Archive - Mar 2012 - Obituary
BILLERICA, MA- Maureen (Bonaventure) Rahill. A Loving Wife, Mother, Daughter and Sister passed away at home on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Paul Rahill.
Maureen was a daughter of John and Rose (Rafferty) Bonaventure and lived in Pawtucket before moving to Billerica, MA in 1994. She was a graduate of Tolman High School Class of 1981 and a graduate of Rhode Island College.
PAWTUCKET- Dennis McGettigan, 75, passed March 13th at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marjorie A. (Pelrine) McGettigan.
Born in April 7, 1936 in Quincy, MA he was a son of the late Dennis James and Isabell "Ella" (Douglas) McGettigan.
He had been employed by Motorola for over 20 years and then worked several years for Mallinckrodt.
Dennis was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
STOUGHTON, MA- Victor Dino, 76, retired owner of Dino Buick in Stoughton, MA, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Stoughton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Patricia Lee (Audette) Dino.
Born and raised in Central Falls, he was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln.
Ernest O. Menard
PAWTUCKET- Ernest O. Menard, 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of Doloris P. (Rattey) Menard for 63 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Oscar and Alice (Bergeron) Menard. Ernest was a World War II, US Navy veteran. He worked at the Washburn Wire Co., over 26 years until his retirement.
Margot E. Lavender
PAWTUCKET- Lavender, Margot E. 68 died Monday March 12, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late John Lavender.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late John and Blanche (Pechie) Mistowski. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 10years and prior to that lived most of her life in Smithfield.
Mrs. Lavender was a C.N.A. for many years.
She leaves three sons Seann L. Jackson of West Warwick, Ryan L. Jackson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Cory L. Jackson of Cranston, two grandchildren.
Charles O. Black
THE VILLAGES, FL - Charles O. Black, 78, of English Ivy Circle and formerly of Cumberland, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothea "Dot" (Hodgkinson) Black. Mr. and Mrs. Black were married for 55 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Stanley T. and Marion (Richardson) Black, he had lived in Cumberland for 30 years, Lincoln for 3 years, Sandwich, MA for 3 years before moving to Ft. Myers, FL in April, 1995. He has lived at The Villages, FL for the past 5 years.
PAWTUCKET- Barbara (Ogilvie) Milloy, 86, March 7, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Milloy, Jr.
Mother of Adrina B. Barlog.
Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Services at 10 a.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, Angell Rd., Cumberland. Interment, Highland Memorial Park. VISITATION Friday 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the church. Full obituary:
Sandra J. Lutynski
LINCOLN- Sandra J. Lutynski (Dawson) 69, of Nottingham Drive passed away peacefully Thursday March 8, 2012 with her loving family by her side at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Born in Pawtucket she was a beloved daughter of the late Robert W. and Stephania A. (Sroka) Dawson. She lived in Lincoln for the past 20 years and was formerly of Cranston.
Gerald L. Moniz
PAWTUCKET- Gerald "Jerry" L. Moniz, 41, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 9, 2012 after a heroic battle with leukemia. Jerry is survived by his wife, Missy, the love of his life.
He is also survived by his best friend and only son Jerry Moniz Jr, and three amazing daughters, Kelsey Davenport, Jalen and Rowan Moniz.
The son of the late Dolores and Henrique Moniz Sr, Jerry will be greatly missed by his devoted sisters Elaine Marrero and Diane Moniz Reed, and his loving brother, Henry Moniz Jr.
Erbano "Al" Cabral
Pawtucket - Erbano "Al" Cabral, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Teresa (Lopes)Cabral. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Manuel and Antonia (Francisco) Cabral. Mr. Cabral worked over 30 years as a foreman and crane
PAWTUCKET. Elizabeth Barney-Robidou, 78, formerly of Maynard St. Passed away Friday after an illness. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Bedard) Goyette. She was a lifelong resident of the city and had been employed at the former Clover Bead for several years.
S. Kingstown - Thomas S. Poniatowski, 54, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 8, 2012. Son of Marion E. (Dyer) Poniatowski and the late Stanley F. Poniatowski. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy and attended CCRI. Besides his loving mother, he is survived by one sister Katherine P. Jacques and her husband Steven and family of Needham, Ma., two brothers Stephen F. Poniatowski and his wife Nancy and family of Rockville, RI and James J. Poniatowski of Charlestown,RI.
ATTLEBORO, MA- Hazeldean Cheetham, 83, of Fairway Drive died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, MA. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Cheetham.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Albert and Doris (Wilson) Hill, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Attleboro 22 years ago.
Mrs. Cheetham was a secretary in the Pawtucket School Department before retiring.
Florence M. Dumais
PAWTUCKET- Florence M. Dumais 1912-2012, died peacefully, in her 100th year, at the Grandview Nursing Home on March 5, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Emilio and Laetitia (Baker) Dumais and the sister of the late William and Louis.
Florence worked at the Concordia Mfg. Co. for 45 years as bookkeeper and Asst. Treasurer before retirement in 1974.
Veda M. Butler
PAWTUCKET: Veda M. Butler, 80, passed March 4th 2012. She was born in Charles Town West Virginia and resided in Pawtucket, RI.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Butler of Boston, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. She was mother of the late Miguel Butler and Danett M. Butler.
Services will be held in Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI at 3pm Saturday. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Wayne F. Johnson
PAWTUCKET- Wayne F. Johnson, 57, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. He was the husband of Donna M. (Gill) Johnson.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of Loretta G. (Gaouette) Johnson of Pawtucket and the late Howard D. Johnson.
Wayne was a Vietnam Era U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was employed as a supervisor in the Housekeeping Department at the VA Medical Center, Providence, for over ten years until retiring last year.
Mary A. Nolin
LINCOLN- Mary A. "Aunt Mary" Nolin, 97, died March 2, 2012 after a short illness.
Born and raised in Lincoln, she was a beloved daughter of the late Charles and Mary (McGuinniss) Nolin.
Miss Nolin enjoyed her family and work. She was the secretary and treasurer of the former Lumb Motors of Pawtucket retiring in 1984. Mary devoted herself to her family and St. Jude's Church of Lincoln.
She was a graduate of Holy Trinity School and graduated from high school at age 15 from St. Xavier Academy.
She was an inspiration to all who were blessed to know and love her.
Joan E. Shea
RUMFORD- Joan E. Shea, 77, of Dalton Street, Rumford died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She was the wife of John Shea to whom she married on Thanksgiving Day 58 years ago.
Mrs. Shea was born in Phillipsdale RI, the daughter of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Levesque) Wilson.
She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Rumford, and an avid New England Patriots fan.
Joan was a customer service representative for the former Old Colony Bank then Bank of New England for over twenty five years.
Kenneth G. Betters
CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA- Kenneth G. Betters passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2012 in Florida. He was the husband and best friend for 45 years of Melodie (Blain) Betters.
He is preceded in death by his parents George and Florence (Bolduc) Betters.
He was born in Pawtucket, RI and lived in Chepachet for 30 years before moving to Florida.
Frederick P. Short
LINCOLN- Short, Frederick P., 66, of School Street, Lincoln died Tuesday February 28 at Florida Hospital Tampa.
He was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Frederick and Ada (Inglis) Short.
Fred was a graduate of Pawtucket West and served his country as a USA Ranger combat veteran in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He was an active member in the Vietnam Veterans of America in Rhode Island and local Chapter 818. Fred is survived by his sister Dorothy and two sons Joshua and Zachary.