Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Arthur A. Boudreau
PAWTUCKET - Arthur A. Boudreau, 99, died peacefully on Saturday, April 6th at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Cadieux) Boudreau to whom he was married for 60 years until her passing.
Michelle C. Regan
ATTLEBORO - Michelle C. Regan of Attleboro died on April 4, 2013. She was the longtime loving companion of Alan Krawiec.
Michelle was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Gerard Bouley and Elmira (Gaudreau) Bouley. She was employed at the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket in information services.
Besides her companion Alan Michelle is survived by her sister Theresa Mewshan of California.
Stephanie K. Zapasnik
SEEKONK Stephanie K. Zapasnik, 87, formerly of Mayfield Street passed away Thursday April 4, 2013 at a Nursing Home in Longmeadow, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester Zapasnik.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Wincenty and Zofia (Misiaszek) Strybuc.
Prior to retiring from Texas Instruments as a Calibrator Stephanie was employed as a Seamstress for many years.
Helen L. Massarotti
EAST PROVIDENCE - Helen L. Massarotti, 90, passed away Friday April 5, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Louis Massarotti.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Chester and Bertha (Mruk) Trzuskowski. She lived in Rumford for the past 60 years.
Before retiring in 1993 Helen was employed by the Hord Tool and Dye Co. of Pawtucket as an Inspector. Prior to that she was employed by the Premier Thread Co.
Helen was a member of Holy Cross Church Ladies Adoration Society and an avid Red Sox fan.
Maurice E. Tobin, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Maurice E. Tobin, Sr., 95, formerly of Pawtucket, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth G. (Rock) Tobin.
Mr. Tobin had been employed as a teacher for the Providence School System prior to his retirement. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the former Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post #1271.
Heather L. Casto
PAWTUCKET - Heather L. Casto, 18, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Born in Pawtucket, she was the beloved daughter of Keith W. and Suzanne (Pise) Casto of Pawtucket. Heather was a kind hearted gentle soul, who cherished her family and friends, loved animals and enjoyed painting. She worked as a salesperson at GameStop after graduating from Wm. Davies Career & Technical High School this past June.
Besides her loving parents, Heather leaves a sister, Nicole S. Doumato of West Palm Beach, FL; her Memere and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Anna B. Bricault
CUMBERLAND - Anna B. (McPhillips) Bricault, 87 of England Street, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Unit, Providence. She was the wife of Joseph "Norman" Bricault, and they had been married for the past 65 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Wilde) McPhillips She resided in Cumberland for the past 64 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Bricault was employed as a Registered Nurse for the Pawtucket Memorial Hospital for 44 years, retiring in 1989.
Teresa Shields Owusu
PAWTUCKET - Teresa (Terry) Shields Owusu, 54, passed away April 3, 2013 after a long illness in Pawtucket, RI, where she had made her home for the past thirty years. Terry was a native of North Adams, MA, and the daughter of the late John and Mary (Rice) Shields.
PAWTUCKET - Stanley Brzozowski, 87, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn D. (Gurn) Brzozowski.
Elvira C. Lapointe
PAWTUCKET - Elvira C. Lapointe, formerly of Pawtucket passed away on April 4, 2013 at her daughters home in Charlestown. She was the former wife of the late Robert G. Lapointe.
Mrs. Lapointe was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Manuel M. Prata and Julietta (Tavares) Prata. She was the eldest and sole survivor of two sisters and three brothers. She was a cashier at Almacs in Seekonk for 30 years.
Gail M. McGill
PAWTUCKET - Gail M. (Russell) McGill, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond H. McGill.
Blanche J. (Champagne) LaPerche
ATTLEBORO - Blanche Jeannette (Champagne) LaPerche, 101, of Christopher Heights, South Main Street, Attleboro; formerly of F. J. Kelley Boulevard, North Attleboro, died peacefully surrounded by loving family members and the auspices of hospice at her residence on Monday, April 1, 2013. She was the wife of the late Aurele H. LaPerche who died in 1974.
Born in Lincoln, Rhode Island on October 20, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Oscar A. and Delia (Couture) Champagne.
She was a 1929 graduate of the former Pawtucket High School.
Maria Conceicao Albuquerque
PAWTUCKET - Maria "Connie" Conceicao Albuquerque, 94, a retired seamstress, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Mario Albuquerque. Born in Portugal, a daughter of the late Felismino and Deolinda (Quinteiro) Caetano, she came to the United States at the age of thirteen years and settled in Pawtucket. Connie was a member of the Portuguese Clubs of Pawtucket.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL. - Raymond Collette of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Cumberland died March 17, 2013.
Raymond leaves 3 sons, 1 brother and 9 sisters. He was preceded in death by one son.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 195 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, RI.
Thomas Francis McNeil
RAYMOND, NH - Thomas Francis McNeil, 65, died unexpectedly on April 1, 2013 at his home In Raymond, NH. He was born January 2, 1948 in Providence, R.I., son of the late Thomas John McNeil and Eunice Jean (Hardman) McNeil.
Tom grew up in R.I. and MA. He was an United States Navy veteran from 1965-1968, serving some time in Africa and Prudence Island, R.I., during the Vietnam War. In Rhode Island, Tom was proud to own and operate for 10 years, Action Rooter. He had resided in Raymond, NH for the past 17 years.
Kenneth G. Berg
PAWTUCKET - Kenneth G. Berg, of Lauder Avenue, Pawtucket died on April 2, 2013. He was the husband of the late Jean M. (Russell) Berg.
Mr. Berg was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Axel G. Berg and Winifred I. (Austin) Berg. He was a lace weaver at the former Seekonk Lace for many years.
Mr. Berg is survived by his children, Gary A. Berg, Larry K. Berg and his wife Beverly, Cheryl Curti, and Susan Allison all of Pawtucket. He also leaves his sisters Eleanor Weissman and Frances Tvenstrvp, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.