Archive - Obituary
July 5th, 2011
James W. Picard, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- James "Willie" W. Picard, Sr., 87, of The Villa at Saint Antoine, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL and Woonsocket, RI died Saturday, July 2, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Patrick and Anna (Russell) Picard.
Mr. Picard worked for thirty-six years as a Fire Fighter for the city of Woonsocket, retiring in 1988. He was an Army WWII veteran and very active in functions lead by the VFW.
Lorraine Laplante Tranmer
WOONSOCKET- Lorraine Laplante Tranmer 73, of Rhodes Ave. died Saturday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late William Tranmer and Marcel Laplante.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Lillian (Belanger) Fontaine.
Mrs. Tranmer was a Medical Technician and CNA for many years before retiring fourteen years ago.
Roger B. Durand
WOONSOCKET- Roger B. Durand, 82, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne F. (Willerval) Durand.
Born in Woonsocket on July 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Romulus and Medora (Durand) Durand.
WOONSOCKET- Curtis Barr 59 of Third Ave. died Friday at home. He was the husband of Tina (Boivin) Barr. Curtis was born in Newberry, SC a son of Charlie and Lucy (Jessie)
He was a forklift operator for CVS / Mark Stevens Co. for twenty years before leaving due to illness. Curtis served in the US Air Force. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks #850.
Charles F. Figuerido
UXBRIDGE- Charles F. Figuerido, 80, of Hartford Ave. died Wed. June 29 at his home, surrounded by his living family.
Verna M. Hazard
WOONSOCKET- Verna M. Hazard, 46, of Roberts St., Woonsocket, died Friday, June 17, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Michael A. MacGrath of Woonsocket.
Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Parker H. and Cereatha M. (Bryer) Hazard, Sr.
Verna worked as a CNA for The Village at Waterman Lake Greenville.
Normand O. Lavoie
WOONSOCKET- Normand O. Lavoie 84, of Bourassa Ave., died Tuesday at home. He was the husband of the late Carolina (Pasquino) Lavoie.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Gedeon and Lumina (L'Abbee) Lavoie.
Mr. Lavoie was an automobile technician for MAC Buick for forty four years. He enjoyed cars, boating and traveling.
CUMBERLAND- Gracia Constantineau, 84, of Mendon Rd. Cumberland, died Monday evening at Oakland Grove Health Care Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Marie (Dumas) Fournier. She was raised in Manville and resided in Woonsocket for many years before moving to Cumberland in 1993.
Mrs. Constantineau was employed at Texas Instruments in Attleboro for over 37 years before retiring in 1993.
Jill Ann Considine
BLACKSTONE- Jill Ann Considine, 38, formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away Sunday at home in Candia, NH.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of James and Kathleen (Madge) Considine of Candia, NH. She resided in Candia for the past 3 years, previously residing in California and Tennessee.
She was a graduate of the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, Cass of 1991, and graduated from the Berkley College of Music.
WOONSOCKET- Hector "Tee" R. Lavallee 88, of Hebert Ave. died Tuesday at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Lucille (Malo) Masse Lavallee.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Euclide and Clara (Rondeau) Lavallee.
He was a resident of Delray Beach, FL for fifty four years where he was the owner, operator of Air All Air Conditioning for forty years. Mr. Lavallee was a paratrooper in the US Air Force during WWII.