Archive - Oct 2010 - Obituary
Rita E. Kalafarski
PAWTUCKET- Rita E. Kalafarski 86, of Pawtucket passed away Tuesday October 26, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Kalafarski.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Julia (Plata) Niezgoda. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1990 she was the Executive Secretary to the Director of the City of Pawtucket Planning & Development.
Antonio Rodrigues Inacio
CANADA - Antonio Rodrigues Inacio, 81, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, passed away at home on Friday, October 15, 2010. Born in Vila Franca da Serra, Portugal, the son of the late Manuel R. Inacio and Rosa J. Fernandes, he settled in Canada over 54 years ago. He leaves a sister, Maria C. Mendes and her husband Alfredo of Pawtucket; a nephew, Alfred Mendes and his wife Kathy of Seekonk; a niece, Elizabeth Mendes of California and two great-nephews, Alec and Adam Mendes.
Janis Gomes (WITH PHOTO)
PAWTUCKET: Janis "Cookie" (Donovan) Gomes, 56, formerly of Johnston, passed October 24, 2010.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Jeannette Donovan.
She is survived by two daughters, Becky and Stacy Gaudiana, both of Johnston, a granddaughter, Tianna Escobar, a companion, Moe Lottinville, a brother, William Donovan, and a sister, Candi DeSanti, both of Tennessee.
Beulah C. Anderson
PAWTUCKET - Beulah C. Anderson, 97, a retired secretary and licensed practical nurse died Saturday October 23, 2010. She was a resident of the United Methodist Retirement Center.
Beulah was the wife of the late Russell Anderson. They had been married for sixty-seven years. She was the daughter of the late Arthur William and Anna Jane Caldwell, and was born in Providence, but lived in Pawtucket for most of her life. She moved to East Providence in 1996.
PAWTUCKET - Irondina (Torres) Pacheco, 89, passed on October 22, 2010. She was the wife of the late ILdeberto Pacheco.
She is survived by a son, Luis Pacheco of North Smithfield, three daughters, Lidia Arruda of Pawtucket, Manuela Soares of Fall River and Ana Fox of Michigan, 20 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Joseph Pacheco, Francelina M. Soares, ILdeberto C. Pacheco.
PAWTUCKET: Arnaldo Lima, 72, passed October 23, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital. Born in S. Vicente, Cape Verde, a son of the late Martinho Santos and Francisca Lima. He resided in Pawtucket since 1989.
Arnaldo is survived by three sons, Teodorico, Dario and Nilton Lima, three daughters, Filomina, Liliana and Natalina and fifteen grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday fro 6-9pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit: www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Nancy Lynn Grace
Nancy Lynn Grace, 47 of Laurier Avenue, South Attleboro died Saturday at her home. She was the wife of Gary J. Grace to whom she was married for 20 years, and friends for 34 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Herbert T. Walters and of Bertha (Davy) Walters-Bourgault and her husband Ronald Bourgault of Pawtucket. She had lived in South Attleboro for over 22 years.
Mary F. Rego
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. Rego, 59, of Pawtucket died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.Mary was the wife of the late Fernando P. Rego. Born in the Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose G. and Gualdina (DoRego) Pereira. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 2008, Mary worked in the textile business at International Packaging in Pawtucket for 28 years.
Margaret M. Merrifield
CUMBERLAND - Margaret M.(Hodde) Merrifield, 91 of Chambers St. Cumberland and formerly of Sweet Avenue, Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Grandview Center. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Merrifield, Sr.
Born in South Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Sadie (Lynch) Hodde and had lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Earl A. Marchand
ATTLEBORO - Earl A. Marchand, of Attleboro, Mass., a former Boston newspaperman and communications writer, died Friday in his home after a brief illness. He was 79.
A Korean War Navy veteran, Mr. Marchand served as staff writer for the Boston Herald Traveler and Boston Herald American from 1961 to 1980.
Wayne R. Girard
PAWTUCKET - Wayne R. Girard, 35 of Wood Street died Monday at his home. He was the son of the late Andrew, Sr. and Beatrice (Clarkson) Girard.
He was employed as a machinist and was a student of the Yoons Martial Arts Academy in Deleware for a time.He was well loved and will be missed by all.
He is survived by one son, Austin Girard and one daughter Audry Girard both of Pawtucket, one sister Sheryl Genest of Pawtucket and two brothers Andrew Girard, Jr. of Cranston and Mark Girard of Pawtucket and five nephews.
Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine(Geraghty) Bowen, a long time resident of South Attleboro, joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. Lucy was born October 20, 1923 in South Attleboro, Mass. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen for 65 years. In 1957 the couple moved to Greenville, Ohio, where they raised their family and lived for more than 25 years. They retired and returned to South Attleboro in 1980 where Lucy was an active volunteer for the Knights of Columbus and St. Theresa's parish. Lucy was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Maria Armanda Craveiro
NORTH SCITUATE - Maria Armanda (Almeida) Craveiro, 62, of Carue Drive, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Mrs. Craveiro was a ten year breast cancer survivor. She was the beloved wife of Antonio Craveiro, the former tailor for the Rhode Island State Police.
Born in Gouveia, Portugal, she was the daughter of Antonio and Maria Isabel (Cruz) Almeida. She moved to this country in 1969 settling in Woonsocket. She resided in Scituate for 33 years.
She was the owner and hairdresser for Hair Designs by Maria for many years, retiring due to illness.
Tintra Mary Cochran
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA - Tintra Mary (Alessandro) Cochran, 93, of West Carpenter St., South Attleboro, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Francis Cochran.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Josephina (Costa) Alessandro and had lived in South Attleboro for over 55 years.
She was retired and had worked as a seamstress for Pawtucket Dress Company. She was a member of the Royal Travelers for over 30 years.
Ethel L. Martel
Pawtucket - Ethel L. (Oldrid) Martel, 94, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Roy E. "Jake" Martel. They were married for 51 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Samuel and Estelle (Esser) Oldrid, she had lived in Pawtucket and Central Falls all her life.
George L. Bailey
PAWTUCKET - George L. Bailey, 82 of Meadow St. passed away on Monday at RI Hospital after an illness. He was the husband of Rosa (Oliva) Bailey. He was also the husband of the late Doris Bailey. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Lester F. and Margaret (Duhaine) Bailey and was a lifelong resident of the city. He had been employed as a truck driver for the former Fuller Packaging Co. for several years before retiring. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 602.
Sharon J.Soboda CENTRAL FALLS- Sharon J. Soboda, 53, of High Street passed away Monday October 18, 2010 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Florence A. (Aubin) Soboda Sr. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Sharon was a Customer Service Representative for MetLife Insurance Co. and prior to that she was employed by Hasbro Industries for 18 years in the Information Systems and the Engineering Departments.
John E. Henshaw
ATTLEBORO - John E. Henshaw, of Liberty Drive, passed away on Friday at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Shirley A. (Durand) Henshaw and had been married for 32 years.
He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late John and Gladys (Jamison) Henshaw.
Paul J. Eklund
PAWTUCKET: Paul J. Eklund, 52, of Vine St, passed October 18th 2010 after a brief illness.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John and Florence (Fontaine) Eklund.
Paul had been employed by Texas Instruments of Attleboro and GTECH of West Greenwich for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Elaine E. Eklund and a dear friend Anita Van Leeuwen, both with whom he resided.