Obituaries

Donald E. Nichols – Ashford, Conn.

Donald E. Nichols, 68, of Ashford, Conn., formerly of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Trinity Health Center, Woonsocket. He is the husband for 47 years of Rita C. (... more

Norman B. Izzard – Smithfield

Norman B. Izzard, 78, of Mowry Road in Greenville, died Friday, June 1, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Carol Ann (Pogonowski) Izzard. They had been married for 24 years. Born in Providence, he... more

Aurora B. (O’Neil) Ryan – Smithfield

Aurora B. (O’Neil) Ryan, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Ryan. She was born in Medford, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and... more

Edward “Eddie” Heath – Cumberland

Edward “Eddie” Heath, age 78, passed away peacefully May 28, 2018, at home surrounded by his family in Cumberland, R.I., where he lived for 29 years.   Eddie was born in Woonsocket, R.I., to the late... more

Geralyn M. Brais – North Port, Fla.

Geralyn M. Brais, age 63, died unexpectedly on May 18, 2018, in North Port, Florida. Geralyn is survived by her husband, Paul of Chepachet, her daughter, Shaina, and grandson, Jackson, of Chepachet... more

Edward F. Quinlan – Pawtucket

Edward F. Quinlan, 71, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. (Hebert) Quinlan. Together, Mr. & Mrs.... more

John J. “Tomo” Tomassini – Warwick

John J. “Tomo” Tomassini, 69, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Hebert Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of Cheryl Ann (Menard) Tomassini for 40 years. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the... more

Joanne L. Waskiel – Cumberland

Joanne L. Waskiel, 69, passed away on Sunday, May 27, in the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Providence. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Mance (Moreau)... more

Anne A. (Morin) Leclaire – Millville, Mass.

Anne A. (Morin) Leclaire, 74, of Thayer St., died May 24, 2018, in Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, Mass. She was the wife of William W. Leclaire of Millville. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter... more

Neil Benjamin “Bud, Tubby” Tubman – Smithfield

Neil Benjamin “Bud, Tubby” Tubman, Retired Sergeant, Smithfield Police Department, 87, of Continental Road, Greenville, passed away of natural causes Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Neil was being visited... more

Evelyn M. “Nennie” Heroux – North Smithfield

Evelyn M. “Nennie” Heroux. 83, of Hanton Road, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at The Holiday. She was the loving wife of Rene R. Heroux. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Charles and... more

Jeannette C. (Poulin) Forcier – Bellingham, Mass.

Jeannette C. (Poulin) Forcier, 86, of Bellingham, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Medway Country Manor. She is the beloved wife for 44 years of Paul E. Forcier. She was born in... more

Jean R. Dutremble Sr. – Woonsocket

Jean R. Dutremble Sr., 96, of Woonsocket, passed away May 22, 2018, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Robidoux) Dutremble, whom he married May 2, 1942... more

Desiree Lyn Beaudreault – Cumberland

Desiree Lyn Beaudreault, 24, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2018. She was the daughter of George A. and Pauline B. (Boisvert) Beaudreault; granddaughter of Irene Beaudreault; sister of Kyle... more

Leandre L. “Lee” Parent – Lincoln

Leandre L. “Lee” Parent, 55, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, surrounded by his three loving sons, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Cora L. (Desrosiers) Parent... more

Elaine (Dowding) Steere – Cumberland

Elaine (Dowding) Steere, of Cumberland, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at Friendly Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of... more

Bryan Edward Kelly – North Providence

Bryan Edward Kelly, 75, of North Providence, R.I., for the past 20 years, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Born in Arlington, Mass., to the late Edward J. Kelly and... more

Gordon D. Smith – Putnam, Conn.

Gordon Douglas Smith, 63, passed away at home on May 19, 2018, after a valiant, positive, and uplifting battle with cancer. He was born March 9,1955, son of the late Winsor Smith and Lois (Adams)... more

Frank R. Dzaman – Cumberland

Frank R. Dzaman, 94, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Genevieve (Rusielewicz) Dzaman. The were happily married for 66 years. Born in... more

Mildred E. Comeau – Milford, Mass.

Mildred E. (Cressey) Comeau, 96, of Milford, Mass., died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Genesis Milford Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph Comeau and mother of the late Karen Beaudoin. Born... more

George J. Alarie – Hopkinton

George J. Alarie, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Joan (King/Goodwin) Alarie. Born in Johnston, R.I., he was a son of the late Henry and Alphonsine (Richard)... more

Shirley E. LaScola – Lincoln

Shirley E. (Seamans) LaScola, 79, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, May 9, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. LaScola. Born in Providence, she was the daughter... more

Evelyn M. Tenczar

Evelyn M. (Bailey) Tenczar, 94, passed away in Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on December 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward Tenczar, whom she married in June of 1946. Born in... more

Anthony "Tony" Lena – Scituate

Anthony "Tony" Lena, a beloved family man and member of the community, died peacefully on May 13, 2018, at Kent County Hospital in Warwick, R.I. He was a devoted husband to his wonderful wife, Val... more

Charles Raymond Leclerc

Charles Raymond Leclerc, 52, of Mount Pleasant View Ave., Cumberland, died May 13, 2018, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Claire (D'Anjou) Leclerc of... more

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