Archive - Obituary
August 25th, 2011
WOONSOCKET - Mrs. Jessie Bourcier, 79, of Winter Street, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, she was a resident of Woonsocket since the mid 1960s.
She was last employed at Providence Washington Insurance Company retiring in 1996.
She loved walks in the woods, canoeing and wild blueberry picking. In later years, she could often be spotted on her daily walks around the North End and Social districts.
Suzanne B. Renaud
OHIO -- Suzanne B. "Sue" Renaud, age of 61, of Howard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Knox Community hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born on August 3, 1950 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to the late Urbain and Gertrude (Fredette) Jodoin.
MANVILLE - Elda (Montanari) Ciffo, 94, of Sayles Hill Rd., a resident of the Holiday Nursing Home, formerly of Ashton Court, died Wednesday August 24, 2011, in Landmark Medical Center.
She was the wife of the late Evo (Red) Ciffo, who passed away in 1986.
Born in Buffalo, NY, daughter of the late Guglielmo and Quinta (Andreoni) Montanari.
She worked in various textile mills in the area, and also worked for Texas Instrument, in Attleboro, and Fontana's Flowers, prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the Ashton Court Club, and Marchigiano Ladies Auxiliary.
BLACKSTONE - Rita Maloney, 86, of Blackstone, MA died August 20, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI. She was the wife of the late John P. Maloney.
Born in Blackstone, MA she was the daughter of the late Elias and Mary (Duggan) Guilbeault.
Frederick A. McCaffrey
LADY LAKE, FL. - Frederick A. McCaffrey, 66, Lady Lake, FL died Monday, August 22, 2011.
He was born in Providence, RI and moved to Lady Lake from Foster, RI in 2006. He was formerly a director of Buildings and Grounds at Foster-Gloucester School District. He was Catholic by faith and an avid golfer.
Survivors include son Peter C. McCaffrey, St. Louis, MO and 3 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held in St. Louis, MO at a later date.
Robert N. Monfette
WOONSOCKET - Robert N. Monfette 58, of Cady St. died Monday. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Lucille (Lafontaine) Monfette and the late Albert Monfette. Bob was a construction worker and painter for most of his life. He served in the US AirForce. He was a member of the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks and an avid fisherman.
Besides his mother he leaves a daughter Cassondra, four siblings, George, Donald, Suzanne, and Pauline.
Funeral arrangements are private.
Linda L. L'Etoile
LINCOLN - Linda L. (L'Heureux) L'Etoile, 66, of Railroad Street, Manville died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife and caregiver of Kenneth R. L'Etoile. They were married for 42 years.
A lifelong resident of Manville, she was a daughter of the late Olivier and Lillian (Dunyewski) L'Heureux.
Mrs. L'Etoile was a hairdresser in Cumberland for over 20 years before becoming the owner of Lucky Star Antiques, Manville for 5 years. She later worked as a hairdresser at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville for 13 years.
UXBRIDGE - Edward H. Powers, 71, of Chapin St. died Mon. Aug. 22 at his home surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 35 years Leona Carol (Depatie) Powers died in 1995.
UXBRIDGE - Russell J. Murray Sr., 79, of Sutton St. died Thur. Aug. 18 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Claire A. (Vincent) Murray; 2 sons Vincent M. Murray of Hope, ME and Russell J. Murray, Jr. of Wellesley; a daughter Mary Ellen Gordon of Waterbury Center, VT; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister Patricia (Murray) Rivet of N. Carolina and several nephews and nieces.
Anna M. Swiski
LINCOLN - Anna M. (Sudol) Swiski, 91, of Franklin Street died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Alexander Swiski.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Hetel) Sudol, she had lived in Cumberland for 27 years before moving to Lincoln 17 years ago.
Mrs. Swiski was a secretary at the former Woonsocket Institution for Savings and later Eastland Bank for 10 years. She also was a substitute teacher at Our Lady of Consolation Parochial School and in the Woonsocket School system.