Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Randy A. Johnson
PAWTUCKET - Randy A. Johnson, 59 of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday the 21st in Orlando, FL., with his son Luke by his side. Son of the late Bernice Johnson, he is also survived by his sister Becky and brother Todd.
CENTRAL FALLS - John Kopec 96, of Hunt Street passed away Thursday November 25, 2010 at Harris Health Care North.
Born in New Bedford, MA he was a son of the late Antoni and Zophia (Sztaba) Kopic. He lived in Central Falls for the past 40 years and was formerly of the Valley Falls section of Cumberland.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for Standard Nut & Bolt Manufacturing Co. of Cumberland for many years.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the Southern Philippines with the 226th Field Artillery Battalion Battery C.
Doris R. Gervais
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Doris R. "Mema" (Lavallee) Gervais, 77, a retired hairdresser, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 27, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. "Pe-Paâ Gervais, Sr.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Alexander and Rose (Lemire) Lavallee, she resided in South Attleboro for over fifty years.
Robert L. Palmer
PAWTUCKET - Robert L. Palmer, 76, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris L. (Dubois) Palmer. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Leo F. and Albertine I. (Begin) Palmer, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life.
Bob served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed boating. He leaves a son, Loren R. Palmer and his wife Laurie of Johnston and four granddaughters.
Aurora M. Teixeira
PAWTUCKET - Aurora M. Teixeira , age 80,of Reservoir Ave., died November 25, 2010 at Memorial Hospital,surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde Island,she was the daughter of the late Antonio Barbosa and Agda Teixeira.
Aurora worked as an assembler for Providence Metalizing for several years.
Marilyn R. O'Connor
PAWTUCKET - Marilyn R.O'Connor, of Orient Ave, Pawtucket died Thursday, November 25, 2010.She was the daughter of the late James and Inez (Steadman) O'Connor.
Miss O'Connor was born in Providence on July 4, 1926, she lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Miss O'Connor was a teacher for thirty nine years in the Pawtucket School System.
She taught at the former Baldwin St. School, Cottage St, School, now Curvin McCabe and the Curtis School. For one year she lived in Bad Nauhein, Germany, where she taught for the American Government at a United States Army Post.
Ellen Howard Briden
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ellen Howard (Smith) Briden, 92, died peacefully on November 24, 2010 at her home at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Earl H. Briden, her husband of 58 years.
Born in Pawtucket, March 22, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Agnes (Howard) Smith. Prior to moving to East Providence a few years ago, she had lived on Birchland Avenue in Pawtucket for about 50 years.
Sharon M. Introini
MANSFIELD, MA - Sharon M. (McCarthy) Introini, 56 of Mansfield formerly of Pawtucket passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday November 21, 2010 at home. She was the beloved wife of Robert G. Introini, with whom she shared 29 years of marriage.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on February 17, 1954, she was daughter of the late Lawrence P., Jr. and Joan E. (Butler)McCarthy.
PAWTUCKET: Manny Neves, 46, passed unexpectedly on November 22nd, 2010.
Born in Central Falls, the son of Manuel T. and Sally (Seau) Neves of Pawtucket.
Manny was an 8th degree Black Belt World Champion in Muay Thai at the age of 42 and still holds the light - heavy weight title.
Since 1985, he has been a Martial Arts school proprietor and currently the owner of Elite Martial Arts of Lincoln.
He trained with his uncle Bert Neves for many years.
Viola T. Wilson
PAWTUCKET - Viola T. Wilson, formerly of Lockbridge St, Pawtucket died Monday, November 22, 2010. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Wilson Sr.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred(Thompson) Broadmeadow. She was a supervisor at Hasbro in Pawtucket for many years.
Ann J. Dalton
SEEKONK - Ann J.(Cahalan) Dalton 93 a long time resident of Seekonk, MA died Sunday. She was the loving wife of the late Sterling A. Dalton for over 60 years.
She was a dedicated volunteer to her church and community.
She is survived by her children Richard Dalton, Barbara Ridings, Patricia Dalton and Elizabeth Camerlin, two grandchildren Christopher Ridings and Dalton Paget and two great granddaughters.
Jeanne M. Martin
ALBION - Jeanne M. Martin, 89, formerly of School St. Albion, died Sunday at Mt. St. Francis Health Care Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Louis P. Martin.
Born in Albion she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Clara (Lusignan) Robidoux. She was a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mrs. Martin worked as a supervisor for American Tourister and also at Berkshire Hathaway before retiring.
Margaret E. Cookson
Seekonk - Margaret E. Cookson of Seekonk, MA and formerly of Pawtucket, RI died November 22, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret devoted her life to her family and always had hugs and smiles to give. She loved nothing more than playing Yahtzee with her family and cards with her friends. She had a love affair for all things sugary sweet and a green thumb with Christmas cactuses.
Raymond Breton Sr.
CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond Breton Sr., "Pepere" 99, formerly of Samoset Ave, passed away peacefully at Oakland Grove Health Center on November 20, 2010. He was the husband of Germaine (Daunais) Breton.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Philias and Rosana (Latimer) Breton.
He had been employed as a mechanic for over 30 years.
Antoinette M. Smith
CUMBERLAND - Antoinette M. Smith, 92 of Cumberland, died Wednesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Edward H. Smith. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Hilda (Ladebauche) Cardin,she had lived most of her life in Cumberland.
Arthur Charles Laperche
CUMBERLAND - Arthur Charles "Art" Laperche, born November 6, 1928, passed away November 18, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence at the age of 82 years old. Born in Pawtucket on Newport Ave., he lived in Cumberland most of his life. He was the son of the late Honora S. (Blanchette) Laperche-Smith, and Charles H. Laperche and stepson of the late Clarence E. Smith.
He worked for Teknor Apex in Pawtucket as a Plant Supervisor for 36 years. Arthur loved his work and his family.
WARWICK: Robert Anthony Labonte Jr, age 42, passed November 17, 2010. Born in Pawtucket, RI on April 5, 1968. He was the son of Ann-Marie LePage and Robert A. Labonte. He attended school on the west coast and later in Augusta, Georgia. Robert and his family later returned to Rhode Island. He had a love and natural gift for music at an early age and performed with several bands in New England Clubs and charitable organizations. Prior to his illness, he was employed as a machinist for Standard Mill and Mark Precision Co. Robert was challenged by many medical hardships before passing.
PAWTUCKET: Manuel Teixeira, 58, passed away November 17, 2010 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Shirley Teixeira.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Manuel Cunha and Aurora Teixeira.
He was the proprietor and head chef of Cantina di Marco Restaurant of Cumberland.