Mary Claire Landry, 94, of Franklin, MA died peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 under the compassionate care of Milford Regional Medical Center Hospice.
Claire, as she was known to her family and friends, was born in Franklin, MA to Ovila and Josephine (Fredette) Landry. She was raised in Franklin and was a graduate of Franklin High School.
Claire graduated from the Carney Hospital School of Nursing, the first Catholic nursing school in New England. She dedicated herself to a professional career in nursing for 45 years. Many of those years were spent at the Woonsocket Hospital in Woonsocket, RI (currently part of the Landmark Medical Center) where Claire ultimately specialized in emergency room nursing. She retired from her professional position in 1988, yet Claire never stopped being a compassionate caregiver to everyone whose life she touched.
During her years of residence in Woonsocket, RI, Claire was a devoted member of Saint Ann’s Church where she volunteered in many administrative roles. In 2014, Claire returned to Franklin. Most recently, she was a resident of Magnolia Heights. Claire engaged friends and neighbors in a variety of exercise classes and social activities. An avid reader, she enjoyed spending time with all of her family and friends.
She was the sister of the late Doris Bly, Alvin Landry and Lionel Landry. Her many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews mourn the loss of their precious aunt Claire who was a model to them through her active and fulfilling life of service to family and community.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Church 1200 Mendon Rd., Woonsocket, RI 02895. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association www2.heart.org
Woonsocket - Linda G. (Pelland) Garneau, 61 of St. Agnes St. died Friday, December 7, 2018 at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Roger R. Chevalier and the late Robert EA Garneau.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late William N. and Celia (Brackett) Pelland.
Linda was a home maker and she enjoyed crocheting, spending time with family especially her grandchildren, she enjoyed going to all their functions. She also was a NASCAR and football fan.
Besides her loving husband Roger, she is survived by her three sons, Jason Garneau and his wife Leanne of Burrilliville, Kevin Garneau and his wife Tammy of Lincoln and Paul Garneau and his wife Lisa of North Smithfield. Three brothers, David Pelland of FL. Thomas (Tom) Pelland of Burrilliville, and William Pelland of North Kingston. Two sisters, Karen Poole of North Kingston and Patricia Cragg of Charleston, RI. Nine grandchildren.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are from 3-6 PM prior to the service. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Judes Children Hospital www. St Jude.org/donate, and Hope Health & Palliative Care 1085 North Main St. Providence RI 02904. Linda also requested that you do a good deed for others.
Woonsocket - Therese A. (Choiniere )Desmarais, 92, of Rhodes Ave. died Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the Friendly Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Roch Desmarais.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Joseph and Laurette (Poulin) Choiniere.
Therese worked as a CNA for Pine Harbor and St. Antoine Residence for several years and also various textile mills in the area.
She was a dedicated mother and loved spending time with family and friends. Therese also enjoyed crafts, going to yard sales, and sewing. She loved sweets especially candy and she always had some available for her and everyone to enjoy.
She is survived by her two sons, Dennis Desmarais and his wife Lisa of Oklahoma, Marc Desmarais and his wife Patricia of Blackstone, MA. One sister Beth Brodt of Smithfield and one brother, Walter Choiniere and his wife Eleanor of Pascoag, RI. 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson. 8 nieces and nephews. And daughter-in-law, Estelle.
She was also the mother of the late Gerald Desmarais and Beth Almeida,and sister to the late Joseph Choiniere.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9 AM from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI. With a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St Agatha Church 34 Jofree Ave. Woonsocket, RI.
Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are on Monday Dec. 10 from 4-7 PM. Burial will be private.
East Greenwich - Michael A. Fernandes, 53, of Middle Rd., died, Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Rhode Island Hospital with his family by his side.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Nelson Fernandes Sr. and the late Doris (Carr) Fernandes.
Michael was a self employed painter and in his younger years worked as a delivery driver for Gardella’s produce. He enjoyed taking walks in the wood’s and loved Nature. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Besides his father Nelson Sr., he is survived by his 5 siblings, Nelson Fernandes Jr. and his wife Donna of GA, Steven Fernandes and his wife Wendy of Woonsocket, Debra Cote of GA, Gail Boucher of Woonsocket and Hope Charron and her husband Ronald of FL. And several nieces and nephews. And Tanya Thompson, his partner for 20 years.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Charles Church, N. Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02895. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Farm St. Blackstone, MA. Relatives and friends are invited.
Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Dana Farber Center in Michaels memory.
Woonsocket — Dorothy M. (Farquhar) Monteiro, 91, formerly of Rebekah St. died Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the Ballou Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Milton T. Monteiro. Milton and Dorothy were married for 64 years.
Born in Bristol, VT. daughter of the late James and Doris (Chandler) Farquhar.
Mrs. Monteiro worked as a spinner and winder for Mazzarel, Honora Mills, and also Miller Electric for several years prior to retiring.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards, watching movies, and going out to eat. Dorothy also loved to spend time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her three sons, Robert Monteiro of Woonsocket, Edward Monteiro and his wife Margaret of Woonsocket and David Monteiro of Woonsocket.Two daughters, Barbara Simas and her husband Manuel of North Scituate and Deborah Boisclair and her husband Alan of Woonsocket. Two sisters, Elizabeth Carter of Mapleville, RI, and Marguerite Drolet of Pascoag. 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
She was also the mother of the late Elaine Tokarski, Eileen Carpentier, and Milton M. Monteiro. And sister to the late Edward and Gerald Farquhar.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 9 AM from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Charles Church, N. Main St. Woonsocket, RI. Burial will be in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are of Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 4-7 PM.