Obituaries

Normand L. Lafontaine

Normand L. Lafontaine

Woonsocket - Normand L. Lafontaine, 87, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 13, 2020 in The Ballou Home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Constance (Laplume) Lafontaine of Woonsocket.

Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Raoul and Anita (Gagnon) Lafontaine.

Mr. Lafontaine worked as a Salesman for Sears and Grossman for several years and also as a meat cutter for the former Almacs Grocery Store for 34 years prior to retiring.

He was a former member of St. Joseph Senior Citizens and was also a volunteer at Landmark Medical Center. Normand enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, vacationing, and playing golf. He enjoyed taking a spin in the car followed by going out for dinner.

Besides his wife Connie, he is survived by his three sons, Robert Lafontaine and his wife Ruth of FL and Michael Lafontaine and Dennis Lafontaine both of Woonsocket, RI. One brother, Roger Lafontaine of North Smithfield, RI. And three sisters, Muriel Lafontaine, Doris Bachand, and Lorraine Long all of FL. Four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Raymond, Ronald, and Roland Lafontaine and Connie Peloquin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM in St. Joseph Church 1200 Mendon Rd, Woonsocket, RI. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations in Normand’s memory to The Ballou Home 60 Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895 would be appreciated. sdipardomcfh.com

Therese R. Lavallee

Therese R. Lavallee

Burrillville - Therese R. (Jalette) Lavallee, 93 formerly of North Smithfield, RI passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Bayberry Commons with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Lionel J. Lavallee.

Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Omer and Alice (Baril) Jalette

Terry worked as a seamstress for Sadwins and also was a homemaker.

She enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she loved children, Terry had the opportunity to watch and take care of several children in the area for different families who needed someone caring, to watch their child while they had to work knowing that their child was well taken care of.

She is survived by her four daughters, Rose Bellville of Cumberland, Suzanne Parenteau and her husband Donald of North Providence, Jeannine Brousseau and her husband Roger of Burrilliville, Michelle Lavallee and her significant other Peter, of Burrilliville, One son, Marc Lavallee and his wife Joy of North Smithfield. Ten grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One brother, Francis “Frank” Jalette of North Smithfield.

She also was the mother of the late Lionel “Luc” Lavallee and sister of the late George, Edmond, Edgar, Paul, Joseph, Leo Jalette and Alice Gamache.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, February 21 at 10 AM in Holy Trinity Church, Park Ave. Woonsocket, RI 02895. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Wrentham Rd. Cumberland, RI. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are on Thursday February 20, 2020 from 4-6 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895.

In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital or Bayberry Commons Activity Fund in Terry’s memory would be appreciated.

Florence T. Concannon

Florence T. Concannon

North Smithfield — Florence T. (Palazzini) Concannon, 86, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 10, 2020 in St. Antoine Residence with her family by her side.

Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Augustus and Melina (Laliberte) Pallazzini.

Florence worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Fogarty Hospital for 20 years prior to retiring.

She was a member of Our Lady of Joy Senecal at St. Agatha’s Church.

Florence was very religious, she made rosaries to send to Calcutta and Medjorgorie.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Kevin Concannon of Woonsocket, Craig Concannon of Pascoag, RI, Richard Concannon of Maynard, MA. Four daughters Paula Archer and her husband Frank of FL, Gail McCray of Cranston, Kelly Cayer and her husband Michael of Woonsocket, Kathleen Renaud of Woonsocket.

22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was also the sister of the late Louise Drolet, Alice King, Annie Pallazzini, Daniel Pallazzini, Rita Santillo, Hector Pallazzini and Alan Pallazzini.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10 AM from S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd Woonsocket RI 02895 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St James Church Division St. Manville RI. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery Old River Rd, Manville RI. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hour is from 9-10 AM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Anita Drainville

Anita Drainville

Woonsocket — Anita (Dubois) Drainville, 95 formerly of Hemond Ave. passed away peacefully Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the Woonsocket Health Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond G. Drainville.

Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Leo and Delia (Duquette) Drainville.

She worked as a trimmer for Miller Electric for 26 years retiring in 1988.

Anita enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Raymond A. Drainville of Hollywood, FL. And one sister Lucille Gingras of Cumberland. She also was the sister of the late William Dubois.

A Committal Service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11 AM in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited.

Calling hours are respectfully omitted. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel FuneralHome 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI is in charge of the arrangements.

Mamie I. Robinson

Mamie I. Robinson

Woonsocket — Mamie I. (Chaplin) Robinson, 75 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Trinity Health center with her family by her side.

She was the wife of the late Edward Robinson. Born in Newberry, SC daughter of the late Jessie Hill an d step-daughter to the late Morris Chaplin.

Mamie was a Homemaker, she loved to cook watch television, music and enjoyed cleaning her house, but most of all she loved children and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her ten children, Edward Thomas Robinson of CA, Nadine Cudjo of Woonsocket, Reginald Robinson of CA, Olando Robinson, Dwayne Robinson, Adrian Robinson, Kimmie Robinson, Alfred Robinson, Celestine Robinson, Tashanta Robinson, all of Woonsocket, and Christine Robinson of Warwick, RI. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. One niece, Otisa Chaplin and great niece, Ira Chaplin. All combined for a total of six generations.

She was also the mother of the late Mandisa Robinson and sister to the late Dorothy Chaplin.

Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 AM in St. James Baptist Church 340 South Main St. Woonsocket, RI. Calling hours are on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4-7 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, RI.

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