Archive - Obituary
April 30th, 2012
Albert Lee Gaffney
WOONSOCKET- Albert Lee Gaffney, Sr., 80, of Pine St. Woonsocket, died Thursday at Trinity Health Center. He was the loving husband of Ethel M. (Jeter) Gaffney.
Born in South Carolina, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Troxcell (Gibson) Gaffney. He was a resident of Woonsocket for the past 46 years.
Mr. Gaffney was employed by Hyman Brickle Corporation for many years until his retirement 20 years ago.
Shirley M. Picchioni
UXBRIDGE, MA- Shirley (Russell) Picchioni, 78, of North Uxbridge died Tuesday April 24, 2012 in Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Center, Northbridge. She was the wife of John V. Picchioni, Sr.
A longtime resident of North Uxbridge, Mrs. Picchioni was employed as a registered nurse at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket for many years. Later, she worked for St. Vincents Hospital and Beaumont Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 6, 1933 in Worcester, daughter of the late Raymond and Regina (Paquin) Russell and was a graduate of St. Vincents School of Nursing, Worcester.
PAWTUCKET- Jeannette Savard, 101, of Woonsocket and formerly of Pawtucket, entered into eternal peace, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. She was the wife of the late Amedee Savard.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (LaFontaine) St. Jean.
Mrs. Savard lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Woonsocket in 1999. She was a woman of great faith, a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt to her many nieces and nephews and friend, she will be greatly missed by all.
Christopher A. Leduc
WOONSOCKET- Christopher A. Leduc 40, of Virginia Ave, passed away Monday April 23, in Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of Denise R. (Labine) Leduc and the late Robert P. Leduc.
Mr. Leduc was a stocker for CVS Warehouse for fourteen years. He was a sports enthusiast, avid bowler, and enjoyed paintball, and was a member of the Steel Reserve Paintball Team.
Patricia A. Fortino
WOONSOCKET- Patricia A. Fortino, 71, of Woonsocket, died April 24, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Fortino. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life.
She worked as a secretary for the former Rosecraft Jewelry Company in Woonsocket retiring in 1996, and previously worked for the former CD Burns Company for 15 years. Pat was a active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 29 years.
Christopher E. Bellini
BURRILLVILLE- Christopher E. Bellini, 46, of Burrillville, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
He was born on February 26, 1966 in Woonsocket. He was the son of June Aubuchon and the late Richard Bellini.
Christopher was a Burrillville resident most of his life in addition to residing in Alaska for a few years with his dog Hydro, enjoying his true passion of hiking and the great outdoors.
Harriet C. Reed
BELLINGHAM- Harriet C. (Frantzen) Reed, 76, of Bellingham, MA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Reed, Sr. deceased January 31, 2012.
Born in Boston, MA on May 22, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Amalie (Karoluiseu) Frantzen.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Creighton Fitzpatrick, 41, of North Smithfield, died April 23, 2012 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he is the son of Margaret (Kennedy) Fitzpatrick of North Smithfield, and Harold Fitzpatrick of Woonsocket.
He worked as a restaurant manager for Ellie's in Blackstone and also worked as a home loan officer. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a 1988 graduate of Woonsocket High School, a New England sports enthusiast, was an avid reader and especially enjoyed watching movies.
CUMBERLAND- Simone Drainville, 85, of Cumberland, passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of John Drainville. They were happily married for sixty five years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Elenore (Couplet) Sportini.
Mr. and Mrs. Drainville have lived in Cumberland since 1958.
Carolyn L. MacLure
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Carolyn L. (Sherman) MacLure, 51, of North Providence passed away at home on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She was the wife of Norman MacLure of North Providence.
Born in Cranston she was the daughter of the late Louis G. and Helen M. (Fountaine) Sherman, Jr.
She was self-employed as a graphic designer, as well as being a talented painter and writer. She was also a dedicated wife and mother always fighting for what was best for her family.