Archive - Obituary
July 27th, 2011
WOONSOCKET Phillip E. Connolly, Sr., 75, of Seventh Ave., Woonsocket, died July 26, 2011 at Woonsocket Health Center surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Rice) Connolly.
Born May 24, 1936 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Edward and Aldea (Picard) Connolly. He was a lifelong city resident. He was a US Air Force Veteran.
Phillip worked in the maintenance department for the former Dennison Manufacturing in Framingham and previously worked for the former Woonsocket Weaving and Lafond Weaving.
BLACKSTONE- James Richard Frend III, 31, of Blackstone, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center after being stricken at home. He was the beloved husband of Catherine A. (Reynolds) Frend, they have been together for over 12 years.
He was the loving father of Amber Lynne Frend and James Richard Frend IV.
Born in Woonsocket on May 25, 1980, he was the son of Richard G. and Doreen (Barrette) Frend of Blackstone.
BURRILLVILLE- Edward Allen, "Ted" Gartland, 67, passed away on July 25, 2011. Loving husband of 40 years to Suzanne Leduc, Ted was the son of John and Alice (Whittaker) Gartland of Nasonville.
Mary M. Chita
BLACKSTONE- Mrs. Mary M. (Thomas) Chita, of Park St., Blackstone, died July 24, 2011 at home. She was the wife of the late John P. Chita
Born Aug. 1, 1921 in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Hollings and Martha (Allsop) Thomas. She was a Blackstone resident most of her life.
Mary worked for the former Tupperware Company, the Polytop Corporation and Donnellys Jewelry Manufacturer.
She was a member of the Blackstone School Department PTA and enjoyed gardening and dancing with her late husband.
Jacqueline M. LeClair
SLATERSVILLE- Jacqueline M. LeClair, 89, lifelong resident of Slatersville, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Adrien and Alfreda (Robillard) LeClair.
She worked fifty-two years as a receptionist for a local Optometrist. Jackie loved to knit and spend time with her family and friends.
Leo A. Savoie
NO. SMITHFIELD- Leo A. Savoie, 83, of Brentwood Dr., No. Smithfield, died Sunday, July 24, 2011 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Adelard and Yvonne (Gelinas) Savoie.
Thomas J. Bouchard
WOONSOCKET- Thomas J. Bouchard, 79, of Conrad St., died Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Moreau) Bouchard. whom he married in 1963.
Born in Esmond, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eva (Dufresne) Bouchard.
He lived in Woonsocket for most of his life.
Roger E. Whittaker
WOONSOCKET- Roger E. Whittaker, 79, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Greenville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was the beloved husband for 27 years of Evelyn D. (Turcotte) Whittaker and the late Barbara (Walsh) Whittaker.
Born in Providence on August 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Barrett) Whittaker. He was the father of Robert B., Charlene and Cheryl Whittaker. He was the brother of the late Joseph Whittaker. He also leaves his brother in law Richard J. Turcotte of Woonsocket.
Nancy S. Homand
HOPEDALE- Nancy S. (Ingham) Homand, 79, of Freedom St. died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of the late Augustine A. "Gus" Homand.
Mrs. Homand is survived by three sons; Scott A. and his wife Marjorie Homand of Hopedale, Shawn A. and his wife Beth Homand of Falmouth and Kris G. and his wife Diane Homand of Millville and 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Susan Ingham of Hopedale and Barbara Nelson of Amherst, NH. She was predeceased by her brother, Alfred Ingham and her stepfather, George Safstrom.
Rev. Maurice L. Gilbert
MILLVILLE- Rev. Maurice L. Gilbert, 71, Pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Millville died Friday, July 22, 2011 at his residence. He had served as Pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Millville from December 2003 until the time of his death.
Rev. Gilbert is survived by one sister Helen B. Gilbert of Millville, several cousins and his faithful companion and pet "Missy". A very special thank you to Laure Berthelette of Millville for her compassionate care and to the entire St. Augustine's parish for their support.