Thursday, May 23, 2013
Services are scheduled for Saturday morning in Woonsocket.
Lucille Pinsonneault, 86, formerly of Gilbert Street, Woonsocket, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late William and Angelina (Boisell) Pinsonneault. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 9 am in Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. A private burial for family will follow. Visiting hours are Saturday morning from 8 to 8:45 am, prior to Mass, in the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Find more information at Ms. Pinsonneault's online memorial page provided by Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, in Woonsocket.
Monday, May 20
David K. Rainville, 54, of Main St., Woonsocket, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at home. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Lucien Trinque, the late Georgia (Roody) Benoit and step-son of the late Roger Rainville. He was a lifelong resident of the city. His funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 am in the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield. Visiting hours are Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 am prior to services. Find more information at Mr. Rainville's online memorial page provided by Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Woonsocket native, longtime Manville resident died May 7.
Claire L. Rancourt, 78, of Manville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. She was the loving wife of Paul R. Rancourt. They were married on Sept. 17, 1955. Born in Woonsocket, Claire was a daughter of the late Joseph and Diana (Sarazin) Durand. She resided in Manville for over 50 years. Claire was employed at Cadillac Textile and later in the office at the Holiday in Manville and the Manville Video. She was a member of the St. Joseph and St. Agatha senior citizens clubs. In addition to her husband of 57 years, she is survived by a son Ronald Rancourt of Greenville, two daughters Suzanne Beaulieu, and her husband Michael, of North Smithfield and Michelle Rizzo of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Services for the Woonsocket native are scheduled for Tuesday morning in Burrillville.
Tuesday, May 14
Shirley C. St. Pierre, 86, of Greenville, formerly of Burrillville, RI, passed away on May 11, 2013, at the Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hercules and Catherine (Taylor) Goulet. Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 am from the Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Highway, Oakland (Burrillville), RI, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Our Lady of Good Help Church, Mapleville. Burial will follow in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, MA. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Find more information at Mrs. St. Pierre's online memorial page provided by Brown Funeral Home.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Woonsocket man passed away Saturday, April 27.
Walter E. St. Sauveur, 77, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Woonsocket Health Center, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Claudette Y. (Gravel) St. Sauveur. Born in Woonsocket in January of 1936, he was the son of the late Walter J. and Valentine E. (Vivequin) St. Sauveur. He was a devoted son and spent nearly his entire life living in the same neighbourhood, purchasing a home for his family near to his own parents. As a young man, he was known as "Elvis". A car and motorcycle enthusiast, he was known to put on his leather jacket and ride his Harley all the way to New York just to drink a cup of coffee and ride home again. He was a welder for Tower Iron …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Woonsocket native died Wednesday, April 24 at The Friendly Home.
Normand L. Lapierre, 91, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at The Friendly Home, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. He was the husband of the late Marthe L. (Vigeant) Lapierre. Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Alexandre and Georgina (Dupre) Lapierre. He was a lifelong resident of the city. Mr. Lapierre served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as a member of the 46th Bomb Fighter Squadron. He received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and was discharged with the rank of Corporal. Mr. Lapierre was employed at Slater Dye, Argonne Worsted, Pratt-Whitney Corp. for many years and also worked at Tupperware before retiring in 1984. A longtime parishioner of St. …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Cumberland native died April 16, 2013.
William C. “Willy” Bishop, 91, died Tuesday at Trinity Health & Rehab Center, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. He was the former husband and friend of Shirley R. (DeCosta) Bishop of Pawtucket. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mini Bishop. He resided in Cumberland and Seekonk for most of his life. Mr. Bishop was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre. Willy was a farmer and landscaper and loved animals. For the full obituary, visit the funeral home's website. A committal service with Military Honors will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are by the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina …
Lifelong resident died April 4 at Landmark Medical Center
Raymond G. Surprenant, 80, of Woonsocket, died Thursday, April 4, at Landmark Medical Center, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. Ray was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Richard) Surprenant. They were married on June 14, 1952. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Arthur and Ella (Lavimoidiere) Surprenant. He was a lifelong resident of the city. A heavy equipment mechanic by trade, Ray was employed at Aiello Construction Co. in Smithfield for many years and had also worked for several other firms in the area. Ray was a dedicated Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. He was also a skilled woodworker having crafted a number of pieces of furniture, toys, and decorative items. Ray will be most remembered as a devoted …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Manville resident died Monday, March 25.
Claire R. Boisvert, 96, of Manville, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Holiday Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past 6 years, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. She was the wife of the late Jean R. (Pee Wee) Boisvert. Boisvert worked in several department stores in Woonsocket. She retired from the former Nyanza Mills Department Store. For the full obituary, visit Menard-Lacouture's website. Her funeral will be Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the Menard - Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Av., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours are …