Archive - 2013 - Obituary
PAWTUCKET - Amaral, Gilberta "Betty", age 81, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully Friday, May 10, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the wife of the late Antonio F. Amaral. Born March 15, 1932 in Pawtucket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Horacio and Gloria (Almeida) Andre.
Mrs. Amaral was a communicant of St. Maria Goretti Church. She worked for many years at A.T. Cross before retiring in 1994.
Carl W. Schmidt
PAWTUCKET - Carl W. Schmidt, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Velma (Barrie) Schmidt for 56 years. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of Calvin C. and Edith "Molly" M. (Sumner) Feld of East Providence.
Grace P. Roy
PAWTUCKET - Grace P. (Foley) Roy, 77, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Roy. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Grace M. (Grant) Foley.
Grace was the Activities Director at the former Rose Cottage Nursing Home, Central Falls for 35 years until retiring, and was most recently a sales associate at the former Paper Scene, Seekonk. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Grace loved animals and had adopted a greyhound.
Elaine C. Baskins
CENTRAL FALLS - Elaine C. Baskins, 66, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 9th.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the Alice (Banna) Hindy of North Providence and the late Joseph Hindy.
Elaine was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and was known for her beautiful voice and generous ways.
Janice M. Feuti
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Janice M. (Banach) Feuti, 70, of North Providence passed away on May 6, surrounded by her beloved family.
She leaves her husband Ernest Feuti, daughter Nicole and son Jason. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, brothers and grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, 1525 Cranston Street and burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery.
Alex E. Krueger
CUMBERLAND - Alex "Red" E. Krueger, 85 of Arnolds Mills Road, Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Elaine F. (Parmeter) Krueger.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alexander Krueger and Jeannette (Turner) Hardman. He resided in Cumberland for the past 60 years. previously residing in Pawtucket.
Rita R. Roberts
PAWTUCKET - Rita R. (Butler) Roberts, 93, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Roberts. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth (Bouthier) Butler, she resided in Pawtucket and Attleboro for many years.
Rita leaves a daughter, Beverly A. McCabe and her late husband, Jake of Narragansett; three grandchildren, Joan Ricci and her husband, Victor of Narragansett, Patricia Arcieri of Glocester and John T. McCabe of Warwick and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Ricci, Victor Ricci and Oliver Arcieri.
Marie Rita Klucznik
MANCHESTER, CT & ATTLEBORO, MA - Marie Rita (Laplume) Klucznik, 76, of Manchester, CT formerly of Attleboro, MA and Salt Lake City, UT beloved wife of the late Blais M. Klucznik passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Connecticut. Rita was born on July 9, 1936 in Central Falls, RI daughter of the late Herve and Alice (Perreault) Laplume. She was a sweet and gentle woman who enjoyed reading mysteries, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing board games with her grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Pauline (Lacoursiere) Beliveau, 86, of Pawtucket passed away on April 22, 2013, daughter of the late Ernest and Yvonne Lacoursiere and the late Fernand Lacoursiere of Chicago.
She leaves one daughter, Karen Proulx, one grandson Christopher Proulx, one great grandon Corbin Proulx, one sister Jeannette Amaral, all of Pawtucket, and one brother Robert Lacoursiere of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was private.
Richard P. Buser
PAWTUCKET - On Friday May 3, 2013, at the age of 77, and in the presence of his children and grandchildren, Richard Paul Buser left this life in the arms of his loving wife, Carol at home. He was the son of the late Dorothy Buser of Newport, RI and the late Paul Buser of San Diego, CA. He was a fifth ward graduate of St. Mary's grammar School, De LaSalle Academy Valedictorian, and a URI engineering alumnus, all leading to the knowledge for a productive life and the partner for a happy life.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond, Patricia (O'Neill) 59 of Pawtucket, RI passed away May 3, 2013 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Edward and Margret (Mulcahey) O'Neill.
She is survived by her brother Edward J. O'Neill of Lincoln and three daughters, Heather Hooven of Richboro, PA, Amanda Raymond and Elizabeth Raymond of Pawtucket. She is also survived by two sons, John Raymond and Andrew Tatro of Pawtucket and many nieces, nephews and five grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Edward's Church, Pawtucket.
Raymond F. Hart
PAWTUCKET - Raymond F. Hart, 93, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Roderick and Ora (Major) Hart. Raymond was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a school teacher for the city of Pawtucket, working for Jenks Junior High and Tolman High School. He summered in Touisset. His family was one of the founding families of Saint Leo's Church.
Eva L. Bouchard
EAST PROVIDENCE - Eva L. Bouchard, 100, died peacefully on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Orchard View Manor, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur N. Bouchard, Sr. She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Hormidas and Armande (Fontaine) Masse. She was a resident of Coventry for forty years before moving to East Providence. She was a twist tender in the former J. P. Coats Mill in Central Falls before retiring.
Therese P. Genest
PAWTUCKET - Therese P. Genest, 87, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. She was the wife of the late Raymond Genest. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Ulric and Odivine (Boie) Charbonneau.
Therese is survived by five daughters, Helene Gauthier, Lilliane Szwaja, Carol, Lise, and Cindy Genest, one sister, Denise Baltadonis, one brother, John Charbonneau, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Jeanne Grise, and Leonard and Andre Charbonneau.
Rick P. Cassamas
PAWTUCKET - Rick P. Cassamas of Pawtucket passed away on May 2, 2013. He was the husband of Kathleen (McCaffrey) Cassamas.
Mr. Cassamas was born in Warwick, the son of the late Michael Cassamas and Joan (Kiernan) Cassamas. He was a longtime professional driver who loved his music. Rick frequently attended live concerts and music festivals.
Mary M. Vecoli
LINCOLN - Mary M. Vecoli, 91, of Lincoln, died Wednesday. She was the wife of the late Guido Vecoli Jr. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Josephine (Hannon) Fay.
Mrs. Vecoli was employed for the State of RI School Lunch Program until her retirement.
Her sons Donald T. Vecoli of Florida and David B. Vecoli of Lincoln; her brother Edward J. Fay of Texas; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren survive her. She was the sister of the late Bernice Lilley and Vera Tellier.
Jean-Paul R. Houle
GREENVILLE - Jean-Paul R. "Jay" Houle, 82, of Austin Ave. and formerly of Cumberland passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providnce. He was the beloved husband of Ellen M. (Berthiaume) Houle, they had been married for the past 61 years.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Achille and Bernadette (Sawyer) Houle. He resided in Johnston for the past three years and had resided in Cumberland for 27 years and previously residing in Central Falls.
CUMBERLAND - Vincent Gesualdi, 73, of Heroux Blvd., died April 28, 2013 in North Attleboro, MA. He was the husband of the late Eileen O. (Dubois) Gesualdi. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Francisco and Rosaria (Decotis) Gesualdi.
He was a 1957 graduate of Woonsocket High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from Bryant University in 1972. Vincent worked for many years as a traffic manager for Union Wadding Co., Pawtucket, retiring in 2005. He served in the United States Navy and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
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PAWTUCKET - Frank Martino, 85, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving daughters on April 30, 2013. He was predeceased by his loving wife Despa Martino. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 2013.
CENTRAL FALLS - Adelino Catarino, 80, of Washington St. passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket.
Born in Madeira Island, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (Rodrigues) Catarina. He lived most of his life in Central Falls.
Mr. Catarino was employed by Central Falls School Department for 10 years until his retirement. He was previously employed by the former Cadillac Textile Co., Cumberland.
He was a communicant and very active in the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.