Archive - Obituary
February 9th, 2012
PAWTUCKET - Robert Hebert, 52, passed peacefully February 6th at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of Alice(Lizotte) Champagne of Pawtucket and the late Leo Champagne.
Robert was a graduate of Central Falls High School, where he played football and basketball. He also played softball for various adult leagues.
He had been employed by Landry Hardware of Central Falls for many years.
He was an avid Patriot and Red Sox fan and enjoyed fishing and shell fishing.
Luba J. Cioci
CENTRAL FALLS, RI - Luba J. (Kolen) Cioci, 88, of Central Falls, formerly of Cumberland, passed away on Monday February 6, 2012 at the Evergreen House Health Care in East Providence. She was the wife of the late John Cioci.
She is survived by her children William J. Cioci of Florida, Carol A. Tierney of Rehoboth and the late John F. Cioci. The sister of John Kolen of Arizona, she is also survived 2 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Mark De Luca
LINCOLN - Mark De Luca, passed away on February 3rd at RI Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dina (Tricoli) De Luca. He is survived by 2 sons, Scott and Eric De Luca, his parents Vincent and Yvonne De Luca of Buffalo, NY, a sister, Jean Mennucci and her husband Joseph, a sister Laura De Luca and a brother Gary De Luca. He was predeceased by his sister Lisa Zasowski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, Manville, RI at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 11th. Burial will take place in Buffalo, NY.
Blanche M. Bertrand
LAKEVILLE, MA - Blanche M. Bertrand, 84 of Lakeville, MA died February 6, at Morton Hospital in Taunton. She was the wife of the late Philias Bertrand.
Born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Alexander and Ella (Beland) Bertrand, she had been employed as an assembler at Hasbro Industries in Pawtucket and, previously, at the former Arbeka Webbing. She and her husband owned and operated the Liquor Shack in Lakeville for many years.
Constance E. McBride
CENTRAL FALLS - Constance E. McBride, formerly of Wilfred Manor, passed away Wednesday after an illness. She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Joseph and Nelly (Lacki) Travers. She lived most of her life in the city. She had been employed at the Department of Human Services in Pawtucket for several years before retiring in 1999.
SOUTH DENNIS, MA - Sophie McKeon (Moskal) of South Dennis, formerly of Pawtucket, RI and Rehoboth, MA died on February 2, 2012 at the age of 94. She was the wife of the late John R. McKeon and mother of the late Raymond McKeon. She is survived by her granddaughter, Leah Sullivan, and daughter-in-law, Linda McKeon both of California. A private graveside service was held in Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk, MA.
Olga S. Dixon
EAST PROVIDENCE - Olga S. Dixon, 88, passed away February 6th at the Evergreen House Health Center. She was the wife of the late Thomas G. Dixon.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Stephen and Polixine (Makarzini) Theoharris.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas S. Dixon and Stephen L. Dixon, both of Pawtucket, two sisters, Virginia Hemond and Diane Martino, both of Pawtucket, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Paul J. Dixon and sister of the late Paul Theoharris and Emily Bergamo.
Nathaniel S. Thayer, Esq.
PROVIDENCE - Nathaniel S. Thayer, Esq., 87, of Benefit Street died Monday, February 6, 2012 at home.
Born in Minneapolis, MN, a son of the late Nathaniel S. and Doris (Wentworth) Thayer, he had lived in Providence for the past 61 years.
A practicing attorney for the past 60 years, Mr. Thayer began his career at the law firm of Tillinghast, Collins & Tanner in Providence. Several years later, he became a partner of the Pawtucket law firm of Blais, Cunningham, Thayer, Gagnon & Ross, now called Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester.
Marcella A. Jarosz
CENTRAL FALLS - Marcella A. Jarosz 67, passed away Monday February 6, 2012 at Miriam Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Leo J. and Helen J. (Czarnecki) Jarosz. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring she was employed as a Bandage Roller for the former Paulis Silk Co.
Marcella leaves her brother Leo J. Jarosz and his wife Rachel of Lincoln, one niece and one nephew. She was the sister of the late Helen B. Jarosz.
Maureen Plouff Borge
CUMBERLAND - Maureen Plouff Borge, 72, passed February 6th 2012. She was the longtime companion of Robert Bourgault.
Maureen was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Brown) Miniati.
She had dedicated her life to her family.
John J. Karsulavitch
PAWTUCKET -John "Karsy" J. Karsulavitch, 60, of Rock Ave., passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Born in Providence, he was a son of Mary M. (Morrissey) Karsulavitch with whom he made his home and the late Robert S. Karsulavitch, Sr.
Daniel J. Costa
PAWTUCKET Daniel J. Costa, 39, passed on February 4th.
He was the son of Maria DeSenna and step son of Henry DeSenna of Pawtucket.
Besides his parents, he is survived by 4 children, De'andre, Devonte, Destenie and Isabella, 3 brothers, Louie, Carlos and Carlito, 4 sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Lisa and Anna.
Flora L. Snow
PAWTUCKET - Salvation Army Brigadier Flora L. Snow, 96, of West Forest Avenue died Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket.
Born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Bennett and Mary (Dawe) Snow, she had lived in Pawtucket for 28 years.
Brigadier Snow was a Salvation Army officer in Everett, MA; Keene, NH; Newburyport, MA; Haverhill, MA; Stamford, CT; Pawtucket, RI (where she served for 14 years) and Chelsea, MA before retiring in 1978. Following her retirement, she continued to serve the Salvation Army until her death.
CUMBERLAND - Louise Silva, 88, of One Mendon Road, passed away Monday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Joseph Silva.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria (deJesus) Francisco. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Mrs. Silva was employed as a line worker for Hindley Manufacturing Company for many years, retiring in 1988.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Mrs. Silva was a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana for many years.
Rita M. Deslaurier
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita M. Deslaurier, 95 died Saturday (Feb. 4, 2012) at the Golden Crest Nursing Centre, North Smithfield, RI. She was the wife of the late Herbert Deslaurier.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Donat and Catherine (Baker) Houde she was a lifelong resident prior to moving to the nursing centre. She was a homemaker, a member of the former Notre Dame Church Women's Club and of the former Wilfred Manor Associates.
Margaret R. Doiron
HAMPTON, NH - Margaret "Peggy" Doiron of Hampton, 64, formerly of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Oceanside Skilled Nursing Center in Hampton.
She was born in Portsmouth on July 24, 1947 to the late William and Jeanne (Gagne) Moreau.
Elizabeth M. Tammany
EAST PROVIDENCE - Elizabeth "Betty" M. (Cullen) Tammany, 84, of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester J. Tammany.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (McArdle) Cullen.
Betty was a graduate of Rhode Island College of Education Class of 1949, and taught in the Johnston School System and was a member of the Johnston Federation of Teachers. She taught at Windson Hill Elementary School and also was a Co- Operating Teacher at URI and RIC until retiring in 1984.
Jean E. Blakey
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Jean E. Blakey (Blackmer) 80, of South Attleboro and formerly of Pawtucket died February 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late Wilfred E."Whitey" Blakey.
She was born in Cranston, RI a daughter of the late Earl T. and Arlene E. (Franklin) Blackmer.
She was a homemaker.
Dorothy M. Maitland
LINCOLN - Dorothy Mary (Walsh) Maitland, 89, of Lincoln, passed unexpectedly and peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 2012, at the Steere House Nursing Center in Providence where she'd lived for ten months. She was the beloved wife of Robert Leo Maitland, who preceded her in death in March 2011.