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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 01-09-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 9-15, 2020 OBITUARIES 15 Elaine L. Laferriere Elaine L. (Tancrede) Laferriere, 80, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She is the beloved wife of Gerald A. Laferriere Sr. Born in Blackstone, Mass., on Jan. 30, 1939, she is the daughter of the late Ovila and Lucienne (Mandeville) Tancrede. She is the loving mother of Michelle S. Brunetti and Jorge Diogo of North Smithfield; Gerland A. Laferriere Jr. and Jean Paniss of Enterprise, Fla.; William A. Laferriere and his wife, Susan, of Millville, Mass.; Kimberly A. Rockwell and her husband, Brian, of Blackstone; and the late Laura L. Laferriere. She leaves her cherished grand- children, Alicia Brunetti, Anthony Brunetti, Sara Laferriere, Brianna Rockwell, Etienne Laferriere, Abby Rose Laferriere, Chantal Laferriere, Karissa Rockwell, and her late grandson, Richard Brunetti Jr., and his wife, Melissa, and great- granddaughter, Madison Brunetti. She also leaves her daughter-in-law Leone Laferriere of Bellingham, Mass. She is the sister of the late Gerald Tancrede, Rogr Tancrede, Donald Tancrede, Simone Daniel and Shirley Burgess. She was a resident of North Smithfield, formerly of Pinellas Park, Fla., Bellingham and Blackstone, Mass. Mrs. Laferriere had worked at Narragansett Knitting Mill for many years and worked as a cook at the Ballou Home for many years until retir- ing. Mrs. Laferriere was a former vice president of the Women's Club of Unit 4 of Mainlands of Tamarac, Pinellas Park, Fla., the Ladies Sewing Club, and volun- teered for the social club of the monthly breakfasts at Mainlands of Tamarac. She crocheted and donated baby bonnets to local hospital in Florida. She also did many years of babysitting. She was a talented artist, loved to bake and play cards with family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, her grandchildren and great-granddaughter and friends. She will be greatly missed. Her funeral will be held today, Thursday, Jan. 9, at 9 a.m., from Cartier's Funeral Home, 151 South Main St., (Route 126), Bellingham, Mass., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Theresa Church, 630 Rathbun St., Blackstone, Mass. Interment will follow at St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. To sign guest book, visit www. . Ronald C. Enright Ronald C. Enright, 73, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28 at home with his family by his side. He was the loving husband for 53 years to Patricia (Gendron) Enright. Born, June 6, 1946, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Francis and Pauline (Silvia) Enright. Ronald was a forklift operator for many years for the J&J Corrugated Box Co. in Franklin, Mass., before retiring. His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting. Besides his wife he leaves a daugh- ter, Erica, and her husband, Andre Carpentier, of Woonsocket; his beloved and cherished granddaugh- ter Kayla Carpentier; a brother John Enright of Woonsocket; also three sisters Patricia Pierce of Michigan, Barbara Heroux and Linda Byam, both of Woonsocket. He was the brother of the late Richard and Maurice Enright. His funeral and burial will be pri- vate. Visit www.Kubaskafuneralhome. com . John 'Joe' DeThomas John "Joe" DeThomas, 96, of Woonsocket, passed away on Jan. 1 in St. Antoine's Residence. He was the hus- band of Dorothy (Bardell) DeThomas for 74 years. Born in Woonsocket in 1923, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Head) DiTomasso. Joe was a retired firefighter, serving the city of Woonsocket for over 30 years. He enjoyed golf, the Boston Celtics and vacationing with his wife. Joe was known for his generosity and love for his family and he will be sorely missed. Alongside his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by their three children, James DeThomas and his wife, Helen, of Woonsocket; Christine McMann and her husband, Kevin, of Cranston; and Barbara Kafalas and her husband, Dennis, of Glendale; and his brother Vincent DeThomas of Maryland. Joe also leaves behind six grandchildren, Josh Stone, Jennifer Maynard, Daniel and Timothy Kafalas, Donna DeThomas and Anna McMann; and six great- grandchildren, Cam and Olivia Stone, Jake and Joey Diogo, and Dylan and Mya Kafalas. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, R.I. Visit . Harriet C. O'Donnell Harriet C. (Sheldrick) O'Donnell, 84, of Pound Hill Road, North Smithfield, died Jan. 4, in The Holiday Nursing Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Lorenzo G. O'Donnell. Born in Gloucester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Harold W. and Caroline (Gannon) Sheldrick. Harriet was a lifelong commu- nicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Slatersville. She was a past president for the Trinity Club. Most of all she loved her home and spending time with her family. She will always be known as the "care- taker" of the family. She is survived by her children, Radlyn Latour and her husband, Ray; Joseph and his wife, Kelly; and Andrew "Tim" and his wife, Jeanne O'Donnell, all of North Smithfield; as well as eight grandchildren, Meredith, John Lorenza, Katelyn, Mitchell, Bridget, Drew and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Lorenzo, she was preceded in death by her broth- er Harold Sheldrick. Her funeral was held Jan. 8, in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St. Burial followed in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, 63 Church St., North Smithfield. Visit . Roger A. Pelissier Roger A. Pelissier, 76, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, at the Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the loving husband of the late Christine E. (Sulima) Pelissier. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Germain and Aurore (Dupre) Pelissier. He was a promotional salesman for the Glass-Kraft Company in Slatersville, and after that he was a salesman of novelty items for various companies. He was a 1960 graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy and was a proud member and co-captain of the Mount St. Charles Hockey Team. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer, was very dedicated to his catholic faith and loved spending time with his fam- ily. He is survived by his son, Roger Pelissier, and his wife, Debrah Pelissier, of Norton, Mass.; his daugh- ter, Stacy Pelissier, of Woonsocket, with whom he lived; one sister, Carole Levesque, of Lake Mary, Fla. He was the brother of the late Estelle Jenison. His funeral was held Jan. 6, at St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland. Donations in his honor can be made to the Alzheimer's Association RI, Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI, 02906. Visit www.kubaskafuneralhome. com . O'DONNELL LAFERRIERE ENRIGHT PELISSIER DETHOMAS Place your classified ad online at 71 Central St., Manville, RI 127 Carrington Ave., Woonsocket, RI (401) 762-1825 Remembering Journeys Celebrating Lives Craig Lacouture, Director Menard ~ Lacouture Funeral Homes

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