Irene Burke  8/13/1929 - 8/4/2017
Irene Burke 8/13/1929 - 8/4/2017
Irene J. (Vanasse) Burke, a resident of Woburn for 55 years, passed away on August 4, 2017. She was 87 years of age.

Irene was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 13, 1929 the daughter of the late Omer C. and Mary A. (Hebert) Vanasse. Irene enjoyed shopping and will be remembered as a frequent shopper on QVC. Her family was first and foremost in her life.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul J. Burke. Devoted mother of Paul J. Burke, Jr and his wife Toni of Methuen, Nancy A. Burke of Alameda, CA, Joanne M. Bemis and her husband Rick of Burlington and James M. Burke and his wife Susan J. Cutelis of Dracut. Loving grandmother of Ashlee, Victoria, Stefania, Kelly, Brian and Alex. Cherished sister of the late Theresa Degou.

Her funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) in Reading on Thursday, August 10 at 8:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Church 280 Main St. Woburn at 10:00AM. Burial will follow in Wood Brook Cemetery, Woburn. Funeral home visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening from 5:00-8:00PM.

For those who wish contributions may be made in Irene’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105.


 
Emerld Hebert, Jr   12/20/1940 - 11/22/2016
Emerld Hebert, Jr 12/20/1940 - 11/22/2016
Emerld C. Hebert, Jr.   December 20, 1940 - November 22, 2016

Mitch enjoyed working with his hands and was a talented woodworker, mechanic, and locksmith.  He was a long time member of the B.P.O.E. 2530, Kinderhook, NY.  Where he served as Exalted Ruler from 1985-1986.

Served in the Navy on the destroyer USS Hebert J Thomas DDR - 883 from 1958-1962.  In 1977, he moved his family to Valatie, NY.  Where he was employed by Amtrak Maintenance Facility in Rennselaer, NY.  After retiring in 2007, after 30 years, he and his wife, Annette, relocated to Tomball, Texas to enjoy his retirement among family and close friends.  He was loved and respected by family and many great friends and was sure to greet you with a warm smile or a good joke.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Annette Lemoi Hebert; sons, Michael and Laura, Brian and Angelique, and Gregory; eight grandchildren, Sister Lauren, Danielle, Jonathan, David and Matthew Hebert, Jennah, Camryn and Alecia Poling; brothers, Philip Hebert and Theresa, David Hebert and Rejeanne; sister, Margot Thomas; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Geffrey Langlais    5/9/1931 - 5/14/2015
Geffrey Langlais 5/9/1931 - 5/14/2015
Geffrey Langlais, 84, of Coventry, RI passed away at home on Thursday, May 14th, 2015.  Born in Coventry on May 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert and Courana (Hebert) Langlais.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Dolores (Lariviere) Langlais.  He was happy to spend his birthday last week with his family of five children: Irene, Paul, John, Dennis, and Jim; as well as two daughters-in-law: Andrea and Kim; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  He was also the brother of Donald Langlais and the late Reginald Langlais.

Geffrey spent his whole life in Pawtuxet Valley, employed by Victor Electric Wire and Cable Company for 40 years.  He served in the military in the 1950's and was committed to his faith and family.
Theresa Degou   3/25/1926 - 4/29/2015
Theresa Degou 3/25/1926 - 4/29/2015
Theresa Degou, loving wife of the late Joseph Degou, and mother of 9, passed away after a short illness at the Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, FL on Wednesday night, April 29, 2015.  She was 89 years old.

Theresa was born and raised in Cambridge, MA. She was the oldest daughter of the late Omer and Mary Vanasse. She continued living in North Cambridge until 1970 when she moved to Burlington, MA. She was employed at Cambridge Trust as a bookkeeper. She then put her full attention to raising her 9 children. When her children were old enough, she returned to the workforce as a technician at Textron in Winchester, MA. Theresa's life revolved around her family. She loved hosting the holidays with all her children. Christmas was special for Theresa. The family would gather and sing Christmas Carols. Yearly vacations were spent camping with friends and family. Riverbrook and Old Orchard Beach, Maine camp grounds were their favorite places to camp. Theresa and Joe were also avid snowmobilers. They traveled all over New England and Canada riding with family and friends. She enjoyed spending quieter times crocheting, knitting, sewing, and doing needle point. She also enjoyed going to bingo with her cousin Lou. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling to Aruba, Hawaii, and Alaska being some of her memorable trips. For the last 20 years, she enjoyed wintering in Punta Gorda, Florida. She enjoyed treasure hunting at flea markets and dinners at The Fisherman's Village. Theresa lived her life to the fullest surrounded by family and friends.

Theresa was the loving wife of the late Joseph H. Degou. She was the loving mother of Robert Degou of Lowell, Linda Litchfield & her husband Ted of Burlington, Steven Degou & his wife Pam of Lowell, Donald Degou & his wife Teresa of Newburyport, Diane Hinsman & her husband Robert of Pelham, NH, Richard Degou of Burlington, Donna & her husband Greg Costopulos of Woburn, Carol Dillon & her husband Dan of Billerica, and David of Burlington. She was the sister of Irene Burke of Woburn. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


 
Sr. Claire Hebert   9/25/1928 - 10/14/2014
Sr. Claire Hebert 9/25/1928 - 10/14/2014
Sr. Claire Hebert, PM (Sr. Ste-Marie-de-la-Providence), of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died October 14, 2014 at St. Joseph Residence in Manchester.

She was born in West Warwick, RI on September 25, 1928 to Arthur and Jeanette (Bernard) Hebert. She made her first profession on July 2, 1948 and her final profession on August 15, 1953.

Sr. Claire was an educator who taught in the elementary schools of Gorham, Berlin, Hudson, and Manchester, NH, as well as in Woonsocket and West Warwick, RI. She also served the community as a nurse's aide, housekeeper, and driver until she was assigned to St. Joseph Residence II due to diminishing health.

Her family includes a brother, Arthur and wife Roshni Hebert of Largo, FL; a sister Lucille Collard of West Warwick, RI; and nieces and nephews.


 
John Hebert  9/20/1937 - 7/22/2011
John Hebert 9/20/1937 - 7/22/2011
John A. Hebert, 1937 - 2011 Chicopee, MA

MSGT John Hebert, USAF - 73, entered into rest on Friday, July 22, 2011.

Mr. Hebert was born on September 20, 1937, a son of the late Emerild Hebert and Henrietta (Breno) Hebert. With pride and honor, he served his country in the United States Air Force for 22 years, including the Vietnam conflict.

He was blessed with a 50 year marriage to Patricia A. (Cox), who he first met at a USO dance at Westover AFB in Chicopee, MA.  After he retired from the military in 1978, he continued working several more years for the US Postal Service, as a Special Delivery Carrier, at the Springfield, MA downtown location.  Upon his retirement from the Post Office, he and Patricia spent countless happy times camping, traveling and visiting with friends and relatives.

John was a handyman who was always willing to help his family and friends with many projects.  He will be remembered as a quiet yet strong family man who always found a way to take care of his family.

He was predeceased by his wife Patricia in 2008.  John left behind his five loving children; Gary Hebert (Maureen), Shrewsbury, MA, Ann Graczyk (Ronald), John Hebert (Mary) and Steven Hebert, all of Chicopee, MA, Cindy King (Chris) of Wilbraham, MA; siblings, Margot Thomas, Ocala, FL, Emerild Hebert (Annette), Tomball, TX, Philip Hebert (Theresa), Sandborn, NH, and David Hebert (Rejeanne), Coventry, RI; as well as ten grandchildren; Steven Jr, Matthew, Anthony, Zachary, John, Shayna, Tricia, Courtney, Nicholas, and Joshua.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations to Hospice Care, 1125 Walnut Street Macon, GA 31201 (888) 577-0560 or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-5213.



 
Henry L. Blais Jr. 7/17/1934 - 6/13/2009
Henry L. Blais Jr. 7/17/1934 - 6/13/2009
BLAIS, Henry L. Jr., USAF (Ret.), 74, of Hall St., West Warwick, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Estelle B. (Heroux) Blais.  They had been married for 53 years.  

Born in Providence, a son of the late Henry L. and Beatrice E. (Hebert) Blais.  Mr. Blais served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and retiring from the communication division in 1972.  He later was employed at Electric Boat in Groton, CT before retiring.  He was a communicant of Christ the King Church, a Vietnam War Air Force Veteran, a member of the West Warwick American Legion, Post 2, Club Frontenac, and past president of St. John's Holy Name Society.  

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Gregory and his wife Yvonne, Thomas and his wife Margaret, David, Kevin and his wife Cheryl, Dr. Linelle Blais and her husband Dr. Joseph Dye, Nadine Huber and her husband Dan, and Jason Blais and his wife Lori; a brother, Rev. Robert L. Blais, Diocese of Providence and former Chaplin, RI Army National Guard and sixteen grandchildren.  

His funeral will be held Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9 a.m. from the HENAULT - GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick, RI.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, Legris Ave., West Warwick.  Interment will follow with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick.  Visiting hours Wednesday 4-7 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Christ the King Church, 120 Legris Ave., West Warwick, RI or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in his memory would be appreciated.  Information and condolences please visit:  www.henault-gallogly.com


 
Yvette Thomas 1/14/1932 - 9/13/2008
Yvette Thomas 1/14/1932 - 9/13/2008
Yvette Thomas, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of September 13, 2008 in Austin, TX surrounded by her family.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Lt. Col. Tyler Thomas and their five children; Anne Quiroga and husband Guillermo, Mark Thomas and wife Candice, Susan Thomas, John Thomas and wife Alma, and Charles Thomas.  She wil also be missed by her seven grandchildren, Marina Thomas, Amber Gulvin, Willy Quiroga, Sienna and Emma Blaw, Lindsy, Kayla and Christian Thomas, along with brother Donald Hebert and sister Joanne Spera and husband Paul and their families.

Born in Attleboro, Mass. on January 14, 1932 to parents Archibald and Rose Hebert.  Yvette moved to Texas in 1953 and met Air Force Pilot Tyler Thomas in San Marcos.  She spent the first years of her marriage traveling and raising her children in Florida, Washington, DC, Bolivia, Peru, Massachusetts, and Delaware where she earned her degree in education.  These experiences provided many opportunities to share her love of traveling with her children and grandchildren.  Every trip was an adventure.

After moving to San Antonio, she taught first grade at Holy Spirit Catholic School for 20 years.  She was a dedicated member of St. Mark's Catholic Church where she volunteered many hours embracing her faith and sharing it with those she loved.  She will be missed by her fellow parishioners.

Yvette found solace in gardening and shared her enthusiasm for birds, especially Hummingbirds, with her grandchildren.  She loved to knit for her children and grandchildren and had a passion for literature and history which she shared with family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church located at 683 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA with Rev. Robert Blais and Rev. James H. Morse, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, Hospice Austin or Catholic Charities.


 
Reginald Langlais  2/25/1928 - 8/23/1999
Reginald Langlais 2/25/1928 - 8/23/1999
Reginald R. Langlais, 71, of Regent Street, a self-employed carpenter and owner and operator of Reggie's Construction, retiring in 1990, died yesterday, August 23rd, 1999, at Kent County Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Beatrice (Henault) Langlais.

Born on February 25, 1928 in West Warwick, he was a son of the late Robert and Courana (Hebert) Langlais.

An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Langlais served with the 78th Combat Engineer Battalion.  He was a member of American Legion, Post 2, West Warwick, and the AARP.

Besides his wife, he leaves five sons, Roger Langlais of Noblesville, Ind., Gerard Langlais of DeBary, Fla., Arthur Langlais of Richmond, Leo Langlais of Coventry, and William Langlais of West Greenwich; two brothers, Donald and Geffrey Langlais, both of Coventry; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 8am from the Raoul G. Henault & Son Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Vincent de Paul Church, St. Vincent de Paul Street.  Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.


 
Sophie Hebert   3/30/1866 - 2/16/1956
Sophie Hebert 3/30/1866 - 2/16/1956

Mrs. Sophie Hebert, 89, a former resident of the Pawtuxet Valley, died late last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marion Vanasse, 19 Dudley Street, North Cambridge, Mass., where she had resided the past 25 years.

She was born in St. Davide, P.Q., Canada, Mar. 28, 1866, daughter of the late Augustin and Marie (Provensal) Beauchemin.  Her husband, John B. Hebert, died eight months ago.  She was a member of the Union of Prayer of St. John's Church, Arctic.

Surviving besides her daughter with whom she resided are four other daughters, Miss Rose Hebert of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Robert Langlais of Coventry and Mrs. Romeo Maynard and Mrs. Henry Blais, both of West Warwick; five sons, Geoffrey of Providence, Brother Donald Hebert, a professor at Notre Dame College, Montreal, Emerild and Arthur, both of West Warwick, and Archie Hebert of Dodgeville, Mass.

The body is resting at the Robert-Potvin Funeral Home, 167 Washington Street, West Warwick.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


 
John B. Hebert 5/18/1865 - 6/6/1955
John B. Hebert 5/18/1865 - 6/6/1955
John B. Hebert, 90, died this morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Arsene Verrier, 310 Washington St., West Warwick.

He was born in St. Guillaume, Quebec, May 18, 1865, a son of the late John B. and Marie (Desrosier) Hebert.  He had been a Pawtuxet Valley resident for 79 years.

Mr. Hebert worked in Interlaken Mills, Harris, for 40 years, until his retirement in 1925.  He was a member of the Pawtuxet Valley Old timers Association, the Union of Prayer and Holy Name Society of St. John's Church, Arctic; Gibson Council, K. of C., of Arctic, and Warwick Aeria of Eagles, West Warwick.

Surviving, besides his sister, are his wife, Sophie (Beauchemin) Hebert; five sons, Jeffrey Hebert, Cranston; the Rev. Brother Donald of Montreal; Emerild and Arthur Hebert, both of West Warwick; and Archie Hebert, Attleboro; five daughters, Mrs. Omer Vanasse, Boston; Miss Rose Hebert, Brooklyn, NY; Mrs. Robert Langlais, Coventry; Mrs. Romeo Maynard and Mrs. Henry Blais, both of West Warwick; 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Robert-Potvin Funeral Home, 167 Washington St., West Warwick, at a time to be announced.

 

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