Jeannette M. Sjoblom
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette M. (Taillon) Sjoblom, 88, of North Smithfield, died Saturday, December 24, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. Her husband of 64 years, Frederick Sjoblom, predeceased her.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Elphege and Rosena (Frenette) Taillon.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lavergne, Annette, (Sirois) 86, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Monday, December 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Armand D. Lavergne.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary Jane (St. Pierre) Sirois.
Mrs. Lavergne lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland in 2002 and then North Smithfield in 2008.
Edward Kevin Harvey
BELLINGHAM- Edward Kevin Harvey, 73, of Bellingham passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Kathleen M. (Shaw) Harvey.
Marcel H. Cousineau
WOONSOCKET- Marcel H. Cousineau 85, of Winthrop St. and Davenport, FL died December 18, 2011 in Florida. He was the husband of Rita (Roy) Beauparlant Cousineau and the late Theresa (Fagnant) Cousineau.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Fortunat and Marie (Godin) Cousineau.
Marie Elizabeth Custer
CRANSTON- Marie Elizabeth (O'Neill) Custer of Cranston, RI, passed away suddenly on December 23. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, she touched the lives of many, and is already sorely missed.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eva LaPrade and John A. O'Neill, and lived in North Smithfield for many years.
Active in her community, she played several roles including teacher, politician, parishioner, and counselor.
BLACKSTONE- Elizabeth M. (Battite) Spellman, 60, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at home with her loving family by her side. She leaves her beloved significant other Gilbert P. Belisle, Jr.
Born in Boston, MA on November 13, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Erminia (Forgionie) Battite.
Darlene A. Coutu
BELLINGHAM- Darlene A. (Constantineau) Coutu, 54, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation Center with family by her side.
She was the loving mother of Melissa Baumgartner and her husband Scott of Stevenson, WA, Pamela Vassilakos and her husband Jason of Woodbridge, VA; and her cherished five grandchildren.
Robert M. Aguiar
BURRILLVILLE- Robert M. Aguiar, 64 of Pascoag, RI, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. He was the son of Alice (Bourassa) Aguiar of Millville, MA and the late Manuel C. Aguiar.
He is also survived by his wife Alice (Pariseau) Aguiar, five children: Lorri Astillero of the Philippines, David Aguiar of Palmer, AK, Anne Wirrell of Douglas, MA, Jennie Thomas of Ridgway, CO, and Dawn Aguiar of Putnam, CT; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, John Aguiar of York, SC, and a sister Lynn Tellier of Woonsocket.
Lorraine C. Brissette
BURRILLVILLE- Lorraine C. Brissette 72, resident of Pascoag passed away peacefully on December 25, 2011 at the Overlook Nursing Home.
She was the wife of the late Donald R. Brissette.
She was born on August 21, 1939 in Blackstone MA, daughter of the late Eugene & Reina (Girard) Breault.
Lorraine was a school bus driver for the Burrillville School Department for many years. She lived most of her life in Burrillville, previously living in Woonsocket.
BURRILLVILLE- Florence I. Chamberland 87, resident of Stillwater Heights in Harrisville and recently under the care of the staff at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield; died on December 24, 2011 at Miriam Hospital in Providence.
She was born on September 23, 1924 in Bellingham MA, a daughter to the late Albert & Aline (Robitaille) Chamberland.
Florence was a nurse's aide for the Zambarano Hospital for 12 years, retiring in 1993; previously she worked many years in area textiles. She lived most of her life in Burrillville.