Archive - 2014 - Obituary
PROVIDENCE - Barbara Atwell, 90 passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Elmhurst Extended Care Facility, Providence. She was the wife of the late Earle L. Atwell.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Hazel (Barden) Fuller. Mrs. Atwell worked for the Seekonk School Department for twenty years before she retired. She was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Hebronville, a former Girl Scout Leader and a member of the Rhode Island Rug Hookers Club.
Juliette T. Kalenkiewicz
WOONSOCKET - Juliette T. (Pouliot) Kalenkiewicz, 96, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Kalenkiewicz. Born in Winnipegosis, Canada on June 27, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Elmina (Asselin) Pouliot. She was the twin sister of Stella Bonin of Pawtucket, RI, and the late Joseph, Ernest, Willie, Adelard, Gabrielle Pouliot, and Yvette Durocher. She leaves her cherished nieces and nephews,
Cecile M. Gevry
PAWTUCKET - Cecile "Aunt Sis" M. (Martel) Gevry, 87, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond B. Gevry. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Amadee and Anita (Fournier) Martel. Aunt Sis was an inspector at Conrad & Jarvis, Pawtucket for twenty-nine years before retiring in 2003.
Gertrude M. Nerbonne
PAWTUCKET - Nerbonne, Gertrude M., 96, of Pawtucket died on December 1, 2014. She was the wife of the late Edward Nerbonne. Gertrude was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Keough) Fleming.
She is survived by her son Robert Nerbonne and his wife Mary of Pawtucket.
Calling hours for Mrs. Nerbonne will be held Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. Burial will be private. For online condolences and directions please visit www.manningheffern.com.
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary Pytel, 95, formerly of Cottage Street passed away Friday November 28, 2014 at the Holiday in Lincoln.
Born in Central Falls she was a beloved daughter of the late Ludwik and Helena (Majka) Pytel. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Mary was employed as an Assembler for Raytheon Corp. for many years. She was a communicant of the St. Joseph's Church Central Falls and a member of the Holy Rosary Society.
Edward I. Morgan
CENTRAL FALLS - Edward I. Morgan of Central Falls died on November 28, 2014. He was the husband of the late Frances (Sistakavskas) Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his son, Edward W. Morgan of New York, New York and his daughter Susan Rossi of Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. He also leaves his grandchildren, Allison, Taylor, and Christopher. He was the father of the late Marilyn Morgan.
Antonio S. Gomes
EAST PROVIDENCE - Antonio "Tony" S. Gomes, 82, of Rumford, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Langlois) Gomes for 56 years. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Antonio S. and
Capitolina (Almeida) Gomes, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life before moving to Rumford in 2008.
Tony was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran.
Mary J. Polonczak (Rogala)
PAWTUCKET -Mary J. "Marylou" Polonczak, 83, passed away Friday November 21, 2014 at the Victorian Mansion in Attleboro. She was the beloved wife of Walter E. 'RED' Polonczak.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Sepiol) Rogala. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 50 years.
Before retiring Mary was employed as a Sales Clerk for Apex. Prior to that she was employed by the former Fram Corp. as a Waitress and also worked as a Waitress for the former Elsa's Lodge of Pawtucket.
Claire E. Carr
WOONSOCKET - Claire E. Carr, 80, of Phillip Ave., passed away Wednesday at home. She was the beloved wife of Charles Carr.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Ena (Gillant) Depot. She resided in Woonsocket for the past 20 years previously residing in Cumberland.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also loved cats, knitting and jewelry.
Eugene E. Noel, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Eugene "Gene" E. Noel, Jr., 82, of Pawtucket, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed Friday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of 18 years of Carla (Dame) Noel and the late Jeanne P. (Fournier) Noel who passed in 1993.
Elizabeth S. Handrigan Hinchcliffe
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth S. "Libby" (Wilde) Handrigan Hinchcliffe, 94, of Cumberland passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert Hinchcliffe and the late Earl V. Handrigan.
Lawrence P. Mooney
PAWTUCKET - Lawrence P. Mooney, 82, of Pawtucket, passed away surrounded by his family, Monday, November 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Davis) Mooney. They were happily married for 58 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Theileg) Mooney.
LINCOLN - Delfina (Silva) Gaspar, 99, of Grandview Avenue, passed away Tuesday at the Grandview Center, Cumberland.
She was the wife of the late Ximenes Gaspar.
Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Pedreira) Silva. She spent her childhood and young adult years in Sao Paio, Gouveia, Portugal, returning to the United States at age 35, settling in Pawtucket. She resided for the past 13 years in Lincoln with her daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Gaspar was employed as a Stitcher for the former Health-Tex Inc. of Central Falls for 20 years.
Cheryl L. DiGiuseppe
PAWTUCKET - Cheryl L. (Allison) DiGiuseppe, 64, of Second Street died unexpectedly Saturday, November 22, 2014 at home. She was the wife of James W. DiGiuseppe.
Born in Greenville, SC, a daughter of L. Lee Allison of Punta Gorda, FL and the late Carolyn (DeGuilio) Allison, she had lived in Pawtucket and Cranston for most of her life.
Cheryl was the Tax Collector for the City of Pawtucket for 33 years before retiring in 2010. She was a graduate of St. Xavier's Academy, Providence.
Annie M. Fortin
CUMBERLAND - Annie M. Fortin, 90 passed peacefully at home on November 20th. She was the wife of the late Emil Fortin. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Silva and Mary Silva.
She is survived by two daughters, Cher Lussier and her husband David with whom she resided, Carol Picard and her husband Lee, a son, Emil Fortin and his companion Tara, five grandchildren, Cassie, Ian, Lionel, Christopher and E.J., three great grandchildren, Icesis, Tyler and Maddie, two sisters, Lena DiLorenzo and Mary Bedard.
Pia R. Poli
PAWTUCKET - Poli, Pia R. (Giorgi), 97, formerly of Columbus Ave., Pawtucket and Johnston, died of Friday, November 21, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She went to heaven to be with her beloved late husband of 69 years, Reno G. Poli. Pia was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Anivale and Annie (Accorsini) Giorgi.
Robert R. Gumpson
PAWTUCKET - Robert R. Gumpson, 71, of Suffolk Avenue died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Raymond F. and Florence (Booth) Gumpson, he had lived in Central Falls for 60 years before moving to Pawtucket 11 years ago.
Mr. Gumpson was the owner of Central Falls Surfacing Company for many years before retiring.
Marguerite J. Caron
PAWTUCKET - Marguerite J. Caron, 93, passed away at the home of her son Richard Caron in Clermont, FL on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. Caron for 54 years until his death in 1999. She was born in South Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Matilda (Bouchard) Barrette and was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. Marguerite was a textile worker for local manufacturers for many years until her retirement.
PAWTUCKET - Gail Miller, 77, of West Forest Avenue, died Monday, November 17, 2014, at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry A. Miller.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Whitman) Thomson, she was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Miller worked as a Personnel Director at Walco Electric for many years before retiring. Prior to that, she had worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Bulova Watch Co.
William "Bill" J. LePage
PAWTUCKET - William "Bill" J. LePage, 88, passed away Monday November 17th at Orchard View Manor in East Providence in the presence of his loving wife Margarite M. (Manosh) LePage. They were married on July 30, 1949 and recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Born in Central Falls, April 15, 1926, he was the son of the late Andrew and Albina (Vincent) LePage. He resided in Pawtucket most of his life.