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October 23rd

John H. Famiglietti, Sr.

October 23, 2012

John H. Famiglietti, Sr.

PAWTUCKET - John H. Famiglietti, Sr., 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Madeline E. (Handy) Famiglietti for 57 years.

Lillian R. McGowan

October 23, 2012

Lillian R. McGowan

CUMBERLAND - Lillian R. (Hulme) McGowan passed away peacefully October 23, 2012. At 100 years of age, Lillian was ready to enjoy eternity with her beloved Bill and the Blessed Mother, both of whom shared in her devotion.
In God's gardens, Lillian may once again tend the flowers and write her poetry or sit in the sun while she quilts. A corner bower will house a baby grand for her music. And every sun-gray day, Lillian's loving legacy of 6 children, 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren will hold her in our hearts.

Karen Burgess Rose

October 23, 2012

Karen Burgess Rose

RHODE ISLAND - Loving wife, mother & Grammy, Karen Rose died after fighting peritoneal cancer for more than two years. She entered her reward in heaven from her home surrounded by family. Karen was born on October 26, 1947 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to the late Henry Konrad and Virginia Bora Burgess.
She spent her early years traveling with her father as a Coast Guard family. As the first born child with four younger boys in the family, Karen began her life-long hallmark of caring for others by helping to raise her brothers.

Ruth E. Doctor

October 23, 2012

Ruth E. Doctor

EAST PROVIDENCE - Ruth E. (Clarkson) Doctor, 92, of Newman Avenue, Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edmond H. Doctor.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (McKeon) Clarkson, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Rumford 11 years ago.
Mrs. Doctor was the owner of a ceramic studio before retiring. She had previously worked in a drug store.

Ethel Nicholas

October 23, 2012

Ethel Nicholas

CUMBERLAND - Ethel (Gibbons) Nicholas, 88, of Pound Road died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late William R. Nicholas.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Stones) Gibbons, she had lived in Cumberland for most of her life.

Eugene J. Picard Jr.

October 23, 2012

Eugene J. Picard Jr.

CUMBERLAND - Eugene J. Picard Jr., 57, formerly of Cumberland, died October 9th. Born in Pawtucket he was a son the late Eugene J. and Theresa (Carpenter) Picard Bozzo.
Mr. Picard was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War.
His brother Robert J. Picard and his wife Kimberly of Johnston, his sisters Cynthia M. Colannino of Three Rivers, MA and Deborah A. Connors of Warwick, his nieces Meaghan E. Colannino, Abigail L. Gilbert, Lauryn T. Picard and Brooke E. Picard survive him.

Kelly M. Carroll

October 23, 2012

Kelly M. Carroll

PAWTUCKET - Kelly M. Carroll, 29, of Pawtucket passed away on October 19, 2012. Her full obituary can be found at
www.manningheffern.com.

Maria T. Cabral

October 23, 2012

Maria T. Cabral

PAWTUCKET - Maria T. (Botelho) Cabral, 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 22, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel S. Cabral.
Born in the Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joao and Maria (Julia) Botelho. Maria leaves three sons, Manuel D. Cabral and his wife, Margarita of Cumberland, John G. Cabral and his wife, Eduarda of Exeter and Joe M. Cabral and his wife, Carol of Harrisville; seven grandchildren; three brothers, John, Manuel and Joe Botelho and many nieces and nephews.

Theresa Vecoli

October 23, 2012

Theresa Vecoli

CENTRAL FALLS - Mrs. Theresa (Chrupcala) Vecoli, 94, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Al Vecoli.
Born in Fall River, she lived in Central Falls and later Jacksonville, Florida for many years. She was employed by Peninsula Pest Control in Jacksonville. She served in the US Army during WWII as a 1st Sergeant. Theresa was a daughter of the late John and Barbara Chrupcala.

Edgar J. Robinson

October 23, 2012

Edgar J. Robinson

PAWTUCKET - Edgar (Eddie) J. Robinson, 73, of Pawtucket, RI and Boynton Beach, FL, Owner of Eds Town lounge in Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Born on April 5, 1939, he was a son of the late Edgar J. Robinson and Dorothy (Deragon) Gadoury.
Edgar was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

October 22nd

Courtland N. McPherson

October 22, 2012

Courtland N. McPherson

CRANSTON - Courtland N. McPherson, 62 of Cranston, and formerly of South Kingstown, passed away peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital Friday night.
Courtland was a dedicated Capitol Police officer for 27 years, retiring this past June. Courtland was a stoic man, but below his large exterior was a gentle giant with a love for life and a heart of gold.

Ruth E. Doctor

October 22, 2012

Ruth E. Doctor

EAST PROVIDENCE - Ruth E. (Clarkson) Doctor, 92, of Newman Avenue, Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edmond H. Doctor.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (McKeon) Clarkson, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Rumford 11 years ago.
Mrs. Doctor was the owner of a ceramic studio before retiring. She had previously worked in a drug store.

October 19th

Joseph D. Azar

October 19, 2012

Joseph D. Azar

LINCOLN - Joseph D. Azar, 84, passed away peacefully on October 16th surrounded by his loving family. Joe, the devoted husband of Alice (Hallal) Azar for 55 years. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late John and Nasema (Alam) Azar. Joe, the loving father to Joseph Azar, Jr. of Lincoln and to Valerie Dunn and her husband Thomas of Saunderstown. Granddaughters Brittany Dunn and Victoria Azar will forever cherish their Giddo.

Russell J. Sweeney

October 19, 2012

Russell J. Sweeney

PAWTUCKET - Russell J. Sweeney, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Albert T., Sr. and Edith M. (Noones) Sweeney. Russell was a US Army Korean War Veteran, having served with the 21st Field Artillery Battalion. He worked for Pawtucket Dye & Bleach and Microfibers, Inc. as a dye chemist until his retirement.

Roland Riendeau

October 19, 2012

Roland Riendeau

PAWTUCKET - Roland Riendeau, 69, passed unexpectedly October 17th. He was the husband of Micheline (Berger) Riendeau; they celebrated their 50th anniversary in May.
He was a son of the late Arthur and Aurore (Lauzon) Riendeau. He lived most of his life in Pawtucket. He had been employed as a foreman by Nissen Bakery of Central Falls for 32 years, retiring upon their closure. Roland was a dedicated volunteer at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket for the past ten years. He loved spending time with his family.

October 18th

Grace Afonso

October 18, 2012

Grace Afonso

CUMBERLAND - Grace "Gracinda" Afonso (Lopes), 71, of Ralco Way passed away Wednesday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Alfredo Afonso.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Joao M. and Clementina (Albuquerque) Lopes. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the International Packing Co., Pawtucket for 42 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Afonso was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.

October 16th

Mary Lopes

October 16, 2012

Mary Lopes

PAWTUCKET - Mary Lopes, 96, of Pawtucket, went home to be with the Lord, October 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Mariano Lopes.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late George and Ida (Zammat) Osso. Mary was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. She was a member of St. Basil's altar sodality.
She is survived by her twin daughters, Dolores Spencer and her husband Harold, and Marion Johnson and her husband Karl, two grandchildren, Scott and Randy Spencer, and four great grandchildren.

October 15th

Catherine R. Athaide

October 15, 2012

Catherine R. Athaide

PROVIDENCE - Athaide, Catherine R. (Chevalier), "Kitty" 87, died October 15, 2012.
She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Paquette and the late Gerald Athaide; mother of Catherine M. (Philip) Kaminski and Raymond F. (Gail) Paquette; stepmother of Janice M. Gray, Gary G. (Christine) Athaide and Glenn A. (Kristina) Athaide; sister of Mary Jane M. Kapinos, the late Frank Chevalier and Ruth Letender. Also survived by nine grandchildren.

Charlotte A. Hull

October 15, 2012

Charlotte A. Hull

PAWTUCKET - Charlotte A. Hull, 87, of Central Avenue passed away Sunday October 14, 2012 at Chestnut Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Aloysius S. Hull Sr.
Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mary F. (Cronan) McCall. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 52 years.
Before retiring she and her husband owned and operated the former Merry Go Round Caf and the former General Von Stubens Lounge both of Providence.

Anita E. Wims

October 15, 2012

Anita E. Wims

PAWTUCKET - Anita E. (Kelly) Wims, 90, a loving wife and devoted mother, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 12, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis Mickey J. Wims.

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