Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Thomas J. Duffy
PAWTUCKET - Thomas J. Duffy, formerly of Pawtucket and Little Compton passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Molloy) Duffy. They were married for 59 years.
Mr. Duffy was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Thomas L. Duffy and Mary (Kennedy) Duffy. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII.
John L. Brierley
PAWTUCKET - John L. Brierley, of Manton Avenue, passed away Saturday at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab. He was the husband of the late Velma G. (Shea) Brierley.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John L. and Emily (McCaw) Brierley. He was a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
Mr. Brierley was a United States Army Air Corps, World War II Veteran, earning the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
John was employed by the Newman Crosby Company for over 40 years until his retirement.
He loved to spend time at the Lincoln Dog Track.
Antonio A. Forte
CUMBERLAND - Antonio A. Forte, 83, of Doire Road, passed away Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Sylvia (Champagne) Forte.
Born in Cumberland he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Mascio) Forte. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mr. Forte was employed as an Operating Engineer for the former Forte Brothers Inc. for over 45 years, retiring in 1993.
Judith A. Sabatini
FORT PIERCE, FL - SABATINI, Judith A. (Parent), 71, of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away February 2, 2014. She was the wife of Reno R. Sabatini, Sr. for 54 years.
Matthew S. Lydon
PAWTUCKET - Matthew S. Lydon, 20, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was a beloved son of Joseph P. and Lisa A. (Fortin) Lydon of Pawtucket.
Russell N. Morrison
PAWTUCKET - Russell N. Morrison, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014. He was the husband of the late Norma A. (Hadley) Morrison. Born in Seekonk, he was a son of the late William and Christina (Newton) Morrison.
Russell was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
PAWTUCKET - Priscilla Fraser, 87, passed away on Friday after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Dwinal "Bud" Fraser. She was born in Central falls, a daughter of the late Franklin and Doris (Jones) Snow and had lived in Pawtucket for the last 51 years. She had been employed by the city of Central Falls as a librarian at the Adams Library for many years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of many civic and church organizations.
Madeleine R. Duval
LINCOLN - Madeleine R. (Collette) Duval, 85, of Lincoln passed away Friday at the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Joseph Alfred Duval.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Tougas) Collette.
Mrs. Duval was a communicant of St. Aidan Church for many years.
Madeline loved music, shopping, attending plays, but most of all enjoyed time spent with her sisters.
Carole J. Benabio
PAWTUCKET - Carole J. Benabio, 72, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at home. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Amelio and Mary (Rubinacci) Benabio.
Carole is survived by her son, Harold Farrell, and a grandson.
Her funeral and burial were private. Arrangements by Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home. www.rifuneral.com
Edmond J. Benoit
CLAREMONT, FL - Edmond J. Benoit, of Claremont, passed away May 7, 2013. Born in Central Falls, RI in 1938.
He is survived by his two brothers, Raymond and Dennis, 6 children, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
He was a retired Major in the US Army with two tours of the Vietnam War and will be inurned at the Bushnell National Cemetery.
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Janet M. Frechette
NO. SMITHFIELD- Janet M. Frechette, 72, passed into eternal life on January 24, 2014 after an illness.
She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Charpentier) Blake.
Janet had been employed as a 1st class textile mechanic for several years at Wardwell Braid Co. before retiring 11 years ago.
Alfreda H. Oziemblewski
PAWTUCKET - Alfreda H. Oziemblewski (Gromkiewicz) 93, of Hatfield Street, Pawtucket, a lifelong resident of Central Falls and Pawtucket, died Tuesday January 28, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, after a short illness. She was the widow of Boleslaw E. Oziemblewski.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Gabis) Gromkiewicz.
Before retiring 1982, she was a production supervisor for the former Fram Corp. of East Providence.
Rose Marie Baxter
CENTRAL FALLS - Rose Marie Baxter of Central Falls died on Monday, January 27, 2014. She was the loving wife of Scott C. Baxter.
Mrs. Baxter was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Theodore and Marie (Pageau) Renchan. She was a certified nursing assistant for Jewish Family Service for many years.
Alfred E. Deschenes
LINCOLN - Alfred E. Deschenes, 84 of Lincoln, died Monday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the husband of Anita J. (Labare) Deschenes. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late George and Leda (Lague) Deschenes. He was a Lincoln resident for 52 years.
Prior to his retirement Alfred worked as a Machine Operator for Texas Instruments in Attleboro, MA.
PAWTUCKET Maria Tokarz, 91, passed away Sunday January 26, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Tokarz.
Born in Luslawice, Poland she was a daughter of the late Jan and Ludwika (Duda) Jurek. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 61 years.
Before retiring She was employed as a Weaver in the Blackstone Valley area for many years.
She was member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society and a member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 677.
PAWTUCKET - Rita Kleniewski, 86, passed away Sunday January 26, 2014 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Walter and Jennie (Widenski) Kleniewski. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1988 she was employed by the U.S. Army Mapping Service for 35 years. She was a member of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church Seniors.
Rita is survived by nieces and nephews.
Wilfred R. Cottrell
CUMBERLAND - Wilfred R. Cottrell, "Ron", 75, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 45 years of Elizabeth (Laig) Cottrell. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Margaret (Walsh) Cottrell.
Ron enjoyed playing golf and was a former member of the Country View Country Club.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, David W. Cottrell and nieces and nephews.
Antionette M. Smith
PAWTUCKET - Antionette M. Smith (Biondo) 58, of Pawtucket, died January 26, 2014. She was born in Providence. She was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Iola M. (McGowan) Biondo.
She is survived by her five children, Mark Smith of Pawtucket, Kevin Smith of Virginia, Daniel Smith of Fall River, Markea Smith of West Warwick and Nohelea Smith of Cranston; Two sisters Joann M. Lopes of Cranston and Carol Gill of Cranston; twelve grandchildren; longtime companion David Lopez and sister of the late Shirley Gomes.
Roger S. Sherman
LINCOLN - Roger S. Sherman, 86, of Woodward Road passed away peacefully Friday, January 24, 2014 at home. He was the devoted husband of his sweetheart, the late Jean C. (Bushee) Sherman for 62 years. A lifelong resident of Lincoln, he was the son of the late E. Sidney and Esther (Foster) Sherman.
Harold S. Prew
BARRINGTON - Prew, Harold, S., "Hal," 45, of Zephyr Lane, died unexpectedly on January 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was the beloved husband of Wendy (Hughes) Prew.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children; Benjamin J. Prew, Abbigayle C.L. Prew and Zachariah J. Prew, all of Barrington.