Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Ronald J. Gauthier
PAWTUCKET - Ronald J. Gauthier, 71, of Wilton Avenue died surrounded by his loving family Sunday, November 4, 2012 at home after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Elaine S. (Laffey) Gauthier.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Rosario and Hilda (Boday) Gauthier.
PAWTUCKET - Maurice Bricault, 84, passed away on November 3rd at home. He was the husband of Louise Rita (Bourget) Bricault. They have been married for 59 years. He resided in Pawtucket most of his life before moving to Wake Robin Rd, Lincoln 4 years ago.
He had been employed by the former Olney and Payne Oil for 30 years; he then worked for Oleans Oil. He was a Korean War Veteran.
In Memory of
Rita (Gagne) Giguere
May 29, 1917 - October 10, 2012
RICHARDSON, TX - Rita Giguere, age 95 of Richardson, TX passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Robert H. Allard, Sr.
Robert H. Allard, Sr., 75 of Pawtucket died Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He is the husband of Tracy (Walsh) Allard and they have been married for 30 years. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts he is the son of the late Edward and Catherine (O'Regan) Allard. He has been a Pawtucket resident for 44 years.
Robert was the owner and operator of Coleman Tire Sales in Pawtucket for 30 years. He was also an Army Veteran
James R. Murray
PAWTUCKET - James 'Jimmy' R. Murray, 66, passed away October 24, 2012 after an illness.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late James Madden and Loretta (Beauregard) Murray, he was a lifelong resident of the city, and had been employed as an expediter for the former Feldman Furniture Co. for several years. Jimmy had also tended bar part time in the Pawtucket area.
He leaves a sister, Rita E. Buteau and her husband Richard and a brother Al Beauregard all of Florida, 4 nephews and a niece.
Jose Lameiras Alves
CUMBERLAND - Jose Lameiras Alves, 79, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, November 2, in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Mary C. (Paiva) Alves.
Born in Aldeia Formosa, Portugal, he was the son of the late Adelino and Maria Augusta (Tavares) Alves. He resided in Cumberland for many years.
He was a United States Army, Korean War Veteran.
Mr. Alves was employed as a production manager for American Insulated Wire for 38 years, retiring in 1990.
G. Eleanor D'Olivo
LINCOLN - G. Eleanor (Bateman) D'Olivo, 92, of Vista Drive died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. She was the wife of the late Ralph W. D'Olivo.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Pearl (Blanding) Bateman, she had lived in Lincoln for the past 55 years.
Maurice F. Benoit
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Maurice F. Benoit, 94 of N. Smithfield, formerly of Cumberland, died Sunday at St. Antoine Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Beatrice T. (Guindon) Benoit. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Albert and Laura (Dumaine) Benoit.
Mr. Guindon was a self employed owner of a Maintenance business for over 35 years. He was a World War II veteran having served with the Merchant Marines.
Mr. Benoit was an avid golfer and in his younger years he was a boxer.
Thomas J. Kerry, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Thomas J. Kerry, Jr., 69, entered into eternal life on Thursday, November 1, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Pamela (Leake) Kerry for 25 years. Born in Hartford, CT, he was a son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Mary (Ellsworth) Kerry.
Tom worked as a software programmer for Matchrite Color Matching Systems for over 15 years. He was a communicant of Blessed John Paul II Parish and an active 4th Degree member of the parish's Knights of Columbus council.
Michael N. Kazas
PROVIDENCE - Michael N. Kazas (70), son of (the late) Nicholas and Keriaki (Mastrantonis) Kazas of Providence, RI, died early morning Thursday, November 1, 2012 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Espie (Beck) KazasProvidence, RI; his daughter, Sunday Kazas and granddaughter Aspasia-Dina Gordon, Providence and Pawtucket, RI; his son Nicholas Kazas and wife Melissa Kazas and grandchildren Matthew Seavey-Pimental & Damiana Kazas, Douglas, MA.
Herbert B. Tootell
PROVIDENCE - Herbert B. Tootell, 67, of Sassafras Street, Providence, died Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late George and Mildred (Garde) Tootell.
Joseph T. Flanagan
PAWTUCKET - Joseph T. Flanagan of Charlton Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Mr. Flanagan was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas J. Flanagan and Catherine (Pierce) Flanagan. He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Mr. Flanagan is survived by his sisters, Catherine Arnston of California, Ruth Cabral and Lorraine Connolly both of Pawtucket. He also leaves his brother William Flanagan of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Thomas Flanagan.
Hilda R. Nilan
PAWTUCKET - Hilda R. Nilan of Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Owen J. Nilan.
Mrs. Nilan was born in Milnesville, PA, the daughter of the late Charles R. Swinesburg and Florence (Gross) Swinesburg. She was a homemaker and loved time spent with her family..
Hilda B. Bernardo
CUMBERLAND - Hilda B. Bernardo (Brito), 81, of Rhode Island Ave. passed away Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Bernardo.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Jose M. and Gloria (Cabral) Brito. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
Mary Elizabeth Martin
CUMBERLAND - Mary Elizabeth (Lobo) Martin, 84, of Cumberland, died suddenly on Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Jerome Martin. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (Furtado) Lobo.
Mary was employed as a textile worker for Pontiac Weaving until her retirement. She was a very talented sewer and knitter who made all of her family's clothing including her daughter's wedding gown and many suits for her husband.
Regina M. Hutton
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Regina "Reggie" M. (Hilliard) Hutton, 81, of South Kingstown, formerly of Evergreen St., Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward "Teddy" W. Hutton.
Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Harry H. and Irene S. (Simmons) Hilliard, she resided in Pawtucket for many years before moving to South Kingstown in 2007.
CUMERLAND - Helen (Donaghey) Egan, 94, of Old Angell Road died Friday, October 26, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late James R. Egan, Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late James J. and Agnes (Parks) Donaghey, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 62 years.
Mrs. Egan was a timekeeper for Fram Corporation for many years before retiring in 1978.
She was a communicant of Historic St. Joseph's Church, Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND - Mary (Matteo) Cyr, 91, of Scott Road, passed away Monday, October 29, in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Rosario (Leo) Cyr.
Born in Ashton, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Mariangela (Sylvestre) Matteo. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Cyr was employed by the HASBRO, Inc. of Pawtucket for many years until her retirement.
Milton E. Noble
PAWTUCKET - Milton E. Noble, age 90, Registrar Emeritus of Brown University and a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, East Providence.
Edward M. Gorman
LINCOLN - Edward M. "Eddie" Gorman, 77, of Lincoln, died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Marie T. (Burns) Gorman. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Mary (Nield) Gorman.
Mr. Gorman was a retired Detective Commander for the Lincoln Police Department. Following his retirement from the police force he worked as a court officer for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He was a Korean Army veteran, a member of the Lincoln FOPA and the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.