Archive - Obituary
September 13th, 2011
Normand J. Fortier
PAWTUCKET - Normand J. Fortier, 90, passed away Monday, September 12, 2011. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Fournier), Alice (Gagnon) and Edna(Butler) Fortier. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Odais and Virginia Fortier.
Mr. Fortier was an Army Veteran serving during WWII and was a Master Plumber for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Central Falls V.F.W. and an avid golf and card player. He was also a member of pool and bowling leagues.
Paul J.M. Healey
WARREN - Paul J.M. Healey, 79, of Emery Road in Warren, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Miriam Hospital surrounded by his family. For 50 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Nancy Jane (Ogg) Healey. Paul now joins his eternal sweetheart in Heaven.
Eleanor F. Read
LINCOLN - Eleanor F. Read, 92, of Lincoln, died August 28th at The Holiday. She was the wife of the late Squire Read.
Born in Bridgeport CT, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Fearn ( Parker)Milligan. Her son Alfred Read of Central Falls, her daughter Meredyth F. Collemer of Barrington, 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren survive her. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Madden. Her funeral and burial are private. Guestbook at
Joseph D. Durand
PAWTUCKET - Joseph "Doug" D. Durand, 63, of 156 Bear Hill Road, formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Friday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Doris (Gosselin) Durand.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Brown) Durand. He resided in Cumberland for the past 11 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Michael Joseph Patrick Kenny
PAWTUCKET - Michael Joseph Patrick Kenny, of Pawtucket died September 10, 2011.
Mr. Kenny was the husband of Helen (Motyl) Cusick-Kenny and the late Catherine (Gunning) Kenny.
Mr. Kenny was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Michael J. Kenny and Mary (Brennan) Kenny. He was a teacher and principal in the Pawtucket School system for many years.
Ameila M. Lopes
CUMBERLAND - Ameila M. Lopes, 86 of Roosevelt Road, passed Friday in Women & Infants Hopsital, Providence.
Born in Celorico Beira, Portugal. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Albertina M. (Delgado) Lopes. She resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Pawtucket after moving to this country in 1967.
Harry J. Gaumond
CUMBERLAND - Harry J. Gaumond, 92, of Philip Avenue, Cumberland passed away Saturday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Blanche H. (Cribari) Gaumond.
Born in Shrewsbury, MA, he was the son of the late John and Eva (Wentworth) Gaumond.
Mr. Gaumond was employed as a truck driver, and was a member of the Teamsters Local 653.
He was a World War II, United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving our country from 1942 to 1946.
Rita Rae Taylor
PAWTUCKET - Taylor, Rita Rae (Venturini) Brodeur, 67, of Magill St., Pawtucket died Saturday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of Gilbert G. Taylor and former spouse of Richard J. Brodeur, Sr. of Pawtucket.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Victor J and Shirley M. (Dugas) Venturini. Rita was a lifelong resident of the city, and was employed by the City of Pawtucket for 15 years as a Crossing Guard.
William P. Bailey, Jr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - William P. Bailey, Jr., 79, of Lincoln Avenue died Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at home. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (Ebner) Bailey. Among his survivors is his daughter, Linda S. Mullaney of Warwick
Barbara Mae Sullivan
LINCOLN - Barbara Mae (Gorman) Sullivan, 83, passed into Eternal Life on September 8, 2011 after a brief illness.
Dylan Joshua Cote
LINCOLN - Dylan Joshua Cote, beloved one day old son of Melissa Walker and Joshua Cote of Lincoln, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence.
Keith E. Davey
WEST WARWICK - Keith E. Davey, 49, of Kimberly Lane, West Warwick, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2011. He was the longtime companion of Robin Fredette.
He was born in Providence, the son of Kathleen (Wolfe) Ferrucci and the late Richard Davey. Mr. Davey was a Registered Pharmacist and General Manager of Infusion Services for Walgreens Home Care in East Providence.
Keith is survived by his son, Tyler Davey of Warwick and a brother Richard Davey of Farmington, NH.
CENTRAL FALLS - Hilda Gonsalves, 91, formerly of Madeira Avenue, passed away Thursday at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Providence. She was the wife of the late John Gonsalves Sr.
Born in Insua, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Maria Pinto. She resided in Central Falls for several years, previously residing in Valley Falls.
She leaves her son, John Gonsalves Jr. of Boston, MA.
The family would like to thank Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation for their compassionate care of Hilda.
Gary W. Loiselle
PAWTUCKET - Gary W. Loiselle, 53 of Pawtucket died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at his home. Born in Pawtucket Gary was the son of the late Gordon Loiselle and Evelyn(Sinnett) Rummery.
Gary was a self employed Marble Master. Prior to returning to Pawtucket in 2000, he spent 10 years in Hawaii and 12 years in Oregon.
Besides his mother Gary is survived by a brother, Brian Loiselle of Massachusetts; three sisters, Donna Narciso of Westport, MA, Sharon Coyle of Cumberland and Charlene Rummery of Pawtucket, and many nieces and nephews.
Marion D. Jackson
BEVERLY, MA - Marion D. (Thurston) Jackson, 97, of Beverly, formerly of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, died peacefully Wednesday night September 7, 2011 at Salem Hospital with her devoted granddaughters at her side. She was the loving wife of the late Harry A. Jackson.
William P. Bailey, Jr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - William P. Bailey, Jr., 79, of Lincoln Avenue died Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at home. He was the wife of the late Barbara L. (Ebner) Bailey.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late William P. and Delia (Crowley) Bailey, he had lived in North Providence for the past 56 years.
Annie L. Billeri
SOUTH ATTLEBORO: Annie L. Billeri, 93, passed September 8th at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, She was the wife of the late Tindero R. Billeri. Born in Norton, MA, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Josephine (Russo) Spiezio.
She had dedicated her life to her family. Annie was a member of the Leon A. Mathieu Center, Main St, Pawtucket.
George L. Bachand
CUMBERLAND - George L. Bachand, 73, of Cumberland, passed away September 1, 2011 in the North Bay Manor, North Smithfield. He was the husband of Jeanie (Krause) Bachand, and they had been married for 47 years.
Born in Central Falls, RI, he was the son of George and Marie Ange Turgeon Bachand. He resided in Cumberland, RI for most of his life.
CUMBERLAND - Catherine (Taran) Engert, 75, of Harriet Lane, passed away Monday at Rhode Island Hospital Providence. She was the wife of Richard J. Engert.
Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Catherine T. Taran. She resided in Cumberland for the past 43 years.
She was a proud homemaker who had great joy in raising her family and enjoyed her cats Hunter and Bandit.
She was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland. She loved her family, and cherished her time with her grandchildren.
Vanna M. Giuttari
EAST PROVIDENCE - Vanna M. (Frova) Giuttari, 103, of East Providence, RI, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Born in Allentown, PA to the late Manlio Frova and the late Eva (Arner)Frova. Vanna was the wife of the late Joseph Giuttari, and sister to the late Carl Frova and Jean (Frova) Gann.