Archive - Obituary
February 28th, 2011
MANVILLE- Mrs. Blanche (Grassini) Provencal, 89, of Sayles Ave., and formerly of North East St., Woonsocket, died Feb. 24, 2011 at The Holiday. She was the beloved wife of Adelard Provencal.
Born Sept. 26, 1921 in Bellingham, Ma, a daughter of the late Utriade and Maria (Dori) Grassini.
Blanche worked as a spinner for the former Falls Yarn Mill for many years before she retired. She was an avid reader, loved music and cooking.
Sean P. Davis
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sean P. Davis, 42, died unexpectedly Friday February 25, 2011. He now rests in peace with his beloved father.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of Patricia (Hopkins) Davis of Slatersville and the late James E. Davis.
Sean was a graduate of North Smithfield High School and completed Airborne training in the US Army. He was a skilled carpenter, having worked for local contractors including Quinn Construction and KBG Construction. Prior to working as a carpenter Sean worked with his Dad and Uncle Harold at Davis Brothers Garage, North Smithfield.
Doris F. Lavallee
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Doris F. (Vermette) Lavallee, 90, formerly of North Smithfield, died February 27th in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Eugene Lavallee. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Alice Vermette.
Mrs. Lavallee was a former owner of Vermette's Restaurant where she waitressed for over fifty years.
CUMBERLAND- Bertha Blanche (Monjeau) Lariviere died peacefully after a brief illness at Mt. St. Rita' s Medical Center in Cumberland on February 25, 2011. She was the wife of the late Joseph Raoul (Ralph) Lariviere.
Born in New Bedford MA, she was the daughter of the late Hormidas and Mary (Hebert) Monjeau.
Before returning to Woonsocket, she was an inspector for Quantum Electronics in Wallingford, CT for ten years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Holy Family Christian Group, St. Joseph Sr. Citizens, St. Johns Sr. Citizen. and the RSVP Choral.
Mary Jane Cantara
WOONSOCKET- Mary Jane (Godin) Cantara 82, of 547 Clinton St. died Wednesday at Kent County Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Cantara.
Mrs. Cantara was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Felix and Roseanna Gagne. She was a homemaker.
Helen M. Alexander
WOONSOCKET- Helen M. (Marchwicki) Alexander, 92, of Irene Blvd., died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at home. She was the wife of the late Edmund Alexander.
Born in Ware, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria (Babiarz) Marchwicki.
Mrs. Alexander was employed as a Telephone Operator for the former New England Telephone, now Verizon, for forty-five years. She was a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers and a member of the St. Stanislaus Ladies Guild.
Marion E. Crimmings
BELLINGHAM- Marion E. (Bethel) Crimmings, 92, of Bellingham died Thursday, February 24 at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville. She was the wife of the late Warren Crimmings who died in 2002.
She was born in Milford; daughter of the late Fred & Blanche (Crocket) Bethel and was raised in Milford and was a graduate of Milford High School.
WOONSOCKET- Vang Kingvilay, 72, of Woonsocket, died Sunday evening at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Chantay Kingvilay.
Born in Laos, Mr. Kingvilay came to the United States in 1981 and resided in Woonsocket for the past several years.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family.
Ralph J. Anderson
MILLVILLE, MA- Ralph J. "Midge" Anderson, 87, of Millville passed away Wed. Feb. 23, 2011 at home. He was the husband of the late Laura (Richardson) Anderson.
A lifelong resident of Millville, he was a longtime radio engineer at the former WWON radio station in Woonsocket, RI for over 20 years.
He was born in Millville on Jan. 11, 1924, the son of the late Ralph and Aagot (Kristensen) Anderson and was a graduate of Blackstone High School. He later was a graduate of radio engineering school in RI.
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.