Archive - Obituary
January 12th, 2012
Edna F. Sparling
THOMPSON - Edna F. (Place) Sparling, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Matulaitus Nursing Home, Putnam, CT. She lived with her daughter, Joan, in Thompson, CT.
Born in Burrillville, RI, she was the daughter of the late William and Leah (Mowry) Place.
She worked as a Clerk at the former Speidel in East Providence before retiring in 1985.
NORTH PORT, FL- Gisele (Cloutier) Giguere, age 81, passed away on December 31, 2011 at her home in North Port, FL surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI on April 21, 1930.
Gisele is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Giguere, son David of Guilford, CT and two daughters, Diane Auger, of Manville, RI and Donna Lavallee of Mapleville, RI. Gisele was the daughter of the late Alphonse & Aldea Cloutier.
Edgar A. Desilets
WOONSOCKET- Edgar A. Desilets, 90, of Dulude Ave., Woonsocket, died Wednesday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Rita F. (Tellier) Desilets.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Aldor and Victoria (Chevrette) Desilets. He was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mr. Desilets was an Army veteran of WWII. He served as a guard at POW camps in Georgia and at Quonset Point in Rhode Island.
Rita L. Valentini
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rita L. Valentini, 90, of North Smithfield, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was born Tuesday, October 18, 1921 in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late Henry and Roseanna (Cotnoir) Gentes.
She was a longtime resident of Woonsocket, and during that time, Rita had worked as a spinner for Falls Yarn for over 30 years before retiring to Winter Haven, Florida with her husband Julio. Together, they resided in Florida for over 20 years, before Rita moved back to Rhode Island.
LADY LAKE, FL- Norma E. (Gendron) Beauregard, 68, formerly of Lincoln died Monday, January 9, 2012 at the home of her son, Todd A. Beauregard of Glocester. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Beauregard.
Born in Valley Falls, a daughter of the late Antonio and Beatrice (Laroque) Gendron, she had lived in Lincoln over 30 years before moving to Florida 7 years ago.
Mrs. Beauregard was a quality control inspector for Texas Instruments, Attleboro, MA for over 30 years before retiring.
Felix A. Lima
CUMBERLAND- Felix A. Lima (87), of Cumberland, was born in Pawtucket, RI, the eldest of four children of Jose and Maria (Luiz) Lima. He was the loving husband of Delia (Rego) Lima for sixty-six years.
WOONSOCKET- Lucille A. (Plasse) (Morin) Desaulniers, 85, of St. Paul St. North Smithfield, died Monday morning at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Gerard L. Morin and George A. Desaulniers.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edouard and Laura (Jacob) Plasse. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and also lived in Cumberland and later in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Desaulniers was employed as a seamstress at several area firms and also worked at the former McCarthy's Department Store and later at Save Rite.
Gloria L. Provencal
LINCOLN- Gloria L. (Beaudry) Provencal, of 2 School St., Lincoln, RI and Deerfield Beach, FL died peacefully Friday, January 6, 2012 surrounded by her children. She was the beloved wife of the late Normand J. Provencal.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Eva (Dubois) Beaudry.
Beverly A. Taft
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Beverly A. (Long) Taft, 73, of Oakhurst Street, North Attleboro, died on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late George C. Taft who died on February 14, 2008.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel I. (Mills) Hughes.
Raised and educated in Boston, Mrs. Taft was a graduate of the former Girls High School of Boston.
She resided in North Attleboro since 1991 having previously resided in Norfolk, Franklin and Medway.
Richard D. Marks
BURRILLVILLE- Richard D. Marks, 56, of Pascoag Main St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Providence, a son of Thomas Marks of Harrisville, and the late Mary (Drainville) Marks. .Richard was a mason tender for Major Masonry Inc. He was a member of the Local 271 Laborers Union for over ten years. Richard was an avid sports fan since childhood and could recite many statistics for the Red Sox and Patriots. Richard graduated with the class of 1974 at North Smithfield Junior Senior High School.