Archive - Obituary
September 19th, 2011
Rene J. Barrette
CUMBERLAND- Rene J. Barrette, 73, of Sun Valley Dr. in Cumberland, died Friday, September 16, 2011 at South County Hospital in So. Kingstown. He was the husband of Elaine R. (Roberts) Barrette.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Bernadette (Letendre) Barrette.
Rudolph S. Okoniewski Jr.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Rudolph S. "Rudy" Okoniewski Jr., 64, of Providence Pike passed away on Sunday at The Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Oakley) Ducharme-Okoniewski.
Born October 23, 1946, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Rudolph & Ida (Valentino) Okoniewski, he resided in No. Smithfield almost all of his life. Before retiring and for many years, he was the proprietor of Rudy's Services Station in Millville, MA.
Jacqueline A. Lussier
WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline A. (Lavallee) Lussier, 69, of Ballou Street, died September 14, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Roland M. Lussier.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Annemarie (Latour) Lavallee.
Mrs. Lussier was a homemaker. She also had served as a Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher and a member of the Ladies Guild, as well as sang in the choir at Holy Family Church.
J. Michael DaLomba
WOONSOCKET- J. Michael DaLomba 45, of Shannock RI, died Friday in RI Hospital. He was the husband of Laura (Hurteau) DaLomba.
Mr. DaLomba was born in Pawtucket, a son of Julio and MaryElizabeth "Beckie" (Ashburn) DaLomba. Though he was a Shannock resident for the last thirteen years, he was raised and schooled in Woonsocket.
He was formerly a teacher in the States of Florida and Rhode Island, before establishing his own handyman business.
Gregory W. Pontious
BURRILLVILLE - Gregory W. Pontious, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Kent Hospital, Warwick.
Born in Toledo, OH, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Margaret G. Pontious.
Greg was an automotive and autobody technician, working for major car dealerships in MI, MA and RI along with smaller auto shops. Greg was an instructor of automotive technology at the Community College of Wastenaw in Ann Arbor, MI and was involved with the BMW Automobile Club of MA, restoring their vehicles. Greg was member of the Masons and Loyal Order of Moose in Milan, MI.
Lucille T. Paul
NO. SMITHFIELD- Lucille T. (Charbonneau) Paul, 86, of Deerfield Commons, St. Paul St., No. Smithfield, died Friday, September 16, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Olivine (Latour) Charbonneau.
WOONSOCKET- Bradley David Morgan, 6 months old, became and angel of God on September 9, 2011.
Born in Providence, son of Adam and Sarah (Brien) Morgan.
Doris E. Crockett
HARRISVILLE- Doris E. "Daisy" (Sheldon) Crockett, 88, of Harrisville, RI and formerly a longtime resident of Douglas died Sat. Sept. 3, 2011 in Providence. She was the wife of the late Fred E. Crockett Jr. who died in 1998.
Mrs. Crockett was born in Harrisville, RI on May 16, 1923, the daughter of the late B. Wilson and Ethel (Ballou) Sheldon. She was a 1943 graduate of the former Milford Hospital School of Nursing in Milford and had been a resident of Douglas since 1959 prior to moving to Harrisville, RI.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Pauline A. (Rasmusson) Lefebvre Sevigny, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the age of 78, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred Lefebvre and the late Robert J. Sevigny. Daughter of the late Dorothy Rasmusson Algeri and Rocco Algeri, she was born in Waltham, MA.
Rita M. Galuza
BELLINGHAM- Rita M. (Courtemanche) Galuza, 88, of Bellingham, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in Hopkins Manor, North Providence. Her husband of 52 years, Alex Galuza, died in 1998.
Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Florilda (Thibeault) Courtemanche.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Woonsocket, the Ladies of St. Ann's and the former Assumption Church in Bellingham. Rita loved to play tennis, sewing, baking, cake decorating and crafts.