Archive - Obituary
July 19th, 2012
CUMBERLAND - Rita V. Guertin 86, of Mendon Rd., died Wednesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Paul Guertin with whom she married sixty six years ago.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Lucy (Riquier) Richard. Rita worked in the housekeeping department at Verizon for thirty years before retiring twenty eight years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph Sr. Citizens. Rita was an avid bingo player and loved to gamble.
BLACKSTONE - Dennis C. Pruitt 65, of St. Paul St. died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in San Francisco, CA, he was the son of the late Robert and Lorraine Pruitt. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Dennis was a teacher for forty two years, the last ten years he taught at Good Sheperd Catholic Regional School. He studied to be a Franciscan Brother in Kissemee, FL. Dennis was the past Director of Religious Education at All Saints Parish, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Church.
BELLINGHAM, MA - Lucille T. (Vallee) Hardy, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Gerald C. Hardy; they were married on September 4, 1950.
Born on December 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Leda (St. Germain) Vallee. Lucille grew up in Blackstone, MA and graduated from Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, NH. She had resided in Bellingham since 1956, previously living in Blackstone.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Steven J. Hood, 44, of St. Paul St., died July 11, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of James S. and Nancy J. (Fellenbaum) Hood.
Mr. Hood was an employee of Housing Opportunities, Providence.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother Kevin Hood and his wife Maria of Burrillville; his sister Shelley Hood of Providence; and four nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Jeffrey Hood.
WOONSOCKET - Juliette P. (Lacouture) Larder, 71, of Woonsocket, formerly of Wrentham, died July 17, 2012 in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She leaves her husband of 39 years, William E. Larder. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Marie Leonie (Ledoux) Lacouture.
Juliette was a cashier for Star Market. She taught English as a second language through Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning, Woonsocket. Juliette was past president of the Franco-American War Veterans Post 15 Ladies' Auxiliary.
WOONSOCKET - Lorenzo Ajavon, 17, of Robinson St. died unexpectedly on July 10, 2012.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, beloved son of Clarence L. and Patince (Myers) Martin, of Woonsocket.
Lorenzo would have entered his senior year at Woonsocket High School. He enjoyed lifting weights and enjoyed being in the company of his family and friends. He was a very happy-go-lucky teenager, and was loved by all.
SAN DIEGO, CA - Rev. Anthony Peloquin, OFM, 82, of San Diego, California, died Thursday July 12, 2012 at his home in San Diego. He was a Franciscan priest of the Washington D.C. Province.
Born Roland Peloquin, he was raised in Woonsocket and was a son of the late Clovis and Juliette (Paul-hus) Peloquin.
He attend Mount St. Charles Academy and entered the novitiate in Cincinnati, Ohio at St. Anthony Shrine on August 15, 1950. He made his Simple Vows on August 15, 1951, Final Solemn Vows on August 15, 1953, and was ordained a priest on May 25, 1958.
CUMBERLAND - Ella R. (Coutu) Berard, 87, of Cumberland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at The Holiday with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile O. Berard.
Born in Woonsocket on July 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Rhea Alphonsine (Peloquin) Coutu.
She was the loving mother of Robert E. Berard and his companion, Paulette J. Rattigan of No. Providence, and Marcel L. Berard and his wife, Maureen A. (Motte) of Cumberland.
WOONSOCKET - Germaine A. Goulet, 85, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, passed away on Saturday at the Residence, she was the loving wife of the late Oliver D. Goulet.
Born April 7, 1927 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George & Simone (Christory) Miclette.
Germaine retired as a Tour Guide for Collette Tours, she previously was employed for the Clairol Hairdressing Co. & the former Uniroyal Co.
She is survived by a son Richard A. Goulet of Ft. Myers, FL, a daughter Michelle D. Morris of Blackstone, MA, a brother Arman Miclette of Auburn, N.H. Also 3 grandsons.
GLOCESTER - McGovern, Jane C., (Baacke), 80, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late Robert T. McGovern.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Raymond and Jane (O'Connell) Baacke, she had resided in Chepachet for 41 years.
Mrs. McGovern had been employed with the Observer.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond T. McGovern and Karen of Woonsocket and Robert M. McGovern and Kathy of Wyoming, RI; grandmother of Kristina, Michael, Heather, Lauren, and Thomas McGovern; great grandmother of Brooke.