE- Donald A. Lussier 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Raymond Lussier of Cumberland and the late Pauline (Gonneville) Lussier. He lived most of his life in No. Providence.
He was self employed and owned and operated a tem-agency in Johnston for many years.
Valeda D. St. Amand
WOONSOCKET- Valeda D. (Guilbert) St. Amand 98, Formerly of Cumberland and a long time resident of died Wednesday in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the wife of the late William Baillargeon and the late Oscar St. Amand.
She was born in St. Hyacinthe, PQ, Canada, a daughter of the late Louis and Orise ( Lambert) Guilbert.
BURRILLVILLE- PALMIERI, Alberta L., 84, of Wallum Lake Road, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012. She was the wife of Ralph E. Palmieri. They were married for 56 years.
Born in Burrillville, daughter of the late Albert W. and Elsie L. (Congdon) Wilcox.
Alberta was a past president of the VFW Post 1023 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters, Rose Shaw of Pascoag and Alberta Hips of Bennetsville, SC, 4 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter; siblings, Lester Wilcox of Green Valley, AZ & Grace Brey of Eastern, MD. She was the sister of the late Carolyn Sherman.