Archive - Obituary
October 21st, 2011
Rita B. Dumas
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rita B. Dumas (Cohen) (Rochefort) 90, died October 14, 2011 at St. Antoine's Residence. She left 4 children, 10 grandchild and 5 great grand children.
WOONSOCKET- Blanchet, Eugene R. Jr, age 89, passed away on October 20, 2011 at Hebert Nursing Home with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Clemence (Paquin) Blanchet
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Eugene and Marie (Blais) Blanchet.
Before retirement, Mr. Blanchet was employed as a watch maker, and was a self employed Realtor. He was a WWII army veteran, a member of Knights of Columbus and an active supporter of Collings Foundation of Stow, MA. He was also a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family.
SCITUATE - Paul J. Coutu, 59, of Scituate, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 in Kent County Hospital, Warwick. Born in Pascoag, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Eleanor (O'Neill) Coutu.
Paul was a licensed surveyor and was the owner and operator of Lunar Mapping of RI. He was also a licensed pilot.
He is survived by his son, Paul J. Coutu Jr. of Scituate, two brothers, Joseph Coutu of Smithfield and Michael Coutu of Panama City Beach, FL, and two sisters, Carol Coutu-Ethier of Glocester and Ellen Hennessey of Slatersville.
James B. Burns
NO. SMITHFIELD- James B. Burns, age 82, of No. Smithfield, a former district sales manager for the General Electric Company, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Kathleen (Toomey) Burns.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Matthew J. and Alice (Kilcline) Burns and had lived in RI for most of his life.
He also lived in Simsbury, Ct for a period of time while working for General Electric. After retiring from General Electric, he worked for the former Electric Maintenance Works, Woonsocket.
Cora B. Roberts
N. SMITHFIELD- Cora B. Roberts 101, of 10 Rhodes Ave. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Leo T. Roberts with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Born in Woonsocket the daughter of the late Alfred and Regina (Beauregard) Bergeron, she was formerly of Buell Ave, and had lived most of her life in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Roberts was a bookkeeper for several area businesses including the former Grants Department Store. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening.
PROVIDENCE- Rev. Frederick K. Jellison, 96, of East Street died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Tockwotton Home, Providence. He was the husband of the late Ruth E. (Cummings) Jellison. They were married for over 67 years.
Born in Bangor, ME, a son of the late Hosea E. and Olive I. (Doherty) Jellison, he had lived in Woonsocket for 25 years, Lincoln for 27 years, North Providence for 2 years before moving to Providence 1 years ago.
Richard A. Catalano
BELLINGHAM- Richard A. "Rick" Catalano, 64, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at home. He was the beloved husband for 25 years of Dorothy M. (Wise) Catalano.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cartier's Funeral Home, Bellingham, MA.
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Maryan Elizabeth Herbert
WOLFEBORO, NH - Maryan Elizabeth (Scott) Herbert, 90, died on October 11, 2011 at the Goldenview Healthcare Center in Meredith, NH.
Mrs. Herbert was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 7, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Marion (Barber) and Frank Davenport Scott.
After living in the Franklin, MA area most of her adult life she retired to the Lakes Region in 1987.
Mrs. Herbert worked as a secretary for the Franklin School District, and with her husband at Franklin Paint Company. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed painting on canvas.
Francis J. Collin
BLACKSTONE- Francis J. Collin, 76, of Blackstone, MA died Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Beaumont Nursing Home, Northbridge, MA. He was the husband of Evelyn (Crisafulli) Collin.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Fillmore and Dora (St. George) Collin.
Mr. Collin was a U.S. Army Veteran and then worked as a Deli Manager for the former Almacs in Blackstone, MA. He was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul.
Johnsie P. Jackson
WOONSOCKET- Johnsie P. Jackson 62, of Willow St. died Sunday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Gladdin, SC a daughter of the late Young Gladney and Trockcell (Gibson) Gaffney. Johnsie was a line worker for the former Miller Electric Co. for over twenty years.