Archive - May 5, 2014
ATTLEBORO â If not for Abigail McNultyâs father pushing her in the direction of high-school running, there is no story about how this Cumberland native and Bishop Feehan senior blossomed into a long-distance ace that will be Stanford-bound this September.
To borrow from a popular television series: âFather Knows Best.â Tom McNulty certainly fits the bill after parlaying a strong tennis career at Feehan into a scholarship to Providence College.
PAWTUCKETâWhile plans are in the works for an MBTA commuter rail station to be built near Dexter Street, the fate of the old brick train depot a short distance away at Broad and Barton streets remains in limbo.
Rita M. Goyette
ATTLEBORO - Rita M. Goyette, 93, of Attleboro, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Richard T. Goyette.
Born August 27, 1920 in Lynn, MA she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Eva (Tetrault) Guertin.
Rita was raised and educated in Pawtucket and was a 1938 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Pawtucket. She was employed at the former Robbins Company for 27 years as a jewelry packer.
PAWTUCKET - Timothy Donahue, 61, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away after a long illness at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late John and Rita (O'Brien) Donahue.
Timothy is survived by his four siblings, Michael Donahue of Attleboro, Susan McNulty Donahue, Patricia DeCosta Donahue, and Stephen Donahue, all of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Kenneth Donahue.
His funeral and burial were private. Arrangements by the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home. www.rifuneral.com
Jean F. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET - Jean F. Bergeron, 79, of Pawtucket died May 3, 2014. She was the loving husband of Richard J. Bergeron.
Mrs. Bergeron graduated from the Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was employed as a nurse for many years before retiring in 1980.
Besides her husband Richard Mrs. Bergeron is survived by her children; Jennifer Medeiros of Norton, Ma., Susan Beetles of Rehoboth Ma. She also leaves her grandchildren; Jared Rocha, Nathan Rocha, Emily Medeiros, and Zachary Medeiros. She was the mother of the late Donald Moehle.
Rita A. Ethier
PAWTUCKET - Rita A. Ethier, 92, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the beloved wife of the late Oscar A. Ethier. She was born in Plainville, MA, the daughter of the late Urbain J. and Valida I. (Mayer) Eno. Prior to her retirement she was employed as an assembly worker for Hasbro Industries.
She leaves a son, Joseph Ethier and two brothers Archille "Archie" Eno and Paul Eno, all of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Urbain, Gerard, George, Armand, Joseph and Adrien "DD" Eno.
Mario A. Tovar
CENTRAL FALLS - Mario A. Tovar, 88, entered into eternal rest on Sunday after an illness. He was the husband of Alba Aroujo Tovar. He was born in Colombia a son of the late Juan and Adriana Blanco Tovar. He migrated to the US in 1969, settling in Central Falls. Mario had been employed as a machinist at Hasbro Industries for several years.
Besides his wife he leaves 4 daughters, Yomira Tovar of Central Falls, Sonia Ahumada and Adriana Tovar of Pawtucket and Carolina Tovar in Florida. He also leaves 7 Grandchildren, and 2 brothers in Colombia.
Joseph F. Rentes Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph F. Rentes Jr., 68, passed away Friday at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Florence (Ferri) Rentes and the late Joseph F. Rentes Sr. He resided in Pawtucket for many years.
He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the intelligence field from 1965-1970.
PAWTUCKET - Sophie Zuba, 92, formerly of Bloomfield Street passed away Saturday May 3, 2014 the day before her 93rd birthday at Darlington Memory Lane Assisted Living in North Providence.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zietek) Zuba. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1986 Sophie was employed by the Rhode Island School Lunch Program, working in the Pawtucket School Department for 10 years. Prior to that she worked at the former Moore Fabric of Pawtucket for 35 years.
PAWTUCKET - Alice (Jack) Lima, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Macey Luiz Lima. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Eliza (Marks) Jack.
Alice leaves a sister, Irene Vogel of Cumberland and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edmund Joaquim, Aurora Cunha, Rosalind Torres, Anthony and Raymond Jack.
CUMBERLAND - Roy Hilton, 63, of Bryant Street, died unexpectedly May 1st at home. He was the husband of Deborah (Patenaude) Hilton. Roy was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Pollitt) Hilton and lived most of his life in Cumberland. He had been employed as a diesel mechanic for Pasquale Trucking for several years before illness forced his retirement.
PAWTUCKET - Isabelle Turmel, 73, passed peacefully on May 2nd. She was the wife of Robert A. Turmel. They would have been married for 40 years in October.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Isabele (McAloon) Dougan. She had been employed as the payroll clerk by Moore Fabrics of Pawtucket for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by Robert A. John P. and Andrew C. Turmel, and a grandson, Nathan.
Services were private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com