Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Rita M. Garceau
CUMBERLAND- Rita M. Garceau, 79, formerly of Cumberland died on Feb. 15th at the Coventry Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Roland Garceau.
With her husband, she had co-owned and operated the Village Cafe in Cumberland for about twenty years until her retirement at the age of sixty.
She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Agnes (Leclair) Huard.
Survivors are her nephew, Daniel Garceau of Vermont; her brother Arthur Huard and Randy and Wanda Huard.
Arrangement under the direction of the DARLINGTON MORTUARY OF L. HEROUX & SON.
Charlotte J. Parfitt
BARRINGTON- Charlotte "Ma" J. (Couchie) Parfitt, 69, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Richard Parfitt, Jr. for forty-eight years.
She was a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Mathews) Couchie.
Charlotte resided in Pawtucket until moving to East Providence in 1956 where she graduated in 1960 from East Providence High School. She also resided in Enfield, CT for five years before moving to Barrington in 1969. Charlotte was a forty year member of the S & B Club of the Vera Plat area of Barrington.
Henry J. Dash
PAWTUCKET- Henry J. Dash, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012. He was the husband of June (Cartier) Dash.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late James and Rose (Ferat) Dash. Mr. Dash was a World War II army veteran.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he worked in shipping and receiving at Union Wadding in Pawtucket for twenty one years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Fierlit-Korzen American Legion Post #79. He was an avid bowler, golfer, and loved working in his yard.
CENTRAL FALLS- Muriel Smith, 71, of King Street, passed away Saturday at home after an illness. She was the widow of the late Junior Smith.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late Herbert and Edna (Higginson) Chamberland.
She lived in Providence before moving to Central Falls, 9 years ago.
She leaves a son, Joseph Elliott her principal care-giver with whom she lived, 4 daughters, Melissa Morales of Central Falls, Ann Perreault and Leola Reis both of Pawtucket and Stacie Elliott of Providence, 25 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET- Emilia DaRosa, 91, of Pawtucket died February 18, 2012. She was born in Brava, Cape Verde. She was the daughter of the late Luis DePina and Julia DaRosa.
She came to this country 34 years ago settling in Pawtucket. She was employed by Hope Webbing as a machine operator for 10 years.
She is survived by 4 daughters Carlota Gomes, Maria Rodrigues, Julia Gomes all of Pawtucket and Domingas Gomes of Lincoln. 2 sons Joao Gomes of Central Falls and Manuel Gomes of Pawtucket. Many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Christina R. Petrarca
PAWTUCKET- Christina R. "Chris" Petrarca, of, died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late James A. Petrarca Sr.
Mrs. Petrarca was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Margaret A. Ma (Morgan) Madsen and Ola B. Madsen. She was a Pawtucket resident all of her life.
She worked at the family restaurant, Margaret's Ice Cream Parlor, in Pawtucket for many years. She later worked at L.G.Balfour Co. and the State of Rhode Island.
PAWTUCKET- Manuel Nunes, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully Friday, February 17, 2012. He was the husband of the late Jennie (Wojcikiewicz) Nunes.
Born in Utica, New York, he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (Rodrigues) Nunes.
Joan F. Patricio
CUMBERLAND- Joan F. (Griffin) Patricio, 80, of Castle Gate Road died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Evergreen House Health Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Joaquim "Jack" Patricio.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late James and Emma (Shea) Griffin, she had lived in Cumberland all of her life.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan's Church, Cumberland.
Natalia J. Zeferino
PAWTUCKET- Natalia J. Zeferino, "J" 42, passed February 12th.
Born in Praia, Cape Verde, on Christmas Day, a daughter of Verissimo Zeferino and the late Zulmira Fontes.
She been previously been employed as a Dry Cleaner and for Interpack Fabricators for several years.
She is survived by a son, Manuel DeBurgo and a daughter, Sandy DeBurgo,
Five brothers, Tony, John, Jose, Carlos and Libertino Zeferino, two sisters, Lucinda Witt and Elisa Zeferino and 4 grandchildren, Lavon, Jayvon, Camron and Caralyse DeBurgo.
Alice B. Kulig
CENTRAL FALLS- Alice B. Kulig, 92, of Cross Street, passed away on Tuesday at Hopkins Manor in No. Providence after an illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Walter Kulig.
Alice was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Walter and Sophie (Dzialozska) Bobola and lived most of her life in Central Falls. She had been employed as a weaver in the local textile industry for many years.
PAWTUCKET: Isabelle Pouliot, 86, of Buffum St, passed February 13th. She was the wife of the late Gerard J. Pouliot Sr.
She is survived by 3 sons, Gerard Pouliot Jr, Donald and Joseph Pouliot, 5 daughters, Theresa Jordan, Linda Keough, Diane Melanson, Kathleen Pedro and Lori-Ann Pouliot, 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Pearl Martin.
Bertha T. Cooper
PAWTUCKET- Bertha T. (Zukowski) Cooper, 91, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond C. Cooper, Sr. (Retired Pawtucket Police Dept.)
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Winsenty and Mechalena (Nechveroviz) Zukowski.
Anita E. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET- Anita E. (Paquin) Bergeron, 94, formerly of Cameron St., passed away Monday, February 13, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland J. Bergeron.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Alfred and Ida (Bourgeault) Paquin, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. Anita was a seamstress at Vogue Industries for ten years until retiring in 1979. She was a former member of St. Cecilia and St. Matthew Seniors.
Pauline I. Adam
CUMBERLAND- Pauline I. Adam (Tanguay), 72, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 after a long battle with emphysema at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
She was the wife of Peter Adam. They were happily married for 51 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Lea (Fafard) Tanguay.
Pauline worked at Health-Tex for twenty nine years and at A. T. Cross for twelve years before retiring in 2002.
John N. Furtado
SOMERSET, MA- John N. Furtado "Coach Jack Furtado", 73, of Somerset passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2012 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of forty-eight years to Marjorie (Audette) Furtado.
John was born in Fall River the son of the late John S. and Josephine (Simons) Furtado.
Luisa R. Silva
CUMBERLAND- Luisa R. Silva (Viriato), 95, of Duke Rd. passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket.
Born in St. Michael, Azores she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Margarida (da Silva) Viriato.
She came to this country settling in Central Falls and has resided in Cumberland for the past 21 years.
She was employed by the Monet Jewelry Co., Pawtucket for a number of years until her retirement. She was also a communicant or Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Doreen E. Mackevie
PAWTUCKET- Mackevie, Doreen E., 89, a long time Pawtucket resident died Saturday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John E. Mackevie whom she met during World War II while he was an officer in the US Army stationed in England.
Born in England, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Coombes) Chant.
James A. Rouillier
PAWTUCKET- James "Jim" A. Rouillier, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February, 10, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Annette (Panarello) Rouillier.
Jim served as a patrolman for the Pawtucket Police Department for 22 years until his retirement in 1995, and was a member of the FOP, Lodge # 4, Cedar St., Pawtucket.
Jim enjoyed playing golf, fishing and taking leisurely walks with his wife Annette. He was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a fan of the rock bands, U2 and AC/DC.
Leo C. Cooney
Leo C. Cooney, 89, of East Providence, died Feb. 6, 2012.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth A. (McCaffrey)
Cooney, he had lived in Cumberland most of his life. Mr. Cooney was employed as an Administrative Technician for the Dept. of Defense USAR for 30 years. He retired in 1972. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Retired Federal Employees Chapter #13 and the VFW Post #274 Israel Couture Post.
Claire S. Riendeau
PAWTUCKET- Claire S. (LaPorte) Riendeau, 75, died at home while in the care of her loving family on February 12, 2012.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Gabrielle LaPorte and the wife of Raymond Riendeau.
Claire was a transcriptionist at the Community Counseling Center, Pawtucket, for ten years until retiring in 2000. She was an enthusiastic and long time member of the St. Cecilia Church Choir, and enjoyed singing with the Blackstone Valley Community Singers.