Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Jose Carlos Dias
PAWTUCKET - Jose Carlos Dias, 68, entered into eternal life on Monday after an illness. He was the husband of Maria F. (Machado) Dias. Jose was born in Terceira, the Azores, a son of the late Jose and Diolinda (deJesus) Dias.
He formerly was a house painter and later became the general maintenance man for the former St. Joseph's Church, now Holy Family Parish of Pawtucket. He and his wife Maria worked at St. Joseph's for several years. He had been a member of "Amigos de Terceira" before his illness.
John F. Andrade
PAWTUCKET - John F. Andrade, 95, of West Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket died on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was the husband of Gloria (Pita) Andrade. They were married 65 years.
Mr. Andrade was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Mariano and Mary (Mederois) Andrade. He was a machine operator at American Insulated Wire for many years.
Besides his wife Gloria, Mr. Andrade is survived by his son Michael Andrade of Pawtucket. He was the father of the late John Joseph Andrade.
Virginia D. Thomas
PAWTUCKET - Virginia D. Thomas, 67, of Pawtucket passed away peacefully Monday at Miriam Hospital with her loved ones by her side. She was the wife of Frank Thomas Jr. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of Doris (Masse) Paquin of Pawtucket and the late Henry L. Paquin.
Mrs. Thomas was employed as a registered nurse at Grandview Nursing Center until her retirement. She was a graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
Helen M. Bozek
EAST PROVIDENCE - Helen M. Bozek, 76, of Riverside passed away Saturday June 22, 2013 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of John M. Bozek. They were married for 50 years May 25, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of Elsie (Stankevich) Fober of Pawtucket and the late Frank Fober Sr. She lived in Riverside for the past 3 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before she retired Helen was employed as a Bookkeeper for her familys business, Michaels Meats of Cumberland and the former Michaels Boulevard Meats of Pawtucket.
John A. Mercer
LINCOLN - John A. Mercer, 90, of Lincoln and formerly of Pawtucket passed away on June 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Catherine E. (Smith) Mercer. Mr. Mercer was born in Pawtucket, the son of Ernest and Margaretta (Reilly) Mercer.
Mr. Mercer served his country in the US Army during World War II being deployed to the European Theatre. He retired from the Providence Journal Company after 40 years of service and was also a member of the Pawtucket Personnel Board from more than 30 years.
CUMBERLAND - Alice Santos, 96, formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday at The Highlander, Fall River. She was the wife of the late Constantino "Slugger" Santos, former Deputy Chief of the Cumberland Police Department.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Rosa (Travers) Estrella.
Mrs. Santos was employed as a factory worker for the Attleboro Dye Company for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of the St. Patrick Church, Cumberland. She was a charter member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus.
Lenora C. Costantino
PAWTUCKET - Lenora C. Costantino, 95, formerly of Pawtucket died on Saturday, June 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Italo "Adrian" Costantino. They had been married 69 years.
Mrs. Costantino was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Carmine Costantino and Angelina (Roberta) Constantino.
She was a seamstress at Standard Romper and then worked at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket.
Geraldine S. Buss
CUMBERLAND - Geraldine S. (Taylor) Buss, 70, of Old Whipple Street, passed away Sunday at home. She was the beloved wife of Paul J. Buss.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Ursula Taylor. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
During her early years, Geraldine was employed by the Pawtucket Credit Rating Bureau, and the Central Falls Public Assistance Office.
PAWTUCKET - Laura Pizzo, 88, passed on June 21st. She was the wife of the late Joseph Pizzo.
She was the daughter of the late Charles and Maria (DaLuz) Viveiros.
She had dedicated her life to her family.
She is survived by, three sons, Dennis Murphy, William Pizzo and John Pizzo, two daughters, Theresa Anderson and Melissa Brayall of Lincoln, a step son, Joseph Pizzo, 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Robert "Bobby" Pizzo,
Kay E. Fournier
PAWTUCKET- Kay E. (Follett) Fournier, 57, of Robinson Avenue died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of William M. Fournier.
Born in Providence, the loving daughter of Stuart A. Follett of Cumberland and the late Thomasine H. (Dick) Follett, she had lived in Pawtucket for the past 31 years.
Kay was a sales associate at J. C. Penney at Emerald Square Mall, North Attleboro for 18 years before retiring.
She was a graduate of Cumberland High School and Dean Jr. College.
Gary E. Furtado
NORTH PROVIDENCE- GARY E. Furtado, 45, passed unexpectedly at home on June 18th.
He was the son of Gary A. Furtado and the late Odete A. (Duarte) Furtado.
He had been employed by the University Club of Providence.
Besides his father, he is survived by his grandmother, Irene (Fernandes) Duarte, a sister, Kim Medeiros, a brother, Jason Furtado, a niece, Alexis, and his nephews, Brayden, and Antonio. He was the fianc of Tammy Nary. Gary was the grandson of the late Agostinho Duarte.
Francis A. Deneault
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Deneault, Francis A. "Frank", 54, of North Providence, died June 14, 2013 in Orlando, FL. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Bessette) Deneault. He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Oscar F. and Jeanne T. (Doyon) Deneault. He was employed by the State of RI in the Treasurers Dept. for 28 years until his retirement in January. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church.
David E. Frazier
CUMBERLAND - David E. Frazier, 90, of Cumberland, died June 19, 2013. He was the husband of Claire (Marchand) Frazier.
Mr. Frazier was a World War II Navy Veteran.
Besides his wife Claire he leaves his sons Daniel E. and his late wife Janet Frazier of Cumberland and David M. and his wife Arlene Frazier of Lincoln, his sister Doris Gauvin of Cumberland, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Elizabeth A. Green
EAST PROVIDENCE - Elizabeth A. (Partridge) Green, 99, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and L. Alma (Blackburn) Partridge and the wife of the late Wesley C Green. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Partridge and her brother, Rev. Daniel Partridge, Jr. She is survived by her son, Wesley C. Green, Jr. of Green Valley, AZ and one grandson.
J. Raymond Vadnais
PAWTUCKET - J. Raymond Vadnais, 80, passed away peacefully in Providence on Monday, June 17, 2013. Born in Central Falls, the son of the late Raymond and Angelique (Genereux) Vadnais, he resided in Pawtucket for the past 34 years.
Paul R. Durocher
ATTLEBORO - Paul R. Durocher, 62, of Locust Street, Attleboro, MA passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.
He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Raymond and Janice (Pride) Durocher. Mr. Durocher was a Systems Analyst for the Robert Allen Group in Foxboro, MA.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Emma L. W. Durocher of Attleboro, MA, and his sisters, Joyce Applegarth of California, Carol Masterson of Seekonk, MA and Nancy Pepin of Pawtucket, RI.
Aline G. LeClair
PAWTUCKET - Aline G. (Marot) LeClair, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter C. LeClair. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Alice (Cote) Marot. Mrs. LeClair was a seamstress and homemaker, but most of all a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
SMITHFIELD - Julio Coia 91, a resident of North Bay Manor, passed away on June 14, 2013. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Irene G. (Mello) Coia. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Giulio and Angela (Capaldi) Coia.
Julio was a Supervisor for the former Valley Gas Company. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Julio loved to golf, ballroom dance, and spend quality time with his family.
George J. Metfooney
SEEKONK - George J. Metfooney, 80, died at the New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital on Friday, June 14, 2013 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Carmela (Gentile) Metfooney. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John and Hapel Metfooney, and lived in Pawtucket and nearby Seekonk for most of his life.
George was the owner/operator of Cousin's Food Store and Restaurant in Pawtucket. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.