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Richard D. Royer

Richard D. Royer

Burrillville - Richard D. Royer, 80 years old, of Burrillville, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, August 14th, after a four-year courageous battle against cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was the loving husband of Patricia DaCosta Royer.

Born in Glendale, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Leon and Jeannette (Blanchard) Royer. Richard was an Air Force veteran, held several management positions and was the owner – operator of Dick Royer Street Rods (formerly Mister 29). Dick was an avid car enthusiast. He was Show Chairman for the Boston World of Wheels for 36 years, an official of several street rod associations, as well as organizer of various street rod show events in the Rhode Island – Massachusetts area over the years. He loved NASCAR, and an avid sports fan of the Boston Bruins, Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Dick enjoyed spending the winters at their home in Florida.

Besides his wife, Richard is survived by his daughter, Amy Royer Bergeron, and her husband, Mark Cabral, sons, David A. and his wife Bethany, Stephen P., Patrick Kennedy and his wife Sheri, Bryan Kennedy and his brother Adelard W. Royer and his wife Maureen. He is also survived by several grandchildren and one great grandson.

A funeral mass will be held on August 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Theresa Church in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s memory, to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Arrangements are under the care of S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket.

April Meneses

April Meneses

Woonsocket - April L. (Jones) Meneses, 42, of Transit St. died peacefully at the Hope and Health Center in Providence with her family by her side.

Born in Woonsocket, daughter of Joyce Bergeron of Woonsocket and step father Michael Bergeron and the late Ralph Descy. And her adopted father, John Meneses of Bristol, RI.

April enjoyed Country music and going fishing. She was genuine to being herself and had a very laid back personality.

Besides her Mother and adopted father she is survived by her longtime partner, Mike Deslauriers of Woonsocket. Her 3 children Michela Sheldon, Trayvon Ford and Sylis Ford. 6 siblings, Jessica Jones, Crystal Jones, Casandra Lewis and Kea-Ana Bergeron all of Woonsocket. Jeffrey Medeira of Providence and Paul Meneses of Arizona. 2 uncles, Jeremy Jones and Albert Ball of Woonsocket.

She was also the sister of the late Nathan Lewis. She was also the granddaughter of her maternal grandparents, the late Frank and Emily Jones Jr.

Aprils funeral and burial will be private.

The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI is in charge of the arrangements.

Irene F. Langlois

Irene F. Langlois

North Smithfield — Irene F. (Jasmin) Langlois, 89, of Rhodes Ave, formerly of Baxter St. Woonsocket, died Friday, August 9, 2019 with her daughter by her side. She was the former wife of the late Gerald A. Langlois.

Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late David O. and Mary Rose (Champagne) Jasmin.

Irene worked in food service for the VA in Brockton, MA for 17 yrs.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching television. Irene was a very happy go lucky lady and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Archambault of Woonsocket. One grandson, Blade Sklepowicz and his wife Kim of Woonsocket.

She was also the sister of the late Gerard and Roland Jasmin.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11 AM in St. Antoine Residence Chapel Rhodes Ave, North Smithfield.

Relatives and friends are invited; visitation is on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 AM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, 49 Emerson Rd, Harrisville, RI 02830.

Cornelius J. McAuliffe Jr.

Cornelius J. McAuliffe Jr.

North Providence — Cornelius J. “Neil” McAuliffe, 82 died Friday, July 12, 2019 in Fatima Hospital. He was the husband of the late Claudette (Faford) McAuliffe.

Born in N. Providence son of the late Cornelius J. and Clara (Longfellow) McAuliffe.

He is survived by his son Steven McAuliffe of North Providence.

He also was the brother of the late James and Francis McAuliffe and Audrey Scungio.

Neil worked for New England Telephone and Nynex for several years.

He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and Bryant College.

His services are private. The S.DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI is in charge of the arrangements.

Dean A. Desautell

Dean A. Desautell

Blackstone - Dean A. “Dino” Desautell, 50, of Warner St. died peacefully at home with his family by his side.

Born in Woonsocket, son of Robert and Jeanne (Berard) Desautell.

Dean was a self employed Contractor working in Construction for several years.

He enjoyed playing cards and chess, going camping, listening to the Greatful Dead, playing guitar and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Besides his parents, Dean is survived by his two children, Sherice Riel and her husband Derek of Cumberland, RI and Deja Desautell and Brent Saritelli of Chepachet, RI. Two brothers, David Desautell of Blackstone, MA, Dennis Desautell of N. Smithfield, RI., and his granddaughter, Mya Riel.

He is also survived by his companion, the love his life, Jaqueline A. Arpin of Slatersville, RI.

Dean’s funeral and burial will be private.

The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI is in charge of the arrangements.

Donations in his memory can be made to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 20 Prospect St. Milford, MA 01757.

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