Archive - Obituary
April 4th, 2011
Mary Smith McGrath
PAWTUCKET - Mary Smith McGrath of Pawtucket, a teacher and coordinator of homebound students for 62 years, died on Friday, April 1, 2011. Mary was the wife of the late Francis D. McGrath Jr., whom she was married to for 52 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary (Donahue) Smith. Mary lived in Pawtucket her entire life.
Noella L. Benoit
PAWTUCKET - Noella L. (Bertrand) Benoit, 92, formerly of Harris St., passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Benny R. Benoit. Born in Acushnet, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Harmidas and Eugena (St. Jean) Bertrand, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Robert J. Havey
PAWTUCKET - Robert J. Havey, 80, of Rosemere Road died at Memorial Hospital of RI on March 31, 2011. He was the son of the late Alfred L. and Harriet (Brett) Havey and was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
He was a Korean War Veteran serving in both the Army and Air Force for 16 years. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors and he especially enjoyed dancing.
He is survived by one brother Henry N. Havey of Franklin, NH and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Alfred T. Havey.
Edward R. Fournier
ATTLEBORO - Edward R. Fournier, 76, of Steeple Chase Circle, Attleboro and formerly of Cumberland, died Saturday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was the husband of Everilda Fournier to whom he was married for fifteen years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Aime and Maria (Collins) Fournier and had lived in Attleboro for fifteen years.
He was a US Navy veteran and had been employed as a Shipper at Lenarts of Attlebro for over ten years before retiring in 2008.
Lucille Ann Morawiec
May 21, 1915 - February 24, 2011
PAWTUCKET - Born in Chicago on Lake Michigan to the late Estelle Zeiss Yagle and Frank Plansky, enjoying vacations in Wisconsin at her grandparentâ€™s dairy farm. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Morawiec.
Alice M. Foley
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Foley (nee Lombard), 87, died peacefully Thursday at Summit Commons Nursing Home. Loving mother of Allyson Costa (husband Tony), Bryan Foley (wife Karen) and cherished grandmother of Jonathon, Danielle, Michelle, Brendan, Lauren and Sean. Beloved sister of Maria Murray of Pawtucket and Abel Mingola of Florida; predeceased by sisters Jeannie DeMarco, Ruth Lombard and mother Mary (Barros) Lombard.
Iracema A. Silva
CUMBERLAND - Iracema A. Silva, 81, of Vineyard Ave. died Wednesday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Belmiro da Silva.
Born in Feteira, Fial, Azores she was the daugther of the late Alvaro and Ameilia da Rosa. She came to this country two months after the death of her husband and had previously resided here from 1971 to 1978.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Richard L. Denis
WARWICK. Richard L. Denis, 56, of Post Road, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday at Philip Hulitar Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of Frances (LaFazia) Denis.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Dorothy (David) Denis-Elie of Central Falls, and the late Donat Denis.
Richard had been employed in the warehouse of the former Adams Drugs in Pawtucket for several years. He had served in the US Army for 4 years.
Ogden G. Avery
PAWTUCKET - Ogden G. Avery, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Mr. Avery was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of the late Walter S. Avery and Ruth (Ogden) Avery. He was employed by the State of Rhode Island in the Social Security division for many years. Mr. Avery was a local talk show host and sports broadcaster at WARL, 1320 am in Providence.
He is survived by his former wife, Evelyn Tavares and many friends and acquaintances.
PAWTUCKET - Ann (Twardeck) Bryce, of Broadway, died Wednesday, March 30 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late David Bryce.
Born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Zemba) Twardeck. She had lived in Cumberland for fifty-five years before moving to Pawtucket over a year ago.
Mrs. Bryce was a School Librarian Aide in the Woonsocket School District. She was a member of the South Attleboro Assembly of God, and a member of its Women's Group.
Francis A. Facha
PROVIDENCE: Francis A. Facha 67, passed away March 28, 2011.
He was the son of the late Antonio V. Facha and Lillian M. Facha.
Francis was a Fisherman for over 40 years.
Florence C. St. Jacques
PAWTUCKET - Florence St. Jacques, 96 of Pawtucket died on Monday at the Heritage Hills Nursing Center in Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Henry V. St. Jacques. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clemina (St. Onge) Goffette, she was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, and a homemaker. She was a pianist who at one time had her own band and played the piano to entertain in nursing homes until well into her 80's.
Eleanor F. Masse
CUMBERLAND - Eleanor F.(Vose) Masse, 82, of Pollett St., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
Mrs. Masse worked for the former Ann & Hope Company for over forty years. She began her career as a cashier, worked her way up in the company, and retired as the buyer and manager of office supplies.
Vivian I. Ryan
CUMBERLAND - Vivian I. (Hutchinson) Ryan, 85, of Lantern Lane, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Honorable Harvey J. Ryan, Esq., a former practicing attorney and Pawtucket Probate Court Judge.
PAWTUCKET - Anna Pacholec 98, of Raymond Avenue passed away Sunday March 27, 2011 at Chestnut Terrace in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew J. Pacholec.
Born in Cumberland a daughter of the late Jan and Karolina (Wach) Kapinos. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed at the former Healtx-Tex Manufacturing Co. as an Inspector for many years. She was a member of the former Senior Citizens Group of St. Joseph's Church.
PAWTUCKET - Rosemary "Bud" McDermott died Friday, March 25, 2011 peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John E. Oâ€™Neil Jr. and Rosemary (McCann) Oâ€™Neil. She was the wife of fifty two years to John J. McDermott.
Mrs. McDermott was a cum laude graduate of Bryant University with a degree in Business Education.
PAWTUCKET - Eliseu Silveira, 82, of Pawtucket died Thursday at Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Calling hours Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefh.com.
Robert L. Desorcy
PAWTUCKET: Robert L. Desorcy 74, passed March 26th. He was the husband of Helen (Gauthier) Desorcy
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Oscar and Solange Desorcy.
He had been as a carpenter for over 50 years
Robert served in the US Navy for six years.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Robert Gauthier of Pawtucket and Raymond Gauthier of Central Falls. He was the brother of the late Normand Desorcy.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln.