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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Blackstone native died Feb. 28 at Landmark Medical Center.
Samuel Boyko, 87, of North Smithfield, died Thursday, Feb. 28 at Landmark Medical Center according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Daudlin) Boyko and the late Cecelia (Remillard) Boyko who died in 1989. Born in Blackstone, he was a son of the late Michael and Irene (Magerowska) Boyko. He was raised in Blackstone and lived there until moving to North Smithfield where he made his home for over 50 years. Mr. Boyko was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Samuel served aboard the destroyer USS Stenbel and received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 8 stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 stars, the American Area Medal and the Victory Medal. Locally Sam …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Woonsocket resident died Sunday in Manville.
Frances E. (Burns) Vandal, 85, of Cumberland Hill died Sunday evening at The Holiday Retirement Home in Manville after an illness, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. She was the wife of the late Normand O. Vandal. Born March 4, 1927, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elodie (Peloquin) Burns. Mrs. Vandal was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Cumberland, and previously a long-time communicant of Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket. She attended St. Anne’s School in Woonsocket and the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, N.H. Mrs. Vandal worked at the former Jacob Finkelstein & Sons Inc., a clothing manufacturer in Woonsocket for several years during and after World War II. She also worked at …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Recent city resident died Thursday morning.
Monday, February 4
Leona Thibault, 94, of Woonsocket, formerly of Lewiston, Maine died Thursday morning at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. She was the wife of the late Laurier Thibault. Born and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Boulanger) Patenaude. Following her marriage she resided in Lewiston, ME for more than 60 years prior to relocating to the Woonsocket area several years ago. Mrs. Thibault was employed at Hillcrest Poultry Company and Raytheon Corporation prior to her retirement. She was a longtime communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in Lewiston and a member of the Lewiston Senior Citizens club. Leona will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Woonsocket native died Tuesday morning.
Paul E. Girard, 80, formerly of Park Ave., Woonsocket, died Tuesday morning at The Friendly Home, according to the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. Paul was the loving husband of Marguerite H. (Poirier) Girard. They were married on February 12, 1955. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Albani and Cora (Roy) Girard. He was a resident of the city for most of his life and also lived in Harrisville for several years. Mr. Girard was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Era. Paul was employed at several area textile firms and later worked for New England Pile for many yeas before retiring. In addition to his wife of 57 years he is survived by a daughter Paula J. Gervais, and her husband Richard, of Pascoag and…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Life-long Woonsocket resident died Jan. 7 at home.
Wednesday, January 9
Emilienne A. “Amy” Lapierre, 92, Woonsocket died peacefully Monday at home surrounded by her loving family, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. She was the wife of the late Albert G. Lapierre. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Justine (Lambaer) Platiau. She was a lifelong resident of the city. In her early years she worked in the local textile industry. Mrs. Lapierre went on to graduate from Holy Ghost Hospital School of Nursing in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She served as a member of the nursing staff at Woonsocket Hospital, later Landmark Medical Center, for many years. Amy took great pride in providing the highest measure of nursing skills to the patients entrusted to her …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
US Army vet served during World War II.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Roland B. Durocher, 87, of Central St., Manville died Saturday morning at Landmark Medical Center, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. He was the loving husband of Pauline A. (LeClerc) Durocher. They were married on July 5, 1975. Born in Manville, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Eva (Lajoie) Durocher. He resided in Manville for most of his life having also lived in Pawtucket and Central Falls for about 20 years. Mr. Durocher served in the Army during WWII. In his early years he worked at the Manville Jenckes Mill in Manville and later was employed by ITT Royal Electric in Pawtucket for over 25 years before retiring in 1987. Roland was a lifelong communicant of St. James Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Woonsocket native lived most of her life in city, had recently moved to North Kingstown.
Flore A. “Flo” Laferriere, 95, formerly of Oakton St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday afternoon in North Kingstown, according to the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. She was the wife of the late Normand J. Laferriere. Born in St. Aime P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Alberic and Amanda (Tardif) Belisle. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and had lived in North Kingstown for the past several years. Mrs. Laferriere was employed by Yvonne Moreau Handbag Store and later at Betty Cesario Specialty Shop in Woonsocket and Slatersville. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. Flo was a talented seamstress. She kept abreast of daily events faithfully looking at Jumble puzzle, crossword puzzles, her horoscope…
Friday, December 14, 2012
City woman died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at her home.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Lorraine G. Jacobson, 70, died Tuesday at home. She was the former wife of the late Donald G. Jacobson, Sr., according to the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harold Trudel and the late Rose (Pelletier) Trudel LeBlanc. Lorraine was employed by CVS in Woonsocket for several years. She is survived by a son Donald G. Jacobson Jr. (Gloria) of Woonsocket, three daughters Christine A. Kelly (Michael) of Providence, Deborah L. Schwartz (John) of Pawtucket and Michelle R. Switzer (John) of Woonsocket. She was the mother of the late Raymond L. and Susan M. Jacobson. She was the sister of Harold Trudel, Normand and Roger LeBlanc and Constance Trudel. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 3 great…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Woonsocket resident died Saturday at his home.
Harold J. Lefebvre, 85, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, Nov. 3 at home, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home. He was the loving husband of Lucille J. (Berard) Lefebvre. They were married on July 4, 1952. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Grace (Mandeville) Lefebvre. He was a lifelong resident of the city. Lefebvre was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. Lefebvre was employed at the French Worsted mill for over 20 years and then worked for Comm Tec for over 25 years before retiring. Harold was a member of the Club Marquette and was active with Bernon Little League for many years as a coach and manager. He also enjoyed cribbage and bowling. Harold will be remembered as a devoted father and …