Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Rita B. Audette
PAWTUCKET- Rita B. Audette, 88, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ida (Gagnon) Audette.
Rita was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
She is survived by her sister, Yvette Lefebvre. She also leaves her nieces, Alice Dabney, Pauline Coutu, Denise Lefebvre, and Susan Boyd; her nephews, Robert and Ronald Lefebvre. She was the sister of the late Emile and Eugene Audette. She was the aunt of the late Jeannine Audette.
Antonio O. Tenreiro
PAWTUCKET- Tenreiro, Antonio O.,"Tony", age 72, of Pawtucket Ave., died January 19, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ester (Felix) Tenreiro of 47 years.
Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Albano and Maria Celeste (Morais) Tenreiro.
Tony was owner and operator of Tony's Shoe Service in Central Falls for 35 years.
Wanda H. Lemaire
SEEKONK- Wanda H. (Olearczyk) Lemaire, 87, of Seekonk, formerly of Woodhaven Rd., Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of retired Pawtucket Police Detective Lt. Francis G. Lemaire for 51 years.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Woytas) Olearczyk.
Wanda worked as the Display Ad Supervisor at the Pawtucket Times for many years before retiring in 1993. She enjoyed shopping; watching movies and reading.
William T. Brunelle
PAWTUCKET - William T. "Bill" Brunelle, 85, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Alice S. (Baker) Brunelle for 60 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late William H. and Catherine (Hastings) Brunelle.
CUMBERLAND - Natividade Lopes, 100, of Broad St., passed away Wednesday in the Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Joao Lopes.
Born in Insua, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria deJesus (Vinagre) Rebelo. She came to this country at the age of 15 first living in Fall River then Central Falls and settling in Cumberland for the past 70 years.
Therese M. Landry
CUMBERLAND - Therese M. Landry, 91, died peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Landry for 59 years until his death in 2000.
Juan J. Otero
PAWTUCKET- Juan J. Otero, 37, passed unexpectedly on January 13th.
Born in Puerto Rico, a son of the late Juan A. and Ramona (Lopez) Otero.
He had been employed as a bus driver by RIPTA for many years.
Robert E. Fontaine
ATTLEBORO- Robert E. Fontaine, 77 of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 after a long battle with ALS. He spent his final days surrounded by his loving family; a testament to the love he shared his entire life. He was the beloved husband of Lucille J. (Major) Fontaine for 55 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI and a longtime resident of Seekonk, MA, he was a son of the late Leo and Ida (Dorais) Fontaine.
PAWTUCKET- Mary (Martin) Morra, of Spring Street, Pawtucket Passed away on January 13, 2013.
Mary was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of Florence J. (Jadach) Martin of Pawtucket and the late Horace F. Martin.
Besides her mother Mary is survived by her daughter Amanda Leigh Morra of Pawtucket, her brothers, Michael Martin, and Paul Martin of Pawtucket, Peter Martin of Framingham MA and John Martin of North Kingston. She also leave her sisters Kathleen Marsella of Lincoln and Susan Bourque of Plainville Ma. and 15 nieces and nephews.
John & Yvette Carozza
CENTRAL FALLS. Yvette Therese (LeBeau) Carozza entered into eternal life on Saturday January 12, 2013 after an illness. She was the devoted wife of John Richard Carozza, who passed into eternal life on Monday, January 14, 2013.
John and Yvette met in 1949 and were married in October of that year and were devoted to one another ever since. Yvette was a daughter of the late Leo and Antoinette (Pothier) LeBeau. And John was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Gosa) Carozza.
Francis L. Gemme
PAWTUCKET - Francis L. Gemme, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Joyce L. (Raymond) Gemme for fifty-six years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Arthur J. and Imelda M. (Lefort) Gemme. Frank served in the Rhode Island National Guard Military Police for eight years. He was an engineering technician at Texas Instruments for forty-two years before retiring in 1991. Frank was a volunteer for the Darlington Plains Youth Association where he founded the Girls Basketball Program.
Maria Ilda Pacheco
CENTRAL FALLS - Maria Ilda Pacheco, 87, of Central Falls and formerly of Pawtucket, entered into eternal life on Monday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Edmundo Santos Pacheco.
She was born in Angola, Africa a daughter of the late Antonio Gomes Costa and Gracinda Lopes Costa. She came to the United States in 1977 and settled in Pawtucket.
She was a member of the Portuguese Continental Union. She had been employed as a packer at Inter-Pack, Pawtucket for 14 years.
GEORGETOWN, KY - Hargreaves (Hardy), Frances, 93, of Georgetown, KY, formally of Pawtucket, RI, passed away after a short illness on January 11, 2013. She was the wife of the late Clarence Hargreaves. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Alice (Lumb) Hardy.
Sebastiao A. Rocha
PAWTUCKET - Sebastiao A. Rocha, 78, entered into eternal rest on Thursday after an illness. He was the husband of the late Maria Filomena (Toste) Rocha.
He was born in Terceira Is. the Azores, a son of the late Sebastiao and Ilda de Amparo Rocha. He had lived in Pawtucket for the last 38 years. Mr. Rocha had been a machine operator at American Insulated Wire Co for several years. He was a member of the Amigos de Terceira, and a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Pawtucket.
WOONSOCKET - Florence (Husson) David, 84 of Star Avenue, passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. David.
Born in Aita-El-Foukhar, Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Metri and Nayfe (Skaff) Husson. She moved to this country in 1948, settling in Woonsocket.
Mrs. David was a homemaker devoting her life to her family and friends. Her unconditional love, friendship and kindness will be truly missed by all.
LINCOLN: Margaret Partington, 84, passed on January 12th. She was the wife of Norman W. Partington. They have been married for 61 years. She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Goudie) Wyllie.
Bertrand J. Theriault
PAWTUCKET - Bertrand J. Theriault, 91, a retired educator, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Jean-Baptiste and Eugenie (Charette) Theriault.
Leo J. Desjardins
CUMBERLAND - Leo J. Desjardins, 86, of Cumberland died January 9, 2013 at Grandview Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Eileen (Conroy) Desjardins. Mr. Desjardins was born in Central Falls, a son of the late Alfred and Marie (Berube) Desjardins. He was employed by Providence Metalizing Co. for 22 years until his retirement in 1991. Leo was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Margaret C. Coughlin
CUMBERLAND - Coughlin, Margaret C. (Peg) passed away peacefully on Saturday January 12th, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland RI. Born November 10th, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Leo and Clara (Jobe) Cavanaugh.
Paul R. Kubiak
CUMBERLAND - Paul R. Kubiak, 65, of Angell Road passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Susan E. Angell-Kubiak.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Isle (Rosentreter) Kubiak and the late Leon Kubiak, Sr., he had lived in Cumberland for the past 22 years.
A 1966 graduate of Tolman High School, Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1967-69 and as a reservist until 1973. He was a produce manager for Almacs Supermarkets for 30 years and retired last year from Stop & Shop.