Archive - Aug 2013 - Obituary
Vito E. Bart
PAWTUCKET - Vito E. Bart, 81, of Williston Way, Pawtucket died on August 28, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the loving husband of Renee Ann Kay (Foley) Bart for fifty three years. Vito was born in Providence, the son of Joseph and Amelia (Bickayska) Bart.
Sandra A. Cullen
PAWTUCKET - Sandra A. Cullen of Pawtucket passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2013. She was the wife of Joseph Cullen. They had been married for over twenty five years.
Mrs. Cullen was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Stephen L. Vensky and Dorothy (Clifford) Vensky.
Mrs. Cullen is survived by her sons, Robert D. Smith of Burrillville and John A. Raymond and his wife Celia of Bristol. She also leaves her grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Sarah Smith, Zachary Raymond and Jasmine Raymond.
Wanda C. Milosh
ATTLEBORO - Wanda C. Milosh, 88, passed away Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley J. Milosh. They were married for 64 years.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Karolina A. (Maziarz) Rok. She lived in Attleboro for the past 8 years.
Before retiring Wanda was employed as a Buyer and Manager for the former Blackstone Fabrics of Pawtrucket. She was an avid boater and traveled world wide. She will be greatly missed.
Everett L. Anderton Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Everett L. Anderton Jr., 90, of Colonial Avenue, passed away Wednesday at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Gwyneth D. (Weaver) Anderton.
Born in Melrose, MA, he was the son of the late Everett L. Anderton Sr. and the late Marion (Hopkins) Anderton. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mr. Anderton was a United States Army, World War II Veteran, serving as member of the 1st Special Service Force, 101st Airborne, and the 82nd Airborne.
Raymond D. Degre
PAWTUCKET - Raymond D. Degre, 53 formerly of Pawtucket passed away peacefully Saturday, August 17th, at his residence in Orange City, Florida after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 30 years Teresa (Pasqualetti) Degre, his sisters Robin Duhamel, and Renae Botelho and brother-in-law John Botelho.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of Ruth D. (St. Jean) Degre and the late Raymond R. Degre.
Laurence N. Holden
LINCOLN - Laurence N. Holden, 98, formerly of Binford Street died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Briarcliffe Manor, Johnston. He was the husband of the late Marion L. (Lincoln) Holden.
He is survived by one daughter, Janice Holden-O'Toole of North Scituate, two sons, Robert Holden of Westerly and David A. Holden of Attleboro, MA; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
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Rita M. Desforges
PAWTUCKET - Rita M. Desforges, 93, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013.
She was the cherished wife of Raymond R. Desforges. They were happily married for 39 years before his passing in 1986. Lifelong resident of Central Falls; daughter of the late George & Irene Casavant.
She was a devout Catholic & dedicated member of the Holy Spirit Parish, longtime member of the VFW, diligently involved resident at Forand Manor, her home for over 30 years. A smiling face & positive force in the life of all who met her, she truly touched the lives of many people.
Robert L. Arnold
LINCOLN - Robert L. Arnold, 78, formerly of Sir Charles Road, died Monday, August 26, 2013 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of the late Letitia P. (Wallace) Arnold.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Kenneth H. and Isabelle (Taylor) Arnold, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Lincoln in 1989.
Mr. Arnold was an office worker for the former Blackstone Valley Electric Company, now National Grid, for 41 years retiring in 1996.
He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Pawtucket for over 50 years.
Idalina S. Alves
PROVIDENCE - Idalina "Nonnie" S. (Soares Avellar) Alves, 45 died Friday in Providence.
Calling hours Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Friday 9:00 a.m. LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket, 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
Leonard J. Nadeau
CENTRAL FALLS - Leonard J. Nadeau, "Lenny" 93, passed on August 25th. He was the husband of Madeleine (Bergeron) Nadeau. They have been married for 63 years.
He was the son of the late Hylas J. and Emiliana (Doherty) Nadeau.
He was a self-employed Audio Video Communications specialist.
Lenny was an Army-Air Corp Veteran of WWII serving as a communications officer and pilot stationed in North Africa, Egypt, Jerusalem and France. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Civil Defense and the Q B's.
Mary V. Quinn
LINCOLN - Mary V. Quinn, 93, of Lincoln, died Sunday at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Quinn. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Anna (Connolly) DeGuilio.
Mrs. Quinn had been employed as a clerk in the Handbag Dept. of Apex Stores and later as a textile lab worker for Premier Thread Co. until her retirement in 1985. She was a communicant of St. Jude Church and a member of its Friendly Visitor Program and Women of Spirit. She was also a Girl Scout leader for many years.
Kenneth P. Vary
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Kenneth P. Vary, 60, of North Attleboro, MA died suddenly on August 20, 2013 in Attleboro, MA
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Paul E. and Dorice Vary.
Step-son of Yvette Vary of Johnston. Step-brother of Alan and his wife Diane Vary of Florida. Uncle of David and his wife, Lori Vary of Florida. Devoted friend and loving companion of James S. Warren.
Elizabeth H. Crowe
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth H. Crowe, 86, passed away Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the widow of Russell Crowe.
Born in North Scituate, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Eva (St. Onge) Crowley. She moved to and settled in Cumberland in 1939.
PAWTUCKET - Gertrude Bechard, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was the wife of the late Joseph Bechard. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Louisina (Desaillier) Lamarre.
Getrude is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Foehr, and her granddaughter, Lisa Foehr. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Her funeral will be private. For online condolences,
Arrangements by the Prata Funeral Home.
Armand O. Janelle
PAWTUCKET - Armand "Chipo" O. Janelle, 92, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice L. (Tetreault) Janelle. Born in the Hebronville section of Attleboro, a son of the late Domino and Felicite (Brousseau) Janelle, he resided in Pawtucket since 1947.
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, SOPHIE "SALLY" DZIJA, (nee KANACZET), 95; beloved wife of the late Theodore Dzija, devoted mother of Sandra Dzija and her husband Andrew Miller of Baltimore, and Alan Dzija and his wife Marcia Dzija of New York City; loving grandmother of Amy (Timothy) Driscoll, Emily (Matthew) Flowers, Andrew (Genevieve) Dzija, Ben Miller and Ezra Miller; cherished great-grandmother of Madeleine Driscoll, Timothy Driscoll, Grace Flowers, Melody Flowers, Eliott Dzija, and Charles Dzija. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
William A. Cheek
PAWTUCKET - William A. Cheek, "Bill" 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 23rd. He was the husband of Lillian (Donato) Cheek. They had been married for 53 years.
Bill was an oil truck driver for many years and then worked for Peterson Puritan before retiring. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Maryann Bray, Deborah Britt and Brenda Veverios, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Sandra E. Caraman Azadim
PAWTUCKET - Sandra E. Caraman Azadim, 68, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was the wife of Lachen Azadim. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Pauline (Richard) Griffin.
She is survived by three children, Lana Mulrath, David Caraman, and his wife Lisa, and Daniel Azadim, four grandchildren, Ben Amanda, and Rebecca Mulrath, and David Caraman Jr., three sisters, Nancy O'Neill and her husband J. Edward, Celia Kemp and her husband John, and Susan Rayball, and one brother, Edward Griffin.
Merilda L. Roy
PAWTUCKET - Merilda L. (Baron) Roy, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Robert H. Roy for fifty-five years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adalbert and Annette (Tanguay) Baron. Merilda had been employed by the Paramount Card Company.
Henry T. Fugere
PAWTUCKET - Henry T. Fugere, 89, passed on August 22nd. He was the husband of Yvonne A. (Perron) Fugere. They had been married for 65 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Philias T. and Beatrice H. (Picard) Fugere.
He had been employed at RI Hospital for over 20 years retiring in 1988. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a former post commander of Amvets Post 33, American Legion Post 45 and former president of the Pawtucket Veterans Council. Henry enjoyed working on model airplanes.