Archive - 2013 - Obituary
CUMBERLAND - Viola (Ashetzie) Edwards, 94, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at her daughter's residence in Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Paul Edwards.
Born in Republic, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Ashetzie. She resided in Cumberland for over 45 years.
Mrs. Edwards was employed as a Box Manufacturer for the International Packing Company for many years.
PAWTUCKET - Veronica Conlon, 88 a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, died December 19 after a long battle with dementia. She was the daughter of the late Anna (Griffin) Conlon and Peter Conlon. She was preceded by her brothers Thomas Conlon, Edward Conlon and Joseph Conlon. Veronica was born January 13, 1925 and spent much of her childhood between Pawtucket and Riverside RI. She worked for the state of Rhode Island for 35 years before retiring. She was an avid golfer, loved to travel and loved to learn even more.
ATTLEBORO - Miss Amaral died Wednesday peacefully at home. She was 91 years old, born in Attleboro, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Diamantino A. Amaral and Amelia (Araujo) Amaral and had lived in Pawtucket for 70 years. She was a member of St Anthony's Church Pawtucket, RI.
Sonia A. Rodriguez
CENTRAL FALLS - Sonia A. Rodriguez, entered into eternal life at home on Wednesday, surrounded by her family. Sonia was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Rafael Rodriguez and Petra Paradiso, she has lived in the Blackstone Valley since 1990. Sonia had been employed at CCL of Cumberland for 6 years and previously at Texas Instruments.
She leaves a son Dennis Alduen of Central Falls and many close friends. She was the sister of the late Aurea Buzo Rodriguez.
Louis Lanni Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Louis "Brother" Lanni Jr., 75, of Appleton Ave., died Dec. 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice. He was the husband of Maryann (Sienko) Lanni.
Born Aug. 13, 1938, in Providence, he was a son the late Louis Lanni Sr. and Anna Sousa Lanni.
In addition to his wife of 48 years, he leaves his son David Louis Lanni. He was also the brother of the late Jeanette Dutra.
His services were private.
Steven C. Blakey
PAWTUCKET - Steven C. Blakey, 59, passed away peacefully on Dec. 18, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Adelina M. Faria
PAWTUCKET - Adelina M. (Medeiros) Faria, 59, passed away Monday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in St. Miguel, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Rosa (Melo) Medeiros. She moved to this country in 1971, settling in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Faria was employed as a Jeweler for the Monet Inc. of Pawtucket for over 20 years, but most recently was employed by Accutech Inc. of Foxboro for the past four years.
Maurice L. Lamontagne
CENTRAL FALLS - Maurice L. Lamontagne "SAM" 85, passed away Wednesday December 18, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dolores G. (Lussier) Lamontagne.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Elgea and Fortunate (Houle) Lamontagne. He was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring he was a self employed Electrical Contractor for many years.
Sam was a WWII Army Tech 4. He was a Past Director of the Dexter Credit Union and a member of of the Electrical League of Rhode Island.
Cecille Plante Atkins
PAWTUCKET - Cecille E. (Arnold) Plante Atkins, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Leo Plante and Henry L. Atkins. Born in Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Valeda (Carrier) Arnold, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life. Cecille was a volunteer at area food banks and enjoyed baking and sewing.
Richard T. Ribeiro
CUMBERLAND - Richard T. Ribeiro, 65, unexpectedly passed away Monday. Husaband of Lorraine (Lafond) Ribeiro, father of Carleen Correia, Christeen Duffy and Cathleen Landry.
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Lillian M. Skavron
PAWTUCKET - Lillian M. (Stafford) Skavron, 85, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013. She was the wife of George J. Skavron, Sr. for 62 years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Marie (Spano) Stafford. Lil loved and owned thoroughbred race horses. She also loved dogs, baking, traveling and had a passion for cooking.
James W. Donahue
PAWTUCKET - James W. Donahue, 83, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013. He was the husband of Louise (Marquis) Donahue. They were happily married for 62 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Florence (Tomlinson) Donahue.
Besides his wife he is survived by five children, Michael Donahue and his wife Marilyn, Cathleen Donahue-Parrott and her husband William, Patricia Houlker and her husband John, and Timothy and James Donahue; ten grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary Jenkins.
Everett A. LaRocque
PAWTUCKET - Everett A. LaRocque, 92, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 15, 2013. He was the beloved wife of the late Margaret (Daley) LaRocque. Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Eli and Eva (Courtois) LaRocque.
Everett was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and worked as a master printer at various companies throughout Rhode Island for many years until his retirement. He was a longtime communicant of St. Edward Church, Pawtucket, where he was a member of the parish choir.
Frank R. Chabot
PAWTUCKET - Frank R. Chabot, 92, passed away Monday, December 16, 2013. He was the son of the late Frank X. and Claudia M. (Gaucher) Chabot. Frank resided in Pawtucket most of his life until moving to Cumberland in 1999. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Frank was employed by the Ward Baking Company for thirty years until retiring in 1978.
Barbara A. Hurley
PAWTUCKET - Barbara A. Hurley, 87, died peacefully Saturday December 14, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Paul T. Hurley Sr.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Mastalerz) Niemiec. She lived in Pawtucket for most of her life and spent summers on Cape Cod.
Gerald A. Cote
WOONSOCKET - Gerald A. "Jerry" Cote, 86, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, died Saturday, November 16 after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Therese Cote who passed away in 2012. They had been married for 53 years.
Born June 7, 1927 in Fall River, he was the son of the late August and Alphema (Denault) Cote.
Theresa Jean Daigle
SEEKONK - Theresa Jean Daigle, 89, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Normand Daigle for 68 years. Theresa was born in Westport, MA the daughter of the late Pierre and Alma (Cote) Pelletier. Before her retirement she was a telephone supervisor for the Sears Company. She was an avid nature enthusiast who enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband. She was also a talented golfer, gardener, and cook.
Boaventura P. Baptista
PAWTUCKET - Boaventura "Tui" P. Baptista, 69, passed on December 14, 2013. He was the husband of Maria "Djudja" Serena Baptista. They have been married for 46 years.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, he was a son of the late Gualdino B. and Eugenia P. Baptista.
He had been a business entrepreneur and one of the influential pioneers of the Cape Verdean Community in RI since arriving in the US in the late 60's.
James L. Marsland
CUMBERLAND - James L. Marsland, 81 of Ann Street, passed away Sunday, December 15 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marjorie (Morris) Marsland, and they had been married for 60 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Willard and Claire (Brown) Marsland. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
He was a United States Navy, Korean War veteran, serving for 4 years on the USS Waccamaw.