Obits pg 8 1-9-20

Joseph R. Lariviere,
Navy veteran
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — Joseph R. Lariviere, 83, a longtime resident of Goose Creek, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Hodgenville, Ky.
He was born Jan. 8, 1936, to Valmore and Mary Rose (Bernard) Lariviere in Woonsocket, R.I. After growing up in the small town of N. Grosvenordale, he joined the U.S Navy and served for 22 years, retiring as Chief Quartermaster (QMC) in 1976 off the USS Mount Baker. He married his late wife of 58 years, Anna E. (McNeill) Lariviere in 1960 in Brooklyn, N.Y. They raised their four children in South Carolina.
After retiring from the Navy, he supervised at ATO, Inc. and then at Allied Marine Industries as a dock master.  He spent his leisure time making special memories with his family while fishing, shrimping, golfing, hunting, woodworking, and traveling. He took pride in his green thumb and spent hours tending to his plants and garden. Joseph was a man who never met a stranger. He was thoughtful and kind.
He leaves his daughter, Leslie Hutcherson of Hodgenville; granddaughters, Brittany Stone and Chelsea Stone of Bardstown, Ky. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by siblings, Roland Lariviere, Herve Lariviere, Rita Davis and Marcel Lariviere; son, Joseph R. Lariviere Jr., and daughters, Anna Elizabeth Lariviere and Lisa Anne Lariviere.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 4 in St Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale, with burial with military honors in St Joseph Cemetery.

Douglas Collins
DANIELSON — Douglas Collins, 74, died Dec. 31, 2019.
Douglas was born Aug. 16, 1945, in West Warwick, R.I., son of the late Thomas and Myrtle (Tourtellotte) Collins.
He leaves his wife of 18 years Glenda (Stamos) Collins; his son Christopher Plante (Keith) of Griswold; four daughters: Karen Rhodes (Michael) of Parish, FL, Kelly Morris of Jewett City, Susan Tarbox of Griswold, Brianna Collins and her companion Joshua Howlett of Bethesda, Md.; two brothers: Thomas Collins of Moosup and Arthur Collins (Irene) of Florida; two sisters: Betty Nadeau (Robert) of Rhode Island, and Ida Durning of Rhode Island; 15 grandchildren; two his great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.
A Celebration of Life was Jan. 3 at the Sterling Fire House, with committal at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Stephen B. Cutting
N. SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Stephen B. Cutting, 55, of St. Paul St., formerly of Brooklyn, died Jan. 2, 2020, at home after a brief illness. Born in 1964 in Worcester, he was the son of the late Donald C. and Marie C. (DeMoras) Cutting. Stephen graduated from Millbury High School and attended Worcester State College.
Mr. Cutting worked as a truck driver for Keebler Co & Kellogg and, most recently, Penske Trucking of Franklin. He was a member of the Elks Club in both Danielson and Woonsocket, R.I. Stephen enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, and was an avid fan of the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
He leaves his children, Dr. Marissa Cutting (Sho Grant) of San Antonio, Texas, and Justin Cutting of Schenectady, N.Y.; siblings, Michael Cutting (Andrea) of Webster, James Cutting of Westfield, Mass., and Laurie Cutting Locklear of Ft. Mill, S.C.; nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Laura Gay Krug
DANIELSON – Laura G. Krug, 61, died Dec. 12, 2019.
She was born Sept. 17, 1958 and grew up on a farm in Middletown, raised by her parents, sisters and brothers as she was the youngest of 6, and with the godly inspiration of Paul and Evelyn Olander. Laura loved to laugh and run and dance and play. Though her body was broken with disease late in life, her spirit was always childlike. She sought to see the good in others. She was soft, generous and kind. She expected her children to be kind, polite and thankful.
Laura’s love for God’s creation, indeed, made her a blessing. She entertained such pure joy at the New England winters and every season. She deeply cared for her pets, often house cats. She loved all creatures. She loved the beauty of flowers and plants and trees. She loved to cook for others. Laura loved stained-glass windows. She enjoyed playing cards and Scrabble and other games. She was crafty. She was a waitress and a caregiver and took great joy in holidays, celebrations, birthdays; and loved giving the best gifts to her children. She loved Christmastime most of all and family. She cared deeply for her own family and for her mother late in life.
She leaves two children, Erin Rhault and Joshua Krug; two grandchildren, Evan and Drew Rhault; two of her remaining five siblings, Lenard Cannon and Cathy Carlson.
There will be an informal service at noon Jan. 15 at the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry on Water Street. Anyone who knew her is welcome. Burial will be in the spring. Donations: St. Jude Hospital or Catholic Charities. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson, directed arrangements.

Charles Stoddard Jr.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Charles Eldredge Stoddard, Jr., 84, died unexpectedly Jan. 4, 2020. Charles was a native of Putnam and current resident of Asheville, N.C., for more than 15 years. He was born in 1935, a son of the late Edith Elizabeth and Charles Eldredge Stoddard Sr.
He was a graduate of Putnam High School and a proud alumnus of UConn, continuing to watch women’s basketball games and frequenting the UConn Dairy Bar for chocolate milkshakes. He saved middle and high school graduation programs and Christmas and birthday cards from his siblings, grandchildren and friends. Traveling to Germany was his passion which resulted in his being fluent in German. German, Latin, and most recently French were some of the many languages he learned while attending UNCA.
He was a master bridge player, avid golfer, lover of horticulture – especially beech trees – charitable giver, Central Connecticut librarian, mentor and lifelong learner. He enjoyed eating hot dogs and beans with vinegar and ketchup, stewed tomato casserole with lots of cheddar cheese, mushroom soup, Rum Raisin ice cream and anything sweet. Charles would never pass up an opportunity to visit a Dairy Queen, park, or a Spades card game. Charles had a passion for life, was a free spirit, and had a terrible habit of never showing up on time.
He leaves his daughter, Susan Johnson (Bradley); son, David Stoddard (Cindy); sisters, Helen Stoddard Smith, Carolyn Crafts (Bryan); brother, Joseph P. Stoddard (Cecile); grandchildren, Sarah, Adam, Lauren and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Logan and Addison; and former daughter-in-law, Cheryl Stoddard.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 11 in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A graveside service will be held at Abington Cemetery in the spring. Donations: Asheville Bridge Club, Attn: Paul Beebe, Room 800 Fairview Rd. #C1, Asheville, NC 28803.


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