Obituaries

Raymond Dumas – Lincoln

Raymond Dumas, 89, of Albion, died Friday, July 16, 2021 at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. Born in Albion, a son of the late Julia Dumas, he had lived most of his life in Albion and... more

Albert R. “Al” Laferte – Niskayuna, N.Y.

Albert R. “Al” Laferte, born July 26, 1941, of Niskayuna, N.Y., passed away peacefully on July 18, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Al was born and raised in Woonsocket, R.I., by the late... more

Walter J. Kent Jr. – Cumberland

Walter J. Kent Jr., 76, of Cumberland, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at home. He was the lifelong friend and spouse of Louise (Baron) Monroe and father of Toni Kent Fitzgerald of Coventry... more

Mario Ciotola – Smithfield

Mario Ciotola, 76, a lifelong resident of Smithfield, passed away on July 15, 2021, peacefully with family by his side at the Hope Hospice Center in Providence, R.I. He was born to Michele and... more

Rita A. Moyen – Lincoln

Rita A. Moyen, 96, of Manville, passed away January 8, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert C. Moyen. Born on March 13, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Emile and... more

Gerald “Jerry” T. Dionne – Foster

Jerry Dionne, 57, of Killingly, Conn., formerly of Foster, R.I., passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was surrounded by his beloved wife Denise (née Downey) and their two children, Jared and... more

Normand Millette – Woonsocket

Normand Millette had 88, almost 89 birthdays, and it’s fair to say he packed as much as he could into each and every trip around the sun. Most of Normand's adventures in life happened proverbially... more

Donna A. Bureau – Cumberland

Donna A. Bureau, 75, of Cumberland, passed peacefully Saturday, July 17, 2021, with her husband by her side. She was the beloved wife of Joseph R. Bureau. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of... more

Michael D. Skiffington – Woonsocket

Michael D. Skiffington, 79, passed from this life on July 15, 2021, at the Hope Health Center in Providence, R.I., after an illness. He was a former resident of Darlington Memory Lane in North... more

Briscoe Lang – Cumberland

Briscoe Lang, 58, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Grace (Laramee) Lang. They have been married for 33 years. Born in Glen Ridge... more

Barbara A. Walker – Smithfield

Barbara A. Walker, 75, of Indian Run Trail, passed away on Monday, July 12, in the Friendly Nursing Home in Woonsocket. Barbara was born in 1945, in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late... more

Joseph M. Alberg – Cumberland

Joseph M. Alberg, 33, of Cumberland passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his home. He was the beloved son of Philip and Mary (Dunbar) Alberg and brother of Timothy Alberg of Warwick... more

Richard P. Daniels – Woonsocket

Richard P. Daniels, 56, of Providence, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday July 10, 2021, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. Known to all as Rick, he was born in Westerly and was a son of Clyde... more

Patricia Ann Douglas – Narragansett

Patricia Ann Douglas passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a long illness at Westerly Hospital in R.I., on July 13, 2021. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of... more

Nathaniel ‘T’ J. Crane – Woonsocket

Nathaniel “T” J. Crane, 22, of Woonsocket, R.I., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 8, 2021. He is the beloved son of Jacob and Robin (Thifault) Crane. Nathaniel was born in... more

Concetta “Connie” M. McGovern – Burrillville

Concetta “Connie” M. McGovern, 81, of Harrisville, passed away at home on July 11, 2021. Born in Ware, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Jennifer Fargnoli. She was the loving and... more

Jeannette R. Cournoyer – Woonsocket

Jeannette R. Cournoyer, 101, of Woonsocket, and formerly of Cumberland, passed away peacefully July 9, 2021. She was the wife of the late Bernard J. Cournoyer. Born in Woonsocket, she was the... more

Rene R. Pincince – Woonsocket

Rene R. Pincince, 75, of Woonsocket, died July 11, 2021, after a celebration of his life, filled with music, memories and singing with loving family and friends surrounding him at home. He was the... more

Irene Beauregard – Cumberland

Irene (Barrette) Beauregard, 92, of Cumberland, passed on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Friendly Home, Woonsocket, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Normand H.... more

Maria Isabel Escamilla – Lincoln

Maria Isabel Escamilla, 80, passed away on July 7 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence. Her family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the staff there for the compassion and... more

Hilda Hannah Bloomberg – Scituate

Hilda Hannah Bloomberg, known as Hannah, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family of friends during her last days. Hannah was born in Brookline,... more

Michael J. Adam – Bellingham, Mass.

Michael J. Adam, 40 of Bellingham, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 5, 2021. He is the husband of Kristin M. (Shepard) Adam. Born in Framingham, Mass., on June 25, 1981, he is the son... more

Cornelia Scurry – Woonsocket

Cornelia Scurry, 48, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in the Woonsocket Health Center with her family by her side. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Susan... more

James (Jim) Francis Deffley – Cookeville, Tenn.

Memorial services for James (Jim) Francis Deffley, Jr., 69, of Cookeville, Tenn., will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, 2131 S. Grundy Quarles... more

James B. Butler Jr. – Foster

James B. Butler Jr., 89, of Foster, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, with his family by his side. He was the 30-year companion of Eleanor Fasteson who passed away on March 4, 2021. Born in... more

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