Obituaries

Esther A. Bello – Providence

Esther A. (Monti) Bello, 94, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” Bello. Born in Providence... more

Dorothy A. Minnis – Lincoln

Dorothy A. (Hansen) Minnis, 89, passed away, January 22, 2019, at The Holiday Nursing Home in Manville. She was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late Boyd L. Minnis. Born in Warren, Pa., she was... more

Dr. Kathleen M. Horn Santo – Newburyport, Mass.

Dr. Kathleen M. Horn Santo (56) of Newburyport, Mass,, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 22, 2019. She graduated from North Smithfield High School, Stonehill College and New England College of... more

Eileen G. Scully – Cumberland

Eileen G. Scully, 86, of Cumberland passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence. She was the wife of Robert R. Scully Sr. and they had been married for the... more

William J. Walker – Smithfield

William J. Walker, III, 58, of Smithfield, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Jane E. (Collins) Walker. They had been married for 30 years. Born in Providence, he... more

Winifred Hicks – Cumberland

Winifred (Weber) Hicks, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Villages on the Isles in Venice, Fla. She was the beloved wife of Edward G. Hicks. They had been married for 61... more

Roger Marcel Contre – Burrillville

Contre, Roger Marcel, 87, a resident of Pascoag for 59 years before moving to Wakefield, R.I., died peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved... more

Albert Sawyer – Woonsocket

Albert Sawyer, 93, of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of the late Eugenia (Bodnar) Sawyer. They were married on June 30,... more

Eileen V. Pelletier Houle – North Smithfield

Eileen V. Pelletier Houle, 79, of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late Roland R. Pelletier who passed away in... more

Marcella K. Degre – Woonsocket

Marcella K. Degre, 74, of Woonsocket died Wednesday January 16, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred F. Degre. They were married in 1977 and shared over 20 years together until his... more

Leonora E. "Honey" Almeida – Cumberland

Leonora E. "Honey" Almeida, 90, formerly of Cumberland Manor, 1 Mendon Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 17, 2019, in the Heritage Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Smithfield.... more

Denise A. Giessler – Smithfield

Denise A. (Newton) Giessler, 67, of Greenville, died on January 12, 2019, at her son’s home in Arizona while visiting her beloved grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Ronald E. Giessler.... more

Rita (Hand) Salemi – Lincoln

After 95 wonderful years, Rita (Hand) Salemi, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Salemi. Born in Woonsocket, a... more

Jay A. Plant – Lincoln

Jay A. Plant, 56, of Lincoln, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, at Miriam Hospital, surrounded by his family. Jay enjoyed music, fishing and spending time with his granddaughters, Ava and Adley... more

Barbara A. Logan – Cumberland

Barbara A. Logan, 80, passed away on Wednesday in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Barry N. Logan. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth... more

Edmund L. Minor – Lincoln

Edmund L. Minor, 94, of Franklin Street, Lincoln, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He was the husband of the late Gladys A. (De Roy) Minor. They had been married 56 years at the times of her... more

Louis T. Giardini – Cumberland

Louis T. Giardini, 63, of Cumberland, R.I., died peacefully at his home on January 15, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. He was the adored husband and kindred soul of Tricia Giardini. Born in... more

Debra J. Kern – Cumberland

Debra J. Kern, 55, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her loving family after a brief and courageous fight with cancer. She was... more

Annette J. Vandal – Cumberland

Annette J. (Pichette) Vandal, 82, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, at the Rhode Island Hospital Providence. She was the beloved wife of Leo N. Vandal with whom she had been... more

Maureen F. Letourneau – Cumberland

The family of Maureen F. (Doris) Letourneau announce her recent passing on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. She was the wife of Thomas F. Letourneau of... more

Sister Margaret Jacob, FMM – North Smithfield

Sister Margaret Jacob, FMM, died January 10, 2019, at Ein Karim Community, North Smithfield. St. Margaret was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 30, 1937. She attended school there as well as in Queens,... more

Francoise J. Baril – North Smithfield

Francoise J. Baril, 97, of North Smithfield, died January 8, 2019, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. Born in Quebec, she was the daughter of the late Achille and Catherine Baril.... more

Elodia Arcelia Riendeau – Cumberland

Elodia Arcelia Riendeau, 100, of 10 Old Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, passed away on Dec. 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Joseph Riendeau. Born in Warwick, she was a daughter of the late... more

Lucille M. Lariviere – Woonsocket

Lucille M. (Lussier) Lariviere, 90, of Heroux Ave., died Jan, 4, 2019, in Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Annette (Richards) Lussier. Lucille... more

Dennis Piluri – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dennis Piluri, 69, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away on January 5, 2019, in Phoenix. Dennis was born to Seit and Mary Piluri on September 26, 1949. He spent his formative years at Lincoln Jr./Sr.... more

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