Archive - Obituary
August 9th, 2013
Dolores M. Goddard
PAWTUCKET - Dolores M. (Mello) Goddard, 83, passed on August 8th.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (McKenna) Mello.
David P. Emswiler
PAWTUCKET - David P. Emswiler, age 46, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. He is the beloved son of Ann Kavell DeFreitas of Quincy, MA, the late Milton Pete Emswiler and his late step-father, Paul DeFreitas.
Dave is also survived by his 2 sisters, Cheryl Knighton of Maine and Susan Emswiler of Alaska, his brother Justin Carberry of Stoughton, MA, many nephews, 1 niece and many great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Peter Emswiler.
Edward J. Soares
LINCOLN - Edward J. Soares, 64, passed on August 5th. He was the husband of Pamela (Casto) Soares.
He was the son of the late Edward and Madeline (Teixiera) Soares.
He had been employed by Capital City for many years. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Edward and John Soares and three grandchildren, John Soares Jr, Mariah and Jordan Soares.
PAWTUCKET - Jozef Kucal, 80, passed away Monday April 5, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Anna (Iwaszko) Kucal.
Born in Sompolno, Poland he was a son of the late Janek and Antonina (Oliniczek) Kucal. He lived in Pawtucket for the past 49 years.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator at ITT Royal Electric and prior to that he worked as a Meat Cutter for Hi-Lo Meat Market.
William G. Jamieson
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Jamieson, William G., 78, of North Providence and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Gammons) Jamieson. They were happily married for 56 years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late George and Catherine Shaheen.
Theresa C. Porter
CUMBERLAND - Theresa C. (Durand) Porter, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Porter. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Rose A. (Vandale) Durand, she moved to Pawtucket in 1963 and then to Cumberland in 1995.
Theresa was the Export Manager for the L. G. Balfour Company, Attleboro for sixteen years until 1977; she then worked as a legal secretary for Allstate Insurance Company, Providence for 10 years until retiring in 1991.
PAWTUCKET - Richard "Chard" John Joseph, 63, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday.
Born in Pawtucket, a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (McLaughlin) Joseph. Mr. Joseph had been employed by the Ferland Corporation in the maintenance department. Chard was a avid fisherman and a New England sports enthusiast and a big practical joker who enjoyed making people laugh.
PAWTUCKET - Louise Carpentier, 91, of Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, formerly of Clinton St. Woonsocket, died Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Carpentier. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie Anne (Nadeau) Beaudet.
Louise was an assembler for Hasbro Corp. and General Instruments for many years. She retired in 1989 from Rathbun Outlet where she worked as a clerk for thirteen years. Louise was a former member of the Kennedy Manor Club.
Amadeus J. Departhy
CUMBERLAND - Amadeus "Blackie" J. Departhy, 90, of Sanford Avenue, passed away Sunday, August 4, at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing of Pawtucket. He was the husband of Rita T. (Bruneau) Departhy, and they had been married for the past 69 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Henry and Arzelia (Valcourt) Departhy. He was a life-long resident of Cumberalnd.
Amadeus was a United States Army WWII Veteran.
Mr. Departhy was employed as a Custodian for the Cumberland School Department for over 20 years, retiring in 1985.
DOVER, DE - Barbara Mattis, a current resident of Dover, DE, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 63 on July 30, 2013, following a valiant battle with ovarian cancer for more than fifteen years. She was the loving and devoted wife of Arnold E. Mattis for 30 years at the time of her passing.
CENTRAL FALLS - Frances Sobczyk, 89, formerly of High Street Central Falls passed away Friday August 2, 2013 at the Victoria Mansion in Attleboro.
Born in Central Falls she was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Antonina (Stadnicki) Sobczyk. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Frances was employed by the State of Rhode Island Department of Human Resources.
Dorothy A. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Dorothy A. (Drake) Brown, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick V. Brown. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Timothy J. and Lottie E. (Lamorine) Drake.
Dorothy worked as a dietary aid at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for over 10 years until her retirement. She also worked at and was a volunteer for the Salvation Army Home League since the late 1960s, doing charitable work and bell ringing during the Christmas Season.
Matthew J. Barone
PAWTUCKET - Barone, Matthew J., 37, of Harrison Street, Pawtucket, passed away on July 30, 2013.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Arthur Barone and Sheree A. Desmarias. He worked at Whole Foods.
Besides his parents, Matthew is survived by his brother Joshua Barone of Pawtucket, his nephew Evan Barone and his grandmother, Jeannette Scungio and his longtime partner, Sandra Greene.
CUMBERLAND - Armand "Mundy" Costa, 71, of Curran Rd. passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Dale (Cote) Costa.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Manuel and Maria (Medeiros) Costa Sr. He was a life long Cumberland resident.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
CENTRAL FALLS - Raymond Jette, 90, passed on July 29, 2013. He was the husband of the late Estelle (Bourgette) Jette. He was a decorated Air Force Veteran of WWII.
Raymond is survived by two daughters, Venita Cameron and Donna Oliveira, several grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
He was the father of the late Russell Jette and Diane Bandilli.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 7pm followed by a service at 7pm at the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit
Rita M. Lambert
MOUNT CARMEL, PA - Rita Marie Lambert, 87, of 325 North Vine Street, died Monday, July 29, 2013.
Born in Mount Carmel on March 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Helen (Adzema) Korzeniecki. Rita was educated in the Mount Carmel School District.
She was married to the late Adeland Lambert, who preceded her in death on February 24, 1987, she was a caregiver for both her late husband and family. She enjoyed listening to big band music, flea marketing, dining out and casinos.
Rita was a member of Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel.
Lucien H. Provost
PAWTUCKET - Lucien H. Provost, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice S. (Labonte) Provost. Born in Montreal, P.Q., Canada, he was a son of the late Henri & Marie Reine (Vincent) Provost.
Lucien was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and then worked as a lab technician at Teknor Apex, Pawtucket over 40 years until his retirement. He was a hard worker and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Lucien enjoyed working in the yard and traveling.
Claire O. Wojtyto
PAWTUCKET - Claire O. (Therrien) Wojtyto, 90, formerly of Douglas passed away after an illness at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center in Pawtucket, RI where she was a resident.
Jack L. Blum Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Jack L. Blum Sr., 77, of Glenside Rd., passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Leona M. (George) Blum.
Born in Howe Township, PA he was the son of the late Robert M. and Reva L. (Akin) Blum. He resided in Cumberland for the past 50 years.
He was employed by the Orchid Mfg. Co., Lincoln for 10 years until his retirement. Mr. Blum was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 14, Cumberland and a member of the VFW.
Margaret F. Quilitzsch
PAWTUCKET - Margaret F. Quilitzsch, 76, passed July 27, 2013. She was the wife of Robert O. Quilitzsch. They have been married for 59 years.
Born in England, she was a daughter of Reginald and Marjorie Smith.
Margaret had been employed as a health aide for Lifetime Medical and the VNA Nursing of Pawtucket for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by her sisters Greta and Lillian, and her brother, Keith and several nieces and nephews.