Archive - 2013 - Obituary
CENTRAL FALLS - Stanislaw Lakota, 77, of Cross Street passed away Friday December 13, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Wieslawa (Wrzesien) Lakota.
Born in Drozejowice, Poland he was a son of the late Jozef and Stefania (Sekula) Lakota. He lived in Central Falls for 25 years.
Before retiring Mr. Lakota was employed as a Grounds Keeper at Kirkbrae Country Club of Lincoln for 20 years.
Gloria Del Papa
PAWTUCKET - Del Papa, Gloria E., of Tobie Avenue, Pawtucket passed away Wednesday, December 11th at Miriam Hospital in Providence. Gloria was born in Pawtucket on June 3, 1925 to the late Julius and Lena (Testa) Del Papa.
Gloria leaves her two nieces, Evelyn Corley of Pasco, WA and Rachel Di Schino of Everett, MA, six great nieces and nephews, seven great-great nieces and nephews, several cousins and many good friends. She is also predeceased by her brothers, Angelo and Eugene Del Papa.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Laura Richard, 87, died peacefully at the Cherry Hill Manor, Johnston on Thursday, December 12, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Cyril Richard. Laura was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Anthony and Stephania (Klimuzki) Kozlowski. She was the owner/operator of Laura's Beauty Shop in East Providence for 35 years, retiring in 1987.
Gregory N. Trojanov
PAWTUCKET - Gregory N. Trojanov, 86, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Irene (Stanley) Trojanov.
Mr. Trojanov lived most of his life in Pawtucket. He retired after 42 years of employment with the Leviton Corporation. In his younger years, enjoyed singing, dancing, and playing table tennis, and was a well liked man.
S. Benjamin Pino
CUMBERLAND - S. Benjamin "Benny" Pino, 86, formerly of Meadowcrest Drive, passed away peacefully Friday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Alzira "Elsie" (Coelho) Pino, and they had been married for the past 67 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Rosario and Angelina (Torre) Pino. He resided in Cranston for the past nine years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mr. Pino was the owner of Benjamins III of Central Falls for over 30 years until his retirement in 1987.
Felicidade F. Cruz
CUMBERLAND - Felicidade F. (Fonseca) Cruz, 100 of High Street, passed away Friday at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Belmiro "Bill" S. Cruz.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Laura (Augusta) Fonseca. She resided in Cumberland for over 87 years. Mrs. Cruz was employed as a factory worker for the former Sydney Blumenthal Company for many years. She later practiced as a hairdresser for many years until her retirement.
Donald A. Billington
KILLINGWORTH - Donald A. Billington, 77, of Killingworth and formerly of South Windham, passed away peacefully Friday (December 6, 2013) at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late Celia E. (Forgette) Billington and Francis R. Billington. He recently moved to Killingworth, previously having resided in South Windham for close to 40 years.
PAWTUCKET - Lucille (Masse) Borelli, 90, passed on December 11th. She was the wife of the late Anthony A. Borelli.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Yvonne (Gravel) Masse. She had been employed by the Little Sisters of the Poor for over 25 years.
Lucille was the beloved mother of two daughters, Jane Loomis and her husband Dennis of Chepachet and Lisa Giovanni of Jackson, NH, and a son, Victor Borelli; she was the proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren and a great grandson.
Justin K. Laquerre
PAWTUCKET - Justin Kyle Laquerre, 25, died Friday, December 6, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved fiance of Tiffany Diosa. Justin was born in Providence, the son of Denise Laquerre of Providence, and John Pierson of East Providence. He was the production manager of the Saver's Store in Attleboro for the past two years.
He was a talented basketball player in the St. Pius Church League, Providence. Justin was an avid fan of the Yankees and Dolphins.
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.