Woonsocket — Joseph D. DePiero 84, of Summit St. died, peacefully, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Baillangeon) DePiero. Elaine and Joe were married for 62 years.
Born in Bellingham, MA, son of the late Dominic and Inez (Ciccone) DePiero.
He was a self employed Stone Mason for several years prior to retiring.
He was a professional boxer in the area. He enjoyed horse racing and was the owner of several thoroughbred horses which he raced at Lincoln and Suffolk Downs. He loved his family very much especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his close nieces and nephews.
Besides his beloved wife Elaine, he is survived by his two children, Kim Fregeau and her husband Albert of Woonsocket and Dean DePiero and his fiancée Cheryl-Amy Casey of Woonsocket. One brother, Robert DePiero of Milford, MA. His daughter in law Paula Hemond DePiero of Woonsocket. Three grandchildren, Erin, Jay, and Drew. Two great-grandchildren, Max and Isabella.
He was also the brother of the late Virginia Taglianetti and Richard DePiero.
His funeral and burial are private . The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home,1583 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, RI 02895 is in charge of the arrangements.
Woonsocket — Denise A. (Comtois) Lynch 67, of Vose St. died Friday, May 11, 2018 in Roger Williams Hospital after a long illness. She was the beloved husband of Thomas E. Lynch.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of Marcel Comtois of Woonsocket and the late Marguerite (Sutherland) Comtois.
She worked for Dunkin Donuts in Slatersville for several years prior to becoming ill.
Denise enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, and painting. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Besides her husband Thomas she is survived by her two daughters, Mary Ellen Lynch of Manville and Stacy Lynch of Woonsocket. One sister, Louise Cournoyer of Woonsocket and Paul Comtois of Manville. She also was the sister of the late Richard Comtois.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 1 PM in St. Agatha’s Church 34 Joffre Ave. Woonsocket, RI. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill RD. Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Florida - Roger Beausoleil, 81 , of Dennis Circle Naples, FL passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Physicians Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Tardie) Beausoleil. Mr & Mrs Beausoleil were married for 58 years.
Born in Blackstone, MA, son of the late Napoleon and MarieAnne (Lamontagne) Beausoleil. He lived in Naples, FL for the past 13 Years
Mr Beausoleil worked for Almac’s Supermarket for 44 Years. In his spare time he was an avid golfer.
Roger was a Veteran, serving two years in United States Army. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Freehill Council, Passed Grand Knight of Woonsocket Council #113, Passed Faithful Navigator of General Moylan Assembly 4th Degree. Knights of Columbus and Former District Deputy of the Rhode Island Knights of Columbus.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Marc Beausoleil and his wife Jill of Plainvile, MA, Michael Beausoleil and his wife Claire of Naples, FL, Russell Beausoleil and his wife Dane Anne of Corydon, IN, Brian Beausoleil of US Army, CO and 2 daughters Debra Fish and her husband Dean of Franklin, MA, Lisa Bergeron and her husband Ronald of Woonsocket, RI. 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was the brother of Lucille Chartier of North Smithfield, RI. and the late Aldea Lebrun. He also leaves behind his dog, Daisy Mae.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 10 AM in All Saints Church, Rathbun St. Woonsocket. Burial with Military Honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland RI. Relatives and friends are invited; Calling hours are on Wednesday, May 16th from 5-8 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI 02895. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his name.
Woonsocket — Rhea R. (Vachon) Butera, 95, formerly of Rose Ave., died Monday, April 30, 2018 in the St. Antoine Residence with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Salvatore J. Butera.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late William and Eva (Fissette) Vachon.
Rhea worked as an assembler for AT Cross for 13 years prior to retiring.
She enjoyed needlework, crafts, word puzzles, and sewing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Butera and his wife Pamela of Woonsocket.
Two grandchildren, Andrea Henault and her husband Jeffrey and Donna Butera.
Two great-grandchildren, Salvatore and Ava Marie.
She was also the mother of the late Beverley Ann Butera and sister of the late Cecile Adams and Lionel Vachon.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10 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 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church 1409 Park Ave Woonsocket, RI 02895. Relatives and friends are invited; visitation is from 8-9 AM prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Cumberland, RI.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Antoines Residence Activity Fund, 10 Rhodes Ave North Smithfield RI 02896, would be appreciated.
Woonsocket - Sheila J. (Benoit) Roberts, 63, of Rock Ridge Dr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Theodore and Sophie (Pachomski) Benoit.
Sheila was a volunteer for the Senior Center in Woonsocket. She enjoyed helping others and was very close to her family, especially her grandchildren. One of her hobbies was making hook rugs.
She was a 1972 graduate of Bellingham High School.
Before becoming disabled she worked for the former New England Telephone Co.
She is survived by her two children, Jesse Roberts and his wife Susan of CT and Danielle Roberts of Woonsocket. One sister, Mona Cook and her husband Wyman of East Providence and one brother, Theodore Benoit of Bellingham, MA. Six grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Kayla, Haley, Brenden, and Mason.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 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 4 - 7 PM prior to the Service. Burial will be private.