Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Frederick J. Soltys
CUMBERLAND- Frederick J. Soltys, 88, a long time resident of Cumberland, RI, passed away on Sunday, August 11th 2013 at the Woonsocket Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Alice M. (Jackson) Soltys.
Born on July 4, 1925 in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late John & Veronica (Walczak) Soltys and the youngest Brother of Rudolph and Alphonse Soltys, both now deceased.
Clarence A. Mitchell
CENTRAL FALLS- Clarence A. "Bucky" Mitchell, 88, of Central Falls, died Monday at Pawtucket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Dorothy G. (Delisle) Mitchell.
Born in Linwood, MA, he was a son of the late William and Phoebe (Benoit) Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell was employed as a machinist for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft until his retirement. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus Sullivan Council and Wilfrid Manor Tenants Association.
TUCSON, AZ- Helen Russell (Hayes) formerly of Pawtucket, RI passed away in Tucson, AZ Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Joshua Donald Zagorski
PAWTUCKET- Joshua Donald Zagorski, 6 weeks old, died peacefully in his parent's embrace at Women and Infant's Hospital, Providence on Monday, August 12, 2013.
He was born on July 2, 2013 the beloved son of Brian J. and Debra (Teixeira) Zagorski.
Joshua leaves his sister Samantha Linda Zagorski; his loving grandparents Donna and David Teixeira of Pawtucket; and Linda and Stanley Zagorski of Leicester, MA. He was the dear nephew of Christopher Zagorski and Stacy and Kyle Graves. He was the younger brother to Jessica Rose Zagorski who preceded him to heaven.
Herve M. Boudreau
PHOENIX, AZ - Herve M. Boudreau, 74 of Phoenix, AZ began dancing with the angels August 2, 2013 after courageously battling leukemia. He was born in Troy, Vermont. After working as a union Ironworker for Local 12 Albany, NY for over 35 years he retired in Arizona and was a lifetime union member. He also served in the RI National Guard.
Michael F. Flaherty
Flaherty, Michael F., 61, passed away August 9, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen "Kate" (McCrink) Flaherty.
Born in Providence, a son of Eleanore (Frazier) Flaherty and the late John Flaherty. Michael was a Captain with the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal for 30 years until retirement. He was a graduate of Bristol Community College and member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Italian Social Club in Taunton.
H. Reynold Ward
CENTRAL FALLS- H. Reynold "Lefty" Ward, 99, of 1485 High Street died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Grandview Center, Cumberland.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Hugh S. and Maude (Pollitt) Ward, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Central Falls 20 years ago.
Mr. Ward was an expeditor for Potter & Johnson and Madison Industries for many years before retiring. He was an MP in the United States Army during World War II.
Gilberto R,. Roque
CENTRAL FALLS-0 Gilberto R,. Roque, 66, passed away Sunday at home, after an illness. He was the husband of Lucia M. (Perreira) Roque and had been married 40 years. He was born in San Roque, Portugal a son of the late Jose Rodrigues Roque and Mara Gilberta Medeiros. He has lived in Central Falls 21 and previously lived in Pawtucket. He was a machine operator at Tech Industries for 35 years before retiring.
Ronald A. Camire
NORTH ATTLEBORO- Ronald A. Camire, 66, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. He was the loving husband of Marie S. (Costa) Camire. They had been married for forty one years.
Mr. Camire was born in Pawtucket the son of Alfred Camire of Cumberland and the late Alice (McMahon) Camire. He was a meat cutter for many years and then worked for the Camire Corporation.
Margaret T. Farren
CRANSTON - Farren, Margaret T. (Marge), 91 formerly of Orient Avenue, Pawtucket died Thursday at Victoria Court. She was the wife of the late Roger P. Farren, Sr. Born in Cambridge, MA a daughter of the late Thomas and Marianne (Ferguson) Arkins, she was a Pawtucket resident for 50 years.
Kenneth A. Bartelson, Jr.
MAINE - Kenneth Allan Bartelson, Jr born August 18, 1965, from Pawtucket, passed away August 5, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Kenneth is the son of Kenneth Bartelson Sr. of Rhode Island and the late Gail Bradshaw Downey.
PAWTUCKET - Courtney Drolet, 66, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Sandra C. (Chlebek) Drolet for thirty-seven years. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Honore P. and Leona J. (Merow) Drolet.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Matthew D. Drolet, a daughter, Heather N. Drolet, a brother, Russell B. Drolet, a sister, Norma J. Drolet; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Honore P. Drolet, Jr.
Anthony A. Borelli
LINCOLN - Anthony A. Borelli, 92, passed on August 8th, after a brief illness.
Born in Johnston, he was the son of the late Ernest Borrelli and Bessie (Pezzullo) Borrelli.
Dolores M. Goddard
PAWTUCKET - Dolores M. (Mello) Goddard, 83, passed on August 8th.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (McKenna) Mello.
David P. Emswiler
PAWTUCKET - David P. Emswiler, age 46, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. He is the beloved son of Ann Kavell DeFreitas of Quincy, MA, the late Milton Pete Emswiler and his late step-father, Paul DeFreitas.
Dave is also survived by his 2 sisters, Cheryl Knighton of Maine and Susan Emswiler of Alaska, his brother Justin Carberry of Stoughton, MA, many nephews, 1 niece and many great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Peter Emswiler.
Edward J. Soares
LINCOLN - Edward J. Soares, 64, passed on August 5th. He was the husband of Pamela (Casto) Soares.
He was the son of the late Edward and Madeline (Teixiera) Soares.
He had been employed by Capital City for many years. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Edward and John Soares and three grandchildren, John Soares Jr, Mariah and Jordan Soares.
PAWTUCKET - Jozef Kucal, 80, passed away Monday April 5, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Iwaszko) Kucal.
Born in Sompolno, Poland he was a son of the late Janek and Antonina (Oliniczek) Kucal. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 49 years.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator at ITT Royal Electric and prior to that he worked as a Meat Cutter for Hi-Lo Meat Market.
William G. Jamieson
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Jamieson, William G., 78, of North Providence and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Gammons) Jamieson. They were happily married for 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Shaheen.
Theresa C. Porter
CUMBERLAND - Theresa C. (Durand) Porter, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Porter. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Rose A. (Vandale) Durand, she moved to Pawtucket in 1963 and then to Cumberland in 1995.
Theresa was the Export Manager for the L. G. Balfour Company, Attleboro for sixteen years until 1977; she then worked as a legal secretary for Allstate Insurance Company, Providence for 10 years until retiring in 1991.
PAWTUCKET - Richard "Chard" John Joseph, 63, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday.
Born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (McLaughlin) Joseph. Mr. Joseph had been employed by the Ferland Corporation in the maintenance department. Chard was a avid fisherman and a New England sports enthusiast and a big practical joker who enjoyed making people laugh.