Archive - Obituary
March 17th, 2011
Colleen A. Kafer
WOONSOCKET- Colleen A. (Carter) Kafer, 45 of Libbeus St. died Sunday, March 13, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Fuqua) Carter of Mapleville, R.I.
She was a life long resident of Woonsocket.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers Donald W. Carter Jr. of North Smithfield, Dennis J. Carter of Glocester, R.I., and two sisters Donna Lynn Harju, of Michigan and Mary Beth Smith of Pascoag, R.I., and many nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her companion Roland Tetreault, of Woonsocket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roderick J. Ducharme Jr. of No. Smithfield, passed away on March 10, 2011.
Born Dec. 18, 1926 in Pascoag, RI, he was the son of the late Roderick & Aldea (Martin) Ducharme. Roderick proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by a brother Robert J. Ducharme of Woonsocket and a sister Rita M. Wash of Lake Forest, CA.
His Funeral & Burial will be; private.
Andrew R. Pelletier
GLOCESTER- Pelletier, Andrew, R. 26 a life long Glocester resident passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011. He was the beloved son of Brenda M. (Lawton) Pelletier of Glocester and Charles E. Pelletier of Greenville.
He was the fianc of Melanie C. McCaffrey. Andrew was a machinist/technician for the Composite Rigging Company of North Kingstown. Andrew was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout, he was a lover of all animals, an avid Red Sox and Patriot fan and car enthusiast.
John F. Dean, Sr.
MILLVILLE, MA- John F. Dean, Sr., 78, of Millville, passed away Wed. March 16, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Betty (DeFilippo) Dean.
Blanche R. Levesque
PORT SAINT LUCIE FLORIDA- R. Blanche Levesque 95, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away March 16, 2011 at Treasure Coast Hospice House.
She was born May 11, 1915 in Mohegan, Rhode Island and lived in Oakland, Rhode Island for most of her life.
Blanche moved to Port Saint Lucie from Watertown, Massachusetts in 2003. She retired as a LPN from Zambarano Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years J. George Levesque.
Survivors include Son Dennis Levesque and partner Hugo Hernandez of Port Saint Lucie, and friend David Mazochi.
ATTLEBORO, MA- Alfred Whittaker, 90, of Attleboro, MA, formerly of Fall River, MA passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at the LifeCare Center in Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Juliette (Meyrelles) Whittaker.
Alfred was born in Fall River the son of the late Thomas and Lillie (Lyons) Whittaker.
Diane L. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Diane L. (Lavallee) Parenteau, 56, of Seventh Ave., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Rene G. Parenteau, whom she married October 5, 2002.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Maurice R. and Lillian C. (Dextraze) Lavallee.
Mrs. Parenteau worked thirty-one years for The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She enjoyed bicycling, taking photographs and gardening.
Claudette C. Aubin
WOONSOCKET- Claudette C. (Lebrun) Aubin 69, of Diamond Hill Rd. died Thursday in Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Theodore "Ted" Aubin.
A life long city resident she was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Adelard and Germaine (Bolduc) Lebrun.
Claudette was co-owner along with her husband Ted, of Ted's Construction Company for thirty five years, retiring in 2006.
She was a graduate of Woonsocket High School. Claudette was a member of the Red Hatters. She enjoyed traveling and golf and loved spending time with her family.
Robert R. Bourget
WOONSOCKET- BOURGET, Robert R. "Bob" 64, passed March 12th surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Gerald and Jeanne (Poirier) Bourget.
He had been the proprietor of Bobby B's auto repair for many years before retiring and had also worked at the Moshassuck Cemetery. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Bob was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Lucille C. Leduke
WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Gagne) Leduke, 59, of Logee St., died Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Lucille (Champagne) Sullivan and step-daughter of the late Francis Sullivan.
She worked many years as a school bus driver for Valley Transportation, Woonsocket.