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Diana Held

Apr 22, 1950 - Dec 03, 2023

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Woonsocket, RI

Diana Jewel Held, 73, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away at Landmark Medical Center with her daughters by her side on December 3, 2023, after a brief illness. She was born on April 22, 1950, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Carolyn Eva Barnes Jones and William Littleton Brown. She was raised in Jacksonville, Florida by her. parents, Arvilla and the late Charles Southerland. Diana was a loving and proud mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Heather (Richard) Stocks of Seffner, Florida,...Read More

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Manuel G. Vernancio

Jun 22, 1956 - Jan 26, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Manuel G. "Manny" Vernancio, 67, of North Providence, passed away on Friday January 26, 2024, at Woonsocket Health Center, Woonsocket. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Manuel C. and Catherine (Trambukis) Vernancio. Manny was one of the 1st graduates of the RI Jewelry Institute. He had a long career as a plater in the jewelry industry. He was also Quality Manager at Blackhawk Machine Products and manager at Bailey's Pub for several years. Manny was an avid Boston Bruins fan and had a life long passion for music. He played the drums for several local bands throughout RI with family and friends of his. Manny leaves two brothers, Michael C. Vernancio and John J. Vernancio, one sister, Barbara A. Giorgi. He also leaves 10 nieces and nephews, and 10 great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday Morning, February 1, 2024, from 10:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. in the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, followed by a Prayer Service at 11:15 a. m. Burial will be private.

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Donald D. Heroux

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Donald D. Heroux, 78, of Woonsocket, passed away February 25, 2024 at home. He was the beloved husband of Estelle (McNeil) Heroux whom he married August 3, 1968. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Hormidas and Florida (Lamoureux) Heroux. As an ambitious individual, he began his first job at Auger's Menswear and in 1969 started his own business, D & B Landscaping of Woonsocket, RI. Don was a man of deep faith. He was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Men of St. Joseph. He liked hunting, card games, inspirational reading, watching football, vacationing in Aruba and a good cigar. He greatly enjoyed date nights with his wife and spending time with family and friends. Along with his wife, Estelle, he is survived by two sons, Brian Heroux and his wife, Leah, of Cumberland, and Brandon Heroux and his wife, Cynthia, of North Smithfield; and two granddaughters, Alexia Heroux and Avanjolique Heroux. His funeral will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9 AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Agatha's Church, 34 Joffre Ave., Woonsocket, RI 02895. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 314 Wrentham Rd., Bellingham, MA. Calling hours are Monday from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Agatha's Church. To to the family or in memory of Donald D. Heroux, please

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Barbara Dorothy Rumley

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Barbara Dorothy Rumley, 76, of Woonsocket, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the Skeffington Funeral Home and Cremations, 925 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence. For online condolences kindly visit- Skeffingtonfuneralhome.com

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James A. Regan

Died : Feb 19, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

James "Jim" A. Regan, 57, of Woonsocket, died February 19, 2024 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Cynthia (Gullbrand) Regan. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Timothy Sr. and Elizabeth (Fowler) Regan. Jim was the owner of Creatures Pet Store, North Smithfield. He loved all animals and enjoyed the beach. Along with his wife, Cindy, he is survived by their children, Kaitlyn Murphy and her husband, Devan, and Sarah Regan, all of Woonsocket; his siblings, Elizabeth Guertin and her husband, George of North Smithfield and John Regan of Johnston; his sister in law, Ann Regan of Johnston; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Timothy Jr. and Patrick Regan, and Barbara Gomes. His funeral will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024 starting with a visitation at 2PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main Street, Woonsocket, followed by a service at 4PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. To to the family or in memory of James A. Regan, please

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Mark K. Roderick

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Mark K. Roderick, 65, of Woonsocket, died February 14, 2024 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lorraine (Lauzon) Roderick. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Anthony and Carolina (Pimental) Roderick. Mark worked for Lantor Filtration Co., Bellingham. He enjoyed working on and building cars. He was a phenomenal guitarist and was quite adept at refurbishing for anyone that needed it. Mark will be remembered as being extremely kind-hearted and willing to help anyone that asked. Along with his wife Lorraine, he is survived by his brothers, James Roderick and Frank Roderick, both of Woonsocket. He was the brother of the late Matthew Roderick and Carol Carey His funeral will be held Sunday, March 3, 2023 starting with a visitation at 2pm, followed by a service at 3:30PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main Street, Woonsocket. To to the family or in memory of Mark K. Roderick, please

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Richard A. Gosselin, Sr.

Nov 25, 1948 - Feb 16, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Richard A. Gosselin, Sr., 75 of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, died February 16, 2024, at home with his family. He was the husband of Mary (Phillips) Gosselin whom he married July 30, 1966. Born in Woonsocket, RI. He was the son of the late Bertha (Rivers) Laquerre and the son of the late Rene Lefrancois. Mr. Gosselin worked for CVS Warehouse, Woonsocket, RI for many years and Dennisons Warehouse in Framingham, MA for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a love for sports, especially the Yankees. During family gatherings, he was the life of the party. Along with his wife, Mary, he is survived by 4 children, Lisa Lachapelle and her husband Bruce of Burriville, RI, Sandra Bonollo and her husband Nello of Uxbridge, MA, Leslie Desrosiers and her husband Matthew of Millville, MA, and Richard Gosselin, Jr., of Burriville, RI and seven grandchildren, Chantel, Paige, Breanna, Angelia, Paige, Matthew Jr., Richard and Alex and two great grandchildren, Alivia and Harper as well as his siblings, Theresa Desplechin, Rachel Gosselin, Joyce Boxhold and the late Gerard Gosselin. The last several months he was cared for by HopeHealth Hospice (Valerie Toure and Carol Bailey) who truly gave him the upmost care and truly cared for him. A Memorial will be held at a later date.

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Lillian O. Griffith

Oct 24, 1933 - Feb 13, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Lillian O. Griffith 90 of Woonsocket passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 13, 2024. Born October 24, 1933, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Laura (Paul) Asselin. She was the wife of the late Hebert Griffith and Hosanna Bernard. She lived in North Smithfield and Burrillville. She is survived by a daughter Debra Bernard of North Providence, a son Eric Bernard of South Carolina. She was the mother of the late Sheila Bernard. Two stepdaughters Kathy Piette of Blackstone. Annette Menard of Glendale, Two stepsons Joseph Griffith of Pawtucket and Herbert Griffith Jr. of Canada. She also leaves behind three granddaughters, 3 step granddaughters and one step grandson, and 13 great grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes Inc. 1496 Victory Hwy. Oakland Rhode Island. Service details are respectfully omitted. To to the family or in memory of Lillian O. (Asselin) Griffith, please

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Arthur Peter Poirier

Apr 20, 1929 - Feb 07, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Smithfield RI / Webster Ma. Arthur “Peter” Poirier April 20 1929 – February 7, 2024 (age94) passed away Wednesday February 7th 2024 at the Landmark Medical Hospital Woonsocket, RI. Peter leaves behind his beloved wife of 36 years Carol (Carrabba) Poirier of North Smithfield, RI. He was predeceased by his late wife Joyce Poirier (Tibbets). Peter also leaves behind two sons, Darrell Poirier and his wife Barbara Poirier of Woodstock, CT, and Davy Poirier and his wife Lori Poirier, of Sutton, MA, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, two stepsons Michael Carrabba and his wife Tracy of Southbridge, MA, Lisa Deslauries and her husband Don of North Smithfield, RI, James Carrabba and his wife Heather of PA, and 5 step grandchildren. Peter was predeceased by eight siblings John Poirier, Antonio Poirier, George Poirier, Glowanna Shepard, Jeannette Cullina, Ann Adams and Olive Forget. Born in Millbury Ma. He was the son of Louis and Anna (Provencher) Poirier. As a veteran Peter served six years in the US Army. Peter last worked in field service logistics for Digital Equipment Corporation. He enjoyed golfing, going to the casino with his friends, playing cards, going out to lunch with his wife Carol, and going out to dinner with family and friends. There are no calling hours, and the burial will be in Millbury Cemetery at a later date. Please omit flowers and donations may be made to the Veterans Coffee house Danielson, CT. the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St, Webster, MA. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle. To to the family or in memory of Arthur Peter Poirier, please

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Thomas D'Andrea

Mar 20, 1939 - Feb 12, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

Pawtucket,Thomas D'Andrea, 84, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024, in the Friendly Home, Woonsocket, peacefully in his sleep. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Shabo) D'Andrea.Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Thomas and Mary (Pasquel) D'Andrea. He resided in Pawtucket for the past 64 years.He enjoyed traveling, gardening, the beach and reading, but most of all spending time with his family.Tom's career began as a delivery driver, also owner operated a restaurant and a flower business, as well working as a machine operator He is survived by his two sons: Thomas A. D'Andrea and his wife Kim of Cumberland, David A. D'Andrea and his wife Sandra of Pawtucket. His grandchildren; Bethanie, Brittany, Melissa, Lauren, and Rebecca, four great-grandchildren; Aurora, Kingsley, Eleanore, and Michael and another great granddaughter on the way. He also leaves one sister Dolores Letourneau of Cumberland and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late, Marie (Jenny), Anna, Joseph, Frank, Joanne, and Sandra. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Tom's Life Celebration to begin with Visiting Hours on Thursday, February 15, 2024, and continuing Friday, February 16, 2024, with a Prayer Service at 11 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917.Online memorial: jjduffyfuneralhome.com

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Louise M. Heroux

Died : Feb 10, 2024

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Woonsocket, RI

On February 10, 2024, Louise M. Heroux of Woonsocket, RI passed away and entered through the gates of Heaven. Born in Newark, NJ to the late Henry & Clara Leicht, she was the wife of Gerard A. Heroux, Sr. (deceased) and lived in Woonsocket over 70 years. After moving to Woonsocket, she was employed at Jacob Finklestein's & Sons for 30 years as a purchasing agent. After retiring, Louise attended the Community College of RI for 2 years and received her Associates Degree in Business, with honors, at the age of 70. Attending St. James Episcopal Church for many years, Louise was the President of the St. James Senior Club and she was the former Secretary/Treasurer for the St. James Nightingale Club. She also volunteered her time assisting in the many holiday fairs, breakfasts and the church food bank that were sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church. Her hobbies were reading, knitting, sewing, arts and crafts, puzzles, coloring, and she was an avid bowler for over 50 years. Louise was a gentle and giving person dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. Louise is survived by her children: Gerard A. (Christine) Heroux, Jr. of Punta Gorda, FL, Christine C. (Raymond) Tardie of Punta Gorda, FL and Michael A. Heroux of Cumberland, RI. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great/great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 2-4 PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. To to the family or in memory of Louise M. Heroux, please

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