Archive - Obituary
December 28th, 2011
Clarinda A. Walsh
CUMBERLAND- Clarinda A. (Chaput) Walsh, 105, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at home. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Thomas F. Walsh Jr.
Born in Suncook, NH she was the daughter of the late Delvini and Marie L. (Veilleux) Chaput. She had resided in Cumberland since 1942 previously living in West Warwick.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and a founding member of the St. Patrick Mothers Club. She was also a charter member of the former St. Thomas Knights of Columbus, Women's Guild, Cumberland.
Yvette I. Laforest
LINCOLN- Yvette I. Laforest, 91, of Sayles Hill Road, died Wednesday, December 28, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in the Manville section of Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Ida (Guevremont) Laforest, she had lived in Manville and Cumberland.
Miss Laforest was a File Clerk for Providence Washington Insurance Co.
She was a member of the Riverside Village Tenants Association and a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Holiday Retirement Home for their excellent care.
Frances A. Melnyk
NORTH SMITHFILED- Frances A. (Serafin) Melnyk, 89, of No. Smithfield, passed away on Dec. 24th at the home of her daughter, Patricia A. Peters in Rush, CO. She was the loving wife of the late Russell Melnyk.
Born January 28, 1922, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Martin P. and Anna (Kamfonik) Serafin.
She resided in No. Smithfield most of her life.
Robert O. Lussier, Sr.
DILLON, SC- Robert O. Lussier, Sr., 76, of Dillon died on Friday, December 23, 2011 at his home.
Robert was born in Cumberland, RI. He was the son of the Oliver T. and Dorilda (Lavoie) Lussier.
Robert served his Country in the United States Air force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed with Owens-Corning Fiberglass in RI and later became a self-employed logger until his retirement. In his early years, he loved running Fox Hounds, Coon Hounds, and Beagles and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving man who will be missed dearly by everyone.
Robert T. Bailey
LINCOLN- Robert "Bobby" T. Bailey, 63, of Grant Court, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 peacefully at home.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Selina (LeBlanc) Bailey of Harrisville and the late Kenneth Bailey.
Robert worked as a Splice Service Technician for Verizon for 30 years many in the Lincoln Garage before retiring. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. As a youth he spent time as a caddy, came to love the sport and became an avid golfer.
Jennie G. Dupuis
WOONSOCKET- Jennie G. (Gyzrb) Dupuis, 92, of Providence St, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph "Nel" N. Dupuis.
Born in Millville, MA she was the daughter of the late Pieter and Agnes (Cox) Gyzrb.
Jennie worked for twenty five years for the former Stamina Mills in Forestdale. She was a Past-president and member of the Emblem Club #27.
Albert C. Ralyea
FRANKLIN- Albert C. Ralyea 84, of Franklin, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness. He was the husband of the late Anita (Guinard) Ralyea for 62 years before her death in 2009.
Born in Boston on February 13, 1927, a son of the late Alan and Grace (Shepherdson) Ralyea, he was a resident of Franklin for over 60 years.
He was raised in Foxboro, and educated in Walpole and for over 33 years worked in the textile industry at Clark-Cutler McDermott Company in Franklin.
Lillian M. Jacques
ALBION- Lillian M. Jacques, formerly of School St., Albion, died Tuesday at The Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Ernest Jacques and the late Armand Lamothe.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Yvonne (Blanchette) Henault. She resided in Albion for most of her life.
Mrs. Jacques was employed as a cook by the Lincoln School Department before retiring in 1982.
Lane G. Sirois
ATTLEBORO- Lane G. Sirois, 28 of County Street, passed away Friday at home. He was the beloved son of Gerard B. and Jeanne A. (LeBeau) Sirois of Burrillville.
Born in Attleboro, he has resided in Attleboro for the past 5 years, previously residing in Burrillville.
Jeannette M. Sjoblom
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette M. (Taillon) Sjoblom, 88, of North Smithfield, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. Her husband of 64 years, Frederick Sjoblom, predeceased her.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elphege and Rosena (Frenette) Taillon.