Archive - Obituary
August 5th, 2011
Robert A. Blais
WOONSOCKET- Robert A. Blais, 73, of Monty Ave., died Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Cecile A. (Lapierre) Blais whom he married on July 04, 1958.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Albert W. Blais of No. Smithfield and the late Helena (Hebert) Blais.
He was a proud Graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy. His interest included woodworking, golf, and all New England sports teams. Above all he enjoyed the various ministries that he was fortunate to be involved in.
Claire L. Durand
WOONSOCKET- Claire L. (Fortin) Durand, 78, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edgar J. Durand.
Born in Woonsocket on December 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Laurette J. (Tetreault) Fortin.
Eleanor M. Guerin
CUMBERLAND- Guerin, Eleanor M. (Crook), 84, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 3, 2011. She was the wife of the late E. Normand Guerin.
Born in Slatersville, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Mary Etta (Meade) Crook. Mrs. Guerin had lived in Cumberland since 1952.
Irene F. Loens
WOONSOCKET- Irene F. (Lagace) Loens, 89, formerly of Diamond Hill Rd. died Wednesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late George Loens.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Carmella (Tremblay) Lagace.
Irene was a graduate of the RI School of Practical Nursing and worked as an LPN for the former Mercy Hospital for ten years, and the former Fogarty and Woonsocket Hospitals for seventeen years before retiring. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Devotion and the Sr. Citizens Christian Group.
WOONSOCKET- Doris Chapdelaine, 102, of Social St., died Monday, August 1, 2011 in Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Louisa (Savageau) Chapdelaine.
Doris attended her first two years of high school in Canada and returned to Woonsocket to graduate from the former St. Claire High School. She continued her studies at various schools including, Brown, taking courses to round out her education.
Dolores R. Jalette
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dolores R. Jalette, 82, of Victory Highway, died Wednesday August 3, 2011 in the Ballou Home after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Jalette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Louie and Josephine (Forget) Lavallee.
Mrs Jalette was a Homemaker.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Senior Citizens and Royal Travelers.
Wylie R. Betts
BURRILLVILLE- Wylie R. Betts, 88, resident of Nasonville died August 3, 2011 at his residence after a brief illness.
Husband of the late Catherine (Atwood) Betts.
Born on July 15, 1923 in Providence RI, a son of the late Wylie & Eleanor (O'Brien) Betts.
Wylie worked for the former Boliden Metch Co. in Mapleville. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran.
He is survived by his sister, Katherine Adams of Chepachet, nephews Stephen E. Adams of N. Scituate and Philip B. Adams of Warwick, caretaker and friend Debra McCoy of N. Smithfiled and his loving dog Faith.
Lynn A. Perron
WOONSOCKET- Lynn A. Perron, 37, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Woonsocket Health Center, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Edward Perron.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Raoul and Carol (Brisson) Destoler of Harrisville.
Lynn worked as a cashier at Stop & Shop in Lincoln for 10 years.
Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by one brother, Michael Destoler of Pascoag and two sisters, Sheri Actis of Pascoag and Donna Soderlund of Florida.
WOONSOCKET- Beatrice Chauvin, born Sept. 22, 1908 in Albion, R.I. died on July 27, 2011.
Mrs. Chauvin was a Registered Nurse at the then named Woonsocket Hospital for many years.
She is survived by a brother, Sylvio Blain of Vancouver, Canada; a daughter, Muriel Parris of Chandler, AZ; a son, Ronald Chauvin of Coventry, R.I.; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Chauvin; a granson, Grant Parris of Las Vegas, NV; a granddaughter, Heather Hallett of Princeton, N.J. and two great-grandsons.
Paul L. Martel
WOONSOCKET- Paul L. Martel 80, formerly of Fulton St. died Monday at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Elphege and Eugenie (Marcotte) Martel.
Paul worked at Belmont Woolen Mill, Woonsocket Hospital as a kitchen aide, and Cape Cod Restaurant before retiring in 1980.