Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Robert J. Pickett
LINCOLN- Robert J. Pickett, 66, formerly of Walker Avenue, passed away Sunday in the U.S. Veterans Hospital, West Roxbury, MA.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William J. and Lucina (Rooney) Pickett. He resided in Norton, MA, for the past 7 years.
He served his county honorably in the United States Army during Vietnam.
Bob was an avid golfer. He was a past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Broad Street, Cumberland.
Frances M. Kane
PAWTUCKET - Frances M (Goff) Kane, 68, of Pawtucket, RI passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Francis Goff, the late Miriam (Parker) Sainsbury and step-daughter to the late Norman Sainsbury. She is the sister of Olive Laramee, the late David Goff, and the late Phyllis Lemire.
James A. Grant
PAWTUCKET - James A. Grant, 79, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William and Esther (Barton) Grant. James was a machine operator for Texas Instruments for many years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne for the Army. He was an avid bowler and played on many leagues. In his later years he took up sculpting amazing life-size statues.
Charles N. Bouris
PROVIDENCE - Bouris, Charles N. "Dino", 91, of Providence, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Trinity Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Manoian) Bouris.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Helen (Bichikas) Bouris
Charles worked as a self-employed Baker for many years, delivering baked goods to local businesses and apartment communities for the elderly. He also served his country proudly in the United States Navy, during World War II.
Julieta D. Almeida
PAWTUCKET- Julieta D. (Margalho) Almeida, 93, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Almeida.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, a daughter of the late Abilio and Maria (Marques) Margalho, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Julieta was employed by Hasbro for thirty-one years until retiring. She was a member of the Broadway Residents Association and a former member of St. Raymond's Leisure Group and St. Teresa's Seniors.
Maurice D. Patenaude
PAWTUCKET- Maurice D. Patenaude, "Moe" 80, passed March 23rd with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Lambert) Patenaude.
He was the son of the late Ernest and Evelyn (Langlois ) Patenaude.
He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War receiving a Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, UN Nations Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, 1 Overseas Bar and the Presidential Unit Emblem. He was a member of the James A Ryan, AMVETS Post 33 VFW member..
Edward F. Dyson
CUMBERLAND- Edward F. Dyson, "Ed" 74, passed on March 22nd. He was the former husband of Natalie A. Dyson and the late Barbara E. Dyson.
Ed was the son of the late James W. and Mary A. (Atwood) Dyson.
He had been employed by Roger Williams Park as a Swimmer with the Sea Lions for many years and then was the proprietor of J&E Aquarium.
Edward was Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion.
Earl J. Taylor
CUMBERLAND - Earl J. Taylor, 73, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, March 21, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Goulart) Taylor.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Frank E., Sr. and Victoria R. (Freeman) Taylor. Earl worked in maintenance at Washburn Wire, East Providence, until moving to California forty years ago. After retiring, he resided in Connecticut for ten years until moving to Cumberland five years ago. While in Connecticut, Earl was a coach for the Colchester Little League. His favorite pastime was fishing.
Diana D. Preston
PAWTUCKET Diana D. Preston, 46, passed away Thursday March 21, 2013 at the Home & Hospice Care Center of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of David H. Preston.
Born in Providence she was a loving daughter of Thomas A. and Shirley (Plaisted) Davis Sr. of Pawtucket. Diana was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring due to illness she was employed by the Law Offices of Hardy, Tabor and Chudacoff of Pawtucket as a Legal Assistant.
Helen M. Gula
CENTRAL FALLS - Helen M. Gula 85, passed away Wednesday March 20, 2013 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank G. Gula.
Born in Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Szlachta) Galuska. She lived in Central Falls for the past 72 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Payroll Clerk for Apex in the Pawtucket store for 25 years. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Santa Maria Circle # 58.
Brother Normand R. Goudreau, S.C.
October 11, 1944 - March 21, 2013
PASCOAG - Brother Normand R. Goudreau, S.C., 68, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died after a courageous battle with cancer on March 21, 2013 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, RI. Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of the late William and Cora (Chagnon) Goudreau.
WARWICK - Salhany, Russell, 75, a retired manager for Stop & Shop passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marie T. (Gomes) Salhany. Mr. Salhany served in RI National Guard and was an avid Red Sox fan.
He was the loving father of Steven R. Salhany and his wife, Lisa; Michael R. Salhany and his wife, Elizabeth; and Scott Salhany and his wife, Rhonda; devoted grandfather of Matthew, Christian, Claudia, Savanna, Joseph and Domenic. He was the brother of Richard L. Salhany.
Elaine G. Mallon
PAWTUCKET - Elaine G. Mallon, 81 of Bellmore Drive, Pawtucket, passed away on Wednesday, March 20th at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late James E. Mallon, Jr.
She was born in Seekonk, MA the daughter of the late Charles and Olive (Herbert) LeDuc.
Robert J. and Bella T. Gardner
LINCOLN - Robert J. Gardner, 78, and his wife, Bella T. (Begin) Gardner, 75, both died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by their loving family. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were married 56 years.
Mrs. Gardner was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Albert and Bella (Bolduc) Begin and had lived in Lincoln for most of her life.
Robert Norman Thibeault
COVENTRY - Robert Norman Thibeault, 75, formerly of Lear Drive, passed away Friday after an illness.
He was born in Central Falls the son of the late Raymond L. and Antoinette (Tetreault) Thibeault.
Bob graduated from St. Raphael Academy, RI Hospital school of Nursing, Salve Regina University, cum laude and there he received his BSS. He was employed at RI Hospital as an associate director, administrator shift, until his illness forced his retirement. He had been recuperating at Kindred Transitional Care, Oak Hill, in Pawtucket. He leaves no immediate survivors.
George R. Riendeau
PAWTUCKET - George "Bud" R. Riendeau, 84, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013. Born in Providence, a son of the late George W. and Mary (Fortier) Riendeau, he resided in Pawtucket over 30 years. Bud was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was employed as a pump operator for the City of Pawtucket at the Filtration Plant, Cumberland for 18 years until retiring, and was also a self employed auto mechanic.
He leaves several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the brother of the late William R., Joseph M. and Robert C. Riendeau.
CENTRAL FALLS - Teresa Wec, 62, of High Street passed away Monday March 18, 2013 at Roger Williams Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Stanley Wec.
Born in Poland she was a daughter of the late Adam and Julia (Adamczyk) Sojka. She lived in Central Falls for the past 35 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.
Robert B. Lyons
PAWTUCKET - Robert B. Lyons, of McAloon Street, Pawtucket died on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Mr. Lyons was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late John Lyons and Margaret (Murphy) Lyons. He was a card dealer at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
Mr. Lyons is survived by his daughters, Kristin Lyons and husband Gary Contois of Seekonk Ma., and Susan Young and her husband Brian of Omaha, Nebraska. He also leaves his grandchildren, Nicole Contois, Shauna Contois, Jasmine Contois, Ryan Contois, Kaitlyn Young and Timothy Young.
Joan A. DiGregorio
CUMBERLAND - Joan A. DiGregorio, 77, formerly of Pawtucket, died Saturday. She was the wife of the late Frank G. DiGrigorio.
Born in Cranston, April 17, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Alma (Belander) Dufresne. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life and had resided in Cumberland since 1978.
Helen C. Cook
CUMBERLAND - Helen C. (Wunschel) Cook, 82, of Melrose St. passed away peacefully Friday in the RI. Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late James B. Cook Sr.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Popiolek) Wunschel. She had resided in Cumberland for the past 62 years.
She was employed by the former A. T. Cross Co., Lincoln for a number of years and was previously employed by the former Peterson Puritan Co., Cumberland for many years.