Woonsocket - Paul H. DellaBarba, Sr., 75, of Cooper Ave, died, Monday, September 17, 2018 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Paul J. and Josephine (Montecalvo) DellaBarba.
Paul worked as a machinist for Draper Corp., Hopedale, MA and Slater Screen Print Corp., Pawtucket, RI for several years from which he retired. He was a member of the Italian Workingmen’s Club and the Elks BPO 850 where he volunteered as a cook, which was a passion of his. He also enjoyed sports, fishing, and gardening. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his two sons; Mark A. DellaBarba of Woonsocket and Paul H. DellaBarba, Jr. and his wife Connie of Harrisville, RI. One sister, Roberta Feuti of Charleston, RI. Three grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, and Elizabeth. He was also an uncle to Robert Feuti of Newport, RI and Robin Feuti of North Kingstown, RI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Anthony’s Church, 126 Greene St, Woonsocket. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, is in charge of the arrangements.
North Smithfield — Diane M. (Bukata) Barry, 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in St. Antione’s residence. She was the wife of the late Michael Barry.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Steven and Zita (Nadeau) Bukata.
She worked as a cashier for Walmart for several years prior to retiring. Diane enjoyed the beach, reading, listening to music, and especially her dog Jack and all of her cats. She was an avid New England Patriot’s fan.
She is survived by her two children, Jennifer Scott of N. Smithfield and Michael Barry and his wife Christie of N. Attleboro. Two sisters, Veronica Bukata of Harrisville, and Judy Auger of Chepachet, RI. Two grandchildren, Ava and Brady Barry. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Jodie Daniels, Cheryl Bukata, Eric Bukata, Raymond Auger, and Calista Auger.
Her funeral and burial will be private. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. sdipardomcfh.com
Woonsocket — Plinio “Leo” Rossato, 94, of Coolidge Ave, died peacefully, Thursday, September 6, 2018 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Fargnoli) Rossato.
Born In Blackstone, MA. Son of the late Vittorio and Giovanna (Corollo) Rossato.
He worked as a wool sorter for the Branch River Wool in Woonsocket for several years prior to retiring.
Leo enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening, and bicycling.
He was the father of the late Paul Vittorio Rossato.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12 PM in the S.DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Cumberland, RI.
Relatives and friends are invited; visitation is 1 hour prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers; donations to Beacon Hospice 1 Catamore Blvd, Ste 1, East Providence, RI 02914. sdipardomcfh.com
Joseph R. Tessier
Woonsocket — Joseph R. “Rene” Tessier, 78, of East School St., died Sunday, August 26, 2018 in the Oakland Grove Health Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Rose (Bourque) Tessier.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Daniel and Delores (Frappier) Tessier. Joe worked as a machinist for Avery Dennison for several years prior to retiring.
He was a United States Navy Veteran for 19 years. He was former commander of Post 263 in Woonsocket, a member of the Franco American War Veterans, a lifelong member of the VFW, and the Elks Lodge BPOE 850.
Joe enjoyed fishing, reading, and going to Twin River. He was also very active in all Veteran organizations.
He is survived by his 3 stepchildren, Robin and her husband Michael Emery of UT, Marc and his wife Monica Atteridge of NC, and Debra Jacobs of Milford, MA.
3 brothers, Lucien “ Joe” Tessier of Central Falls, Theodore Patrie of Woonsocket, and Gerald Patrie of TN. 3 sisters, Muriel Gentile of Woonsocket, Marie Desilet of Woonsocket, and Therese Huges of FL. 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was also the stepfather to the late Allen Atteridge and brother to the late Lionel Tessier, Carmen Gagne and Maurice Patrie.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM in the
S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill RD. Woonsocket, RI 02895 followed by Military Honors . Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are invited; visitation is one hour prior to the service, 10:30 -11:30 AM.
Woonsocket - Robert R. “Bobby” Fontaine, 55, of Poplar St., died, Friday, August 24, 2018 in Landmark Medical with his family by his side.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Raymond G. and Alice (Weseluk) Fontaine Sr.
Robert enjoyed the T.V. shows, Emergency, Law & Order SVU, and the Golden Girls. H also enjoyed doing crafts.
Robert is survived by his five siblings, Donna and her husband Wayne Plante, George Fontaine, Ann Fontaine and Paul Nadeau, Tina Fontaine and Kevin Snoek, and Leo Fontaine and Rhonda Dalpe, all of Woonsocket, RI.
Three nieces and two nephews, two great nieces and four great nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Raymond G. “Opie” Fontaine Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. Burial will be in St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours are on Friday from 10-12, prior to the service.