Archive - Obituary
October 3rd, 2011
John Edward Harrison
LINCOLN - John Edward Harrison, 97, of Lower River Road, Lincoln passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Margaret (Gormley) Harrison, they had been married for 67 years.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late John T. and Selma (Simoneau)Harrison. He resided in Lincoln for the past 50 years, previously residing in North Providence and Burrilville.
LAKELAND, FL - Larna Cummins, formerly of Riverside, RI and the beloved wife of Robert Cummins for 44 years, passed away on August 31 in Lakeland Florida.
She leaves her mother Dorothy Azevdo, her son Daniel Cummins, grandchildren Daniel and Michael Cummins, a sister Laura Mae Shelburn, brothers Ed and John Azevdo and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was the sister of the late Nita Andressen.
Richard J. Joseph
PAWTUCKET - Richard "Rich" J. Joseph, who would have celebrated his 39th birthday on Sunday, passed away last Monday from an apparent heart attack, in Nantucket.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Richard Joseph and Linda (Greenwood) Daigle and step-son of William Daigle of Lincoln. Richard was a self-employed landscaper and was educated and lived most of his life in Lincoln.
Michael W. Newman
Michael W. Newman, 56 of Pawtucket died Tuesday, September 27 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Henry and Lillian (Shaw) Newman. He was a Pawtucket resident his entire life.
Debra J. Spooner
JOHNSTON - Debra "Debbie" J. Spooner, 51, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2011. She was the beloved fiancĂ©e of Michael Desrosiers with whom she resided. Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Raymond J., Sr. and Sonia N. (Austin) Spooner, she resided in Johnston since 2005. Debbie had been a Customer Service Representative at Bank of America.
David C. Higgins, Sr.
LINCOLN - David C. Higgins, Sr., 78, of Smithfield Avenue, died Tuesday, September 27, at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the former husband of the late Joan Preston Smith.
Born in Saylesville, a son of the late Theodore R. and Marion (Chace) Higgins, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln.
Mr. Higgins worked as a wire drawer for Collyer Wire, and later as a security guard at Roger Williams Park, Providence.
He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry, 5th Infantry Division.
Rita J. Dusza
PAWTUCKET - Rita J. Dusza 80, formerly of Field Street passed away Saturday September 24, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew Dusza.
Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late Peter and Meri (Ramutenas) Mazika. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed by The United Food Co. of Pawtucket as a Packer.
Mrs. Dusza leaves 1 brother Alex E. Mazika of Cranston and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Walter and James Losiewicz and the sister of the late Peter,William and Walter Mazika.
Bernadette M. Nadeau
EAST PROVIDENCE - Bernadette M. (Boise) Nadeau, 104, of East Providence and formerly of Pawtucket passed away September 21, 2011 at Chestnut Terrace in East Providence.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ubold and Eliza (Laliberte) Boise. She was predeceased by her son Joseph H. Nadeau and her sister Louise M. Walsh. She is survived by four grandsons; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
LINCOLN - Maryann Buben, a woman of style, grace and beauty, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Lucas) Buben.
PAWTUCKET- Tady "TED" Czyzewicz 86, entered into eternal peace on Monday September 26, 2011, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Frances V. (Czupryna) Czyzewicz.
Born in Central Falls he was a son of the late Jan and Pauline (Szerlag) Czyzewicz. He was predeceased by his four older brothers, John, Adolph, Chester and Thomas.
Before retiring he was employed by Jordon Marsh/ Macy's in Warwick in the Men's Fine Clothing department for 20 years.
Father Gerald A. Dorais
GARDNER, MA - Father Gerald A. Dorais, 83, was peacefully born into eternal life on Friday, September 23, 2011 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, on the Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and the eve of his fifty-sixth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He was in the company of a brother priest, family and friends.
Fr. Dorais was born in Central Falls, RI on February 9, 2011, the son of the late Armand and Jeannette (LeClerc) Dorais.
Nancy A. Gagnon
CENTRAL FALLS - Nancy A. Gagnon, 69, passed September 26th. She was the wife of the late Roger Gagnon.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Emile and Nora (Daniels) Daunais.
She had previously been employed by the Pawtucket Times and Ann & Hope for many years before retiring. Nancy enjoyed crafts, her two dogs and spending time with family and friends.
She was the mother of the late Bruce A. Gagnon.
Nancy is survived by her daughter in law Sandy Gagnon and several cousins.
Edmund J. McCann Jr.
SEEKONK - Edmund J. McCann Jr. "Bo" formerly of Seekonk Ma., died September 22, 2011.
He was the husband of the late Dolores (Rocco) McCann to whom he was married for 49 years.
Mr. McCann was born in Providence in the Holy Name Parish, the son of the late Edmund J. McCann Sr., and Irene (Finberg) McCann. He was a sales representative for the Okonite Wire and Cable Company for 38 years and then the Arthur J. Hurley Company.
M. Dorothy Kilmartin
PAWTUCKET - M. Dorothy "Dot" Kilmartin died Thursday at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Kilmartin. Born in Millville, MA she was the daughter of the late Stephen Walter Hall and Alice T. (Affleck) Hall.
Lillian I. LaRose
CENTRAL FALLS - Lillian I. (Hayden) LaRose, 95, of High Street, died Tuesday, September 20, at Pawtucket Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Leo W. LaRose.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. and Bridget A. (Keough)Hayden.
Mrs. LaRose was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary Renaud, Edna Marks, Anna Fanning, Florence Grimes, Margaret M. Renaud, Rita T. Laliberte, and John F. Hayden.
Amelia V. Kent
CUMBERLAND - Amelia V. "Molly" Kent, 91, of 1 Mendon Rd. passed away Tuesday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late John I. Kent.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Taraska) Kolodziej. She was a life long Cumberland resident.
She was employed by the Ann & Hope, Cumberland for 30 years before retiring.
Winifred T. Macksoud
LINCOLN - Winifred T. Macksoud, 77, formerly of Lancers Lane passed away Wednesday in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Carlyle C. Macksoud.
Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary A. (Conroy)Horan. She resided in Lincoln for over 40 years.
Mrs. Macksoud was a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket for many years.
Dolores A. Birtwell
PAWTUCKET - Dolores A. Birtwell, passed away Tuesday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Leopold and Jeanette Dube. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
She leaves a daughter, Cheryl Ann Laibe of Binghamton, NY, 4 sons, John M. Birtwell of Seekonk, Joseph W. Birtwell of Pawtucket, James A. Birtwell III of CA and Kevin Birtwell of Lincoln; 3 sisters, Karen Gule of Falmouth, Ma, Laura Thibeault of CA. and Claire Pitts in RI. She also leaves 8 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Earl J. Allen
PAWTUCKET - Earl J. Allen Jr, 50, passed September 19th. Born in Pawtucket, son of the late Earl J. Allen Sr. and Doris (Allard) Allen.
He had been previously employed by Peir Cleaners and Turcotte Tool and Dye.
He is survived by three daughters, Kerrie Allen, Brenda Dankwa and Tara Nagy, 2 brothers, Steven Allen and David Allen and 9 grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 5 to 7pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com