Archive - Obituary
May 12th, 2011
Antonio V. Balasco
CUMBERLAND- Antonio V. Balasco, 87, of One Flat Street, passed away Wednesday, May 11, in the Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Carmela (Varrecchione) Balasco.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Aucone) Balasco.
Mr. Balasco was a United States Army, World War II Veteran, and was directly involved in the infamous "Battle of the Bulge."
Sophie H. Merlet
BELLINGHAM- Sophie H. (Stefanik) Merlet, 97, of Winter St.. Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. surrounded by her family at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Roland E. Merlet.
Born January 11, 1914 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John & Mary (Skalak) Stefanik.
She enjoyed spending her summers at Hampton Beach, watching the Game Show Network, and being with her family especially her Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren.
Leo "Rick" E.
CUMBERLAND- Leo "Rick" E. Powers, Jr., 48, of Heroux Blvd, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Leo E. Powers, Sr. of Blackstone, MA and Rhea (Bouchard) Powers with whom he lived.
He was the owner of the former Powers Roofing Co., Cumberland.
Mary C. Tremblay
WOONSOCKET- Mary C. (Carbone) Tremblay, 86 of Burnside Ave. passed away on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at home with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Raymond Tremblay.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elvira (Patraca) Carbone.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Leo J. Forand
WOONSOCKET- Leo J. Forand 86, of Greene St., died Friday at Woonsocket Health Center. He was the husband of Claire (Charest) Forand.
Born in Nantucket Island, MA., he was the son of the late Emil and Leonie (Rainey) Forand.
Mr. Forand was a mechanic for Coca Cola Corporation for thirty five years before retiring in 1986. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the VFW.
Michelle A. Cousineau
BLACKSTONE- Michelle A. (Roy) Cousineau, 55, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 5 years of Wayne G. Cousineau.
Born in Exeter, NH on August 21, 1955, she was the daughter of Marie L. (Bouley) Gregoire and her husband Roger of Woonsocket and the late Robert R. Roy.
Margarita L. Quinto
LINCOLN- Margarita L. Quinto, 94, died Tuesday at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the beloved wife of the late Severino Quinto MD.
Born in the Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Vicente and Paula (Vinluan) DeLeon. She came to this country in 1982 settling in Lincoln.
She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville and was an accomplished pianist.
Patricia A. Martineau
BURRILLVILLE - Patricia A. (Laliberte) Martineau, 68, of Chepachet, died Friday, May 6, 2011, with her daughter by her side at Home and Hospice Care of RI in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Jeannette (Parenteau) Laliberte of Harrisville and the late Roland C. Laliberte.
Patricia was employed as a nurse at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag. She graduated from Our Lady of Fatima School of Nursing. She loved vacationing in New Hampshire and also enjoyed visiting Point Judith.
Joyce M. St. Andre
FRANKLIN- Joyce M. St. Andre, 73, of Franklin passed away peacefully on Sunday May 8, 2011 with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Robert St. Andre for the past 44 years.
Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Beatrice (Marenghi) Pepi.
Barbara F. Beckwith
BURRILLVILLE- Barbara F. Beckwith, 77, resident of Pascoag, passed away May 9, 2011 at Kent County Hospital in Warwick.
Loving wife of 54 years to Gordon Beckwith.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank & Mary (Delfino) Cambio.
Barbara worked for the Zambarano Hospital as a food service supervisor for 30 years retiring in 1990. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident. She was an avid fan of Clay Aiken.