Archive - Obituary
April 17th, 2013
William C. Bishop
WOONSOCKET- William C. "Willy" Bishop, 91, died Tuesday at Trinity Health & Rehab Center. He was the former husband and friend of Shirley R. (DeCosta) Bishop of Pawtucket.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mini Bishop. He resided in Cumberland and Seekonk for most of his life.
Mr. Bishop was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre.
Willy was a farmer and landscaper and loved animals.
William R. Lemieux
WOONSOCKET- William R. Lemieux, 82, of Flora Avenue died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of Theresa P. (Gilbert) Lemieux. Mr. and Mrs. Lemieux were married 60 years on January 24, 2013.
Born in Manville, a son of the late Fabien and Mary (Cusson) Lemieux, he had lived in Woonsocket since 1954.
Mr. Lemieux was a supervisor at the former American Can Company for 22 years until its closing. He later worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 1991.
BURRILLVILLE- Marjorie J. (Daughtery) Silverthorne, 83, died Friday, April 12, 2013 after a brief illness at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was a resident of Buck Hill Rd, Pascoag.
Born in Pascoag to the late James and Olivia (Martindale) Daughtery, she was the wife of the late James W. Silverthorne, who passed away in 1992.
Formerly of Camp Dixie Rd, Pascoag and Front Ridge Rd, Littleton, ME, she retired in 1983 and made Littleton her home, returning to Pascoag in 2000 to reside with her family.
MILLIS, MA- Maureen E. Delaporta Of Millis, died Monday evening, April 15, 2013, at Medway Country Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her family, She was 82.
The daughter of the late William and Rose (Robillard) Durkin, she was born in North Smithfield, RI and raised and educated in Woonsocket. She has been a Millis resident for over 55 years.
A homemake her life centered around her family.
The wife of the late Richard Delaporta, she was predeceased by her sisters, Hope Johnston, Sheila Durkin, Kay LeClerc and Judy Plante.
Frances M. Donnelly
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Niro) Donnelly, 90, of Rhodes Ave formerly of Chateau Claire, died Friday April 12, 2013, in the Friendly Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late James C. Donnelly.
Born in Milford, Mass, daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Tomassini) Niro.
She worked in production for the US Rubber Co. for 25 years.
Cecile L. Gilbert
WOONSOCKET- Cecile L. (Riquier) Gilbert, 90, formerly of Sharkey Ave, died Friday, April 12, in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Aldor Gilbert.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Aldora (Morin) Riquier.
She was a devoted homemaker, a member of the Red Hat Ladies, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family at the beach.
Ella A. Demers
BLACKSTONE- Ella A. (Johnson) Demers, 83, of King St., died Sunday April 14, in Milford Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Demers.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late John and Hilda (Johnson) Johnson.
Ella was Owner & Operator of Ella's Variety on Rathbun St. in Blackstone, MA., and also she worked as a line technician supervisor for Foxboro Co., until retiring in 1984.
She was an avid sewer, knitter and crocheter. She loved spending quality time with her family.
Marion G. Williams
CUMBERLAND- Marion G. Williams, 88, of 1 Flat St. passed away Sunday in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Williams.
Born in Rockland, ME she was the daughter of the late George F. and Mary (Van Horn) Clark, she resided in Cumberland for the past 15 years previously having lived in Brighton, MA.
She was a "Lunch Mother" for 25 years with the City of Boston, School Lunch Program.
Marcel "Mike" Rivard
CUMBERLAND- Marcel J. "Mike" Rivard, 83, died Saturday in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Alice M. (Durand) Rivard.
Born in Quebec, Canada, son of the late Alphonse and Albina (Plante) Rivard.
He was a Foreman machinist for the Industrial Machine Corp, in Georgiaville, until he retired in l982.
Mr. Rivard, served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a former member of the American Legion Fairmount Post 15, and also of the Veteran of Foreign War, and a member of the Chemawa Country Club.
Sylvia D. Moreau
CUMBERLAND- Sylvia D. Moreau 92, formerly of Mendon Rd. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Frederick and Delima (Tetreault) Moreau.
Sylvia was an office clerk for the former Ann & Hope Department Store in Cumberland for twenty years before retiring in 1981.
She is survived by several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Lillian Theroux.