Archive - Obituary
May 8th, 2012
PAWTUCKET - Virgilio DaCruz, 84, passed May 5th.
Born in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, a son of Jose Augusta DaCruz and Antonia Delgado and stepson of Eugenia A. DaCruz
He had been employed by the Gorham Company for many years and was also a carpenter and mason.
LINCOLN - Aurora Baptista (Gonsalves) 97, of Lincoln died May 6, 2012. She was the wife of the late Antonio M. Baptista.
She was born in Brava, Cape Verde a daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Louisa B. (Barros) Gonsalves. She came to this country 75 years ago settling in Lincoln.
She is survived by 4 sons Benjamin Baptista of Cape Coral, FL, Manuel "Butch" Baptista of Woonsocket, Paul "Herman" and Antonio Baptista Jr. both of Lincoln. 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET - Carlos V. Anselmo, 79, of Pawtucked died Friday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He is the husband of Maria L. (Lourenco) Anselmo. Born in Terceira, Azores he was the son of the late Jose Vieira Anselmo and Clara Teves Camara. Carlos came to the United States in 1968 and settled in Pawtucket. He worked at ITT Royal Electric in Pawtucket until his retirement in 2000.
PAWTUCKET - Timothy E. Karpinski, 59, formerly of Towers East, passed away, Saturday after an illness. He was the longtime companion of Debbie Huntington.
Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. a son of the late Chester and Katherine S. (Fenessey) Karpinski. Tim lived in the Pawtucket area most of his life until moving to Johnston a short time ago.
PAWTUCKET - Roland J. Guillaume, 77, of Lauder Avenue, Pawtucket died May 5, 2012.
Mr. Guillaume was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Ulric and Marie (Guillaume) Guillaume. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea.
Mr. Guillaume was employed by the City of Pawtucket for over thirty years as a mechanic.
He is survived by his cousins, Diane Vary of Shannon, Georgia, Kathleen Almeida of Pawtucket, Deborah Betts of Pawtucket, Jack Tumidajski of Glendale, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Leo Guillaume and Jeannette Costa.
PAWTUCKET - Dora Migneault, 93, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday, May 2 at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, after a brief hospitalization. She was the wife of the late Louis Henry Migneault, Jr.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Gideon and Roseanna (Bouchard) Genest. She was a member of the ILGWU and enjoyed traveling with the Seniors Group of St. Cecilia's Church.
She leaves three sons, Edward, Henry, and Jean Migneault of Pawtucket, a brother Adelard Genest of Pacifica, CA and her grandchildren Rhynda Stevens, Joseph, and Steven Migneault.
PAWTUCKET - Joyce Rogers, 58, of Swansea and formerly of Pawtucket, passed May 3rd. She was the wife of David Aguiar. She was the daughter of Barbara (Donnelly) Rogers of Pawtucket and the late Frederick Rogers. Joyce had been employed by Matrix Inc, Pirate Cove Marina and MF Engineering.
PAWTUCKET - James "Jim" F. Allen, Jr., 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann H. (Rowse) Allen.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James F., Sr. and Alice (White) Allen. Mr. Allen was the proprietor of Allen's Uniforms Ltd. and was an avid figure skater.
He leaves two daughters, Jo Ann Allen of St. Petersburg, FL, Janet A. Courtois of North Attleboro; a son, James Allen, III of Pawtucket and three grandchildren, Alyssa Allen, David and Michael Courtois.
PAWTUCKET - Thomas A. Cooper, 66, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Edna M. (Piche) Cooper, the couple recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, the son of the late Thomas A. and Ida E. (Chace) Cooper, he resided in Pawtucket most of his married life.
CENTRAL FALLS - Beatrice Rouillier, 87, passed into eternal life on Monday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Rouillier. Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Emile and Marianne (Pariseau) Ross. She lived most of her life in Centrtal Falls and had been in the Lace Manufacturing Industry for many years before retiring.
PAWTUCKET- Irene A. Walas 93, passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care Center of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter A. Walas.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Veronica (Koczwanski) Bozek. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket
During WWII she was employed in a Defense Plant, General Cable and received a Certificate from U.R.I. for Management and Quality Control. She was a Supervisor in the Inspection Dept. until the termination of the War Contract.
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Richard A. "Dick" Kelley, 72, of Avery Street, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home. He was the husband of Jeanne T. (Ringuette) for over 50 years.
PAWTUCKET - Josephine (Gonzalez) Craveiro, 87, formerly of Chestnut Street, Pawtucket, passed away Monday in the Hallworth House Rehabilitation Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Manuel R. Craveiro.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Rodriguez) Gonzalez. She resided in Johnston for the past 10 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Craveiro was employed as Embroiderer for the former Health Tex Inc. for many years, and later was a CNA for The Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls.
Woonsocket - Elaine P. (Lucrkut) Anderson, 67, of Allen Street and formerly of Canterbury Avenue, Cumberland passed away peacefully on April 30, 2012 in the loving arms of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Craig Anderson.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was one of three children born to Agnes (Leal) Lucrkut of East Providence and the late Anthony Lucrkut. She had lived in Cumberland for 43 years before moving to Woonsocket 3 years ago.
Edward M. Kenney
SMITHFIELD - Edward "Ted" M. Kenney, 94, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side at his daughter's home. He was the husband of the late Marion (Booth) Kenney.
Ted was the son of late Joseph and Sarah (McAllister) Kenney-Dyson.
He had been employed by the Wardwell Braiding Machine Company as a truck driver and carpenter and had also worked as a maintenance person at the Pawtucket Day Nursery. Ted attended the Woodlawn Baptist Church and was an Army-Air Force Veteran of WWII.
WARWICK - Nancy A. (LaFountaine) Seaton of Richmond Drive, Warwick and formerly of Yorkshire Street, Providence passed away Monday April 30, 2012 surrounded by her loving family, at the Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Center, Providence.
Nancy was born in Pawtucket the daughter of Barbara (Thorpe) LaFountaine of Davenport, Florida and the late James LaFountaine of Pawtucket. She was the Administrative Assistant at Pawtucket Fastners for over 20 years. Nancy graduated from Tolman High School in 1974.
CUMBERLAND - Lionel J. Bibeault, 89, of Eaton Street, formerly of Old River Road, passed away Thursday in the Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Rousseau) Bibeault.
Born in Blackstone, MA he was the son of the late Omer and Marie (Giguere) Bibeault. He resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Lincoln.
Mr. Bibeault was the owner of the Crawford Door Sales of Pawtucket, and the former Country Kitchen of Cumberland for many years.
CAMP HILL, PA. - Donald Joseph Magnuski, Sr., 78, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away April 28, 2012 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born August 21, 1933 in Providence, RI, son of the late Roman and Leona (Martin) Magnuski.
Surviving Donald are his son, Donald Magnuski, Jr. and wife Cindy; grandsons, Trevor and Clayton Magnuski; and brother, Raymond Magnuski.
A private memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of PA, Inc.
PAWTUCKET - Cecile D. Gemme, 95, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late Frederick Gemme.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late David and Jeannette (Favreau) Peloquin. Mrs. Gemme had lived in Pawtucket for forty years before becoming a resident of Golden Crest Nursing Home, North Providence, six years ago.
PAWTUCKET - Rene Fournier, 68, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. He was the husband of the late Constance Fournier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Phillip and Eva (Caouette) Fournier. Rene was a chef at Providence College, retiring in 2004.
He is survived by a son, Christopher Fournier, a brother, Armand Fournier. a sister, Viviane Belisle, and his companion, Denise McCaffrey. He was the brother of the late Donald, Gerald and Daniel Fournier.