MANVILLE - Walter Hrossowyc, 99, a resident of the Holiday Retirement Home, passed away peacefully on Saturday with his wife by his side. He was the loving husband to Florence A. (Auclair) Poirier-Hrossowyc of Manville ,and the late Olga (Suptelny) Hrossowyc.
Born May 25, 1913 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Michael & Tekla (Romanovich) Hrossowyc, he resided in No. Smithfield & Woonsocket for many years before residing at the Holiday.
Walter was employed in the shipping-receiving dept. for the former Hanora Lippet & Riverside Industries in Woonsocket before retiring. He was a member & communicant of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Woonsocket. An avid gardner & golfer, he was a member of the Fullam-Johnson and Chemawa Senior Golf League.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Donald & his wife Linda Hrossowyc of Silvarado, CA. & Kenneth & his wife Lenore Hrossowyc of Cartersville, GA. 3 Stepsons Robert Poirier of Okeechobee, FL., Raymond Poirier of Blackstone, MA. & Ronald Poirier of Blount, TN. 3 Stepdaughters, Doris Woodward of Mapleville, RI, Pauline Laliberte & Lori Ward both of Woonsocket. 4 Grandchildren & 10 Great Grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Vincent Hrossowyc, Anna Steele, Catherine Cornacchia, Olga Abramek & Stella Mazzarella, also Stepfather to the late Roger & Dennis Poirier.
His Funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. from the Kubaska Funeral Home, 33-35 Harris Ave. Woonsocket with a Mass of Devine Liturgy at 10:30 A.M. in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Blackstone St. Woonsocket. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives & Friends are invited. Visitation hours are Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
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