Archive - Oct 2012 - Obituary
Elaine A. Basque
ATTLEBORO - Elaine A. Basque, 64, died October 12, 2012 in Boston. She was the wife of James "Jimmy" Basque for over 31 years.
Born February 18, 1948 in Attleboro, she lived in Attleboro & North Attleboro all her life.
Elaine worked as an assistant buyer and administrative assistant at Englehard in Plainville which became Wolverine Joining Technology in Warwick where she celebrated 46 years with the company in June.
She is also survived by many devoted family & friends.
Henry T. Pado
CUMBERLAND - Henry T. Pado, 81, formerly of 1 Mendon Road passed away Thursday October 4, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Theodore A. and Mary (Jamros) Pado. He lived in Cumberland for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as a Traffic Manager for Watt Brothers Terminal of Lincoln for 20 years.
Mr. Pado was a Army Veteran of the Korean War serving as a Tech Sergeant with the 32nd Engineering Construction Co. He was a member of American Legion Post #14 of Cumberland.
Marina B. Lussier
ANSONIA, CT - Marina B. Lussier, 84, of Ansonia, peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 10, 2012, at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, with her loving family by her side.
Mrs. Lussier was born in Pawtucket, RI on September 29, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Juanita Castro Blanco. She was a self-employed make-up and skin care representative for Lady Finelle Cosmetics for many years until her retirement. Marina loved to travel, especially on cruises. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo and most certainly lived life to its fullest.
Doris A. Belair
CUMBERLAND - Doris A. Belair (Dot/Auntie Doris), 91, beloved wife of the late Edmond Belair died peacefully in her Cumberland home on Monday, October 8, 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 16th at 10 am at St. Aidan's Catholic Church, Cumberland, RI. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904. Further information may be found at
Constance M. Brochu
PAWTUCKET - Constance M. Brochu, 80, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was the wife of Marcel Brochu.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Maria (Giroux) Fontaine. Constance lived most of her life in Pawtucket. She was a director at B.V. Emergency Food Center for twenty two years.
Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Mark and Alfred Brochu, and Elizabeth Morgan; three sisters, Jeannette Laporte, Yvette Logan, and Pauline Fontaine; one brother, Omer Fontaine; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Timothy J. Shields
SEEKONK - Timothy "TJ" J. Shields, 46, passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Kathie S. (Cabral) Shields for twenty years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of William M. Shields of Pawtucket and the late Muriel R. (Kittredge) Shields, and the stepson of Dulce Shields of Pawtucket.
Lucy A. Lumnah
PAWTUCKET - Lucy A. Lumnah, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was the wife of the late Eugene Lumnah. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Claremonde and Lucy (Campbell) Duarte.
She is survived by two sons, John and Raymond Lumnah; two daughters, Darleen Seward and Shayne Almeida; one brother, Arthur Duarte; eleven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Louis, Robert, and Edmond Duarte, and Blondie Lafond.
Jose F. De Sousa
PAWTUCKET - De Sousa, Jose F., age 74, died October 12, 2012 at Pawtucket Nursing and Rehabilitation surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Doralice (Gomes) De Sousa. They were married for 46 years.
He is survived by his son Jaime De Sousa and his wife Doreen and 4 grandchildren all of Lincoln, 3 brothers and 3 sisters all of Toronto.
Yvette R. Riendeau
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Yvette R. Riendeau, 100, died peacefully at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield on Thursday, October 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Alphonse 'Al' Riendeau. Mrs. Riendeau was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Philias and Celina (Bessette) Benoit and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley.
Mrs. Riendeau was a homemaker and her home and family were the centers of her life. She was an avid bowler, golfer, and bridge player.
Lillian V. Andrade
PAWTUCKET - Lillian V. (Allard) Andrade, 83, of Goff Avenue died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at home.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Omer and Lydia (Lemieux) Allard, she had lived in Pawtucket for the past 57 years.
Mrs. Andrade was an assembler at Hasbro for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
Gertrude A. Ethier
MILLVILLE - Gertrude A. (George) Ethier, 90, passed away Wed. Oct. 10 after an illness.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be Sun. Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Oct. 15 from 9:30-10:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to the St. Antoine's Special Care Unit, 10 Rhodes Ave., N. Smithfield, RI 02896. For the full obituary please visit
PAWTUCKET - Robert "Champ" Farrelly, 74, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Lavina (Bonnier) Farrelly. Robert was a member of the Arc of Blackstone Valley. He is survived by his sister, Joyce Lawson of Pawtucket.
Mary Anna Kando
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Anna Kando ("Babci"), 88, a lifelong resident of Central Falls, RI passed away on Sunday at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Kando. She was the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Slowek) Polit. Mrs. Kando worked for many years in the Jewelry industry.
Mary A. Mikucki
CUMBERLAND - Mary A. Mikucki, 98, of Bryant Street passed away Sunday October 7, 2012 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Mikucki.
Born in Putnam, CT she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Mroz) Grejdus. Mrs. Mikucki lived in Cumberland for the past 70 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.
Yolande M. Simoneau
AWTUCKET: Yolande M. Simoneau, 88, passed peacefully on October 6th.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Berthe (Lupien) Simoneau.
She had been employed as an office manager by John Hancock Life Insurance Company and had also worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Albert Tetreault of Providence.
She resided the past 30 years in South County and enjoyed her six year stay at Brightview Commons in Wakefield. She was a former longtime resident of Pidge Ave, Pawtucket.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Edith Harrison 97, resident of North Smithfield, passed away October 5, 2012 at the Friendly Home in Woonsocket.
She was born in Glendale, a daughter of the late John & Selma (Simoneau) Harrison.
Edith worked many years in the textile industry as a worsted mender, retiring from the former Worcester Textile Co. after more than 20 years; she fully retired at the age of 91 from the Senior Services after 20 years.
Raymond H. McGill
PAWTUCKET - Raymond H. McGill, 76, of 214 Roosevelt Ave., passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gail M. (Russell) McGill for fifty-six years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Doris T. (Tougas) McGill. Ray was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was employed by Teknor-Apex for forty years before rfletiring as a Lab Technician.
Lorraine E. Mulligan
CUMBERLAND - Lorraine E. Mulligan, 89, formerly of Central Falls, died peacefully at the Grandview Center, Cumberland on Friday, October 5, 2012.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Paul and Leah (Gingras) Lee and lived most of her life in the Blackstone Valley area. Mrs. Mulligan was employed as a nursing assistant in many local facilities and in private homes. She was an active member of the former Notre Dame Church where she sang in the choir and served as a Eucharistic Minister and lay reader.
Anna Magdalene Newton
PAWTUCKET - Anna Magdalene Newton, 96, originally from Pawtucket and Smithfield, RI, passed away on August 30, 2012, at her residence in Forest, VA, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Pawtucket, RI on August 15, 1916, the daughter of the late George P. and Mary Ann (Brennan) Arsenault.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 66 years, Arthur Newton of Smithfield, RI; her son, Albert W. Newton of Wickford, RI; two sisters: Dorothy M. Coderre, of North Attleboro, MA and Helen V. St. Martin of Lutz, Florida.
Irene R. Godek
PAWTUCKET - Irene R. (Brin) Godek, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 7, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Murphy Godek, Sr. for 54 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was one of five children of the late Romeo and Ester (Hamil) Brin. Irene enjoyed spending time outdoors and loved nature, but most of all she was a devoted mother to the end.