Obituaries

Barbara J. Brown – Vermont

Barbara J. Brown died peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Brookwood Assisted Living in North Springfield, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on September 22, 1920, in Cumberland, R.I.,... more

Matthew "Mack" Szwabowicz – Cumberland

Matthew "Mack" Szwabowicz, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Anthony and Teresa (Narkieweicz) Szwabowicz.... more

Jeannine B. Mercer – Linwood, Mass.

Jeannine B. (Drolet) Mercer, 84, of Linwood, Mass., passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at her home with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Arthur G. Mercer who died in 1998.... more

Rosalba Maker Norton – Scituate

Rosalba Maker Norton, 96, of Westerly, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Waltham, Mass., she was the daughter of Gladys Bowman Maker and Raymond Whitney Maker. She attended Classical High... more

Timothy J. Duffy – Cumberland

Timothy J. Duffy, 52, of Orchard Drive, Cumberland, died unexpectedly at his home on April 19, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Roberta A. (Joly) Duffy. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of Anita (... more

Frederick Steele Blackall III

Frederick Steele Blackall III, 91, of Westport, Mass., and Jupiter, Fla., passed away quietly in his sleep at the Palm Beach Gardens Florida Medical Center on April 18, 2017. “Steele” was born in... more

Antonetta Desiderato – Cumberland

Antonetta Desiderato “Etta and Toni”, 94, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 8, 2017. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Michelina (DiMuzzio)... more

Germaine M. Costa – Woonsocket

Germaine M. “Gerry” (Pelletier) Costa, 92, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Juvenile Specialist Alfred B. Costa. Born in Cap Chat Gaspésie, Canada,... more

Mary Rodrigues – East Providence

Mary (Motta) Rodrigues, 96, of Orchard St., East Providence, passed away Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017, at the Hebert Health Center. She was the wife of the late John A. Rodrigues. Born Jan. 27,... more

Francis A. Fleurant – Cumberland

Francis A. Fleurant, of Cumberland, and Naples, Fla., died Friday, April 14, in the Frances Georgeson House, Naples, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Barbara (Denis) Fleurant.... more

Jeanette McDermott – Cumberland

Jeanette McDermott, 80, of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Matthew McDermott. She was also the former wife of the late Raymond Vadenais.... more

Albert Edward Chagnon – Smithfield

Albert Edward Chagnon, 91, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Fatima Hospital in North Providence. He was the husband of the late Amy Marilyn (Sugden) Chagnon. Born in Providence, he was a son of the... more

Susan Frances Morris – Cumberland

Susan Frances Morris of Cumberland, R.I., passed away from a long courageous battle with cancer on April 10, 2017, at the Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs Cancer Center. She was born July 23, 1942... more

Barbara A. Littlefield – North Smithfield

Barbara A. (Britt) Littlefield, 86, of North Smithfield, died April 20, 2017, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Littlefield. Born in Millville, Mass., she was the... more

Erica L. (Farrow) Gray – Cumberland

Erica L. (Farrow) Gray, 44, of Windy Valley Drive, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, in the Oakland Grove Health Center with her family by her side. She was the wife of Quinn Gray. Born in Woonsocket,... more

Dawn A. Smith – Smithfield

Dawn A. (Barfield) Smith, 57, of Farnum Pike, died Friday, April 14, 2017, in Fatima Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Brian Smith. She was also the beloved companion... more

Thomas A. Reardon – Cranston

Thomas A. Reardon, 89, of Cranston and formerly of California and New York, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frederick and Marie (Vallely) Reardon... more

Gail M. Bishop – Woonsocket

Gail M. (Robinson) Bishop, 65, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, April 15, 2017. A lifelong resident, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Jeannette (Hebert) Robinson. She leaves behind her son... more

Estelle T. Peloquin – Woonsocket

Estelle T. (Duquette) Peloquin, 93, formerly of 8th Avenue, Woonsocket, died April 14, 2017, in The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Henri A. Peloquin. Born in Woonsocket, she was the... more

Edna E. Randall – Lincoln

Edna E. (Riel) Randall, 85, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born September 24, 1931, in Pawtucket, she is predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Amandine... more

Sandra Elizabeth (Canham) Dixon – Quincy, Mass.

Sandra Elizabeth (Canham) Dixon, 74, of Wollaston, Mass., passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Mass. Born on November 12, 1942, in Boston, Sandra grew up in... more

Normand H. Trudeau – Bellingham, Mass.

Normand H. Trudeau, 78, of Bellingham, Mass., passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Rhode Island Hospital with his loving family by his side. He is the beloved husband for 56 years, to his high... more

Marion F. O’Connor – Lincoln

Marion F. (Pickles) O’Connor, 96, of Lincoln, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. O’Connor. Born in Cumberland, a... more

Florence A. Leal

Leal, Florence A., 87, passed away on April 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Manuel B. Leal Jr. Born in Providence on April 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Almase and Victoria (... more

Elodie M. Blackmore – Smithfield

Elodie M. (Emin) Blackmore, 87, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Blackmore, MD. She was a daughter of the late Leander F. and... more

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