Archive - Obituary
February 23rd, 2011
Lorraine R. Riopel
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lorraine R. Riopel of Great Road died Monday morning, February 21st, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Bertha (Tavernier) Pfefferle.
She is survived by two sisters, Mary Titherington and Elaine L. Dwyer, her goddaughter, several nieces and nephews, and her business associate, Murielle Vallee of Vallee Jewelers.
Paul R. Jenkins
GLOCESTER- Paul R. Jenkins, 58, of Chepachet, RI, passed away on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at home surrounded by his devoted family. He was the husband of Ellen (Morris) Jenkins, to whom he had been married for 37 years.
Born in Rome, NY, he was the son of Marjorie (Hummel) Jenkins, 93 of Bradenton, FL, and the late Harold R. Jenkins. He attended Rome Free Academy and studied electrical engineering at Clarkson College. He and his family moved to Rhode Island in 1986 to continue his career.
Robert J. Hogue
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. Hogue, 84, of Read Ave, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. He was the husband of Therese (Patenaude) Hogue, whom he married July 2, 1949.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Lucien and Dora (Lacourse) Hogue.
Beatrice L. Hunt
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Beatrice L. (Cook) Hunt, 87, of Mendon Rd., died Monday, February 21, 2011 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Joseph Hunt.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Herbert V. and Ellen Beatrice (Steere) Cook.
Mrs. Hunt worked forty-six years for the former New England Telephone Co., now Verizon, retiring in 1986. She was a lifetime member of the Verizon Pioneers.
Karen G. Bouchard
NO. SMITHFIELD- Karen G. Bouchard, 62, resident of No. Smithfield passed away Feb. 21, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Peter & Anna (Lanowy) Gemski,
Paul G. Montville
WOONSOCKET- Paul G. Montville, 56, resident of Woonsocket, passed away February 20, 2011 in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Francis & Cecelia (St. Pierre) Montville.
Paul worked for the maintenance department for the North Smithfield High School. A lifelong Woonsocket resident. He was vice-president of the NEA. He was an avid New York Yankees and Montreal Canadians fan.
He is survived by his nephew whom he raised as his own son Keith Dufresne of Alton IL, grandchildren, Keith P. & Elizabeth A. Dufresne, and his sister Carol Dufresne of Woonsocket.
NORTH KINGSTOWN- Marilyn "Mitzy" Allaire, 78, resident of No. Kingstown died February 18, 2011 at her residence.
She was the loving wife of Edward P. Allaire for fifty three years.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a daughter of the late Thomas & Ella (Mahan) Gilbert.
Mitzy was a loving homemaker, a resident of for the last two years, previously of Woonsocket where she lived most of her life.
Constance L. Knapik
BLACKSTONE - Constance L. "Connie" (Lacroix) Knapik, 83, formerly of Millville, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Home, Northbridge.
Born in Blackstone on November 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Regia (Guilbault) Lacroix.
As a young girl, Connie moved with her family to Millville and stayed to raise her own family there until moving to Early Village in Blackstone.
Esther A. Mousseau
BURRILLVILLE- Esther A. Mousseau, 86, died Saturday February, 19, 2011 in the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag.
Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Brissette) Mousseau.
She worked as a Spinner for the former Stillwater Worcested Mill and then as an Attendant for Zambarono Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1989. A member of the Burrillville Senior Citizens, a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Pascoag. Esther always had a smile; she enjoyed Bicycling, Swimming, and Dancing and loved her brother Leo's camp.
Alice F. Guy
WRENTHAM- Alice F. (Martel) Guy age 93 years died in the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on January 16, 1918; she was the daughter of the late Ephrem and Marie Anne (Perron) Martel. She has been a resident of Walpole, Massachusetts since 1981 moving from North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
She was a homemaker for all of her adult life, raising and caring for her family.
Mrs. Guy volunteered her time and talent to the Lioness Project of Rhode Island, making baby blankets.