Archive - Obituary
February 29th, 2012
Claire L. Surprenant
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Claire L. Surprenant (Bonin), 72 of North Smithfield passed away unexpectedly, February 27, 2012, at Landmark Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Roger J. Surprenant, Sr. for 51 years and the daughter of the late Armand and Alice Bonin.
She has long since been retired from the textile industry.
Gabrielle L. Tancrede
BURRILLVILLE- Gabrielle L. Tancrede, 83, resident of Pascoag, formally of Nasonville, passed away on February 27, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home.
She was the loving wife of 58 years to the late Armand A. Tancrede.
She was born on April 25, 1928 in Woonsocket RI, a daughter to the late Henry and Emma (Richard) Henault.
Gabrielle worked for the former Sadwin's Curtain Manufacturing, as a mender for 32 years, retiring when she 62 years old. She was a resident of Nasonville for many years, previously a resident of Woonsocket.
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.