Archive - Obituary
April 22nd, 2014
Raymond P. Lacourse
CUMBERLAND - Raymond P. Lacourse, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was the husband of Kathleen (Drape) Lacourse. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eva (Bouffard) Lacourse. Ray owned and operated J.D. Lacourse & Son of Pawtucket since 1960.
John J. Callahan, Jr.
CUMBERLAND - John J. Callahan, Jr., 86, of Cumberland, passed away Monday April 21, 2014. He was the husband of Dorothy (Holmes) Callahan. They were happily married for 64 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John and Theresa (Scanlon) Callahan.
Mr. Callahan was a World War II Army veteran. John lived in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland 20 years ago. He was a letter carrier from the Pawtucket Post Office for 35 years, retiring in 1986.
Carol W. Burnham
SANDWICH, MA - Carol W. (Pond) Burnham age 97, died peacefully, early Saturday morning, April 19, 2014 at Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich, MA, after a long, heroic battle with Alzheimer's disease. Despite the disease, Carol remained a kind and gentle woman who was loved by all her caregivers.
Louise J. Folan
CENTRAL FALLS - Louise J. Folan, 86, passed on April 20th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Vincent E. Folan Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Michael and Laura (Prew) Greenan.
She is survived by two sons, Vincent E. Folan Jr and his wife Ellen and David M. Folan and his wife Carol all of Pawtucket, a daughter, Susan L. Levasseur and her husband Gerard of Central Falls, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ruth Lizotte and Margaret Healy
Elaine H. Taupier
EAST PROVIDENCE - Taupier, Elaine H. (Worth), passed away peacefully on Sunday April 20, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Phillip Hulitar Home and Hospice Care Center. She would have been 94 today as she was born on April 22, 1920.
She was the wife of the late Vincent A. Taupier (retired Pawtucket Police Department) and the daughter of the late Irene (Sanderson) Worth and Ralph M.J. Worth. She was predeceased by her sister Avis Golightly.
Raymond A. Mercier
CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond A. Mercier of Rand Street, Central Falls, passed away on April 14, 2014.
Mr. Mercier was born in Central Falls, the son of the late Maurice V. Mercier and Rita C. (Fortier) Mercier Holleran. He was the step son of the late Timothy F. Holleran.
Mr. Mercier is survived by his brother Ronald Mercier of North Providence his sister Elaine Holleran of Pawtucket and his son Ray Waterman. He also had four nephews.
Joan Claudia Walsh
KNOXVILLE, TN - Joan Claudia (Carr) Walsh, age 84, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, passed away Tuesday, April 15th in Oak Ridge, TN.
Joseph F. Cassidy Sr.
SANDWICH, MA - Joseph F. Cassidy Sr., 92, of Sandwich, MA, formerly of Rehobeth, MA, Harwichport, MA and Pawtucket, RI, died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 15th following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Murtha) Cassidy for 55 years until her death in 2000.
Ana T. Brasileiro
CUMBERLAND - Ana T. Brasileiro, 89, of Broad Street, passed away Friday at home. She was the wife of the late Antonio G. Brasileiro.
Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose E. Rosa (Esteves) Tibeiro. She came to the United States in February 7, 1971 and settle in Cumberland.
She was employed as an assembler for Hasbro Industries for 12 years until her retirement in 1982.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
David R. Robitaille
ATTLEBORO - David R. Robitaille, 61, of Union Street, passed away Friday at home. He was the loving husband of Barbara A. (Clavin) Robitaille. They were married for 34 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Reynolds Robitaille and Jane (McKenna) Robitaille-Torres. David resided in Attleboro for the past 21 years previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was employed as a laborer for the Teknor Apex, Pawtucket for over 20 years.
Leo H. Lennon
CUMBERLAND - LTC Leo H. Lennon, retired U.S. Army, of Cumberland passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was the husband of the late Claire (Rankowitz) Lennon.
Ann L. Bejma
PAWTUCKET - Ann L. (Pelen) Bejma, 90, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Bejma and the late Albert W. Johnson.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Paul W. and Mary I. (Davis) Pelen, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
Mrs. Bejma was the International Traffic Manager for Teknor-Apex, Pawtucket for many years before retiring.
Claire G. Fournier
LAS VEGAS, NV - Claire G. Fournier, 94, passed in Las Vegas, she was the wife of the late Henry G. Fournier.
Born in New Market, NH, a daughter of the late Arthur and Eva (Goupille) Gadbois.
Claire was employed by Hasbro for many years and lived most of her life in Central Falls.
Dominga Da Lomba
PAWTUCKET - Dominga (Nunes) Da Lomba, 70, passed on April 13th. She was the wife of Samuel DaLomba.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a daughter of the late Domingos Nunes and Laura Silva Costa.
She had been employed by Vitrus for over 20 years.
CONVERSE, TX - Mrs. Jeanne Helene Holcomb was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on October 23rd, 1946 to Charles and Marie Doyon. She departed this life on March 27th, 2014 in Converse, Texas.
She is survived by her husband Robert Holcomb, one son, Robert Holcomb, her only daughter, Regina Meader, two brothers, Paul Doyon and Rene Doyon, and her grandchildren Troy Meader and Holley Holcomb.
Memorial Services will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, Lincoln on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30am.
Alfred H. Hauser, Jr.
JOHNSTON - Alfred H. Hauser, Jr., 87, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris Mae (Crompton) Hauser. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Alfred H., Sr. and M. Edith (Blezard) Hauser. Alfred was a disabled veteran, having served in the United States Navy, Seabees Battalion during World War II. He was the proprietor of Elegant Lady Beauty Salon, Providence for over 20 years and enjoyed gardening; tending to his roses and traveling.
William J. Crisp
PAWTUCKET - Crisp, William J. 62, of Pawtucket, formerly of North Providence, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was a son of the late Howard and Ella (Strobridge) Crisp.
William had worked for the State of Rhode Island before retiring in 1994. He was an avid Nascar, Patriots and Red Sox fan.
He is survived by two sisters, Joyce Magliette of Pawtucket and Elaine Clark of Missouri, a brother, Matthew Crisp of Ohio, and several generations of nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Beth Lynn Crisp.
Pauline C. Tremblay
LINCOLN - Pauline C. Tremblay, 92, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Mt. St. Rita Health Center, surrounded by her devoted family. She was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Tremblay for 63 years prior to his death in 2010.
Germaine G. Berube
NEWARK, DE - Germaine G. Berube, 98 of Newark, Delaware died Sunday at her home. She was the wife of the late Wilfred E. Berube. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Claudia (Benoit) LaGueux. Germaine lived most of her life in Pawtucket until moving to Delaware in 2001.
Germaine was an avid bridge and poker player and communicant of Blessed Pope John Paul II Parish (formerly St. Cecilia Church) in Pawtucket.