Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Noella D. Salisbury
CENTRAL FALLS - Noella D. Salisbury entered into eternal life on Friday December 6, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late John E. Salisbury Jr.
She was born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Oscar P. and Virginia (Soucy) Choiniere and lived most of her life in the city. She had been employed for nearly 20 years as the assistant Purchasing Agent for the former Corning Glass Works, then GTE and now Osram Sylvania. Mrs. Salisbury had also lived in No. Kingstown for 15 years.
Manuel A. Clemente
CUMBERLAND - Manuel A. Clemente, 87, of Sumner Brown Rd. passed away Tuesday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Maria A. (Farias) Clemente.
Born in Prados, Portugal he was the son of the late Francisco and Maria J. (Arela) Clemente. He came to this country in 1977 settling in Cumberland.
He was employed by the former Peterson Puritan Corp., Cumberland for 20 years until his retirement. Mr. Clemente was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Mary D. Silva
CUMBERLAND - Mary D. Silva (Mendes), of Sonny Dr., passed away Monday in the R.I. Hospital Providence. She was the beloved wife of Basilio M. Silva.
Born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maria (Gomes) Mendes. She had resided in Cumberland for over 40 years.
She and her husband owned and operated Mendon Liquors Mendon Rd., Cumberland for 23 years retiring 9 years ago. She was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
John J. Daily
PAWTUCKET - John J. "Butch" Daily of Pawtucket died on December 10, 2013 in Providence. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Dolan) Daily
Mr. Daily was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Anna (Warren) Daily.
He was a self employed house painter for many years.
Eleanor T. LePage
SEEKONK - Eleanor "Ellie" T. (Webster) LePage, R.N., 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Russell F. LePage for sixty-five years. Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late John and Emily (Tyas) Webster, she resided in Seekonk since 1954.
Maria R. Rosario
CUMBERLAND - Maria R. Rosario, 83, of Rosemont Ave., passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Armando Rosario.
Born in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Adelaide (Vaz) dos Reis. She resided in Cumberland for the past 52 years.
She was employed by the former American Insulated Wire Co., Pawtucket for over 30 years. Mrs. Rosario was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the church's Legion of Mary Society.
James B. Gordon
PAWTUCKET - James B. Gordon, 44, of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday December 4, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Donald and Gabrielle (Fortin) Gordon.
Mr. Gordon was an automotive mechanic for many years in Pawtucket.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his son, James Gordon Jr., his brothers, Thomas and Robert Gordon, and his sisters, Jeannie and Nancy Gordon. He was the brother of the late Kenneth and Donald Gordon.
Alice B. Chmurka
CUMBERLAND - Alice B. Chmurka, 99, of Broad Street passed away Friday December 6, 2013 at Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pawtucket.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Gula) Chmura. She lived in Cumberland for the past 32 years.
Before retiring Alice was employed as a Bookkeeper for the Modern Diner of Pawtucket for many years.
She leaves several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stella Buba, Catherine Chmurka and Frank Chmura.
Catherine P. Kerr
PAWTUCKET - Catherine P. Kerr of Mount Vernon Boulevard, Pawtucket passed away on December 6, 2013. She was the wife of the late James F. Kerr.
Mrs. Kerr was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Thomas Clarke and Eva (Duffy) Clark. She was a lieutenant in the United States Army and Navy serving as a registered nurse during WWII.
MIDDLETOWN, RI- Edward J. McCaughey, 98, of Middletown, formerly of Pawtucket died on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary White McCaughey and their children, Edward J., Marcia and Stephen McCaughey.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, RI he attended Providence Country Day School, The College of the Holy Cross and Boston University School of Law.
PAWTUCKET- Norman Jacques, 70, passed on Nov. 27, 2013. He was elected to the Senate when he was 23 serving from 1966 to 1968.
He was pre-deceased by his sister Pauline Spink and his son, Michael Welsh. Brothers Edmond, Robert, Dennis and Henry Jacques, sister Georgette Gousie, daughter, Jillene VanNostrand of Boise, ID and 5 grandsons, survive him.
A Memorial service will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home Five Higginson Ave., Lincoln, RI on Monday, December 9, at 7 PM. Complete obituary at www.thekeefefuneralhome.com.
PAWTUCKET- Marion Briere, 90, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Briere.
Born in Brownington, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Angelina (Bousquet) Sheltra.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, and most of all spending time with her family.
Ernest L. Lemire
EAST PROVIDENCE- Ernest L. Lemire, 78, of Rumford Towers, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Shirley F. (Rabau) Lemire for 56 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Romeo and Estelle (Aubin) Lemire, he resided in South Attleboro before moving to Rumford nine months ago.
Ernie was a Korean War U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed as a lab technician at Teknor Apex for 27 years until retiring in 1997. Ernie was a Past-President of LeFoyer, Pawtucket, where he served two terms.
PAWTUCKET- Andrade, Gloria, 89, of West Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket passed away at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence on December 2, 2013. She was the wife of the late John Andrade.
Gloria was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Antonio and Umbelina (Almeida) Pita.
Ms. Andrade was a lifetime resident of Pawtucket and worked for many years at the Fram Corporation until retiring.
WEST WARWICK- Salisbury-Lange, Laura, 51, of Main Street, West Warwick, passed away suddenly at Kent County Hospital on December 1, 2013.
Laura was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Donald and Katherine (Bohannon) Salisbury.
SOUTH ATTLEBORO- Gertrude (Corneau) Dube, 85, passed peacefully on December 2nd. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Dube,
Born in Rehoboth, MA, and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Amedee J. and Hortense Z. (Fournier) Corneau.
She had been employed by Texas Instruments for 31 years before retiring. Gertrude and her late husband were members of the Royal Travelers.
PAWTUCKET- Javier Mendez, "Jay" 36, passed unexpectedly on December 1st. He was the husband of Jessica (Cote) Mendez.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of John and Carmen Andino of Central Falls.
He had been employed by CAPCO for several years.
Besides his wife and parents he is survived by five children, Jordan, Jaylen, Shayna, Isaac and Mia Mendez, three brothers, Gabriel Mendez, John Andino and Jorge Esquilyn, his maternal grandmother, Guillermina Dominquez, a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and dear friends.
Shirley E. Laramee
PAWTUCKET - Laramee, Shirley Eileen (Davis), 83, a longtime resident of Pawtucket, RI passed away Sunday November 17, 2013 with family at her side. She was the wife of the late Bernard Laramee. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Irene (Grenier) Davis.
Shirley retired from Apex and was the former co-proprietor of M F Graham and Son Monuments.
Edna Mae Perron
PAWTUCKET- Edna Mae Perron, 73, left to be with the Lord November 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Robert A. Perron for 57 years.
Edna was born in Warren, RI on November 21, 1940 and raised in Pawtucket.
She was the daughter of the late George E. and Mary E. (LaVertue) Trombley and the sister of the late George Trombley and Shirley Matteson.
Lucille T. Dowling
PAWTUCKET- Lucille T. (Doyle) Dowling, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2013. She was the beloved wife of George W. Dowling for 63 years.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late James and Beatrice (Jordin) Doyle.
Lucille lived in East Providence for 51 years before moving to Pawtucket. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading. Lucille was a member of the Trinity Club Women's Auxiliary and a former volunteer at Sacred Heart Parish in East Providence.