Archive - Obituary
May 16th, 2011
LINCOLN- Sophie (Dypry) Podorozny, 90, a resident of the Holiday Nursing Home, passed away peacefully on Saturday at the Holiday with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Paul G. Podorozny.
Born May 10, 1921, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Josephine (Dul) Dypry, she resided in Cumberland for many years before residing in Lincoln.
Arthur C. Bourassa
EAST PROVIDENCE- Arthur C. Bourassa, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at Orchard View Manor in East Providence. He was the husband of the late Marie F. (Nicolatti) Bourassa who died in 2000.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Adolph and Anna (Harisenko) Bourassa. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Bourassa attended Woonsocket High School and was employed as a production manager for Providence Steel Inc.
Helen M. Bourassa
MILLVILLE- Helen M. (Boisvert) Bourassa, 82, formerly of Summit St. and a resident of Lydia Taft House since 2009, died Fri. May 13, at Milford Regional Medical Center. The love of her life, her husband of 56 years Joseph W. Bourassa died on July 10, 2006.
She is survived by her son Walter J. Bourassa and his wife Susan of Millville; 2 sisters Doris Kollett of Uxbridge and Pauline Pouliot of Oxford and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother William Boisvert.
Gene K. Wall
BELLINGHAM- Gene K. Wall, 59, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 23 years of Margaret A. (Haynes) Wall.
Born in Boston, MA on May 18, 1951, he was the son of Helen V. (Nickerson) Wall Chicoine of Bellingham and the late Troy W. Wall.
Jay V. O'Dell
MORRIS PLAINS- Jay V. O'Dell, Age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 5th 2011 at Regency Grande Nursing Center in Dover.
Jay was born in Scottdale, PA and grew up in Woonsocket, R.I.
He lived in Morristown, Toms River & retired in North Carolina before moving back to Morris Plains in 2003.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 6/28/1943 until being honorably discharged on 4/6/1946.
Jay worked for City Federal Saving obtaining the title of the President of Southern Divisions in New Jersey before retiring in 1988.
Lucy S. Fisher
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lucy S. (Lund) Fisher, 87, formerly of Mowry Ave., died Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith (Kendrick) Lund.
Mrs. Fisher was a Secretary for North Smithfield High School for nineteen years before retiring in 1988.
Antonio V. Balasco
CUMBERLAND- Antonio V. Balasco, 87, of One Flat Street, passed away Wednesday, May 11, in the Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Carmela (Varrecchione) Balasco.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Aucone) Balasco.
Mr. Balasco was a United States Army, World War II Veteran, and was directly involved in the infamous "Battle of the Bulge."
Sophie H. Merlet
BELLINGHAM- Sophie H. (Stefanik) Merlet, 97, of Winter St.. Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. surrounded by her family at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Roland E. Merlet.
Born January 11, 1914 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John & Mary (Skalak) Stefanik.
She enjoyed spending her summers at Hampton Beach, watching the Game Show Network, and being with her family especially her Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren.
Leo "Rick" E.
CUMBERLAND- Leo "Rick" E. Powers, Jr., 48, of Heroux Blvd, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Leo E. Powers, Sr. of Blackstone, MA and Rhea (Bouchard) Powers with whom he lived.
He was the owner of the former Powers Roofing Co., Cumberland.
Mary C. Tremblay
WOONSOCKET- Mary C. (Carbone) Tremblay, 86 of Burnside Ave. passed away on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at home with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Raymond Tremblay.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Elvira (Patraca) Carbone.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.