Obituaries

Ellen Rose Igoe – North Providence

Ellen Rose (Fox) Igoe, 90, of North Providence, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on February 6, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas... more

Michael R. Barbato – Smithfield

Michael R. Barbato, 63, of Smithfield, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at his home. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Frank and Barbara (Sprague) Barbato. Michael was a fork lift mechanic for... more

Kenneth Irvine – Lincoln

Kenneth Irvine, 56, of Lincoln, passed away on January 18, 2019, after a long illness. He was the son of Virginia (Fisher) Irvine and the late Milton Irvine Sr. He leaves two brothers Milton Jr. (... more

William J. Gardner – Narragansett

William J. Gardner, 93, of Bonnet Shores in Narragansett, passed away peacefully February 3 at home, in his sunroom in the loving care of his family. Bill now rejoins his best friend and lifelong... more

Claudette M. Fortier – Woonsocket

Claudette M. Fortier, 73, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, in the Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Fortier Sr. She was born in Woonsocket, a... more

Claire M. (Hanks) McCarthy-Cadorette – Lincoln

Claire M. (Hanks) McCarthy-Cadorette, 87, of Lincoln passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John L. McCarthy and the late Eugene A... more

Michael T. Keefe – Cumberland

Michael T. Keefe, 35, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Saturday, February 2, 2019, after a courageous seven-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Providence,... more

Rene J. Gagne – Lincoln

Rene J. Gagne, 76, passed away on Saturday surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Yablonsky) Gagne. They were married for the past 26 years. Born in Central Falls, he... more

Raymond Ernest Comtois – Cumberland

Raymond Ernest Comtois passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Theresa C.... more

Helen C. Nelson – Cumberland

Helen C. Nelson, 100, of Cumberland passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the beloved wife of Edward C. Nelson. Born in Cumberland, she was the... more

Kathleen M. Hart – Cumberland

Kathleen M. (Schofield) Hart, 67, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Robert and... more

Joseph W. Kelleher Jr. – Cumberland

Joseph W. Kelleher Jr., of Cumberland, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Renaud) Kelleher... more

Caroline A. Davidge – Blackstone

Caroline A. (Kumlin) Davidge of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019, at Landmark Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of James S. Davidge. Born Dec... more

Alfred L. Ducharme – Bellingham, Mass.

Alfred L. Ducharme, 72, of Bellingham, Mass., passed away peacefully Thursday, January 24, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Judith (McCreadie) Ducharme and... more

Sr. Savina D’Agostino – North Providence

Sister Savina D’Agostino, (M. Secondinus), FMM, died on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Elmhurst Rehab in Providence. The eldest of six children, Sr. Savina was born in Providence, R.I., August 29,... more

Esther A. Bello – Providence

Esther A. (Monti) Bello, 94, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” Bello. Born in Providence... more

Dorothy A. Minnis – Lincoln

Dorothy A. (Hansen) Minnis, 89, passed away, January 22, 2019, at The Holiday Nursing Home in Manville. She was the beloved wife of 69 years to the late Boyd L. Minnis. Born in Warren, Pa., she was... more

Dr. Kathleen M. Horn Santo – Newburyport, Mass.

Dr. Kathleen M. Horn Santo (56) of Newburyport, Mass,, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 22, 2019. She graduated from North Smithfield High School, Stonehill College and New England College of... more

Eileen G. Scully – Cumberland

Eileen G. Scully, 86, of Cumberland passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Providence. She was the wife of Robert R. Scully Sr. and they had been married for the... more

William J. Walker – Smithfield

William J. Walker, III, 58, of Smithfield, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Jane E. (Collins) Walker. They had been married for 30 years. Born in Providence, he... more

Winifred Hicks – Cumberland

Winifred (Weber) Hicks, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Villages on the Isles in Venice, Fla. She was the beloved wife of Edward G. Hicks. They had been married for 61... more

Roger Marcel Contre – Burrillville

Contre, Roger Marcel, 87, a resident of Pascoag for 59 years before moving to Wakefield, R.I., died peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved... more

Albert Sawyer – Woonsocket

Albert Sawyer, 93, of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of the late Eugenia (Bodnar) Sawyer. They were married on June 30,... more

Eileen V. Pelletier Houle – North Smithfield

Eileen V. Pelletier Houle, 79, of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the wife of the late Roland R. Pelletier who passed away in... more

Marcella K. Degre – Woonsocket

Marcella K. Degre, 74, of Woonsocket died Wednesday January 16, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred F. Degre. They were married in 1977 and shared over 20 years together until his... more

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