Archive - Obituary
September 5th, 2014
Charles D. Lagor
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Charles D. Lagor, 87, of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on September 4, 2014.
Charles was married to his loving wife Lois (Jacques) Lagor for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of the late William and Philemena (Pyne) Lagor.
Barbara M. Fontaine-Blanset
NORTH KINGSTOWN - Barbara M. (Gauthier) Fontaine-Blanset, 82, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter G. Fontaine, Sr., and the late Jack Blanset. Born in Pawtucket, she was one of six children of the late Philip J. and Marie B. (Doucette) Gauthier.
Barbara worked as a CNA until retiring, she then worked as a school lunch aide in the East Greenwich School Department for several years. Barbara was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing Bridge.
Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D.
PAWTUCKET - Andrew G. Czekanski, M.D., 93, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irene M. (Wojnilowicz) Czekanski.
Born in Warren, RI he was a son of the late Andrew L. and Frances (Krawczyk) Czekanski.
Dr. Czekanski was a member of both the RI Medical Society and the Pawtucket Medical Society. He was a Past President of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
During WW II he served as a Captain with the 363rd Station Medical Group in the U.S. Army Air Corp.
DANDRIDGE, TN - Leslie Thompson, 68, died at her home in Dandridge, TN on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Leslie, who grew up in Rhode Island, graduated from Cumberland, Rhode Island High School in 1963 and from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Microbiology in 1967. She earned a Master's Degree in Biomedical Research from Brown University in 1970.
Margaret C. Olson
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Peg" C. Olson, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was the loving wife of Michael R. Dunbar. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. Olson and Virginia T. (Bergeron) Andrew.
Peg was a CNA at Madonna Manor, North Attleboro for many years. She loved listening to music, caring for animals and camping. Peg lived life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
CUMBERLAND - Richard Bertrand, 67, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He was the husband of Joyce (Marland) Bertrand. They were happily married for 44 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lea (Duhamel) Bertrand. Richard was an insurance underwriter for 35 years, retiring in 2010. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Anthony T. Olivo
FALL RIVER - Anthony T. Olivo, 73 of Fall River, formerly of Pawtucket, RI, passed on August 28, 2014. He leaves his wife, Candice Viveiros-Olivo; 2 brothers, Richard and Joseph Olivo; his sister, the late Marion Butler.
Anthony loved colorful and crazy socks, so please select a pair at the back of the church and take that final walk with him. Put a smile on his face and attend in casual summer clothes.
Edward A. Miecznikowski
PAWTUCKET - Edward A. Miecznikowski of Pawtucket died on September 2, 2014
He was the husband of the late Laura (Paoli) Miecznikowski.
Mr. Miecznikowski was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of the late Stanley and Gladys Miecznikowski. He was an auxiliary Policeman for the City of Pawtucket for many years.
Ed is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Gagnon and her husband Edmond of Pawtucket. He also leaves his grandchildren; Christopher Gagnon, Melissa Gagnon, and Nathan Gagnon and his great grandchildren, Alexander Dame and Christopher Gagnon.
PAWTUCKET - Maria (Silva) Vaz, 84, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Americo R. Vaz.
Born in Videmonte, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Margarida Silva. She moved to this country in 1968, settling in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Vaz was employed as Braider-Tender for the Conrad Jarvis Inc. for many years until her retirement.
Maria was a communicant of St. Anthony Church. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Benjamin J. Pytka Jr
REHOBOTH - Benjamin J. Pytka Jr, 77, passed on August 30th surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Adel (Oldrid) Pytka.
He had been employed as a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service serving the Town of Cumberland for over 40 years. He was an Army Veteran.
Ben is also survived by five daughters, Karen Martel, Wendy Burke, Gwen Pytka, Lisa Vartanian and Tammi Johnson, two step daughters, Donna Long and Doreen Voyer, 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren that he adored. He was step father of the late Deborah Costigan McNeile.
William E. Mallon, Sr.
RUMFORD - William E. Mallon, Sr., 88, of Rumford, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was the husband of Dorothy (Quinn) Mallon for more than 67 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Bernard and Blanche (Jacques) Mallon.
Doris M. Depot
CUMBERLAND - Doris M. Depot (Smith), 89, of 1 Flat St., passed away Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Donna M. Gingras in Sutton, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Depot Jr.
Born in Waterbury, CT she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Gobeille) Smith. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life having left for Florida in 1964 and returning to Cumberland in 1994.
She was employed by the Health-Tex Corp., Pawtucket for many years until her retirement in 1987. Mrs. Depot was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
Henry E. Belisle
CUMBERLAND - Henry E. Belisle, 91, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, August 26th. He was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Dupre) Belisle. Mr. & Mrs. Belisle had been married 71 years. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Hormisdas and Liliose (Mandeville) Belisle.
Esther R. Kingston
PAWTUCKET - Esther Rita (Varieur) Kingston, 48, passed away at her home in Pawtucket on Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was the daughter of Albert Varieur and Lorraine Daigle.
She is survived by her brothers Rick Varieur and Marc Varieur, her children Jason Kingston and Alisha Rockett and her grandchildren Nevaeh-Rose Melanson, Bentley Melanson, and Hunter Kingston. She will be dearly missed by her family and community.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at noon at the LaChapelle Funeral Home, 643 Main St. in Pawtucket.
Dorothy E. Lafond
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy "Dot" E. (Stewart) Lafond, 94, left the Earth peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Delphis "Del" E. Lafond. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Abbie (Northup) Stewart.
Gertrude E. Driscoll
EAST PROVIDENCE - Gertrude E. Driscoll, 89, formerly of East Providence, died Friday. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Driscoll.
Born in Rehoboth, MA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Mort) Dengal.
Mrs. Driscoll enjoyed antiquing, knitting, and ceramics.
Surviving are two children, Christine A. Driscoll of South Kingstown and John H. Driscoll of San Diego, CA; and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Emily Brisson, Joseph Kraemer, and Frieda Dengal.
Stacia M. Kuzdeba
CUMBERLAND - Stacia M. (Podgurski) Kuzdeba, 96, formerly of Woodland Street, passed away Sunday at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph Kuzdeba.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Strzempek) Podgurski. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Kuzdeba was employed as a Packer for the former Corning Glassworks Company of Central Falls for many years until her retirement.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.