Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Sallie Ann Mulhern
PAWTUCKET- Mulhern, Sallie Ann (Gately) 75, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, in Providence. She was the loving wife of John F. Mulhern. They were married for 46 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Martin F and Sallie E. (Dunne) Gately.
She was a retail clerk for the former Sears & Roebuck; Ann & Hope, and Building 19 department stores for 35 years until her retirement.
Sallie was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Steakem, Hilda, age 82, of Kenton Ave., died March 31, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late James J. Steakem. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Gloria (Raposa) Carreira.
Hilda worked as a secretary for ITT Royal for over 40 years before retiring.
She is survived by her sister Elaine Callender of N. Providence and 7 nieces and nephews.
Sylvie L. San Bento
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Sylvie L. (Fortin) San Bento, 50, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer.
James F. Stauff
PAWTUCKET - James F. Stauff, 85, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was the husband of the late Frances (Matonis) Stauff. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Charles and Agnes (O'Brien) Stauff. Mr Stauff worked for Munroe Dairy for many years, retiring in 1999.
PAWTUCKET - Ferdinando Moniz, 80, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Maria T. (Gomes) Moniz for fifty-one years.
Born in Madeira, Portugal, he was a son of the late Joao and Maria (Camara) Moniz. He came to the United States in 1969 and settled in Central Falls before moving to Pawtucket over thirty years ago. Ferdinando was employed by Larson Tool until retiring, and was a member of the Madeira Club, Central Falls.
Job de Jesus Durango
PROVIDENCE - Job de Jesus Durango 83, died Friday March 29, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the husband of Maria (Novoa) Durango.
Born in Urrao Ant. Colombia, a son of the late Jesus and Carlina (Fernandez) Durango.
Mr. Durango was a truck driver.
Besides his wife, he leaves Gabriel Durango, Gladis Gutierrez, Rosa Durango, Job Durango, Guillermo Durango, Leonel Durango, Carlos Mario Durango and Maria Clelia Restrepo. Seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Crystal Lee Barney Downes
PAWTUCKET - Crystal Lee Barney Downes, 32, died March 27th at the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the fiance of Kevin Santos.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Robert Barney and Louise Dube, step-daughter of Margaret Barney.
Alice A. Stempien
PAWTUCKET - Alice A. Stempien, 90, passed away Friday March 29, 2013 on her birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond A. Stempien.
Born in Fall River, MA she was a daughter of the late Leon and Adela (Niksa) Stefanski. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Alice enjoyed sewing and loved animals.
She leaves one son Adam Stempien, one devoted granddaughter Tasha L. Daigle and her husband Jason R. Daigle Sr. of Pawtucket. Mrs. Stempien also leaves two loving grandchildren, Jason R. Jr. and Kelsey J. Daigle. She was the sister of the late Walter Stefanski.
Robert J. Pickett
LINCOLN- Robert J. Pickett, 66, formerly of Walker Avenue, passed away Sunday in the U.S. Veterans Hospital, West Roxbury, MA.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late William J. and Lucina (Rooney) Pickett. He resided in Norton, MA, for the past 7 years.
He served his county honorably in the United States Army during Vietnam.
Bob was an avid golfer. He was a past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Broad Street, Cumberland.