Archive - Obituary
July 11th, 2011
WOONSOCKET- Claire (Gianco) Cote, 93, formerly of Park Ave, Woonsocket died Wednesday, July 6 2011 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Rene P. Cote.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Starve) Gianco.
Mrs. Cote retired as a Dietary Aide for the St. Francis Home, Woonsocket in 2001.
Doris J. Molle
CUMBERLAND- Doris J. Molle, 79 of Flat St., died Thursday at home. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony F. Molle.
Mrs. Molle was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Herve and Palmena (Lussier) Dumas. Doris worked at Electronic Molding Corporation for seventeen years and then as an inspector for AT Cross Co. for five years before retiring in 1993. Her family and friends will always remember her optimism, laughter, and zest for life.
Joseph Mark Regan
REHOBOTH- Joseph Mark Regan, 85, of Rehoboth, a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, North Attleboro with his deeply beloved wife Dorothy (Mariani) Regan by his side. It was the morning of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30, 1926, he was a son of the late John H. Sr. and Catherine (Elwood) Regan. Joseph was educated in Providence schools.
BLACKSTONE- Rene "Bucky" L. Gauthier, 82, of Blackstone St., Blackstone, MA passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 in Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Pearl V. (Plante) whom he married June 26, 1948.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Lionel and Leah (Breault) Gauthier.
WOONSOCKET- Helena "Bobchi" (Lepecha) Bilyj, passed away peacefully on Friday at the Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. in Woonsocket, she was the loving wife of Peter Bilyj.
Vincent W. Cotnoir
WEST WARWICK- Vincent W. Cotnoir, age 85, formerly of Patrick Quinn Drive, West Warwick, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Victoria J. (Costantini) Cotnoir.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Emile and Anna (Marks) Cotnoir, he lived in Blackstone, MA before moving to Warwick in 1971, and to West Warwick in 1978. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Donna M. Menard
WOONSOCKET- Donna M. Menard, 55, of West St., Woonsocket, left us on Sunday, July 3, 2011 to be with Mom, Theresa (Gaudet) Menard in heaven.
She is survived by her devoted father, Anatol "Shorty" Menard of Woonsocket, her sister, Sandra Cavedon of Narragansett and her extended family at Seven Hills, RI, formerly known as Arc of Northern RI, where she spent most of her adult life.
TOLAR TEXAS- Aline Liana Marie Guilmain Luther, 76, passed away on June 29th in Tolar Texas with her dear family by her side after a lingering illness.
She was born in New Bedford, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Lavalle and Liana (Lavalle) Laberge. She was the wife of the late Normand Guilmain they were originally from Manville and Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
She leaves 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister in law.
She will be greatly missed.
She will be laid to rest in Texas.
NEWPORT- G. Cameron Matheson, of Newport and formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away Saturday at the age of 81.
Born on March 27, 1930 in Union Village, North Smithfield, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Wilfred E. Laforge Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Wilfred E. Laforge Jr., 72, of Village Rd., died Tuesday July 5, 2011 in the Greenville Nursing Home, with his family by his side.
He was the husband of Jean (Duguay) Laforge.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Wilfred E. and Alice (Anger) Laforge Sr.
Mr. Laforge worked as a wet finisher for Lincoln Textile for 12 years, before retiring.