Archive - Obituary
March 4th, 2011
Beatrice L. Ryan
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Beatrice L. (Savoie) Ryan, 75, resident of North Smithfield, died March 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
She was the loving wife of the late John J. Ryan.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Eva (Rattie) Savoie Vadeboncoeur and her stepfather Henry Vadeboncoeur.
Beatrice worked for the Amica Insurance Co. as a rater 1, for twenty years retiring in 1999. Her hobby included walking the dogs.
Lorraine M. Noel
WOONSOCKET - Lorraine M. Noel, 98, formerly of 429 East School St. died Thursday in Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Piette) Noel. She worked as a spinner for the former Bell Worsted Co. and a stitcher for the former Woonsocket Dress Co. before retiring in 1976. She was a former member of the St. Germain Manor Club, Enfant de Marie, Royal Travelers and the St. Joseph Sr. Citizens.
Norman J. Lussier
HOPEDALE, MA - Norman J. Lussier, 71, of Hopedale, MA died Thursday March 3, 2011 in Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, West Boylston. He was the husband of Christina (Bird) Lussier and sister to Rita Rousseau of Woonsocket, RI.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will publish in Sunday's edition. Arrangements by Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford.
Noel Boleslaw Wolny
WOONSOCKET - Noel Boleslaw Wolny, 73 of Woonsocket, RI died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 with his family by his side.
He was born in Cheratte, Belgium in 1937 and moved to Poland with his family in 1949. He immigrated to the United States with his wife and their son in 1964. They made their home in Woonsocket where his fluency in French helped them to transition to their new life in their adopted country, where he later became a naturalized citizen.
James Edward Ridolfi
FRANKLIN- RIDOLFI, James Edward, age 45, of Franklin, MA, formerly of Woonsocket, March 2, 2011. Beloved husband of Cindy L. (McNutt).
Loving father of Joshua of Pawcatuck, CT, Corey of Woonsocket, Tanya of No. Smithfield, and Jesse of Franklin, MA. Devoted "Pa" of Patrick, Liam, Roman and Cameron. Brother of Susan Guilbault of Woonsocket, Deborah Donnelly of Rehoboth, MA, and Nathan of IL. Uncle of Nickolas, Andrew, Haley, Jared and Joshua. Also survived by a special uncle, Michael of Boston, MA, and aunt, Susan Bassignani of Franklin, MA.
Frank DiOrio Jr.
WARWICK- Frank DiOrio Jr., 58, of Warwick, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Husband and best friend to Marjorie DiOrio; the beloved son of Juliette (Santagata) Cardogno, and the late, Frank DiOrio Sr. A loving father to his children, Jason, Michael and Christy DiOrio, and Brian Rector. An inspiring brother to his two sisters Donna Sieta and Valerie Cachiotto. Frank also leaves behind 2 beautiful grandchildren, Isabella and Ava.
A retired custom car builder, Frank was a master carpenter who enjoyed restoring and renovating old homes.
Florence R. Yozura
WOONSOCKET- Florence R. Yozura, 92, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late George "Jake" Yozura.
Born in Worcester, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rosealma (LaBonte) Tatro. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life.
Mrs. Yozura was employed for many years at the Falls Yarn Company in Woonsocket before her retirement in 1981.
Florence was a former member of the St. Louis Senior Citizens Club. She will be remembered as being a devoted wife and mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
Donald C. Laliberte
FRANKLIN- Donald C. Laliberte, 81, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Maples Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, following a long illness. He was the husband of Jeanne L. (Richards) Laliberte.
Born in Woonsocket, January 10, 1930 a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke)Laliberte. He was educated in local schools, and was a retired self employed carpenter.
Jesse J. Grant, Jr.
BANGOR, ME - Jesse J. Grant Jr, 67, of Bangor, formerly of North Smithfield, R.I. passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at a local nursing home after an extended illness. He was born October 16, 1943 in Bangor, the son of Hilda (Harris) and Jesse J. Grant Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Marcel Desroches, 70, of Sleepy Hollow Drive, passed away Tuesday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Florence (Dupplessis) Deroches.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph Arcade and Doria (Leblanc) McGlaughlin. He was the fiance of Janice Tessier of West Warwick.
He resided in Cumberland for the past 45 years.
He was the owner and operator of the Look 'N See Optical Shop in Woonsocket for 33 years.