Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Agnes A. Pendergrass
LINCOLN - Agnes A. Pendergrass, 82, of Lincoln, died Thursday at Trinity Health Ctr. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Pendergrass and the daughter of the late Herman and Alice (Smith) Davy. Agnes was the oldest of their 7 daughters.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lonsdale for many years.
She is survived by her daughters Jean Costa of Lincoln, Carol Robillard of Woonsocket; her son Wayne Pendergrass of Lincoln and 2 sons of Central Falls; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren.
Normand Leo Lejeune
SUCCASUNNA, NJ - Normand Leo Lejeune, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Viviane (Joyal) Lejeune for 58 years, together they resided in Succasunna, NJ for 32 years after moving from Rehoboth, MA. Born in Central Falls, RI, he was a son of the late Alfred and Yvonne (Bessette) Lejeune.
Antonio L. Marcelino
CUMBERLAND - Antonio L. Marcelino, 48, passed away Sunday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Celorico da Beira, Portugal he was the son of Maria C. (Lopes) Marcelino of Cumberland and the late Frederico M. Marcelino. He resided in Cumberland for the past 39 years previously living in Pawtucket.
He was employed by the Info Global Solutions Corp. of East Greenwich for the past 11 years.
PAWTUCKET - Ernest Savastano, 88, passed away on November 4, 2013. He was the husband of the late Mary (Conway) Savastano.
Ernest was in the Army during WWII.
He is survived by his children Ernest Savastano and Maryann Duggan and two sisters, Dina Phaneuf and Dorothy Nimmo. He was the brother of the late Albino Savastano, Leno Savastano, Louis Savastano, Pearl Romano, Nella D'Agnetica, Blanche Nero, and Lynn Simmons.
Elizabeth B. Drezek
PAWTUCKET - Elizabeth "Betty" (Bailey) Drezek, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Drezek, Jr. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Bertha (Maloney) Bailey. Elizabeth enjoyed playing Bingo and writing poetry. She was a member of the former Poetry Writers Guild, which would meet at the Pawtucket Public Library. Elizabeth was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Manuel Gaspar Dos Santos
PAWTUCKET - Manuel Gaspar Dos Santos, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of Maria Luis (Da Piedade) Dos Santos. Born in Cortico Da Serra, Portugal, he was a son of the late Jose Saraiva and Maria Augusta (Gaspar) Dos Santos.
Besides his wife, Manuel leaves four children, Jorge Gaspar, Maria Cabral, Albertino Gaspar all of Pawtucket and Mario Gaspar in Switzerland; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Manuel was one of nine siblings.
Louis M. Drozd Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Louis M. Drozd Jr., 75, passed away Monday November 4, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Ludwik M. and Antonina (Siwy) Drozd. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Mr. Drozd was employed as a Science Teacher for 30 years at Tolman High School.
He leaves his three loving children, Alyssa T. Dube of NY, Laura J. Hauser of NH, and Louis M. Drozd III of Austria. He also leaves two devoted sisters Helene Brooks, of MA and Barbara Slomin of FL. along with five cherished grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Henry A. Bourgette
ATTLEBORO - Henry A. Bourgette, 89, of Adamsdale Ave, passed away on November 4, 2013 in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on Oct. 4, 1924, he was a son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Bourgette.
Henry was raised and educated in Central Falls, RI and South Attleboro. He entered the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran who participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy.
Robert A. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Robert A. Messier of Pawtucket passed away at home on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the husband of Lisa A. (Flanagan) Messier.
Mr. Messier was born in Pawtucket the son of Ernest A. Messier and Esther (Malloy) Delaney.
He was employed by Henderson Electric for many years.
Besides his wife and parents Mr. Messier is survived by his sister Patricia Messier, his stepson Paul Flynn Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral and burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com
Loretta M. Vingel
CUMBERLAND - Loretta M. (Clement) Vingel, 96, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Vingel. Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Clara M. (Payeur) Clement, she resided in Cumberland since 1950. Loretta leaves several cousins.
Normand C. Lesieur
CENTRAL FALLS - Normand C. Lesieur, 89, passed away peacefully at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Morrissette) Lesieur for 63 years until her death in 2007.
Doreen E. Papa
CUMBERLAND - Doreen E. Papa, 90, passed on November 1, 2013. She was born in London, England on August 7 1923.
Doreen was the wife of the late Sylvester J Papa. She is survived by her children, Doreen E. Beauvais of Lincoln, Linda Papa of Texas, Mary Demers of Maine, Frances Frails of Texas, Stephen Papa of Texas and David Papa of Florida, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
William L. Bourgault Jr.
SMITHFIELD - William L. Bourgault Jr, "Bill" 66, passed on November 1st at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He was the husband of Lucille (Tremblay) Bourgault.
He was the son of the late William L. Bourgault Sr. and Annette (Ouellette) Bourgault.
Bill was the proprietor of Rycourt Metal Fabricators for 20 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War serving aboard the USS Intrepid.
Marion L. Pothier
PAWTUCKET - Marion L. Pothier, age 88, died Saturday November 2nd 2013 after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Pawtucket for 55 years.
Born in Providence to Joseph E. and Katherine A. (Duffy) Pothier.
She attended Hope High School, was a graduate of Bryant College and earned two Master Degrees from Bentley College and Boston University. She taught business at Natick, MA High School for most of her career. She later worked for Cyborg Systems, Inc. as a software programmer.
Mary E. Goodwin
RUMFORD - Mary E. Goodwin of Rumford died on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Emerald Bay Manor in Cumberland, RI. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Peter Goodwin and Elizabeth (Curley) Goodwin. Mary was a graduate of Bryant University and taught in the Business Department of the William E. Tolman High School for nearly three decades. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Pawtucket Country Club for more than fifty years. Mary was also a member of the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance as well as the RIAFT Retired Teachers Association.
Manuel S. Gomes, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Manuel S. Gomes, Jr., 39 of Pawtucket died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was the loving husband of Michelle Gomes they were high school sweethearts and had been married for 18 years. Born in Cape Verde he was the son of Manuel Gomes, Sr. and Justa Depina (Rodrigues) Gomes.
Prior to his death Manuel was working as the lead supervisor for food and beverage at Brown University.
Besides his wife and his parents, Manuel is survived by his brothers, Jack Gomes of Cape Verde, Calou Gomes of Providence, Nick Gomes of Cape Verde and Michael Gomes of Pawtucket.
Maria A. Branco
CUMBERLAND - Maria Alice Branco, 75, of England St. passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Joaquim Branco.
Born in Pisao, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria A. (DaSilva) Rosa. She came to this country in 1967 settling in Cumberland.
Mrs. Branco was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the Uniao Benificente Portuguese, Pawtucket.
Kathleen (Murphy) SanBento
SOUTH KINGSTON - Memorial Mass in honor of Kathleen (Murphy) SanBento Saturday, November 2nd, at 4:30pm at St. Edward's Church, 396 Weeden Street, Pawtucket, RI.
Robert P. Polion
EAST PROVIDENCE - Robert P. Polion, 74, died Monday at Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Patrick R. and Sarah J. (Hines) Polion, he is survived by three sisters: Agnes Ulmann, Shirley Auclair and Jeanne Church and four children: Brenda, Lisa, Kimberly and Robert.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 31 at 11 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 48 Highland Street, West Warwick. Interment will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.