Archive - Obituary
November 14th, 2011
CUMBERLAND - Maria Andrews, 86, of 55 Hunter Drive, passed away Saturday at Home and Hospice Care of RI, Providence. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Andrews.
Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Aguiar) Costa.
Mrs. Andrews resided in Cumberland for over 40 years, previously residing in Pawtucket. She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church.
E. Claire Roy Beaucage
PAWTUCKET - E. Claire Roy Beaucage, formerly of Benjamin Street, Pawtucket died Friday, November 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Edward A. Beaucage.
Mrs. Beaucage was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Shabbott) Roy. She was an Executive Secretary for the Pawtucket Mutual Insurance Company for over 40 years before she retired in 1987.
She is survived by her cousin, Connie Randall of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Joaquim Gomes, 84, passed away Thursday at Home & Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of the late Maria "Julia" Gomes.
He was born Guarda, Portugal and migrated to the US 41 years ago. He had been employed at Slater Dye Works for more than 30 years.
He leaves a daughter, Maria Barbosa of Pawtucket, 2 sons, Manuel Gomes of Pawtucket and Antonio Gomes of No. Providence and 6 Grandchildren. He was the father of the late Joseph Gomes.
Yvonne R. Turgeon
LINCOLN - Yvonne R. Turgeon, 91, of Lincoln, formerly of Attleboro and Cumberland, died Saturday at The Holiday Retirement Center. She was the wife of the late Leo Z. (Jack) Turgeon. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Noel and Mary Ann (Brouillette) Benoit.
CUMBERLAND - Benjamin Deregla, 35, passed away Wednesday at the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Benjamin Deregla and Eileen(McDermott) Haney of Cumberland. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Ben was a Cumberland High School Class of 1994 Graduate.
Jennie T. Tripp
CUMBERLAND - Jennie T. Tripp, 81, of Middle St, passed November 9th.
She was the wife of the late Harry J. Walsh.
Jennie was the daughter of the late George R. and Elizabeth (Beckwith) Webster.
Walter E. Arnold Jr
CENTRAL FALLS -Walter E. Arnold Jr, 72, passed November 10th.
Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Walter and Helen (Carpenter) Arnold Sr.
Betty Jane Fewster
LEESBURG, Fla. - Betty Jane Fewster, 74, of Lakeview Drive in Leesburg, Fla. Died on Nov. 10, 2011 in Waterman Hospital, Tavares. She was the wife of Carl Fewster.
The daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Bowes) Eve, Mrs. Fewster was an LPN who had worked in various Rhode Island hospitals prior to her retirement 10 years ago.
Raymond R. Cookson
PAWTUCKET - Raymond R. Cookson, 95, of Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket died November 9, 2011. Mr. Cookson was the husband of Ruth (Nelson) Cookson.
Mr. Cookson was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Hull) Cookson. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army Air Corp where he served in the Philippines.
Maurice A. Regan
PAWTUCKET - Maurice A. Regan, 94, of Pawtucket died Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
He was the beloved husband of Helen A. (Phillip) Regan.
Mr. Regan was born in Lawrence Massachusetts, the son of the late John and Nora (Donovan) Regan.
He was a WWII Veteran serving in the United States Army Air Corps.
Mr. Regan graduated from Providence College with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree and then earned his Masterâ€™s Degree at Boston University.
Thomas A. Perron
PAWTUCKET - Thomas A. Perron, 56, passed November 7th. He was the husband of Diane L. (Cardinal) Perron.
He had been employed by Stop and Shop, IGA and Andreoni Market, then retired due to illness from Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Cherie Lee Perron of New Britain, CT, a son, Thomas A. Perron of Bellingham, MA, a sister, Joanne Cranshaw of Lincoln, a brother, Rev. Robert P. Perron of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews.
Piotr J. Budzyna
CENTRAL FALLS - Piotr J. Budzyna 74, of High Street passed away Tuesday November 8, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Halina (Kozaczka) Budzyna.
Born in Poland he was a son of the late Wladyslaw and Karolina (Rokocz) Budzyna. He lived in Central Falls for the past 8 years and was formerly of Cumberland.
Before retiring he was employed as a Machine Operator for the Seekonk Manufacturing Co.
Robert L. Pope
SEEKONK - Robert L. Pope, 83, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Weaton) Pope, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on September 18, 2011.
Meredith A. Garon
CUMBERLAND - Meredith A. Garon 58 of Bryant St. died Sunday at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing Center, Pawtucket. She was the wife of Arthur J. Garon.
Born in Providence a daughter of the late Edwin and Mildred (Heaton) Elson. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Garon was a bus monitor for Laidlaw Company for nine years and also worked for Health -Tex for fifteen years.
Brian David Rigby
PAWTUCKET - Brian David Rigby, 41, passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2011 in Smithfield, NC. Brian was born in Pawtucket and resided in North Carolina for the preceding four years.
Brian was the beloved Son of Marsha (Hunt) and George Rigby, brother of Sharon Sexton-Brady and her husband Mickey Brady, brother of George T. Rigby, Jr. and his wife Gina (Palazio) Rigby. He was the former husband of Kerri (McKenna) Rigby.
Helen M. Kratochwil
PAWTUCKET- Helen M. Kratochwil 88, formerly of Roosevelt Avenue passed away Sunday November 6, 2011 at Berkshire Place Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Kratochwil.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Strzemecka) Presnal. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Before retiring she was employed as a Payroll Clerk for the American Insulated Wire & Cable Co. of Pawtucket for many years.
Lewis G. Chartier
PAWTUCKET - Lewis G. Chartier 88, of Pawtucket, RI. (CAROUSEL MAN) passed away Saturday November 5, 2011 at St. Antoine's Nursing Home in N. Smithfield, RI.
Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Sylvia (Rushlow) Chartier, his brothers Robert, Norman, and Ronald Chartier, grandson Mark Chartier and granddaughter Amber Chartier. He leaves behind his dear wife of 63 years Clara (Lafrate) Chartier, sons Raymond and Richard Chartier and daughters, Susan Martins and Cheryl Fratus, 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Alice L. Sylvestre
MANVILLE - Alice L. Sylvestre, 79, formerly of Central St., Manville, died Saturday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Adelard Sylvestre.
Born in South Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Mathilda (Dube) Tougas. She was raised in Central Falls and resided in Manville for over 50 years.
Mrs. Sylvestre was employed at the former Premium Cleaners on Central St. in Manville for over 25 years before retiring.
She was a longtime communicant of St. James Parish and a member of the Montcalm Club.
George F. Peters Sr
PAWTUCKET - George F. Peters Sr, 80, formaly of Littlefield Street, Pawtucket where he lived with his granddaughter Alicia Medeiros until recently moving in with his daughter Pamela Aguiar passed away November 6, 2011 peacefully at home.
He was the husband of the late Theresa E. (Lawrence) Peters
Mr. Peters was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Ernest J. and Tryphena (Jane) Peters, and the youngest of 13 sibblings. He was a foreman at ITT Royal Electric for over 39 years. Mr. Peters then worked as a driver for Thrifty Car Sales & Rental until retiring in 2007.
Alvin L. Thurber, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Alvin L. Thurber, Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (Mutter) Thurber. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Alvin L., Sr. and Maryann (Reek) Thurber.