Archive - Obituary
MANVILLE - Olha Mode, 94, passed away on Dec. 2nd from complications from a hip fracture, at the Holiday Retirement Home. A long-time resident of North Providence, Olha moved to the Holiday in 2009.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Dmytro Mode and Catherine (Rudka) Mode Boyko and sister of the late Dmytro Paul Mode, who was killed in active service during WWII. Olha worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Veterans Administration.
She was secretary to the chief of surgery at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center for 30 years until she retired in 1977.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Edna M. Boudreau, 108, of Lincoln, RI, formally of North Smithfield, RI passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at The Holiday in Lincoln, RI.
She was born in Woonsocket RI on January 2, 1903, daughter of the late Alexander and Georgiana (Dion) Blanchette.
Edna was a life long resident of North Smithfield, who had worked for Uniroyal in Woonsocket as an assembler for 37 years. Edna also could be found doing what she liked to do best, which was sewing, as she was known by many to be an expert seamstress.
Eileen M. Browchuk
WOONSOCKET- Eileen M. Browchuck, 64, of Gaskill St. died Wednesday, November 30, 2011. She was the wife of Dennis Browchuk.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Richard W. Mulligan, and Barbara (Bardell) Mulligan, of Woonsocket.
Eileen worked as a Certified Professional Coder and also as a Medical Secretary for the former Surgical Group in Providence, for several years.
She was a member of the American Association of Professional Coders.
Paul R. Reber
WOONSOCKET- Paul R. Reber 56, of Wood Ave. died November 26, 2011 at home.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Rudi Gagnon and Rita (Desrosiers) Reber.
Paul was an independent flooring installer.
He is survived by three sons Paul, Justin and Joshua Reber, and a brother Thomas Reber of Woonsocket.
Visiting hours will be held Monday 6-8 PM at the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St. Woonsocket. For guestbook and directions please visit
Claire V. Dominique
BURRILLVILLE- Claire V. Dominique 85, resident of Pascoag passed away December 2, 2011 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was the wife of the late Philbert Dominique.
She was born February 14, 1926 in Oakland RI, a daughter to the late Henri & Alma (Rondeau) Rivet.
Claire worked in area textiles. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident.
David P. Walsh
BELLINGHAM- David P. Walsh, 53, of Bellingham, MA, was called back to his Lord on Monday, November 28, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia A. (Bullock) Walsh.
David was born in Boston, MA, on December 2, 1957, the son of the late John J. and Joan E. (MacGillivray) Walsh and was raised in Braintree, MA.
Jacqueline Claire Ethier Twining
BONAIRE, GEORGIA- Jacqueline C. Twining, 83, passed away at home in Bonaire, Georgia, on November 25, 2011. Her parents, Leo Ethier and Alice Chamberland Ethier, preceded her in death.
She is a former resident of Woonsocket, RI; Uxbridge, MA; and Chicopee, MA.
Her memory is treasured by her husband, Richard Arthur Twining; her children, Bruce Twining (Marsha), GA and Carolyn Vanderwarker (Brad) VA; and grandchildren, Kristen Twining (CT) and Lauren Twining (GA).
Joanne K. Lee
COVENTRY- Joanne K. Lee 59, resident of Coventry RI, died November 24, 2011 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag RI.
She was born on March 23, 1952 in Tewksbury MA, a daughter of the late Everett & Harriet (Mullen) Stone.
Joanne worked at Lakeview Nursing home in Burrillville as a nurses aide for several years. She was also a graduate of the Sawyer school as a lab technician. She was a den leader and served on many committees with the Cub and Boy Scout Troops #102 based in Mapleville.
Frederick Duncan "Fred" Balfour
BURRILVILLE- Frederick Duncan "Fred" Balfour, 87, of Pascoag formerly of Harrisville RI, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was born Saturday, February 2, 1924 in Fall River, MA, son of the late Duncan and Elvira (Hathaway) Balfour.
WOONSOCKET- Linda (Fontaine) Roderick, 58, of Providence St., died peacefully with her family by her side on Monday November 28, 2011, at Landmark Medical Center, after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Frank Roderick.
Born in Woonsocket, beloved daughter of Doris Fontaine, of Woonsocket, and the late Lucien Fontaine; she was the loving mother of Marc Fontaine and Robin Roderick, both of Woonsocket.
Linda loved to sing with her children, play bingo and watch old movies and horror films.
She was a Homemaker.