Archive - Obituary
WOONSOCKET â€“ Lillian Riel, 88, formerly of Flat St. Cumberland, died Monday at The Friendly Home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Henry Riel.
Born in Bellingham, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Lumina (Champagne) Hall. She was raised in Cumberland and resided in Manville for over 50 years. She lived at Riverview Apartments in Cumberland for over 20 years.
Mrs. Riel was employed at several mills in the area and at Tupperware. She then worked as a nurseâ€™s aide at the Cumberland Sanatorium before retiring. She dedicated much of her life to being a homemaker.
Gerald G. Archambault, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Greenville Skilled Nursing & Health Care with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 48 years of Lorraine (Picard) Archambault. Born in Woonsocket on March 8, 1925, he was the son of the late Louis and Justina (Guilbeault) Archambault. He was the loving father to Dennis C. Arsenault and his wife, Sandra, of Woonsocket, RI, Debra J.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Elizabeth L. Bagshaw, 89, of Woonsocket, died November 28, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late James H. Bagshaw who died 1971.
Born in Burrillville, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Marie (Berube) Keable.
Mrs. Bagshaw was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Dunn of FL, two grandsons, Dylan and James. She was the sister of the late Nelson Keable, Ora Rattie, Cecile Paulhus, Beatrice and Mildred Keable.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Peter Klara, 94, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, passed away peacefully on Sunday at the Residence.
Born August 5, 1916, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Martin & Stefania (Wawszkiewicz) Klara. He resided in Woonsocket and also in Blackstone, MA before entering the St. Antoine Residence.
Peter was a steward for the former Woonsocket Tanks Football Club on River St. for many years retiring in 1990. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was an avid New England & New York Yankee sports fan.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Doris P. (Gosselin) Lefevre, 94, of Rock Ave., and formerly of Wells St., Woonsocket, died Dec. 4, 2010 at Overlook Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Lefevre, Sr.
Born May 25, 1916 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Fred and Clara (Edmonds) Gosselin.
Doris worked for the former Health Tex in Pawtucket for 25 years before retiring in 1980.
She was a member of the Royal Travelers and St. Agathaâ€™s Seniors.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph A. Lefevre, Jr of Foster and Robert Lefevre of Conway, SC and two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Louisa Y. Lachance
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Louisa Y. Lachance, 93 died Wednesday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Antonio E. Lachance.
Mrs. Lachance was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Louis and Yvonne (Belliveau) Plasse.
She worked as a nurse's aide at the former Woonsocket Hospital for fifteen years before retiring. She was a cook for the priests at Precious Blood Rectory and for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Mrs. Lachance was an advocate for selfless service, she was a Eucharistic minister, and enjoyed spending her time knitting and painting.
HARRISVILLE- Alice (Moulson) Doiron, 73, of Harrisville, RI passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag, RI with family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Armand Doiron.
Born August 30, 1937 in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jeannette (Glaude) Moulson.
Adrien R. Mayer
NO. SMITHFIELD- Adrien R. "Babe" Mayer, 87, of Great Rd., died Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Marie Ann (Vadenais) Mayer and the late Fern (Cloutier) Mayer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Alice (Duhamel) Mayer.
Roger J. Lachance
WHITINSVILLE- Roger J. Lachance, 75, of Douglas Rd. died Wed. Dec. 1 at St. Vincent Hospital after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Pauline D. (Beaudoin) Lachance; his brother Raymond Lachance of N. Smithfield; and several nephews and nieces.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on June 17, 1935 he was son of the late Ferdina L. and Marie R. (Rondeau) Lachance and lived in Whitinsville since 1962.
MANVILLE- Katherine (Horbaychuk) Joinville, 85, of Church St. Manville, died Monday, November 29, 2010, in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Henry L. Joinville.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kiczak) Horbaychuk.
Kitty worked for Puritan Peterson Assembly and also as a repair clerk for New England Telephone for 10 years, retiring in l981.