Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Yole M. Fairman
PAWTUCKET - Fairman, Yole M. "Nonnie" 94, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Fairman, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Olga (Bottai) Marini.
She worked as a lace inspector at the former Seekonk Lace Company for 40 years before retiring.
Loretta I. Valentine
SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA - Loretta Irene (O'Brien) Valentine, 95, of Scottsboro, Alabama and formerly of Ridgewood Road, Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Valentine, Sr. Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Loretta F. (McKenna) O'Brien, she resided in Pawtucket for sixty-one years before moving to Scottsboro five years ago.
Madeline M. McConnon
PAWTUCKET - Madeline M. McConnon, of Pawtucket, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Valley Falls, the daughter of the late John J. and Lena B. (Tracy) Callahan. She was the wife of the late Michael F. McConnon.
Madeline leaves her son-in-law, Donald LeBlanc, grandsons Brendan and J. Bradford LeBlanc all of Pawtucket. She is predeceased by her daughter, Eileen (McConnon) LeBlanc, brother John J. Callahan.
Devin J. Abbott
PAWTUCKET - Devin J. Abbott, "DJ", 15, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 27, 2013. He was a beloved son of Jennifer L. (LaDuke) Abbott and Joseph H. Abbott of Pawtucket.
Devin was a student at Tolman High School and had attended Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln. He attended Park Place Congregational Church where he was active in the fellowship. He was a member of the Tolman Swim Team and enjoyed skateboarding; making people laugh; visiting nursing homes and the elderly.
Dorothy M. Bascombe
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy M. (Vose) Bascombe, 92, of Old West Wrentham Road died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Willard E. Bascombe.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
She was employed by Tanury Brothers Jewelry Manufacturers of Lincoln for many years before retiring in 1965.
CENTRAL FALLS - Frank Lukaszewski, 84, passed away Friday December 27, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Hazel M. (LaCroix) Lukaszewski.
Born in Central Falls Frank was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Drzymalska) Lukaszewski. He was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Frank was employed as a Baker for the former National Bakery of Central Falls for many years.
Gail A. Rondeau
PAWTUCKET - Gail "Gee Are" A. Rondeau, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Elizabeth F. (Thibodeau) Rondeau. "Gee Are" served in the United States Air Force and then worked at Pawtucket City Hall in the Zoning Department for 44 years until retiring three years ago. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved cat, Mama. "Gee Are" loved animals and gave generously of herself to local animal shelters, particularly the Attleboro Animal Shelter.
PAWTUCKET - Angelo Squadrito, 97, of Pawtucket died on December 28, 2013.
He was the husband of Wanda (Brzozowski) Squadrito. They had been married over seventy years.
Mr. Squadrito was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Domenic and Carmella (Calabro) Squadrito.
Mr. Squadrito was a machinist at the Industrial Machine Corporation for many years.
Leona J. Faille
CUMBERLAND- Leona J. Faille, 96, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was the wife of the late Clifford Faille.
Born on September 4, 1917 in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Mastai and Rosina (Patenaude) Brule.
Mrs. Faille was a secretary for Corning Glass for several years before retiring.
SWANSEA- Olivette "Jean" Petrasky, 86, of Mohill Avenue passed away Sunday December 22, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Bronislaw "Ben" Petrasky.
Born in Fall River, MA she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Dube) Lavallee. She lived in Swansea, MA for the past 9 months and formerly lived in South Attleboro, MA, for 38 years.
Gilbert G. Taylor, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Gilbert "Buddy" G. Taylor, Jr., 71, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. He was the husband of the late Rita M. (Venturini) Taylor. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gilbert G., Sr. and Bertha E. (Kinch) Taylor. Buddy was a millwright at Microfibres, Inc. for many years until retiring in 2004.
Vivian A. Almeida
PAWTUCKET - Vivian A. Almeida, 65, of Lonsdale Avenue, Pawtucket died on December 26, 2013.
Vivian was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Lucien and Hilda (Cote) Gravel. She was a self employed bookkeeper for many years. Vivian enjoyed her time at Sand Castles in Misquamicut.
Vivian is survived by her sister Crystal (Gravel) Kosowski and her husband Robert of Pawtucket. She also leaves her niece Victoria Kosowski of Pawtucket, her god daughter Brenda DelPivo of North Providence and several other loving family members.
David D. Fregeolle
COVENTRY - David D. Fregeolle, 65, of Arnold Road, Coventry, RI, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at home. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the husband of Susan A. (O'Neill) Fregeolle. They were married for forty-one years. He was the son of the late Leo and Isabelle (Roberts) Fregeolle.
David was a laborer for RI Resource and Recovery of Johnston, RI for eight years. He previously worked for Valley Gas Company of Cumberland, RI. He greatly loved his family, his animals and enjoyed working outdoors.
Lawrence E. O'Brien
HARRISVILLE - O'Brien, Lawrence E., 67, of Harrisville and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, a son of the late James and Cecile (LaPlante) O'Brien, and brother of the late Roger O'Brien.
Larry leaves his loving wife, Kathleen, his sisters, Jocelyn and Claudia O'Brien of Pawtucket, brothers Byron O'Brien of Pawtucket and Gary O'Brien of Niantic Connecticut.
Raymond A. Noury
PASCOAG - Raymond A. Noury, 90, of Pascoag, formerly of Woonsocket, died Friday at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was the husband of Therese (Deshaie) Noury and the late Francoise E. (Daigle) Noury.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie-Jeanne (Noury) Noury. He was raised in Central Falls and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Central Falls.
Elizabeth A. Mancini Larence
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth A. Mancini Larence, of Pawtucket died on Friday, December 20, 2013.
She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Larence. She was also the wife of the late Emelio Mancini.
Mrs. Larence was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lula) Boday. She worked at the former Fram Corporation for over ten years.
Paul R. Hardy
PAWTUCKET - Paul R. Hardy, 50, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of Ronald J. and Loretta A. (Bousquet) Hardy of Pawtucket. Paul served in the United States Marine Corps and was a graduate of Rhode Island College. He was beginning studies in Medicine of Psychology at Brown University.
Besides his loving parents, Paul leaves three siblings, Richard R. Hardy of Cumberland, Michael P. Hardy of Rumford and Susan M. Lizotte of Burrillville; four nieces and a nephew.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D.
William E. Callahan, Jr., M.D., a former Captain in the United States Air Force and most recently a Regional Medical Officer in Psychiatry with the State Department in Ghana, died December 12, 2013.
A celebration of his Life will take place January 11, 2014 at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, Greenfield, MA and again on January 26, 2014 in Laguna Beach, CA. Information is available at https://facebook.com/groups/1377967199109194 or
Lorraine E. Houle
MILLVILLE - MA - Lorraine E. (Charon) Houle, 85, of Millville passed away Wed. Dec. 18, 2013, with her family by her side, in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. She was the wife of the late Gaston R. "Gus" Houle who died in 1998.
A longtime resident of Millville, Mrs. Houle had been employed in the cafeteria at the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School for 22 years.