Obituaries

Paul Anthony Sassi – Westerly

Paul Anthony Sassi of Westerly, R.I., passed away unexpectedly at Rhode Island Hospital on June 9, 2018, at the age of 72. Born June 14, 1945, in Providence, R.I., to Maria and Amedeo Sassi, Paul... more

Rena Andreoni Hemond – Woonsocket

Rena Andreoni Hemond, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2018, under the watchful eye and compassionate care of the Ballou Home staff. Services will be held on June 23, 2018, at 9 a.m., from Holt... more

Lillian Mary Crepeau – Yarmouth, Maine

Lillian Mary Crepeau, 93, formerly of Cumberland, Rhode Island, passed away quietly at her home at Bay Square in Yarmouth, Maine, on Monday, May 7, 2018, surrounded by family and caregivers that... more

Mary Lou McNally – Cumberland

Mary Lou (Aken) McNally, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Gerald F. McNally. Born in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harold... more

Albert A. Bessette, Jr. – Cumberland

Albert A. Bessette, Jr., 66, of Mendon Road, Cumberland, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwich, Conn., a son of the late Albert A. and Theresa (... more

Ruth T. Leite – North Attleboro, Mass.

Ruth T. (Mooney) Leite, 73, of Longview Drive, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Leite. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of... more

Linda A. Nazareth – Cumberland

Linda A. Nazareth, 54, of Cumberland, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Linda was born on July 31, 1963, and was a lifelong resident of Cumberland, R.I. She worked at the Arc of Northern... more

Joseph L. Fougere – Cumberland

Joseph L. Fougere, 58, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, June 10, 2018. He was happily married to Lisa (Orfan) Fougere for 30 years and was... more

James A. Chase – Smithfield

James A. Chase, 68, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lori A. (Bonnier) Chase. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James O. “Jiggs” and Hazel E. (Wilson)... more

Edward (Ed) Farrar – Hawaii

Edward (Ed) Farrar, 64 of Keaau/Mountain View and Honolulu, Hawaii, died at Tripler Medical Center, Honolulu, following a brief illness. Born in Woonsocket, Ed was the oldest son of the late George... more

Mary Julia Wojcik – Blackstone

Mary Julia Wojcik, 90, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 2. She was surrounded by her loving family and her cherished cat “Boo-Boo.” Mary was the wife and... more

Doria B. Tremblay – Lincoln

Doria B. Tremblay, 100, formerly of Pearl St., Manville, R.I., died Thursday, June 6, 2018, at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the loving wife of the late Raoul J. Tremblay. They were... more

Danita Spameni – Smithfield

Danita Spameni, 83, a dearest wife, mother, grandmother and friend entered into eternal life on June 5, 2018, while at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Greenwich, she was a daughter... more

Evelyn Golden – Cumberland

Evelyn (Bernstingle) Golden, 99, of Cumberland, died June 6, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Harold Golden, and the mother of Arlene Golden Gilbert, Robert Golden, and the late Alan... more

Johnathan D. Wrona – Woonsocket

Johnathan D. Wrona, 31, of Woonsocket, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Mariam Hospital in Providence. Johnathan was born on December 20, 1986, in Woonsocket and was a lifelong... more

Frederick C. Shurick – Blackstone

Frederick C. Shurick 89, of Blackstone passed away peacefully in his home early Tuesday morning on June 5, 2018. He joins his late wife Mary S. (Clouart) Shurick. Born on September 6, 1928, in... more

Peter Zadorozny – Green Valley, Ariz.

Peter Zadorozny was born in Cumberland, R.I., on September 1, 1925, and passed away in Green Valley, Ariz., on June 4, 2018. Peter lived most of his life in Lincoln and Cumberland, R.I., and moved... more

Richard A. Whitehouse – Uxbridge, Mass.

Richard A. Whitehouse, 85, of Uxbridge, Mass., formerly of Cumberland, R.I., passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Richard was born February 27, 1933, in Woonsocket, R.I., to George and... more

Donald A. Mercier – Smithfield

Donald A. Mercier, 89, of Greenville, died June 5, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by loved ones. He was the husband of Claire E. (Lowell) Mercier. Born in Smithfield, he was a... more

Frank A. DePalma – Smithfield

Frank A. DePalma, 86, of Circle Road, Smithfield, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Cortland Place in Greenville. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Charbonneau) DePalma. Born in Walpole, Mass., a... more

Norman E. Hebert – Cumberland

Norman E. Hebert, 86, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Remington) Hebert. They were happily married for 62 years... more

Florence C. Lalancette – Woonsocket

Florence C. Lalancette, 96, of Woonsocket died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Holiday in Manville. She was the loving wife of the late Gerard M. Lalancette. They were married on May 23, 1953, and... more

George Goudreau – Woonsocket

George Goudreau, 91, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, surrounded by his family at the Holiday in Manville. He was the loving husband of Simone G. (Mandeville) Goudreau. They were married... more

Edna H. Swift – Smithfield

Edna H. Swift, 95, a resident of Smithfield for the last 74 years, passed away at home on May 30, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Elmer V. Swift. Born in Providence on February 6, 1923,... more

Ruth M. Plant – Cumberland

Ruth M. (Wade) Plant, 93, of Leonard St., died Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Woonoscket Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney Plant. Born in Attleboro, Mass., a... more

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