Archive - Obituary
April 4th, 2011
Leo A. Rousseau
WOONSOCKET- Leo A. Rousseau, passed away on Saturday at the Pine Grove Health Ctr. in Pascoag. He was the loving husband to Jane (Chudy) Rousseau.
Born Oct. 17, 1932 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Alfred & Armande (Gibeau) Rousseau, he resided in Woonsocket all his life.
Leo was employed at the City Dairy for 30 years, he proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, 102nd ACT W Squadron in Benghazi, Libya during the Korean Conflict.
Therese L. Mencarini
CUMBERLAND- Therese L. (Dubeau) Mencarini 75, died peacefully Friday, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Anthony Mencarini.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Arthur and Lena (Bell) Dubeau.
Mrs. Mencarini worked for Tech Industries for many years before retiring in 1995.
She is survived by her daughter Paula Mencarini and her partner Joanne St. Onge, and two brothers; Arthur Dubeau Jr. of Woonsocket, and Francis Dubeau of Blackstone. She was also the mother of the late Wendy Lee Mencarini.
Albert V. Leclerc
CUMBERLAND- Albert V. Leclerc, 65, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 1, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Carmela (Celentano) Leclerc for 40 years.
Born in Fall River, MA he was the son of Valmore Leclerc of Cumberland, and the late Mary (Malenfant) Leclerc.
Mr. Leclerc was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during Vietnam.
He was an employee of the United States Postal Service until his retirement.
In addition to being an active member of the Disabled American Veterans, he also volunteered his time to other Veteran organizations.
WOONSOCKET- Carol Ann (Laramee) Napolitano, 54, of Ballou St., Woonsocket, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home. A lifelong city resident, she was the daughter of Theodore M. and Carol A. (Decelles) Laramee of Woonsocket.
Carol Ann was a 1976 graduate of Woonsocket High School and attended CCRI. She spent most of her career working in retail sales and management. A communicant of Holy Family Church, she also spent a lot of time volunteering for the church and other local community services for the elderly and poor.
SLATERSVILLE- Hedwig C. Dobrowolski, 87, resident of Wakefield, formally of Slatersville died March 29, 2011 at the So. County Hospital in Wakefield.
Loving wife of the late Stanley W. Dobrowolski.
Born in Worcester MA, a daughter of the late Julian & Stanislawa (Hetnick) Ruchala.
She worked as a seamstress for the Denhom Co. in Worcester MA; she also was a teacher in painting and doing arts and crafts. She was a member of St. Johns Ladies Guild and the womens auxiliary of the VFW.
Normand C. Berard
WOONSOCKET- Normand C. Berard 81, formerly of Manville Rd., and St. Paul St. North Smithfield, died Tuesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Tetreault) Poitras Berard and the late Blanche (Leclair) Berard.
Mr. Berard was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Clovis and Juliette (Piche) Berard.
He was a meat cutter for Star Market for twenty four years retiring in 1988.
WOONSOCKET- Raymond P. McKenna, 72, of Bernon St, Woonsocket, died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Brenda F. (Plante) McKenna.
Born in Montreal, PQ, Canada, he was a son of the late Euclide "Edward" and Emeralda (DeCasse) McKenna. He was raised in Montreal and resided in Woonsocket for over 50 years.
Mr. McKenna was employed as a truck driver for Regency Inc. for many years.
Irene T. Charpentier
WOONSOCKET- Irene T. (Roy) Charpentier passed away March 29, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre surrounded by family and friends. She had celebrated her 90th birthday there on March 7th. She was the widow of Edgar B. Charpentier to whom she had been married for sixty-three years at the time of his death in 2002. She was the daughter of the late Napolean and Roseanna Roy.
Walter H. Emery, Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Walter H. Emery, Jr., 74, of Blackstone, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Lynn, MA on April 12, 1936, he was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Haskell) Emery.
He was the father of Susan Chita of Blackstone, MA, Stephen Emery of St. Paul, MN and Michael Emery of Attleboro, MA. He leaves his grandchildren, Jason Beaulieu, Amanda Chita, Christopher Emery, Ryan Emery, Jennifer Tricaico and great-granddaughter, Abagail Slowe. He was the brother of Donald H. Emery of Boston, MA.
Dean Brian Cotnoir
WINTER HAVEN, FL.- Cotnoir, Dean B. 55 of Pascoag, RI and Winter Haven, Fl, died Sunday Jan. 2, 2011 in FL. He was the husband of Mary Ann Cotnoir.
Born in Woonsocket RI, he was the son of Robert and Terry Cotnoir of Blackstone, Mass.
Mr. Cotnoir owned and operated DC Trucking, in RI.
He is survived by his loving children, David Thanos of Tiverton, RI and Michelle Berkovitz of Cumberland, RI, his brother Wayne Cotnoir of Warwick, RI, his nephew Joseph Cotnoir and his two grandchildren Carl John and Brendon.