Archive - Sep 17, 2012 - Obituary
John Q. Calista, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - John Q. Calista, Jr, of Pawtucket, RI, died at the age of 91 on Saturday, September 15, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Nunes) Calista for 67 years.
Born in Central Falls on August 14, 1921, he resided in Pawtucket since 1955. He was the son of the late John Q. Calista and Carolina (Nobrega) Calista.
John was a World War II Veteran, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving as a certified Air Traffic Controller with the then Army Air Corp.
Katherine E. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Katherine E. Brown, 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Edward J. Brown. Ms. Brown graduated from Tolman High School in Pawtucket in 1960. She worked for Swank, Inc. in Attleboro, MA for over 20 years and retired in 2007.
CENTRAL FALLS- Josephine Blanchette, 94, formerly of Forand Manor Washington Street passed away Saturday September 15, 2012 at The Grandeview Center in Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Blanchette.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Jacenty and Ludwika (Biskup) Koza. She lived most of her life in Central Falls.
Before retiring Josephine was employed as a Sample Maker for the Display Novelty Co. of Pawtucket for 10 years. Prior to that she was employed as a Textile Worker in the Blackstone Valley Area.
Beatrice V. Sirois
PAWTUCKET - Beatrice V. Sirois, 93, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012. She was the wife of Robert Sirois. They were happily married for sixty four years and were lifelong residents of Pawtucket.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Ovila and Anna (Poulette) Dufort. She was a longtime volunteer for Jeanne Jugan Little Sisters of the Poor and Notre Dame Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was an avid sports fan.
Carol Smith - Tolliver
REHOBOTH, MA. - Carol (Kent) Smith - Tolliver 69, formerly of Rehoboth, MA residing in Brooksville, FL passed away unexpectedly at home on August 16, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Gladys and Fred Kent.
She leaves behind her brother Fred Kent and his wife Pat of Pawtucket, a daughter Debra Costa and her husband William of Pawtucket, a son Joseph Smith and his wife Sandra of Massachusetts and a daughter Sharon White of Florida, 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.