Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Edward J. Bialkowski
PAWTUCKET - Edward J. Bialkowski, 85 a resident of St. Jeanne Jugan Residence passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was the husband of the late Hope (Taylor) Bialkowski. Born in South Attleboro, MA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Pauline (Bujek) Bialkowski.
Mr. Bialkowski was a finisher in the textile industry then was a clerk for Dairy Mart in Warwick until his retirement at age 61. He served in The United States Army during WW II.
Raymond E. Mello
PAWTUCKET - Raymond E. Mello, 82, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was the husband of Marie (Campillo) Mello.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Tavares) Mello. Mr. Mello was a navy veteran of the Korean War. He was the manager of the Pawtucket Ice Rink before retiring.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Helen DiBiase and Barbara Mello, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Steve J. Choiniere
CRANSTON - Steve J. Choiniere, 59, of Cranston passed away Monday at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Martial F. and Clementine M. (Royer) Choiniere of Pawtucket.
Steve was a Mental Health Worker at the Eleanor Slater Hospital, for the State of Rhode Island. He was a graduate of LaSalle Academy and attended Roger Williams College and C.C.R.I. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature.
Claire L. Melchert
PAWTUCKET - Melchert, Claire L., 84, of Burns Manor in Pawtucket died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Mt. St. Ritas Health Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Adolph Melchert. Claire was born in Groton, CT, the daughter of the late Camille and Rosedelima (Lemay) Benoit.
Helen G. Toole
PAWTUCKET - Helen G. (Gerry) Toole, 79, of Pawtucket died at home on March 11, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Mary (Horan) Toole.
Miss Toole was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, class of 1951, and a communicant of Holy Family Parish, formerly St. Joseph's. She was a Service Representative for New England Telephone for over thirty years.
She is survived by her sister Ann K. Toole, her brother Rev. Lawrence E. Toole, sister in law Evelyn T. Toole, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Austin A. Toole Jr.
William R. Lomax
PAWTUCKET - William R. Lomax, 76, lifelong resident of Pawtucket, died March 11, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket to the late Norma E. (Simmons) and Charles R. Lomax. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served for four years. He was employed by the Office Appliance Co. for thirty five years and Current Carrier for three years, retiring due to illness. He was a former member of the Saylesville Fire Department, member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he was a former member of the United Methodist Men and a trustee.
Donald A. Lariviere
PAWTUCKET - Donald "Pop" A. Lariviere, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 11, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Delores (Gomes) Lariviere for fifty-four years.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Arthur and Marie (Breton) Lariviere, he resided in Pawtucket since 1959. Don was a Master Electrician at Brown University for twenty years until retiring in 1996, and previously worked in electrical construction.
Marjorie Reardon Hartnett
SEEKONK, MA - Marjorie Reardon Hartnett, 79, of Seekonk, MA died March 11, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice in Providence. She was the wife of Robert A. Hartnett of Stoughton, MA.
She was born the daughter of the late Edward W. Reardon and Doris Smiley Reardon. She resided in the Saylesville section of Lincoln, RI during her youth. She then moved to Pawtucket, RI and finally to Seekonk, MA. She immensely enjoyed her summer retreat at her beach in Westport, MA.
LINCOLN- George "Pete" A. Charpentier, of Cambria Drive, passed away Sunday, March 10 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marjorie I. (Sabourin) Charpentier, and they had been married for 25 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Gravel) Charpentier. He resided in Lincoln for the past 15 years, previously residing in Central Falls.
He was a United States Army, World War II Veteran.
Maria L. Minicozzi
CENTRAL FALLS- Maria L. (Sousa) Minicozzi, 90, of High Street, passed away Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Minicozzi and the late Lionel R. Sousa.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Drummond) Vasconcellos. She was a life-long resident of Central Falls.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland. She was an avid bowler.
ALBION- Irene Godin, 97, of Albion, died Sunday morning at Oakland Grove surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Adrien Godin, Sr.
Born in St. Eugene, P.Q., Canada, she was a daughter of the late Onesime Gendron Sr. and Anna (Norman) Gendron. She was raised in Canada and came to the United States as a child and settled in Albion.
Mrs. Godin was employed at American Tourister, Berkshire Hathaway and AT Cross in Lincoln during her working years before retiring in 1980.
Mary C. Alves
CUMBERLAND- Mary C. Alves, 73 of Cumberland passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Jose L. Alves.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Celestino S. and Evangalina (De JC deMatto) Paiva. She was also the step daughter of the late Marie Paiva.
She resided in Cumberland for over 40 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Alves was employed as a credit manager for American Insulated Wire until her retirement.
Evelyn M. Arrighie
PRUDENCE ISLAND- Evelyn M. (Ducharme) Arrighie, 86, of Prudence Island and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 8, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick A. Arrighie.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late George L. and Eva M. (Michaud) Ducharme.
Evelyn and her late husband were the proprietors of Freddy's Fruit Stand / General Store on Prudence Island for well over twenty years. She was previously a teller at the Raynham Dog Track, and had also been employed as a telephone operator many years ago.
Kerri Lynn Twohig
PAWTUCKET- Kerri Lynn Twohig, beloved daughter of Gayle Haskins and the late Donald P Twohig of Pawtucket, passed away on March 4, 2013.
Kerri was born in Pawtucket and had been a resident of Arizona for the past 5 years.
Besides her mother Gayle she leaves her step father Stanley Haskins, her son Corey Baker of Pawtucket, her brother Donald D. Twohig and his wife Nancy of Cumberland, a niece Emily Twohig, a nephew Brian Wilson and her granddaughter Mia Lynn Baker of Pawtucket. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved close friends.
Claire L. Melchert
PAWTUCKET- Melchert, Claire L., 84, of Burns Manor in Pawtucket died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Mt. St. Rita's Health Center, Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Adolph Melchert.
Claire was born in Groton, CT, the daughter of the late Camille and Rosedelima (Lemay) Benoit.
Shirley H. Daly
LINCOLN- Shirley H. Daly, 82, of Lincoln, died Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Shirley loved to travel and explore new places.
She was an avid downhill skier which she retired from at the age of 79. Shirley loved spending her time visiting her children and grandchildren, getting together with friends and bringing joy to everyone she came in contact with.
Margaret A. McNeil
RAYMOND, NH- Margaret A. McNeil, 70, of Raymond, NH, died Thursday at home. She was the wife of Thomas F. McNeil.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late David F. and Ellen E. (Waterman) Leamy, she lived most of her life in Rhode Island moving to New Hampshire 15 years ago.
ATTLEBORO- Martha (Volkle) LaBree, 78, of Attleboro, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late William H. LaBree.
Born in Dillingen, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Reinhold and Theresia (Butscher) Volkle.
Joseph E. Everton Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph E. Everton Sr., 53, passed peacefully March 6th with his family by his side. He was the fianc of Linda
Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Clinton and Dorothy (Shaw) Everton.
Joseph had been employed by Masbro Polishing for 33 years.
Besides his fianc he is survived by two sons, Joseph E. Everton Jr, and Trever Everton, two daughters, Nicole Gay and Barbara Pereira, a brother, Paul Everton, a sister, Deborah
Hall, 4 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Grace Ann Glynn
ORLANDO, FL. - Glynn, Grace Ann (Rogers), 94. Born January 19, 1919. Died February 23, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Grace was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
As a single mom with two children she worked in the war effort of WWII while living with and supporting her own grandmother. In 1950 she formed her own business, designing, manufacturing, and selling a variety of satin and lace floral supply products to florists throughout New England. In her later years she maintained the business on a small scale until she was 85.