Archive - Obituary
October 3rd, 2011
Jennifer L. Morin
WOONSOCKET- Jennifer L. Morin 30, of Ballou St. died Saturday at Brigham and Women's Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of Rene R. and Monique (Gaulin) Morin. Jennifer was a fun loving, outgoing people person. She was a big fan of Donald Duck, and loved giving manicures.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Mrs. Carol Lynn Swansen Potter, age 68, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
She grew up in Chicago; and after graduating from high school, Carol earned her B.A. in education from Luther College.
For 13 years she taught elementary school and then earned her Masters Degree in Counseling at Northern Illinois University. She met Don through Community Theatre.
Eleanor O. Gardner
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Gardner, Eleanor O. (Pratt), 79, died Friday, September 30, 2011. She was the wife of Donald F. Gardner for 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Alfred H. and Sarah J. (Gray) Pratt.
Mrs. Gardner lived in Glocester before moving to North Smithfield 56 years ago. She was a lifelong member of Greenville Baptist Church and 31 year member of Primrose Grange #9.
Lionel T. Tyks
LINCOLN- Lionel T. Tyks, 79, of Kennedy Blvd. passed away on Friday at Rhode Island Hospital, He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Asaka) Tyks.
Born Sept. 15, 1932 in Blackstone, MA.
He was the son of the late Louis J. & Marie A. (Cormier) Tyks. Lionel was employed as a computer scheduler for the Amica Insurance Co. in Lincoln for over 30 years retiring in 1993. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. An avid musician, he played the clarinet & saxophone.
LINCOLN- John Edward Harrison, 97, of Lower River Road, Lincoln passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Margaret (Gormley) Harrison, they had been married for 67 years.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late John T. and Selma (Simoneau) Harrison. He resided in Lincoln for the past 50 years, previously residing in North Providence and Burrilville.
Thomas J. Kirby, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Thomas J. Kirby, Jr., of Woonsocket, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette "Jan" (Grenon) Kirby for fifty-seven years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas and Anna (Owens) Kirby, Sr.
Sophia M. Paterson
BLACKSTONE- Sophia M. (Price) Paterson, 86, of Howard Street, died Friday, September 30,2011 at home. She was the wife of the late Clarence M. Paterson.
Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jozef and Bronislowa (Zandrowicz) Price.
Mrs. Paterson was a homemaker. Sophia was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and her greatest joy was being "Grandma" and "Gram" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET- Kachadoor Charles Haroian 78, formerly of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, MA. He was the husband of Therese H. (Girard) Haroian.
Born in Auburn, MA he was the son of the late Harry and Seranoush (Harootian) Haroian. Charles was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a fork lift operator for the Peterson Puritan Aerosol Co. for several years. Charles also worked as a barber for several years. He was a former member of the DAV.
Deborah A. Pratt
JOHNSTON, RI- Deborah A. Pratt, 56, of Simmons Village, Johnston, RI, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Anne (Ranahan) Pratt.
She is survived by her brother, Paul Pratt and his wife Rebecca Pratt of Eastham, MA. and their two children Tyler and Ryan.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fournier and Fournier Funeral Home, 99 Cumberland St, Woonsocket, RI. Please visit www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
Richard A. Tessier
WOONSOCKET- Richard A. Tessier 60, of Rathbun St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Julia (Poulin) Tessier.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Roland and Beatrice (Jolly) Tessier.
Dick worked for the City of Woonsocket for thirty years, having served as the Supervisor for the Sewer Department in recent years until his retirement two years ago. He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Saturday Invitational Bowling League.