Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Warren T. Fortune Jr
PAWTUCKET - Warren T. Fortune Jr, 62, passed December 2nd.
Warren had been employed as a paralegal before retiring due to illness. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving two years each in both the Army and Marine Corp.
He is survived by a son, David A. Fortune of Bristol, a granddaughter, Belle F. Fortune and was the former husband of Norma J. Daviau.
Services will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Leighton W. Cunha
PAWTUCKET - Leighton "Lee" W. Cunha, 70, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Carleeta J. (Taylor) Cunha. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late John C. and Rita E. (Burns) Cunha.
Irene J. Marszalkowski
NAPLES, FL - Irene J. Marszalkowski, 80, of Naples, beloved wife of Frank J. Marszalkowski, passed away on November 16, 2011. Formerly of Cumberland, RI, she had been a Naples resident since 1998.
Irene was born in Pawtucket, RI, the daughter of Kazimer and Rozalja Waronowicz.
Irene will be dearly missed by Frank, her devoted husband of 61 years; and her children,Nancy Malloy of Bonita Springs, FL; Joyce O'Brien of Boxford, MA; Frank Marszalkowski, Jr. of Cumberland, RI; and sister Lillian Luchini of Naples.
Dorothy M. Clarke
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy M. Clarke (O'Connell), 87, of Thomas Dr., passed away Wednesday in Cortland Place, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late William Clarke.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary (McNulty) O'Connell. She resided in Cumberland since 1961. She was a graduate of the former Pawtucket West High School and had also attended the former Bryant and Stratton Business School. At one time Mrs. Clarke had worked at the Pawtucket City Hall and in the former family business, O'Connell's Package Store on East Ave.
Theodore A. Lefort
PAWTUCKET - Theodore "Teddy" A. Lefort, formerly of Charlesgate Assisted Living, passed away Sunday after an illness. He was the former husband of Maryalyce (Greene) Lefort.
Stacey Mary Korta
CONNECTICUT - Stacey Mary (Polefka) Korta, 91, of Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of the late Stephen E. Korta, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
Yvonne I. Turenne
CENTRAL FALLS - Yvonne I. Turenne, 92, of Central Falls, died November 4, 2011 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Francis I. Turenne. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph N. and Rose (Ducharme) Brodeur.
George T. Fortin, Jr.
CUMBERLAND - George T. Fortin, Jr., 82 of Cumberland died Sunday at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. He is the husband of the late Gertrude Forcier. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late George and Alice (Blais) Fortin. George lived in Florida for 30 years prior to moving to Cumberland 4 years ago.
He was a Pharmacist and owner of Forcier's Pharmacy in Pawtucket for 34 years until his retirement in 1969.
Mary J. Wagner
LINCOLN - Mary J. (Sacchetti) Wagner, 84, of Lincoln, RI passed away into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at her home with her family, after a long illness.
John P. Duffin Jr.
CENTRAL FALLS - John P. Duffin Jr. 67, of Jenks Avenue passed away Monday November 28, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket he was the beloved son of the late John P. and Sophie A. (Rzepiela) Duffin Sr. He lived in Central Falls for the past 22 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
John was a self employed Mason and also owned and operated several local businesses.
Lionel E. Roy
PAWTUCKET - Lionel "Uncle Pint" E. Roy, 96, of Celebration, Florida, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Stella M. (Lemieux) Roy.
Eric J. Boynton
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Eric J. Boynton, 30, of Cassisi Street, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 26.
Born in Brockton, MA, he was the son of Nancy (Beekes) Boynton of North Providence and Bradford Boynton, of Brockton.
He was a waiter at Chili's Restaurant, West Bridgewater, MA, a 2001 graduate of Lincoln High School, and a communicant of St. Anthony Church, North Providence.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Lauretta Barriere, 91, of Pawtucket, died Sunday at Oakhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Sylva Barriere. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late David and Eva (Sabourin) Nantais.
Mrs. Barriere had been employed as a heat sealer for the former Red Farm Studios until her retirement.
She was a devout Catholic.
CUMBERLAND - Leona Mikula, 89, of Maybury Street, passed away Saturday at home. She was the beloved wife of Andrew Matthew Mikula. They had been married for 63 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Zygmund and Marion (Gawryc)Nawrocki. She was a Cumberland Resident for over 59 years.
She was a quality control inspector for the Robco Manufacturing Company for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.
She was the sister of the late Helen Baron, Joseph Nawrocki, Henry Nawrocki, and Stanley Nawrocki.
NARRAGANSETT - Joseph J. Day, 78, of Narragansett and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, November 26, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was the long time companion of Ginny Szymkowicz.
Mr. Day was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Garrity) Day.
He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Day served two terms as the Exalted Ruler of the Pawtucket Lodge of Elks #920 and was a member of the East Greenwich Fireman's Club.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Elizabeth Pacheco, of Merrill Street, passed into eternal life on Saturday after an illness. She was the beloved wife of Timothy Pacheco Jr.
She was born in East Providence a daughter of the late Manuel and Annie Mae (Boler) Pike and was a lifelong resident of the city. Elizabeth had been employed for more that 30 years at the former Allendale Insurance Co. and also had been a volunteer at RI Hospital for more than 10 years.
PAWTUCKET - Hector Castro, 64, of Sea Biscuit Place, passed away Sunday November 20, 2011 after an illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Braulio and Petra (Irizarry) Castro. Hector moved to Rhode Island in 1981 and settled in Pawtucket. He will be greatly missed by all his friends at the Arc of the Blackstone Valley.
He leaves 2 sisters, Monica Seda Castro of Pawtucket, Josefina Rivera of FL, 2 brothers, Braulio Castro Jr. of Puerto Rico and Jose H. Castro of NY. He also leaves his beloved niece, Denise Seda Castro and other nieces and nephews.