Archive - Obituary
May 5th, 2014
CUMBERLAND - Roy Hilton, 63, of Bryant Street, died unexpectedly May 1st at home. He was the husband of Deborah (Patenaude) Hilton. Roy was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Pollitt) Hilton and lived most of his life in Cumberland. He had been employed as a diesel mechanic for Pasquale Trucking for several years before illness forced his retirement.
PAWTUCKET - Isabelle Turmel, 73, passed peacefully on May 2nd. She was the wife of Robert A. Turmel. They would have been married for 40 years in October.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Isabele (McAloon) Dougan. She had been employed as the payroll clerk by Moore Fabrics of Pawtucket for many years.
Besides her husband she is survived by Robert A. John P. and Andrew C. Turmel, and a grandson, Nathan.
Services were private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Margery G. Chapman
PROVIDENCE - Chapman, Margery G., 85, died Thursday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Kent Chapman.
Born in Minneapolis, MN, a daughter of the late Cyril and Margery (Lee) Davey, she has been a Providence resident for many years most recently living at the Tockwotton Home.
A registered nurse, she had worked for the Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket and The Visiting Nurses.
REHOBOTH- Helen Papas of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and formerly of Pawtucket passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Papas.
Mrs. Papas was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Evangelos Spanos and Evangelia (Thanopoulos) Spanos. She was a homemaker.
Barbara A. Childress
PAWTUCKET - Barbara A. Childress, 73 of Pawtucket died Friday. Calling hours Saturday 2:00-5:00 p.m. Lachapelle Funeral Home, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket.
For the full obituary visit www.lachapellefuneralhome.com.
Leon J. Therrien
ATTLEBORO Leon J. Therrien, 95, passed away Monday April 28, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Hedyka) Therrien.
Born in St. Nazaire, Quebec, Canada he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose-Alma (Bergeron) Therrien. He resided in South Attleboro for the past 49 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before retiring Leon was employed as a Wire Extruder for the former Collyer Insulated Wire Co. for 44 years.
Jeanne T. DeRoy
PAWTUCKET - Jeanne T. DeRoy, 87, of Pawtucket, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Maurice F. DeRoy. They had been married 67 years.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Adelard and Roseanna (Castonguay) Nadeau.
Mrs. DeRoy was employed as a sales associate for Ann & Hope Store in Cumberland for 18 years.
She is also survived by her son Daniel DeRoy and his wife Lorri Beth and several nieces and nephews.
John K. Dunn
PAWTUCKET - John K. Dunn, 70, of Pawtucket, died April 25, 2014. He was the husband of Maureen (Sullivan) Dunn and husband of the late Beatrice (Dubois) Dunn. Mr. Dunn was born in Pawtucket. He was a son of the late Everett and Helen (Morelli) Dunn. He was employed by Fagnant Carpet Co. of Warwick for ten years until his retirement two years ago.
Paul E. Papineau
LEESBURG, FL - Paul Ernest Papineau, 65, Leesburg, FL. passed away on April 23, 2014. Mr. Papineau was born on June 17, 1948 in Central Falls, Rhode Island to his parents Ernest H. and Marthe Papineau.
On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.
Albert J. Van Dale Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Albert J. Van Dale Jr., "Boody", 71, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. He was the husband of Carol (McDonald) Laliberte-Van Dale. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Albert and Margaret (Morin) Van Dale.
Kathleen F. Costa
LINCOLN - Kathleen F. Costa, 78, of Old River Road, died Sunday, April 27, at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the companion of thirty-three years of the late Jacqueline Beattie.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leapio and Alice (Horibin) Costa, she had lived in Pawtucket and Manville, before moving to Lincoln six years ago.
Miss Costa worked at Texas Instruments for thirty-four years, retiring as a Group Leader in 1998.
Esther M. Villeneuve
PAWTUCKET - Esther M. (Fritz) Villeneuve, 91, formerly of Oneida Street, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Herbert J. Villeneuve.
Born in Titonka, Iowa, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Sprick) Fritz, she had lived in Pawtucket for 65 years.
Mrs. Villeneuve was a bookkeeper for the Blackstone Valley Gas & Electric Credit Union before retiring.
She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
James John Shea
NEWPORT, NC - James J. Shea, 69, formerly of Cumberland, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 surrounded by his family at Crystal Coast Hospice House in North Carolina. He was the loving husband of Barbara A. (Roy) Shea.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late James A. and Mary (O'Connor) Shea. He was raised in Cumberland and resided there until he moved to North Carolina in 2003.
He was the co-owner of Shea's auto body and also worked several years at Hattaras Yachts before retiring in 2011. During his retirement he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
Dorothy Mae Piche
CENTRAL FALLS - Dorothy Mae Piche, 86, of Blackstone Falls, entered into eternal life on Monday. Born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude (Houston) Vashey.
Dot had been a waitress for the former Gerry's Catering for several years.
She leaves her son Robert Piche of Pawtucket and a sister Joan Sossville of Central Falls. She also leaves her 2 granddaughters, Jessica and Sarah Piche. She was the sister of the late Edward Vashey and Gertrude Lebeau.
Her funeral will be at the convenience of the family.
CENTRAL FALLS - Jorge Pires, 51, passed away Sunday after an illness. Born in Sao Miguel, the Azores, a son of Maria (Rodrigues) Pires and the late Domingos Pires. He has lived in Central Falls for more than 40 years. He and his late father operated Pires fish market until his father passed away. He had also been employed at NEPTCO for several years.
Sister Rhea Lachapelle
MARLBOROUGH, MA - Sister Rhea Lachapelle, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Louise Maria died at the age of 92 at Marie Esther Health Center in this city on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in the 71st year of vowed religious life.
She was born in Worcester, the only child of Omer and Gertrude (Dean) Lachapelle. She completed her elementary education in Worcester and obtained her high school diploma from the former Saint Anne Academy in Marlborough. She held undergraduate degrees in History and in Home Economics, and a Masters in Education in Family Living.
Barbara M. Belford
PAWTUCKET - Barbara M. (Arnold) Belford, 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard T. Belford. Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Myra (Green) Arnold.
Betty E. L. Taylor
PAWTUCKET - Betty E. L. (Harris) Taylor, 88, of Dennisport, MA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest "Bill" W. Taylor. Betty met her husband in England during World War II, after the war she settled in Pawtucket and the couple married in 1946. Born in Birmingham, England, she was the daughter of the late George R. and Gertrude (Cooper) Harris.