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December 27th

William F. Tinkham

December 27, 2011

William F. Tinkham
PAWTUCKET - William F. Tinkham, 54, of Pawtucket died December 26, 2011. He was the longtime companion of Joyce Audette.
Mr. Tinkham was born in Central Falls, the son of the late John J. Tinkham Jr. and Margaret (Lalime) Tinkham.
Besides his companion Mr. Tinkham leaves a son, William F. Tinkham Jr. He is also survived by his sister Gail Laroche, and his brothers James Tinkham, Robert Tinkham, and Edward Tinkham. He was the brother of the late John J. Tinkham III.
Funeral and burial will be private. www.manningheffern.com.

Irene T. Fagnant

December 27, 2011

Irene T. Fagnant
S. ATTLEBORO - Irene T. Fagnant, 73 died on Monday in Attleboro, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Richard R. Fagnant and the daughter of the late Georges and Dorilla (Viau) Ledoux. She was a communicant of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in S. Attleboro, where she had been a resident since 1968.

Annette Lavergne

December 27, 2011

Annette Lavergne
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Annette (Sirois) Lavergne, 86, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Monday, December 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Armand D. Lavergne.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary Jane (St. Pierre) Sirois. Mrs. Lavergne lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland in 2002 and then North Smithfield in 2008.

Charles C. Burns

December 27, 2011

Charles C. Burns
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Charles C. Burns of Allen Ave. passed away peacefully Monday, December, 26, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI surrounded by his loving family. He died at the age of 70 after being stricken by an unexpected illness.

Claire R. Rancourt

December 27, 2011

Claire R. Rancourt
PAWTUCKET - Claire R. (Bebeau) Rancourt, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Antoine G. Rancourt,together they had celebrated 50 years of marriage. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Blanche E. (St. Germain) Bebeau.
Claire was an avid bowler and card player. She was also a volunteer at the Community Food Pantry, Benefit St., Pawtucket and was actively involved with the RIARC, Blackstone Valley Chapter.

Lucille T. Coutu

December 27, 2011

Lucille T. Coutu
CENTRAL FALLS - Lucille T. Coutu, 85, passed December 26th with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Central Falls Fire Chief Robert A. Coutu.
She was a daughter of the late Charles and Alphonsine (Levesque) Hall.
She had been employed by the Central Falls School Department before retiring.
Lucille was an avid gardener and enjoyed Tai Chi and spending time with her children.

Roger Gamache

December 27, 2011

Roger Gamache
CUMBERLAND - Roger Gamache, 77, of Mt. St. Rita's Health Care Centre, Cumberland, died Sunday at his residence where he lived for the past 5 years. Born October 13, 1934 in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Ralph and Marion (Plouffe) Martin Gamache.
He was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School. He had been employed by Greystone, Inc. for 10 years. He had previously been employed by Healthtex, Inc. for 29 years.

Cathy E. Alves

December 27, 2011

Cathy E. Alves
CUMBERLAND - Cathy E. Alves, 55 of Eddy Street, passed away Monday in R.I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Sebastiao M. Alves.
Born in Columbia, SC., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Mary (Frier) Drawdy Jr. Mrs. Alves resided in Cumberland most of her life.
She was employed as a CNA for Access Home Health Care of East Providence.

December 23rd

Mary A. Sobral

December 23, 2011

Mary A. Sobral
PAWTUCKET - Mary A. Sobral, of Naples Florida and Pawtucket died December 16, 2011 in Florida. She was the wife of Daniel D. Sobral Sr.
Mrs. Sobral was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Jose Costa and Anna(Torres) Costa. She was an assembler for the Fram Corporation for many years.
Besides her husband she leaves a son, Daniel D. Sobral Jr, of Pawtucket and her brother Roy Costa of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Joaquim and Jose Costa.

Margaret M. Kelly

December 23, 2011

Margaret M. Kelly
PAWTUCKET - Margaret "Margie" M. (Kaveny) Kelly, 94, of Pond Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold B. Kelly. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (McCabe) Kaveny. Margie had worked as a nanny for the Douglas family for many years and more recently as a School Lunch Aid at both Jenks Jr. High School and Tolman High School in Pawtucket.

Antonio L. DaSilva

December 23, 2011

Antonio L. DaSilva
CUMBRLAND - Antonio L. DaSilva, 92, died Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center,Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Emilia (DaNave) DaSilva.
Born in Meridia,Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel Lopes DaSilva and Maria (Ferreira) DaSilva. He resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
He was a construction worker until his retirement having worked for various Rhode Island area firms.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.

Louis V. Pezzi

December 23, 2011

Louis V. Pezzi
PAWTUCKET - Louis V. Pezzi, 74, longtime educator and sports coach, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011. The beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Champoux) Pezzi, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Louis A. and Mary(Romano) Pezzi. Lou served in the United States Marine Corps. A graduate of Providence College, he was a teacher at Shea High School as well as a soccer and tennis coach for many years until retiring. Lou enjoyed golfing and was an avid Yankee fan.

December 22nd

Lucille Dianna Smith

December 22, 2011

Lucille Dianna Smith
CUMBERLAND - Lucille Dianna (Gasse) Smith, 76, formerly of Canning Street, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in the Orchard View Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the wife of Gerald Dusablon.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Eva (Lepire) Gasse. She resided in Providence for the past five years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mrs. Smith was employed as a Navy Line Worker for Texas Instruments for over 15 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Maureen F. Marcil

December 22, 2011

Maureen F. Marcil
ARIZONA - Maureen F. Marcil, 63, of Peoria, AZ passed away December 20, 2011 in Peoria, AZ.
Maureen was born in Central Falls, RI and resided in East Providence, RI. She was employed by Karew Manufacturing in Bristol, RI, prior to moving to AZ, where she has resided for the past 17 years. Maureen is survived by her Husband Charles, her mother Dorothy Allen, Brothers; Richard and James Squires, Sisters; Patricia Thibert, Judith Hall and Janice LaBlanc along with many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Francis Squires.

Antonio L. DaSilva

December 22, 2011

Antonio L. DaSilva
CUMBRLAND - Antonio L. DaSilva, 92, died Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Emilia (DaNave) DaSilva.
Born in Meridia, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel Lopes DaSilva and Maria(Ferreira) DaSilva. He resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
He was a construction worker until his retirement having worked for various Rhode Island area firms.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.

December 20th

Betty Ann Drezek

December 20, 2011

Betty Ann Drezek
CUMBERLAND - Betty Ann (O'Leary) Drezek, 68, of Abbey Dr. died Sunday, surrounded by loved ones at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Drezek Jr.
Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of Doris A. (Paquette) Bourassa of Cumberland and the late Frank O'Leary and Norman Bourassa. She resided in Cumberland for the past 44 years.

Paul Marczyk

December 20, 2011

PAWTUCKET - Paul Marczyk, 56, of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 1, 2011. He was the son of Agnes and Antoni Marczyk and the brother of Angela Mueller. Private family arrangements were made.

Captain Frank A. Reddington, Jr.

December 20, 2011

Captain Frank A. Reddington, Jr.
Lincoln - Providence Fire Department Captain Frank A. Reddington, Jr., 53, of Whipple Road died Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (McKeon) Reddington. Mr. and Mrs. Reddington were married for 23 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of retired Pawtucket Police Officer Frank A. Reddington and Ann (Burns) Reddington of Pawtucket. He had lived in Providence for 7 years before moving to Lincoln 16 years ago.

December 19th

Roger N. Brochu

December 19, 2011

Roger N. Brochu
CUMBERLAND - Roger N. Brochu, 66, of Marshall Avenue Cumberland, died Sunday at the Home and Hospice Care of RI.
He was born in Attleboro a son of the late Gaetan N. & Dorothy (Robinson) Brochu.
Roger was the owner of the Home Town Reality, and also the Remax Executives, he was also a Real Estate Salesman for many years.
He has lived in Cumberland for over 10 years.
Mr. Brochu was a parishioner of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Church in South Attleboro.
He was a sports enthusiast, who liked the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics.

Edward Zielinski

December 19, 2011

Edward Zielinski
PAWTUCKET - Edward Zielinski, 86, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion T. (Comstock) Zielinski.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Andrew and Johanna (Nindas) Zielinski, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. Ed was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was a lab technician at Teknor-Apex until retiring in 1990.

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