Archive - Obituary
February 14th, 2011
WOONSOCKET- Lucille (Lavallee) Munschy, 78, of Congress St. Woonsocket, died Friday February 11, 2011, in Rhode Island Hospital with her family by her side.
She was the wife of Ronald C. Munschy.
Born in Webster Ma., daughter of the late Oscar and Beatrice (Bibeault) Lavallee.
Lucille worked as an inspector for Miller Electric retiring in 1995.
George A. Demers
NORTH SMITHFIELD-George A. Demers, 89, formerly of Eddie Dowling Hwy., North Smithfield, died Friday at the Rhode Island Veteran's Home in Bristol. He was the husband of the late Rita O. (Brouillette) Demers.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Albert and Marion (Asselin) Demers. He resided in the home in North Smithfield he built with his father for over 50 years until moving to Bristol.
During his teen years Mr. Demers joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked in Wyoming.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Justin "Juice" Cote 85 formerly of 1303 Eddie Dowling Hwy, died Thursday in St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Marie (Rainville) Cote.
Mr. Cote was born in Canada a son of the late Edmond and Amanda (Patrie) Cote.
He was a pile driver for Franki Foundation in Woburn, MA for thirty years before retiring in 1987. Mr. Cote was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his motorcycle throughout the back roads of RI and CT.
Marc P. Mandeville
SMITHFIELD- Marc P. Mandeville, 42, of Homestead Rd, Smithfield, died suddenly on Sunday, February 6, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Judy A. (Millette) Mandeville of Woonsocket and the late Lucien P. Mandeville.
He worked as an automobile mechanic for Semper Fi Auto.
Besides his mother he is survived by a daughter, Marissa Mandeville of No. Smithfield and two brothers, Lucien Mandeville of Harrisville and Jody Mandeville of Grand Junction, CO.
Janet S. Forbes
WOONSOCKET- Janet S. (Sanford) Forbes, 81, of Prospect St., died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late James M. Forbes.
Born in Potsdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Jessie (Clark) Sanford.
Mrs. Forbes graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and SUNY, Plattsburgh, NY. She was a high school economics teacher, a church choir director and soloist, and an accomplished quilter.
Robert H. Clark
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. Clark, 91, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the Oakland Grove Health Center.
His beloved wife of 60 years, Genevieve (Padden) Clark, died in 2006.
He leaves three sons, Richard and his wife Paula of Dudley, MA, Robert and his companion Patz Hoffman of Woonsocket, and Randall and his wife Joanne of Burrillville. He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET- Demetre "Jimmy" Zervas, 79, of Winter St., died Feb., 9, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Petrula (Papadopoulos) Zervas.
Born July 17, 1931 in Veria, Greece, a son of the late Lambri and Polixeni (Chiara) Zerva.
He worked in the maintenance and construction department for Cumberland Farms for several years. He was an avid gardener.
Jeanne S. Blake
July 10, 1936 January 7, 2011
NEWARK- A Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanne S. Blake, 74, of Newark, was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, January 10, 2011.
Jeanne died at her home on Friday, January 10, 2011. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 10, 1936, to the late Jack and Helena (Mailhot) Baptista.
Jeanne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Donald Blake; 11 children; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, June and Henry Cosmini; and nieces and nephews.
Roger L. Devuyst
STILWELL, KS- Roger DeVuyst, formerly of Woonsocket, R.I. died peacefully in his sleep on 2/7/2011 at the home of his son in Stilwell, KS. He was 91.
He was the husband of Cecile (Vigeant) DeVuyst who predeceased him in May of 2001.
Born in Woonsocket on March 27, 1919, Roger was the the son of the late Henri and Marie (Clerc) DeVuyst of Woonsocket.
For over 25 years he was the owner of ROGER'S RESTAURANT on Hamlet Ave. in Woonsocket before retiring in 1979.
Donald E. Dagesse
NARRAGANSETT- Donald "Donny" E. Dagesse, 66, of Narragansett, passed away on Friday February 4, 2011, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Pauline (Cabana) Dagesse.
Donald was born in Woonsocket, the son of Ann (Dalti) Dagesse of Woonsocket and the late Edgar Dagesse.