Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary
Lucy F. Vassar
DELTONA, FL - Lucy F. Vassar, 93, died peacefully Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Deltona Health Care Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland Vassar. She was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of the late Oscar and Anna (Benoit) Gauthier. She was a resident of the Blackstone Valley most of her life until retiring to Florida.
Helen F. Kwiatkowski
CENTRAL FALLS - Helen F. Kwiatkowski 86, passed away Thursday December 27, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Chester S. Kwiatkowski.
Born in Central Falls she was one of ten children born to the late Ignacy and Anna ( Gadomska) Wojcik. She lived in Central Falls for the past 12 years and was formerly of Johnston.
Before retiring Mrs. Kwiatkowski was employed as a Spot Welder at Texas Instruments for 20 years. She was a member of the Fierlit-Korzen Post A.L. Post #79 Ladies Auxiliary of Central Falls.
Stasia H. Schabowski
CUMBERLAND - Stasia H. Schabowski 94, of Meadowcrest Drive passed away Tuesday January 8, 2013 at Darlington Memory Lane in North Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Schabowski.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Katherine (Stanieszewski) Sujdak. She lived in Cumberland for the past 6 years and was formerly of Seekonk.
Hilda M. Gilligan
PAWTUCKET - Hilda M. (Bento) Gilligan, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen E. Gilligan. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Blanche (Roderick) Bento.
A. Louise Rivard
CUMBERLAND - A. Louise Rivard, 82, of Cumberland and formerly of Pawtucket and Largo, Florida, passed Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Eugene Gene Rivard. Born in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Susan (McKeon) Dunn.
Louise was employed as a bookkeeper for Adams/Brooks Drugs Offices for many years prior to her retirement. She and her husband enjoyed line and square dancing.
William J. Prestly, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - William J. Prestly, Jr., 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita A. (Pettit) Prestly.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William J., Sr. and Margaret (Cormier) Prestly. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. William worked as a dispatcher for Gilbane Oil Co. for over 20 years until his retirement and was a member of the MORA Club of Pawtucket, LeFoyer and the Gatchell VFW Post # 306.
Doris P. Proulx
SOMERSET, MA - Doris P. (Damiani) Proulx, 77, of Somerset passed away on Friday January 4, 2013 at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Lionel A. Proulx.
CUMBERLAND - Lucille (Hamel) Mann, 70, of Bryant Street, passed away Friday at home. She was the wife of the late Ronald C. Mann.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Mary Rose (Prince) Hamel. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Mann was employed as an accountant and office manager for the CTA Inc. of Attleboro, Souza Brother and Dimayo of North Attleboro.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
Maria Lurdes Martins
CUMBERLAND - Maria Lurdes Martins: 89 passed on January 6th. She was the wife of the late Estevao Mata: Born in the Madeira Islands of Portugal, Maria was a daughter of the late Joao and Francisca (Cezar) Martins. She had been employed by Murdock Webbing for ten years.
She is survived by four daughters, Maria Julia Vieira of Central Falls, Theresa Simoes of Florida, Fatima Teixeira of Cumberland and Celina Marques of Cumberland, a son, Placido Mata of South Africa, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Jose DosSantos, 91, of Pawtucket, passed away on January 4, 2013. He was born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Antonio M. and Maria (Micaela) DosSantos.
Jose is survived by five children Joaquim Santos, Guilhermina DosSantos, Antonio Andrade DosSantos, Joao DosSantos and Daniel Andrade DosSantos, one sister Joanna Baptista Santos, seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Linda A. Peltier
PAWTUCKET - Linda A. Peltier, 65, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, January 05, 2013. She was the wife of Donald Peltier. They were happily married for 35 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Bucka) Goodwin. Mrs. Peltier was staff coordinator in the medical industry for 25 years, retiring in 2011.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Donna Perry and Andrew Peltier. She was the sister of the late Eileen "Pat" Normandin.
Doris Nancy Audette
Loving Wife, Mother and Nana
NORTON - Doris Nancy (Connors) Audette, 77, of South Worcester Street, Norton, died on December 30, 2012 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a brief illness. She was the beloved and cherished wife of Richard R. Audette to whom she was married on September 28, 1957.
Born at the family home in Cumberland, Rhode Island on April 3, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Daniel E. Connors, Sr. and Daisy (Harrison) Connors Bedard. Raised and educated in Pawtucket, Mrs. Audette resided in Attleboro before moving to Norton in 1969.
CUMBERLAND - Serafim "Sam" Costa, 92, of Winter St. passed away Friday in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen R. (Hail) Costa.
Born in South Attleboro he was the son of the late Julio and Mary (Purficacao) Costa. He resided in Cumberland over 50 years.
He was employed as a machinist by the former Standard Nut & Bolt Co., Cumberland for over 20 years until his retirement
PAWTUCKET - Nicolas El-Khaouli, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Fatat (Selfany) El-Khaouli for forty-one years.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, a son of the late Fouad and Mariam El-Khaouli, he came to the United States in 1993 and settled in Pawtucket. Nicolas was a member and Subdeacon at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, and was a member and Past Grand Master of the Rising Sun Lodge No. 30, East Providence.
George A. Gruslin
PAWTUCKET - George A. Gruslin, Pawtucket died Wednesday. Calling hours Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Monday 9:00 a.m. LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial St. John the Baptist Church, Pawtucket 10:00 a.m. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit
PAWTUCKET - Lily (Harris) Watkinson, 93, went to her eternal home Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Arthur Watkinson.
Born in England, a daughter of the late Ernest and Lily (Booth) Harris, she had lived in Pawtucket for the past 64 years. She was a graduate of Kinyon's Commercial School. Mrs. Watkinson was an office worker and in later years loved her work educating customers about fabrics in local stores before retiring.
Wilbert O. Beausoleil
PAWTUCKET - Wilbert "Bill" O. Beausoleil, 92, of Emerald Bay Manor, Cumberland, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Delia (Kokash) Beausoleil.
Earle C. Lewis
RIVERSIDE - Earle C. Lewis, age 93, of Riverside Terrace, passed away on January 1, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada he moved to the United States in 1949. Earle was a Sergeant in the Canadian army, serving in WWII in the European Theater. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythisius in New Glasgow. He was preceded in death by his parents B. A. Lewis and Ethel (Hardy) Lewis, 16 siblings and his wife of 50 years, Isabel S. (Grant) Lewis.
Albert J. Beaucage
CUMBERLAND - Albert "Jimmy" J. Beaucage, 69, of Oak Hill Drive, Cumberland passed away Monday, Dec. 31, in the Oak Hill Nursing Home, Pawtucket. He was the husband of Eileen (Lariviere) Beaucage.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Charles and Yvonne (St. Hillaire) Beaucage. He resided in Cumberland for the past 33 years, previously residing in Lincoln.
Leo J. Incerpi
THE VILLAGES, FL. - Leo J. Incerpi, 75, of The Villages and formerly of Cumberland passed away Monday in The Promise Hospital of Florida, Oxford, FL. He was the beloved husband of Mary M. (Boulais) Incerpi.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Ilio and Marie E. (Molhan) Incerpi-Soper. He resided in Florida for the past 7 years previously living in Cumberland.
He was employed as a supervisor for the Boston Concession Group for 25 years until his retirement. Leo was also a Life Member of the LeFoyer Club, Pawtucket.