Archive - Apr 2012 - Obituary
AMESBURY, MA- Ronald Krzywonos, age 59, of Amesbury, died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
He was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, September 13, 1952, son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Pyzek) Krzywonos and was a graduate of St. Raphael's Academy in Pawtucket and Bryant College in Smithfield, RI, going on to do post graduate studies at Bentley College in Waltham.
Robin L. Lennon
PAWTUCKET- Robin L. Lennon, 49 passed away on April 8, 2012.
She was the beloved mother of Adam and Alec Lennon, daughter of Ann Lamoureux and Charles P. Lennon, sister of Donna Reynolds and Kristin Theroux.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the National MS Society of Rhode Island.
Services will be held on April 22nd at 2:00 PM at the Cremation Society of Rhode Island, 571 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI.
EAST GREENWICH- Virginia M. (O' Gara) Monaghan, 93 of East Greenwich and formerly of Pawtucket passed away peacefully in the company of her family at South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI on April 14, 2012.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she had resided at the Seasons in East Greenwich for the past five years.
She was the widow of David B. Monaghan, Sr. to whom she had been married for nearly fifty years.
She was the daughter of the late William and Madeline (Reilly) O' Gara) and the sister of the late Madeline (O' Gara) Brandon.
Edward Dyson Jr.
PAWTUCKET- Edward Dyson Jr, "Eddy" 49, passed Thursday at home.
He was the son of Edward Dyson Sr, and the late Barbara (Handy) Dyson. He had been employed by the Wrentham State Developmental Center for many years.
He is survived by a daughter, Nichol Dyson Hill of Indiana, two sons, Branden and Tyler Dyson, a brother, Thomas Paquette, five sisters, Mary Dyson Burt, Deborah, Trish, Misty, and Georgia Dyson and two grandchildren. He was the former husband of Sheri Dyson. He was the brother of the late Frederick Paquette.
SEEKONK- Josephine (Vendentullo) Green, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Clayton V. Green.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Antonio and Concetta (Primiano) Vendentullo, she resided in Seekonk over fifty years.
Josephine was a sales clerk at the Miriam Hospital Gift Shop for fifteen years until retiring in 1998, and was previously an inspector at the J. C. Hall Company, Pawtucket for many years. She enjoyed playing cards.
PAWTUCKET- Helen Lewandowski (Stryker) formerly of George St. passed away Sunday April 8, 2012 at Steere House in Providence after a prolonged illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Lewandowski Sr.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Strycharz) Stryker. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Rhea J. Sylvestre-Lee
CENTRAL FALLS- Mrs. Sylvestre-Lee was the sister of the late Robert, Harvey, Leo and Edmond Boucher and the late Irene Hoyle, Anita Lamarre, Florence Hey and Theresa Blanchette.
CUMBERLAND- Ann (Chodorowski) Winiarski,96, formerly of Mendon Road, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in the Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John Winiarski.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Constantine and Margaret (Lapiniak) Chodorowski.
She resided in Cumberland for the past 58 years, previously residing in Woonocket.
Debra A. Costa
PAWTUCKET- Debra A. Costa, 53, passed April 10, 2012. She was the wife of Perdo A. Costa. They have been married for 17 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Candelaria A. (Almarez) Beaton of Pawtucket.
She had been employed as a CNA for 20 years.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by three sisters and two brothers.
PROVIDENCE- Andrew W. McFarlane, 67, passed unexpectedly April 8th at the Miriam Hospital with his loving family by his side.
He was born in New London, CT, a son of the late Hubert McFarlane and Isabelle (LaCharite) McFarlane.
He is survived by a daughter, NoneaJean McFarlane, a son, Andrew W. McFarlane Jr, a brother, Bradley McFarlane and a granddaughter, Nadia Elise McFarlane. Funeral Services will be private. For online condolences visit
Rhea J. Sylvester-Lee
CENTAL FALLS- Rhea J. Sylvestre-Lee, 91, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Donat O. Sylvestre and the late Roland J. Lee.
Mrs. Sylvestre-Lee was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Frederick and Rosealba (Lamontagne) Boucher. She was a lifelong Blackstone Valley resident.
Francelina Lopes Correia
PROVIDENCE- Correia, Francelina L., age 87, of Albert Avenue, died April 9, 2012 at Evergreen House Health Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Jose D. Correia.
Born in Povolide, Viseu, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Antonio L. and Leopoldina (de Jesus) dos Santos. She resided in Pawtucket before moving to Rumford 12 years ago.
Dorothy M. Wells
CUMBERLAND- Dorothy M. (Polsey) Wells, 96, of Meadowcrest Drive died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William A. Wells, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Sylvanus E. and Asenath (Wright) Polsey, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Cumberland 12 years ago.
She was a 1933 graduate of Pawtucket High School and was active in several sports. She served on the Class Reunion Committee for many years. She also attended classes at Brown University.
Michelle P. Prew
SOUTH ATTLEBORO: Michelle P. Prew, "Missy" 35, passed on April 7th 2012.
Born in Attleboro, a beloved daughter of Paul and Georgette (Guilbert) Prew of South Attleboro.
Missy was a 1995 graduate of Attleboro High School, an avid softball and soccer player and played softball in the Junior Olympics. She received a Bachelors of Science from the University of MA, Amherst.
Lillian J. Lavallee
PAWTUCKET: Lillian J. Lavallee,"Lil" 67, passed unexpectedly Easter morning at home. She is survived by four sons, Henry J, Daniel Scott, Philip Justin and David Arthur Lavallee, three daughters, Janet Yeadon, Rebecca M. and Amanda Lynn Lavallee, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave. Lincoln, RI. Burial will private. For online condolences please visit,
Juliette Dumaine, 97, passed away in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was the wife of the late Edward Dumaine who predeceased her in 2008. Juliette was born in Quebec, Canada and was the devoted daughter of Alphonse & Alma Roy.
She and her identical twin Jeannette were the youngest of thirteen children. She most enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters and their families as well as the family of her late husband Edward.
PAWTUCKET- Alice Jabbour, passed away Sunday, April 08, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph Jabbour.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Faris and Nazera (Ganem) Solomon.
Mrs. Jabbour owned and operated the former Jabbour Electronics with her late husband Joseph for many years until her retirement in 2007. She was a member of the Ladies Sodality, Saint Basil The Great Church.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Paiva, and two grandchildren. She was one of six children.
Phyllis L. Farmer
LINCOLN- Phyllis L. Farmer (Fober) 79, passed away peacefully Thursday April 5, 2012 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the loving mother of Dorene A. Buco and her husband Vincent of Rehoboth, Gary L. Farmer of Lincoln and Holly Sarza of Burrillville, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was the former wife of the late Cecil A. "Bud" Farmer.
Louis Del Papa
PAWTUCKET- Louis Del Papa of Pawtucket and Prudence Island died Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Magill) Del Papa.
Mr. Del Papa was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Moore) Del Papa.
Lou was a member of many professional organizations, locally, regionally, and nationally. He retired as the Director of Teacher Preparation, Certification, and Professional Development for the State of Rhode Island.
PAWTUCKET- Catherine Mary (Strzepka) O'Brien, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the home of her son in Dayton, Ohio. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. O'Brien.
Born in Central Falls, the eldest daughter of the late Simon and Mary (Zmuda) Strzepka, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.