Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Donna M. Genereux
LINCOLN - Donna M. Genereux, 56 of Lonsdale Ave. passed away Thursday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the companion of John Badessa for the past 12 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of Alice M. (Carvalho) Bastien of Lincoln and the late Richard E. Bastien. She resided in Lincoln for the past 10 years, previously residing in Blackstone and was raised in Cumberland.
She was employed by Bank of America for 21 years where she was the Head Teller of the Park Square Branch.
She was a communicant of St. Jude Church, Lincoln.
Robert E. Dooley
BLACKSTONE - Robert E. Dooley, 73, of Farm Street, Blackstone, died Tuesday at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the husband of Linda L. (Guimond) Dooley, whom he married, April 04, 1959. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond Dooley and Helen (Plante) Moore.
He was employed as a Supervisor for Apex Pawtucket, retiring in 2001.
Ruth E. Werner
PROVIDENCE - Werner, Ruth E. (Streeter), 87, died Monday September 17, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Peter R. Werner. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Henrietta (Bray) Streeter.
Ruth was a secretary bookkeeper at H. Carr & Son Inc. and Jolicueur and the Rasmini Marble and Tile Co. until she retired. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for 65 years, where she was past President, and an active member with the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post.
CUMBERLAND - Octavia Corey of Crestwood Court, Cumberland died on September 12, 2012.
She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Corey and Mary G. (Murphy) Corey. She was the Office Manager and Nurse for Dr. Walter Dufresne in Pawtucket for many years.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Miss Corey on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00am in St. Aiden's Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland. Her burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are omitted. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com.
CUMBERLAND - Manuel Bulhoes, 69, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012. He was the husband of Berta (Mota) Bulhoes. Born in Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was the son of the late Manuel and Cecilia (Maderos) Bulhoes.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Sandra Mello; three sisters, Maria Costa, Elisa Araujo, and Adelaede Gomes; and three grandchildren, Priscilla, Alexis, and Matthew Mello. He was the brother of the late Jacinto Bulhoes.
Rita J. Rattey
PAWTUCKET- Rita J. (Gaboriault) Rattey, 92, a resident of St. Jeanne Jugan Residence, formerly of Mowry Street, Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Leo W. Rattey for 63 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Ezechias and Della (Nolan) Gaboriault.
Mrs. Rattey was a payroll and accounting clerk for Murdock Webbing Co. in Central Falls until her retirement in 1980. She was a former communicant of St. Cecelia Parish and Notre Dame Parish.
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.
Gladys E. Grosso
PAWTUCKET - Gladys E. (Porras) Grosso, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Ricardo Grosso.
Born in Panama, she was a daughter of the late Humberto and Susana Porras.
Gladys leaves her three children, Ricardo Dario Grosso, Ricardo Antonio Grosso and Mireya Jimenez all of Pawtucket; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Rita R. Serafin
PAWTUCKET - Rita R. (Walsh) Serafin, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 13, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Serafin.
A lifelong Pawtucket resident, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget (Higgins) Walsh. She enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her friends and family.
Edward F. Case, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Edward F. Case, Jr., 64, of Grand Avenue, Pawtucket, died September 12, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He leaves his devoted wife of 45 years, Judy (Minasian) Case.
Edward was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Edward F. and Gladys (Clarkson) Case. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard before working as a die caster for Whitehead Die Casting in Gainsville, GA. He was a member of the Dusza Almeida VFW Post 2239 in Pawtucket.
Jorge E. Rubio
PAWTUCKET - Jorge E. Rubio, 62, of Perrin Avenue, entered into eternal rest, Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, after a battle with Mesothelioma. He was the husband of Lyda (Valderrama) Rubio and had lived in Pawtucket for the last 34 years.
He was born in Cali, Colombia, a son of the late Narciso and Ana (Ceballos) Rubio. He had formerly been employed at Providence Metalizing Co., American Insulated Wire and more recently by W.E. Pray Trucking of Seekonk for the last 10 years.
Keri Lynn Bizier
SPRING HILL, FLORIDA - Keri Lynn Bizier, beloved daughter of S. Richard Bizier of Lincoln, RI and Lillian Bizier-Pinkerton of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on August 9, 2012, the day before her 27th birthday.
Keri was born in Johnston, RI, and had been a resident of Florida for the past 15 years.
Alfred H. Robertson
LINCOLN - Alfred H. Robertson, 79, of DuCarl Drive died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Landmark Medical
Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Sandra A. (Nerr) Robertson. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson were married for 37 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Alfred and Edith (Pollard) Robertson, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 54 years.
Robert J. Moskowitz
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Moskowitz, 81, of Monticello Road, Pawtucket died September 12, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Louise (Palagi) Moskowitz.
Robert was born in Patterson, NJ, son of the late Emanuel and Ann (Franceschini) Moskowitz. Robert is a veteran of the Armed Forces serving his country in both the Navy and Air Force. He was the International Traffic Manager for Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation until he retired. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Viola M. Gianetti
SEEKONK - Viola M. (Letourneau) Gianetti, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Bruno J. Gianetti.