Archive - 2013 - Obituary
William P. Drape
PAWTUCKET - William P. Drape, 69 a lifelong resident of Pawtucket died Friday at the Phillip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane (Tanguay) Drape and they had been married for 43 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Louise (Poulin) Domenici and the late William H. Drape.
Prior to his retirement in 2007, Bill was a self-employed investment salesman for many years.
Evelyn F. Humphreys
MADISON, CT - Evelyn F. Humphreys age 86, widow of Joseph H. Humphreys, passed away on Monday with her beloved family by her side.
Evelyn was born on May 27, 1927, daughter of Arthur and Mary Bacon.
She was raised in Pawtucket R.I and graduated from Pawtucket High School.
Besides raising her three children, Evelyn worked as a bookkeeper for the Board of Education, Town of Madison and later on went on to receive a degree in computer programming from Middlesex Community College.
She was a member of St. Margaret's Church.
Arlene R. Fuller
WARWICK - Arlene R. (Scullin) Fuller, 68, of Harrison Avenue died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved companion of Charles C. Moss.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Maybelle L. (Holt) Scullin, she had lived in Woonsocket for 14 years before moving to Warwick 24 years ago.
Mrs. Fuller was a LSM Operator for the United States Postal Service in Providence for 24 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket.
Mary A. LaPlante
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mary A. LaPlante (Harkness), 59, longtime resident of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10th at The Village at Waterman Lake, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of the late Robert J. A. LaPlante, who predeceased her in 1984. Mary was the daughter, and best friend of Teresa J. Harkness and the late Normand L. Harkness, Sr. of Lincoln. She was an RN for the City of Cranston Family Planning and WIC Program for many years before her affliction caused an early retirement.
Beatrice L. Weiss
LINCOLN - Beatrice L. Weiss, of Lincoln, died Monday at Landmark Medical Ctr. She was the wife of the late Marcel J. Weiss. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Rene P. and Florence (Laporte) Tougas.
She was a graduate of the former Notre Dame High School. She lived in Attleboro, MA and worked for many years at Texas Instrument before moving to Woonsocket where she made her home for 45 years. She was a retiree of AT Cross Mfg. Co. of Lincoln.
Annette Y. Dussault
CUMBERLAND - Annette Y. Dussault, 89 of One Mendon Road, passed away Tuesday in Riverview Healthcare Center, Coventry. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Dussault.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Eserest & Ida Vincellette. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
Kent C. Smith
PAWTUCKET - Kent "Kenny" C. Smith, 53, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 10, 2013, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Woods) Smith and the son of Alice Shirley (Jamieson) Smith of Lincoln and the late Justin Francis Smith.
Kenny resided in Lincoln before moving to Pawtucket twenty-seven years ago. He was employed as a form roller at Umicore, Attleboro and had previously been employed by EMS, Attleboro.
Lily Belle St. Onge
PAWTUCKET - Lily Belle St. Onge, 16 days old, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Lily was born in Providence on October 22, 2013, the beloved daughter of Christopher E. St. Onge, Jr. and Danielle R. (Greene) St. Onge of Pawtucket.
Thomas P. O'Brien
NARRAGANSETT - Thomas P. O'Brien passed away on October 29, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the beloved son of Norman F. and Jane M. O'Brien. Tom was a graduate of William M. Davies High School.
Besides his parents, Tom is survived by his brothers William O'Brien of Boston, Michael O'Brien of South Kingstown, Joseph O'Brien of Rehoboth and 1 niece and 5 nephews.
CUMBERLAND - Bertrand Thibault, "Bert" 83, passed at home on November 7th. He was the husband of the late Louisette Thibault.
Born in Coleraine, Canada, He was a son of the late George and Merilda (Jean) Thibault.
Bert had been employed as a Master Plumber and Pipe Fitter for over 50 years and was the former Plumbing Inspector for the City of Central Falls and a member of Local 51.
PAWTUCKET - Antonio LaRotonda "Anthony" 84 passed November 7th. He was the companion of Janet Carpenter. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Oscar and Lena (Nassi) LaRotonda.
Besides his companion he is survived by six children, Rose Marie Kadiuraus, Anthony LaRotonda Jr, Michael LaRotonda, Gail Tipple, Greg LaRotonda and Brandi Mangual, two sisters, Margaret McElroy, and Norma Ricci, a brother George Vose, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Antonio was the brother of the late Amelia LaRotonda.
Agnes A. Pendergrass
LINCOLN - Agnes A. Pendergrass, 82, of Lincoln, died Thursday at Trinity Health Ctr. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Pendergrass and the daughter of the late Herman and Alice (Smith) Davy. Agnes was the oldest of their 7 daughters.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lonsdale for many years.
She is survived by her daughters Jean Costa of Lincoln, Carol Robillard of Woonsocket; her son Wayne Pendergrass of Lincoln and 2 sons of Central Falls; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren.
Normand Leo Lejeune
SUCCASUNNA, NJ - Normand Leo Lejeune, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Viviane (Joyal) Lejeune for 58 years, together they resided in Succasunna, NJ for 32 years after moving from Rehoboth, MA. Born in Central Falls, RI, he was a son of the late Alfred and Yvonne (Bessette) Lejeune.
Antonio L. Marcelino
CUMBERLAND - Antonio L. Marcelino, 48, passed away Sunday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Celorico da Beira, Portugal he was the son of Maria C. (Lopes) Marcelino of Cumberland and the late Frederico M. Marcelino. He resided in Cumberland for the past 39 years previously living in Pawtucket.
He was employed by the Info Global Solutions Corp. of East Greenwich for the past 11 years.
PAWTUCKET - Ernest Savastano, 88, passed away on November 4, 2013. He was the husband of the late Mary (Conway) Savastano.
Ernest was in the Army during WWII.
He is survived by his children Ernest Savastano and Maryann Duggan and two sisters, Dina Phaneuf and Dorothy Nimmo. He was the brother of the late Albino Savastano, Leno Savastano, Louis Savastano, Pearl Romano, Nella D'Agnetica, Blanche Nero, and Lynn Simmons.
Elizabeth B. Drezek
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth "Betty" (Bailey) Drezek, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Drezek, Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Bertha (Maloney) Bailey. Elizabeth enjoyed playing Bingo and writing poetry. She was a member of the former Poetry Writers Guild, which would meet at the Pawtucket Public Library. Elizabeth was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Manuel Gaspar Dos Santos
PAWTUCKET - Manuel Gaspar Dos Santos, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of Maria Luis (Da Piedade) Dos Santos. Born in Cortico Da Serra, Portugal, he was a son of the late Jose Saraiva and Maria Augusta (Gaspar) Dos Santos.
Besides his wife, Manuel leaves four children, Jorge Gaspar, Maria Cabral, Albertino Gaspar all of Pawtucket and Mario Gaspar in Switzerland; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Manuel was one of nine siblings.
Louis M. Drozd Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Louis M. Drozd Jr., 75, passed away Monday November 4, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Ludwik M. and Antonina (Siwy) Drozd. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Mr. Drozd was employed as a Science Teacher for 30 years at Tolman High School.
He leaves his three loving children, Alyssa T. Dube of NY, Laura J. Hauser of NH, and Louis M. Drozd III of Austria. He also leaves two devoted sisters Helene Brooks, of MA and Barbara Slomin of FL. along with five cherished grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Henry A. Bourgette
ATTLEBORO - Henry A. Bourgette, 89, of Adamsdale Ave, passed away on November 4, 2013 in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on Oct. 4, 1924, he was a son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Bourgette.
Henry was raised and educated in Central Falls, RI and South Attleboro. He entered the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran who participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy.
Robert A. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Robert A. Messier of Pawtucket passed away at home on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the husband of Lisa A. (Flanagan) Messier.
Mr. Messier was born in Pawtucket the son of Ernest A. Messier and Esther (Malloy) Delaney.
He was employed by Henderson Electric for many years.
Besides his wife and parents Mr. Messier is survived by his sister Patricia Messier, his stepson Paul Flynn Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral and burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com