Archive - Obituary
July 11th, 2012
BLACKSTONE- Henry Gagne 53, of Dollard St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Debra (Rugka) Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Normand and Leona (Charpentier) Gagne. Henry worked for In-Metal in Sharon MA for over ten years, he was a member of the Par-X Club and the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks.
Raymond A. Lefebvre
RIVERIA BEACH, FL- Raymond A. Lefebvre, 86, of Riveria Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Columbia Hospital of West Palm Beach, FL with his wife and friends by his side. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Therese (Desjarlais) Lefebvre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Armand and Irene (Gagnon) Lefebvre.
He was the brother of Marguerite Allen of Pascoag, RI, Eva Marietti and her husband, Michael of Chepachet, RI and the late Marcel Levebvre. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Francis J. Racine
BURRILLVILLE- Francis J. Racine, 88, resident of Pascoag, died July 10, 2012 at the Providence VA Medical Center in Providence.
He was born in Pascoag RI, a son of the late Andrew & Olive (Vanasse) Racine.
He worked for the Worcester Textile Co. in North Providence for 20 years as a supervisor retiring in 1986; previously he worked for the Whitins Machine Co in Whitinsville MA. He was an army veteran of WWII where he served in Germany. He lived most of his life in Burrillville previously he lived in Greenville.
PHOENIX AZ- Helena (Haczynski) Kukla, wife of the late Edward M. Kukla died on June 19, 2012 in Phoenix AZ.
Helena was born in Lincoln, RI on October 6, 1916 and lived in Woonsocket until 1997 when she moved to Phoenix AZ.
Helena was the daughter of Beatrice (Zych) and Walter Haczynski.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers (Stanley, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Leo, Edward and Walter) and one sister (Irene).
Marcel R. Hetu
WOONSOCKET- Marcel R. Hetu 80, of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Lambert) Hetu.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lila (Beaudoin) Hetu.
Marcel was a Machinist for EG & G Sealol Co. for over fifteen years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in the Third Infantry Division from 1952-1954. Marcel was an avid Yankees fan.
Robert M. Andrew
BELLINGHAM- Robert M. Andrew, 81, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the beloved husband for 46 years of Patricia B. (Bottomley) Andrew.
He was the loving father of the late Lynne R. Andrew. He leaves his cherished granddaughter, Julia P. Andrew of Bellingham, MA and his great-grandchildren, Elise, Elaina, and Jack.
Born in Fall River, MA on December 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Alfred and Juliette(Ledoux) Andrew.
Beatrice E. Guilmain
UXBRIDGE- Beatrice E. (Poirier) Guilmain, 84, of Uxbridge and formerly of Blackstone died Sat. July 7, 2012 in the St. Francis Rehab & Nursing Center, Worcester. She was the wife of the late Eugene L. Guilmain, Jr. who died in 2008.
Mrs. Guilmain was employed at the former Waucantuck Mill of Uxbridge and later for Hanora Spinning of Woonsocket.
She was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Uxbridge, the daughter of the late Victor and Evelyn (Snow) Poirier and was a graduate of Uxbridge High School.
Alice V. Richard
WOONSOCKET- Alice V. (Labonne) Richard, 85, died Thursday July 5, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Adrien S. Richard.
Mrs. Richard was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Louis and Loretta (Girard) Labonne.
Mrs. Labonne was a textile worker for Empire Woolen Mills for many years before retiring in 1972. After retiring, she pursued her interest in caring for horses in Blackstone.
Jane E. Devine
UXBRIDGE- Jane E. (DeStefano) Devine, 76, died July 6, 2012 at home. She was the wife of Thomas E. Devine of Uxbridge.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Ercole and Agusta (DeAngelis) DeStefano, she was a North Smithfield resident for forty six years prior to moving to Uxbridge in 2010.
Mrs. Devine worked as an elementary school teacher in Canton, MA,, No. Smithfield and Woonsocket, retiring in 1999. She attended Green Mountain College and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Boston University.
Susan L. Jencks
CUMBERLAND- Susan L. (Vose) Jencks, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Herchal Jencks.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Fred I. and Marion S. (Spelman) Vose.
Susan was a waitress at the former Meadowcrest Restaurant on Mendon Rd., Cumberland for many years and also worked as a CNA at The Holiday, Manville. During her free time she enjoyed playing bingo.