Obituaries

Francisco A. Ribeiro – Portugal

Francisco A. Ribeiro, 87, formerly of 690 Weeden St., Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Martins) Ribeiro... more

Doris Gertrude Shovar – Virginia

Doris Gertrude Shovar, 97, of Ashburn, Virginia, formerly of Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully in her sleep, January 4, 2018, shortly after her husband, John F. Shovar. She was a Rhode Island native,... more

John Fredrick Shovar – Virginia

John Fredrick Shovar, 88, of Ashburn, Va., and formerly of Lincoln, R.I., died peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, August 30, 1929, to Lorin A. and... more

Lionel L. Duquette Jr. – North Smithfield

Lionel L. Duquette Jr., 94, of North Smithfield, died Friday, January 5, 2018, in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Vivianne L. (Cote) Duquette who passed 45... more

Leo Stephen Shiel – Burrillville

Leo Stephen Shiel of Glendale, R.I., passed away peacefully with his beloved family at his side on Thursday, December 7, at Rhode Island Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late... more

Dorothy Waterman – Smithfield

Dorothy (Brayton) Waterman, 91, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at The Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, R.I. She was the wife of the late John E. Waterman. Born in Framingham, Mass... more

Mary Powell Acquisto – Greensboro, N.C.

Mary Powell Acquisto, 95, of Greensboro; N.C., passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on May 19, 1922, in Worcester, Mass., to John and Agnes (... more

Marguerite J. Plante – North Smithfield

Marguerite J. (Daignault) Plante, 89, of North Smithfield, died December 30, 2017, in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of Elphege Plante whom she married in 1948. Born in Woonsocket, she was... more

Jean (Allen) Hunt – Cumberland

Jean (Allen) Hunt, of Cumberland, died at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center on January 1, 2018, after a short illness. She lived in the house where her husband Irving was born for 62 years. Born April 19... more

Claire M. (Landry) Wilcox – Pawtucket

Claire M. (Landry) Wilcox, 82, of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2017, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of William E. Wilcox,... more

John Drainville – Cumberland

John Drainville, 90, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Simone (Sportini) Drainville. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse... more

Madeline F. Caldwell – Cumberland

Madeline F. (Hobbs) Caldwell, 89, of Thomas Leighton Boulevard, died peacefully December 28, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of William J. Caldwell, and the... more

John J. Thuot – North Smithfield

John J. Thuot, 81, of North Smithfield, passed away December 31, 2017, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the husband of Janice (Pennington) Thuot, whom he married on July... more

Paul E. Papineau – Woonsocket

Paul E. Papineau, 82, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at home. He was the loving and devoted husband of Helen C. (Laliberte) Papineau. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 4... more

Russell A. Howard – Glocester

Russell A. Howard, 77, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Glocester, R.I., a son of the late Raymond O. and Esther (Blanchard) Howard.... more

Robert G. Cartier – Maine

Robert G. Cartier, 75, of Troy, Maine, passed away on November 17, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born on October 30, 1942, in Central Falls, R.I., the son of Charles E. and Irene (... more

Jay Patrick Quinn – Berkley, Mass.

Jay Patrick Quinn, 54, of Berkley, Mass., passed away peacefully at home with his family on Monday, December 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Cynthia M. (Hults) Quinn, and his... more

Gloria E. Tomasso – Lincoln

Gloria E. (Petrucci) Tomasso, 85, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully, at midnight, on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife... more

Clifton Dennis – Smithfield

Clifton Dennis, 92, died on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was the husband of the late Rita (Larue) Dennis. They had been married for 51 years. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a son of Franklin... more

Leopold “Paul” E. Poirier – Cumberland

Leopold “Paul” E. Poirier, 88, of Hines Road, Cumberland, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of Claire R. (Arone) Poirier. Mr. &... more

John F. Laflamme – Woonsocket

John F. Laflamme, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away on December 20, 2017, in Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. He was the husband of the late Elaine (Miskiavitch) Laflamme. Born in... more

Paul R. "Pop" Tanguay – Cumberland

Paul R. "Pop" Tanguay, 80 passed away on Friday in Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Theresa Y. (Desrochers) Tanguay. Born in Pawtucket, he was the... more

Jonathan Tedford Partington – Cumberland

Jonathan Tedford Partington, 28, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick. He was the son of Scott J. and Rebecca Tedford Partington. A... more

Robert J. Draper – Cumberland

Robert J. Draper, 80, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Bauman) Draper. They were happily married... more

Rene J. Pepin – Woonsocket

Rene J. Pepin, 80, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was the loving husband of Lucille A. (Patneaude) Pepin. They were married on June 1, 1963. Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the... more

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