Archive - Obituary
February 1st, 2012
Michael J. Reed, Sr.
BELLINGHAM- Michael J. Reed, Sr., 71, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Harriet C. (Frantzen) Reed.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Annette (Deslauriers) Reed.
He is survived by his son, Michael J. Reed, Jr. and his wife Cindy and their children, Nicole, Katie, and John; and his daughter, Annette A. Lambert, all of Bellingham, MA.
Warren "Bud" F.
BURRILLVILLE- Warren "Bud" F. Patterson Sr., 98, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Emma D. (Angell) Patterson.
Born in Bridgeton he was the son of the late Francis and Genella (Knight) Patterson.
Genevieve B. Trudel
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Genevieve B. (Terceiro) Trudel, 92, a lifelong No. Smithfield resident, died peacefully surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Bertrand L. Trudel.
Born in No. Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alexandrina (Cadima) Terceiro.
Peter J. Lesperance
BLACKSTONE- Peter J. Lesperance, 77, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Radius Healthcare Worcester with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Jeannine C. (LaBonne) Lesperance.
Mary A. Scurry
WOONSOCKET- Mary A. (Coleman) Scurry, 67, of South St., died January 31, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Scurry who passed away in 2009.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late James Coleman and Odessa (Burden) Coleman of High Point North Carolina.
Mary was the first African American born in the Woonsocket Hospital, now Landmark Medical Center.
Mary worked for Consolidated Print for several years, prior to retiring.
WOONSOCKET- Florence Francoeur 79, of 300 Privilege St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Walpole, MA, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Florida (Godin) Garneau.
Mrs. Francoeur worked for several area manufacturing companies including the former Colby Glass and Rosecraft for many years before retiring over ten years ago. Florence was very active at Waterview Apartments and served as the Sunshine Lady for many years, she also loved spending time with her family.
Joseph E. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Joseph E. Provost, 80, of Lilac Ave., Woonsocket, died Monday at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost. They were married on March 21, 1956.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Elie P. and Marie A. (Jolly) Provost. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Provost was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy and also earned his degree from Roger Williams College.
Mr. Provost was a veteran of the Untied States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.
Delia R. Richard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Delia R. Richard, 90, formerly of Ethier Way, Cumberland, died Saturday evening at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Charles F. L. Richard of North Smithfield.
Born in Brunswick, Maine she was a daughter of the late Albert and Yvonne (DeHetre) Fournier.
She lived in Woonsocket and Cumberland for many years before moving to St. Antoine.
Mrs. Richard was employed by Robes Inc. in Woonsocket before retiring.
Delia was a longtime member of L'Union de St. Jean Baptiste d'Amerique.
Wayne G. Cousineau
BLACKSTONE- Wayne G. "Chief" Cousineau, 56, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 30, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of the late Claudette S. (Riel) Cousineau and the late Michelle A. (Roy) Cousineau.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on October 12, 1955, he was the son of Gerard "Chick" Cousineau of Portland, ME and the late Lorraine C. (Stoeklin) Harrington.
Gabriel M. Fortin
LINCOLN- Gabriel M. "Gabe" Fortin, 77, died Saturday, January 28, at home. He was the husband of the late Lois B. (Vivier) Fortin.
Born in the Albion village of Lincoln, a son of the late Wilfred and DiNora (Metivier) Fortin, he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Mr. Fortin was a schoolteacher for the Central Falls School Dept. for over thirty-five years, and was a graduate of St. Michael's College, Vermont.