January 15th, 2013
Beatrice G. Plante
ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA- Beatrice G. (Andre) Plante, 84, of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Woonsocket, RI, died Saturday, January 5. She was the beloved wife of Arthur J. Plante for sixty-four years. They were wed April 30, 1949 at Precious Blood Church, Woonsocket, RI.
Born in Smithfield, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Laura (Noiseux). Prior to moving in Florida in 1973, she had worked as a seamstress at various companies, including Finkelstein's, the U.S. Rubber Company, and Needlecraft.
WOONSOCKET- Arthur David DesMarais 61, of Woonsocket, formerly of Framingham Ma. died suddenly on December 18, 2012 at the Providence Hospital.
He was born August 6,1951 a son of the late Joseph H. and Marguerite (Lafreniere) DesMarais of Framingham Ma. He also served in the Marine's with honors as he was a printer by trade.
He is survived by his wife Victoria (LePage) of 14 yrs. formerly of Watertown Ma. and his daughter Kimberly A. DesMarais with two grandchildren also his siblings Walter, Robert, Joan, Rita and Joyce.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Shea High veteran head coach John Lickert indicated before the contest he didnâ€™t know how his squad would fare against Division III-North host North Smithfield on Monday night.
He had a variety of reasons, as his Raiders had to battle the Northmen without the services of sophomore swing Carol Rodriguez and junior forward Najah Goncalves. Rodriguez, his leading scorer and rebounder, had suffered a possible concussion in a loss to Davies Tech on Friday, and Goncalves â€“ another stellar starter â€“ had sustained a laceration to her head in the same tilt.
Angela J. Carney
SMITHFIELD- Angela J. (Bonoyer) Carney, 48, of Smithfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in RI Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Thomas Carney whom she married Dec. 15, 2001.
Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Smith) Bonoyer of Pascoag and the late Louis Bonoyer.
Robert A. Ballou
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Robert A. Ballou 82, of Obeline Dr. died Saturday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Yolande (Brochu) Ballou.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Edmond and Marion (St. Pierre) Ballou.
Anthony A. Cecconi
HARRISVILLE- Anthony A. "Tony" Cecconi, 91, of Inman Rd. died peacefully Monday January 14, 2013, at home with his family by his side.
He was the husband of the late Camella (Silba) Cecconi, who died on August 15, 2012, Tony and Camella were married for 69 years.
Born in Manville, son of the late Egidio and Angelina (Simonini) Cecconi.
Mr. Cecconi served in the United States Army.
He worked as a Rate Clerk, for Nelson Freight Ways, for 19 years, prior to retiring.
He served as a Trustee for St. Anthony's Church and was also on the finance committee.
William A. Steere Sr.
BURRILLVILLE- Steere, William A., Sr.,76, passed away Sunday January 13, 2013. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Smith) Steere.
Born in Glocester, a son of the late John P., III. and Mary E. (Howard) Steere. He was a lifelong Burrillville resident and a heavy equipment operator for the Steere Contracting Co. of Hudson, MA for over 30 years before retiring in 1990.
R. Roger Larocque
NORTH SMITHFIELD- R. Roger "Rocky" Larocque 88, formerly of Manville Rd. died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Therese (Sarrazin) Larocque.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Nazaire and Bertha (Dalpe) Larocque.
Roger was an auto body repair man for the former Toupin Auto for over twenty years and later for Cote Auto Body retiring in 1989. He was an avid baseball and hockey fan. Roger was a coach and pitcher and one of the founding members of "Field of Dreams Softball League".
Ronald E. Bernier
WOONSOCKET- Ronald E. "Ronnie" Bernier, 62, of Woonsocket, died Saturday evening at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Lorraine S. (Belliveau) Bernier. They were married on October 3, 1992.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Henri and Bertha (Paget) Bernier. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Bernier was a veteran of the Untied States Marine Corps serving in Vietnam.
Mary E. Dean
MILLVILLE, MA - Mary E. "Betty" Dean, 78, of Millville, passed away Fri. Jan. 11, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI with her family by her side. She was the devoted wife for 52 years to the late John F. Dean who died in 2011.
Mrs. Dean was born in Worcester in 1934, the daughter of the late Loreto and Mary (Dowling) DeFilippo and was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School in Milford and Becker College.