Archive - 2013 - Obituary
George H. Babcock
PAWTUCKET - Babcock, George H., 82, of Denver Street, Pawtucket, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. George was the husband of Margaret "Peggy" (Cardin) Babcock.
Carlos Antonio Delgado
CENTRAL FALLS - Carlos Antonio Delgado, 29, died accidentally April 11, 2013. He was the companion of Lymari Gonzalez. He was born in Puerto Rico a son of Jose Carlos Delgado and the late Maria M. Berrios.
John H. Lawrence
PAWTUCKET - John H. Lawrence, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes R. (Rock) Lawrence.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Harvey and Agnes (O'Hare) Lawrence. John was an aviation mechanic in the United States Navy for 20 years until retiring. He enjoyed painting and drawing; gardening and working on his computer. Above all else, John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Constance O'Donnell Meiklejohn Kerr
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. - Constance O'Donnell Meiklejohn Kerr, 87, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Renaissance Assisted Living Facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Connie was born in Pawtucket, RI to parents Joseph and Alma O'Donnell and lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Ft. Lauderdale in 1971.
Alice M. Papagolos
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Papagolos, 90, passed peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013 at her daughters' home in Lincoln surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Costas R. Papagolos and longtime companion of Robert Axon.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Palmira (d'Oliveira) Bento.
She had been employed by the former Elsie Mae Nursing Home and was also a longtime senior companion volunteer.
Melvin A. Goldenberg
CENTRAL FALLS - Melvin A. Goldenberg, "Mel", 70, passed Wednesday April 10th. He was the lifetime companion of the late Walter F. Laurie.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Harry and Rose Goldenberg.
He was the Co Proprietor of the former "Flowers to Remember" and had retired from the City of Central Falls. Mel was a member of the "Odd Fellows".
He was a dedicated member of Park Place Congregational Church, was the founder of their Chopstick Auction and facilitator of the Thrift Shop.
Alice M. Barbeau
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. (Froment) Barbeau, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Barbeau.
Born in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Oscar J. and Juliette (Groulx) Froment. Alice was a member of the PEAL Club and enjoyed cooking, sewing, shopping, traveling and bowling. Above all Alice was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Robert K. Gingras
CUMBERLAND - Robert K. Gingras, 79, of 1 Flat St., passed away Saturday in the R. I. Hospital Providence.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Edmund and Lillian (Baril) Gingras. Mr. Gingras resided in Cumberland for the past five years and had resided in Lincoln for most of his life. He was employed by the former Miller Electric Co., of Woonsocket for 40 years retiring in 1993.
He was a communicant of St. Jude Church, Lincoln and a member of the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club.
PAWTUCKET - Gertrude Lebeau, 90, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Leo Lebeau. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude (Houston) Vashey. Mrs. Lebeau was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Robert E. Gendreau
SEEKONK - Robert E. Gendreau, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Norma M. (Poirier) Gendreau for fifty-eight years. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Armand and Lucy (Lagasse) Gendreau, he resided in the Hebronville section of Attleboro before moving to Seekonk in 1969.
Rae Ann Zavota
PAWTUCKET - Rae Ann Zavota, of Annie Street, Pawtucket passed away on April 10, 2013 at her daughters home in Seekonk Ma. She was the wife of the late John F. Zavota.
Mrs. Zavota was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Raymond Boyle and Ann (Kane) Boyle. She worked in customer service for Shaws Market before retiring.
Mrs. Zavota is survived by her children, Kimberly Cordeiro and her husband Kevin of Seekonk Ma, John Zavota and his girlfriend Elizabeth Gatchell Pawtucket and Michael Zavota and his wife Megan of Pawtucket.
Ann R. Buckley
LINCOLN - Ann R. (Hunter) Buckley, 94, passed away on April 10, 2013 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence after an illness. She was the wife of the late Richard I. Buckley, Sr. and the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Jane (Campbell) Hunter and the stepdaughter of the late Mary (Neil) Hunter, and the sister of the late William J. Hunter.
Margaret M. French
ATTLEBORO, MA - Margaret M. French, 74, formerly of Attleboro, died Friday, March 15, 2013 in Deland, Florida. She was the wife of William French. She was a daughter of the late John S. and Dorothy M. (Poirier) Grant. She had lived in Attleboro before moving to Florida in 2008.
She had worked for Leach & Gardner before retiring in 2002.
Mildred E. Hayden
CUMBERLAND - Mildred E. Hayden, 84, passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Hayden.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late George A. and Florence (Schofield) Carr. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Hayden was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland. She was also a former volunteer for Home and Hospice Care of RI for many years.
Cecelia H. Sharkey
CENTRAL FALLS - Cecelia H. Sharkey, 84 of Central Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Sharkey. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Lacki) Stegnicki. Cecelia was a member of the Cumberland Polish White Eagles, and the Saint Basil Seniors.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, James and Allen Sharkey, two daughters, Barbara Roberts and Jo-Ann Sharkey, one sister, Mildred Plante, and seven grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John Stegnicki.
Casey R. Conover
PAWTUCKET - Casey R. Conover, 38, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Sandra R. (Rosa) Conover for thirteen years. Born in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of Douglas E. Conover of Newfield, NY and Cheryl A. (Gillmer) Conover of Spencer, NY.
Casey had resided in Pawtucket since 1998. He was the former Chief Dialysis Technician at DCI Faulkner Hospital, Boston. Casey was a member of the Newfield Volunteer Fire Department, Newfield, NY.
Raymond J. Canning
PAWTUCKET - Raymond J. Canning passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary M. (Kearns) Canning. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Leo E. and Madeline V. (ONeill) Canning.
Ray was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a steelworker at Congdon & Carpenter, Seekonk before retiring in 1988, and was previously employed by the Washburn Wire Company, Rumford.
He leaves a son, Earl "Duke" F. Aldrich Jr.; a granddaughter, Shelly L. Vieira and a great-granddaughter, Emma May Vieira all of Pawtucket.
Arthur J. Battersby Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Arthur J. Battersby Jr., "Sonny" 77, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Smith) Battersby. They were married for 56 years.
He was the son of Arthur and Jeannette (Bechard) Battersby.
Arthur had been employed as a tool maker and machinist for many years.
Arthur was a Korean War Veteran, and served in the Army reserve for 24 years.
Frank M. Swistak
ATTLEBORO - Frank M. Swistak, 89 of Read St. Attleboro, died Sunday March 31, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Yvonne M. (Ouellette) Swistak.
Frank was born in Attleboro, a son of the late Frank & Antonina (Kogan) Swistak.
Mr. Swistak, was a jewelry polisher for Foster's Jewelry Company.
A lifelong Attleboro resident, he was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII, as a Private First Class, as a Heavy Mortar Crewman, where he received the combat badge, and the Bronze Star. Mr. Swistak, was very proud of his military service.
Janusz E. Starakiewicz, MD
WARWICK - Dr. Janusz E. Starakiewicz, 50, passed away at his residence Saturday April 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Maria Z. (Nawrocka) Starakiewicz, MD.
Born in Poland he was a son of the late Edward and Stanislawa (Chudzo) Starakiewicz. He lived in Warwick for the past 15 years.
Dr. Starakiewicz was a Pathologist and Director of the Blood Bank at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
He received his Medical Degree from Jagielonian University in Krakow, Poland and served his Medical Residency at Brown University.