Obituaries

Raymond R. Coderre – Florida

Raymond R. Coderre died peacefully on April 18, 2019, in Ormond Beach, Fla., at the age of 73. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, former State Rep. Elaine Coderre; his children whom he... more

Edward N. Sirois – Cumberland

Edward N. Sirois, 95, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of the late Pauline R. (Smith) Sirois. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the... more

Walter L. Mello – North Providence

Walter L. Mello, 89, died on April 6, 2019 in Florida. A 65-year resident of North Providence, he was the husband of the late Shirley (Muldoone) Mello and son of the late Manuel and Yvonne Mello.... more

Joseanne Beaudoin Jr. – Woonsocket

On April 21, Joseanne Beaudoin Jr. left us far too early. She was 40 years old. Known to most people as Josie, she was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, an aunt, a girlfriend and a friend.   ... more

Margaret J. “Peg” Palmer – Florida

Margaret J. “Peg” (Short) Palmer, 84, died April 18, 2019, at her home in Vero Beach, Fla. She was the wife of Drew Palmer. Born in Milford, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Peter and... more

Robert B. Milligan – Lincoln

Milligan, Robert B., 56, of Lincoln, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, after a brief illness. Bob was the beloved son of Alice Milligan and his late father, Francis... more

Irene “Georgette” Dyer – Cumberland

Irene “Georgette” Dyer, 83, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2019. She was the wife of Edward B. Dyer. They were looking forward to celebrating 60 years of marriage in June.... more

George Dominov – Cumberland

George Dominov, 92, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He is the beloved husband of Claire (Feeney) Dominov. Born in Swansea, Mass., he was... more

Louise M. Gilchrist – Cumberland

Louise M. Gilchrist, 66, of Cumberland died Monday, April 15, 2019, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the loving companion of David Haupt for over 30 years. Born in Woonsocket and raised in... more

Frances J. Dean – Cumberland

Frances J. (Rogers) Dean, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Walter O. Dean Jr. for 66 years. Born in Pawtucket, where she lived until 2016, she was a... more

Jacqueline A. Belisle – North Smithfield

Jacqueline A. Belisle, 97, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, passed away peacefully on April 16th at the Residence. She was the loving wife of the late Hildege Belisle. Born, July 25, 1921,... more

Cornelia (Connie) M. Hurd – North Smithfield

Hurd, Cornelia (Connie) M., 78, of North Smithfield, died on April 19, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Alan L. Hurd for 52 years. She taught 4th grade in the Woonsocket school system at... more

William T. “Bill” O’Donnell – Woonsocket

William T. “Bill” O’Donnell, 84, of Woonsocket, R.I., formerly of Somerville and Boston, Mass., died on April 18, 2019. He was the loving husband for 50 years of Jean (McKenna) O’Donnell, father of... more

Denis Peter Rainville – Smithfield

Denis Peter Rainville, 76, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Shirley A. (Tieri) Rainville. They had been married for 52 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late... more

Geraldine Desjardins – Lincoln

Geraldine Desjardins, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Bernard Desjardins. Born in Balkan, Ky., she was the... more

Thelma Cote – Burrillville

Thelma Cote (Tait) of Harrisville, R.I., formerly a longtime resident of Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully surrounded by her children on April 1, 2019. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of John... more

Irene I. Hebert – Cumberland

Irene I. Hebert, 93, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond O. Hebert. Born in Central Falls, she was the... more

Fernando "Freddie" Francisco – Pawtucket

Fernando "Freddie" Francisco, 83, passed away on Monday, April 15, in the Grandview Nursing Center, Cumberland. He was the loving husband of the late Kathleen (Jost) Francisco. Born in Cumberland, he... more

Rose Marie Richard – Cumberland

Rose Marie Richard, 84, of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Fernand R. Richard for 65 years. She was born in... more

Barbara Ann Adler – Smithfield

Barbara Ann (Carney) Adler, 85, passed away, Friday, April 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Carl R. Adler. She was born in Cumberland, R.I., on March 17... more

Albert Florentz – Smithfield

Albert Florentz, 72, of Greenville, R.I., and formerly of Woonsocket, R.I., and Stuart, Fla. passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019. He was the husband of Margaret A. Florentz, whom he was married... more

Frank Santos – Cumberland

Frank Santos, 94, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of the late Lucille (Gonsalves) Santos. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the... more

Martha May Viherek – Scituate

Martha May (Lamb), RN, Viherek, 96, of North Scituate, R.I., entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late William J. Viherek for 59 years. She resided in North... more

Daniel R. Donahue – Cumberland

Daniel R., Donahue, 66, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, after a long illness in the Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Providence. He was the husband of Christine S. (Lima)... more

Ernest ‘Ernie’ ‘Jeep’ Blanchard – Woonsocket

Ernest “Ernie” “Jeep” Blanchard passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 10th, in his Woonsocket home. He was 91. The cause of death was cancer. He is survived by... more

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