Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Piotr J. Budzyna
CENTRAL FALLS - Piotr J. Budzyna 74, of High Street passed away Tuesday November 8, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Halina (Kozaczka) Budzyna.
Born in Poland he was a son of the late Wladyslaw and Karolina (Rokocz) Budzyna. He lived in Central Falls for the past 8 years and was formerly of Cumberland.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for the Seekonk Manufacturing Co.
Robert L. Pope
SEEKONK - Robert L. Pope, 83, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Weaton) Pope, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on September 18, 2011.
Meredith A. Garon
CUMBERLAND - Meredith A. Garon 58 of Bryant St. died Sunday at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center, Pawtucket. She was the wife of Arthur J. Garon.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late Edwin and Mildred (Heaton) Elson. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Garon was a bus monitor for Laidlaw Company for nine years and also worked for Health -Tex for fifteen years.
Brian David Rigby
PAWTUCKET - Brian David Rigby, 41, passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2011 in Smithfield, NC. Brian was born in Pawtucket and resided in North Carolina for the preceding four years.
Brian was the beloved Son of Marsha (Hunt) and George Rigby, brother of Sharon Sexton-Brady and her husband Mickey Brady, brother of George T. Rigby, Jr. and his wife Gina (Palazio) Rigby. He was the former husband of Kerri (McKenna) Rigby.
Helen M. Kratochwil
PAWTUCKET- Helen M. Kratochwil 88, formerly of Roosevelt Avenue passed away Sunday November 6, 2011 at Berkshire Place Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Kratochwil.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Strzemecka) Presnal. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed as a Payroll Clerk for the American Insulated Wire & Cable Co. of Pawtucket for many years.
Lewis G. Chartier
PAWTUCKET - Lewis G. Chartier 88, of Pawtucket, RI. (CAROUSEL MAN) passed away Saturday November 5, 2011 at St. Antoine's Nursing Home in N. Smithfield, RI.
Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Sylvia (Rushlow) Chartier, his brothers Robert, Norman, and Ronald Chartier, grandson Mark Chartier and granddaughter Amber Chartier. He leaves behind his dear wife of 63 years Clara (Lafrate) Chartier, sons Raymond and Richard Chartier and daughters, Susan Martins and Cheryl Fratus, 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Alice L. Sylvestre
MANVILLE - Alice L. Sylvestre, 79, formerly of Central St., Manville, died Saturday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Adelard Sylvestre.
Born in South Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Mathilda (Dube) Tougas. She was raised in Central Falls and resided in Manville for over 50 years.
Mrs. Sylvestre was employed at the former Premium Cleaners on Central St. in Manville for over 25 years before retiring.
She was a longtime communicant of St. James Parish and a member of the Montcalm Club.
George F. Peters Sr
PAWTUCKET - George F. Peters Sr, 80, formaly of Littlefield Street, Pawtucket where he lived with his granddaughter Alicia Medeiros until recently moving in with his daughter Pamela Aguiar passed away November 6, 2011 peacefully at home.
He was the husband of the late Theresa E. (Lawrence) Peters
Mr. Peters was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Ernest J. and Tryphena (Jane) Peters, and the youngest of 13 sibblings. He was a foreman at ITT Royal Electric for over 39 years. Mr. Peters then worked as a driver for Thrifty Car Sales & Rental until retiring in 2007.
Alvin L. Thurber, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Alvin L. Thurber, Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (Mutter) Thurber. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Alvin L., Sr. and Maryann (Reek) Thurber.
Eugene Edward Gaudet M.D.
Jennie A. Bourgette
Jennie A. Bourgette, 89,of Cumberland, died Thursday at Landmark Medical Ctr. Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Fred Bourgette. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (DAgostino) Prete.
She is survived by her son Alan and his wife Darleen Bourgette of Cumberland and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Anthony, Eugene, Andrew and Ernest Prete, Eleanor Kolenich, Caroline Harpin and Antoinette Feuti.
Elizabeth M. Ferry
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth M. Ferry, "Betty" 95, passed November 4th at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Annie M.(O'Connor) Ferry.
June Doris Grocki
MAINE - June Doris Grocki of South Portland, Maine; and West Palm Beach, Florida; passed away on Oct. 22, 2011, at the young age of 91, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her close family.
Darlene M. Brady
PAWTUCKET - Darlene "Doll" M. (Roy) Brady, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of Edward Ted V. and Donna M. (Comey) Roy. Doll was a 2009 graduate of CCRI School of Nursing, and was a Registered Nurse at Riverview Healthcare Community, Coventry.
Besides her parents, she leaves three children, Chelsea M., Michael P. and Mikayla J. Brady all of Pawtucket; a sister, Sandra L. Roy of Phoenix, Arizona and many aunts and uncles.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Irene Granurzsewiez 92, formerly of Hunts Avenue passed away Thursday Nov. 3, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick T. Granurzsewiez.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Lawrence "HENRY" and Katarzyna (Ozog) Rafalski. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed by the former Vista Manufacturing Co. as a Seamstress. She was an avid Harmonica Player from the age of 16.
Stanley M. Podsiadlo
N. ATTLEBORO - Stanley Matthew Podsiadlo, 85, of Richards Avenue, North Attleboro, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Paradis) Podsiadlo to whom he was married on July 4, 1953.
Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on December 13, 1925, he was a son of the late Samuel and Katarzyna (Dziok) Podsiadlo. Raised and educated in Central Falls, Rhode Island, Mr. Podsiadlo resided in North Attleboro since his marriage 58 years ago.
Doris H. Johnson
LINCOLN - Doris H. Johnson, 78, of Old Jenckes Hill Road, died Wednesday, November 2, at Steere House, Providence. She was the wife of Richard C. Johnson.
Born in Gummersbach, Germany, a daughter of the late Kurt and Liddi (Blohm) Hertneck, she had lived in Lincoln since 1960.
Mrs. Johnson was a teacher at LaSalle Academy, Providence, and a member of Lime Rock Baptist Church, Lincoln.
Russell P. Jette
BURRILLVILLE - Russell P. Jette, 64, of Pascoag passed away peacefully Tuesday at home. He was the beloved husband of Cindy (Arruda) Jette.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Raymond Jette of Central Falls and the late Estelle(Bourgette) Jette. He resided in Pascoag for the past 24 years, previously residing in Providence.
Rita Joan Kelley
GOLD CANYON, AZ.: Rita Joan Kelly (88) passed away on Monday October 31th in Mesa, Az. Born in Providence, RI, she resided in Pawtucket for over 40 years, and 12 years in Cumberland. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis H. Kelley and daughter Catherine F. Randall.
Rita had lived with her daughter Maureen and son-in-law, Charles Paul in Gold Canyon, Az. since 2008.
She is survived by her daughter Maureen, four grandchildren, Christopher Contois, Heidi Boulay, Brian Randall and Alan Randall, and two great-grand children.
John F. Babiarz
PAWTUCKET - John F. "Sam" Babiarz, 92 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Saturday at the Pawtucket Health Center. He was the husband of the late Josephine (Wollen) Babiarz and the son of the late John and Ann (Keilbasa) Babiarz.
Mr. Babiarz was a Machinist for the Leesona Corp and Brown & Sharp retiring in 1981. Sam was a Eucharist Minister for the former Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years. He held membership in the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, bowling and traveling with the Royal Travelers.