Archive - 2010 - Obituary
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.
Lucy Catherine Bowen
ATTLEBORO - Lucy Catherine Bowen joined the angels in heaven on October 18, 2010. She was the loving wife of James M. Bowen. They had been married 65 years.
Mrs. Bowen was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Vensky) Geraghty. She was employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Besides her husband Mrs. Bowen is survived by her two sons, John Bowen of Jamestown, IN and Daryl Bowen of Los Angeles CA, her five grandchildren and eight grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Cheryl Bingham.
Irving W. Knight
CUMBERLAND - Irving W. Knight, 87, formerly of Avalon Healthcare Center of Mystic, CT passed away on October 7, 2010 at Westerly Hospital. He was the son of the late Irving and Helen (Waterman) Knight.
He leaves two sisters, Marjorie Sweetman of Florida and Lucy Almeida of RI; several nieces, nephew and many caring relatives and friends.
Virginia E. Temple
ATTLEBORO - Virginia E. (Bishop) Temple, 78 of Rita Drive Attleboro, died Thursday at home.
She was born in Attleboro a daughter of the late Arthur & Florence (Ganci) Bishop.
Virginia was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 10 years for Mt. St. Francis Health Center in Woonsocket before she retired 7 years ago.
She has lived in Attleboro for over 15 years coming from, Rehoboth,and Pawtucket RI.
Virginia liked Knitting, Crocheting, and was an avid reader, she especially enjoyed spending time with her great granddaughter.
PAWTUCKET Jean-Marie Jutras, 87, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010.
Born in Ste. Brigitte des Saults, PQ, Canada, he was a son of the late Elzear and Alpaide (Charpentier) Jutras. He came to the United States in 1968 and settled in Pawtucket. Jean-Marie was a battery hand at the Pansey Weaving Company, Pawtucket until retiring in 1978.
James A. Medeiros
RUMFORD - James A. (Jim) Medeiros died at home on Wednesday, October 13, after a long illness. Jim was the son of Dorothy (Corcoran) Medeiros and the late Anthony Medeiros. Jim is also survived by his sister Deborah Marsocci of Narragansett, and his brother Daniel Medeiros of Rehoboth, and three nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 463 Traverse Street, Providence, RI.
Raymond J. McMahon III
PAWTUCKET - Raymond J. McMahon III, 48, of Glenwood Ave, Pawtucket died Thursday, October 14, 2010.
Mr. McMahon was born in Providence the son of Raymond J. and Mary (Russell) McMahon Jr.
Besides his parents Mr. McMahon is survived by his children David McMahon and Nora. He also leaves his brothers Patrick McMahon of Pawtucket and Brian and Kevin McMahon of Florida.
Antonia T. Gomes
CUMBERLAND Antonia T. Gomes, 86, formerly of Smith Street, passed away Thursday in the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Antonio Gomes.
Born in Portugal, settled in Cumberland, RI in 1961.
She was employed by the former Cadillac Textiles until retirement.