Archive - Obituary
March 15th, 2011
Fernando Rodrigues Gomes
CUMBERLAND - Fernando Rodrigues Gomes, 74, of Cumberland Street, passed away Tuesday in the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Maria A. (Nunes) Gomes.
Born in Pedrogao Pequeno, Portugal he was the son of the late Manuel and Beatriz (do Carmo) Gomes. He came to this country in 1973, settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Gomes was employed by the RI Textile Company of Pawtucket for 4 years, previously employed by the former Royal Electric Company for 20 years.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.
BURRILLVILLE - Simonne Poulin, 84 resident of Mapleville, died March 12, 2011 at the St. Antoine Residence in No. Smithfield.
Loving wife of 27 years to Roland Poulin.
Born in Albion RI, a daughter of the late Albert & Marie (Auger) Benoit.
She worked for the H&H Screw Co. in Lincoln; previously she worked for the Hasbro Co. A resident of Burrillville for many years previously she lived in Central Falls.
Carlos A. Oliveira
PAWTUCKET - Carlos A. Oliveira, 86, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Deolinda (Cardoso) Oliveira. They had been married 60 years.
Born in Portugal, he was a son of the late Inacio and Georgina (Silva) Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira was employed as a machine operator for American Insulated Wire Co. until his retirement. His daughter Lucia Dennis of New Snyrna, Fl, his son Jose Oliveira of S. Attleboro and his grandchildren Justin Oliveira, Amber Dennis and Danielle Dennis survive him.
Ruth R. Phillips
WARWICK - Ruth R. (Hinchcliffe) Phillips, 82, of Warwick and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert D. Phillips.
Sgt. Adrian Silva
PAWTUCKET - Sgt. Adrian Silva, Pawtucket Police Department (Ret.) of Prospect St, Pawtucket died March 13, 2011. He was the loving husband of Thelma (Williams) Silva.
Robert R. Bourget
WOONSOCKET: Robert R. "Bob" Bourget 64, passed March 12th surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Gerald and Jeanne (Poirier) Bourget.
He had been the proprietor of Bobby B's auto repair for many years before retiring and had also worked at the Moshassuck Cemetery. He was an avid outdoorsman,enjoying hunting and fishing. Bob was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War.
David B. Richards
PAWTUCKET - David B. Richards, 45, of Pawtucket, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 10, 2011 at home.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of Barbara Richards of Pawtucket and the late Raymond Lugiski.
Gary P. O'Brien
PAWUCKET - Gary P. O'Brien, 56, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Born in Providence, a son of the late Daniel N. and Margaret (Tahney) O'Brien, he resided in Pawtucket most of his life. He was a member of the 1972 graduating class of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, where he excelled in athletics. Gary served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. He was a talented carpenter his entire adult life and was currently working for Colony Builders of Rehoboth.
SMITHFIELD - Jean Pierson, 83, of Smithfield and formerly of Pawtucket passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011. She was the wife of the late Marcel Pierson.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Leapha (Purdy) Fogarty.
Mrs. Pierson worked at the Pawtucket Times as a Switch Board Operator for over 20 years before retiring. She also worked at the Checker Club in Pawtucket part time for over 40 years.
Helen B. Nowak
LINCOLN- Mrs. Helen B. (Kopacki) Nowak, 90 died Tuesday March 8, 2011. She was the widow of Joseph A. Nowak, who died June 9, 1989.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Kazimierz and Adela (Irzyk) Kopacki, she was a 1937 graduate of Woonsocket High School.
Mrs. Nowak was employed as a floor lady at the former Najarian's Department Store both in Woonsocket and Pawtucket.
She also worked at the former Gracious Living in Cumberland and at Ann & Hope in Cumberland. She was a Lincoln resident since 1953.
Joseph L. McDonald Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph L. McDonald Jr., of Pawtucket, died March 11, 2011. Mr. McDonald was the husband of the late Gladys L (Bibby) McDonald.
He was born in Providence, the son of the late Joseph L. McDonald Sr., and Edna M. (Johnson) McDonald-Scanlon.
Mr. McDonald was a paper cutter for many years before retiring. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean War.
As a youth Mr. McDonald excelled in baseball and track and field, receiving an invitation to try out for the former Boston Braves Major League Baseball Team.
Sally Ann Beland
PAWTUCKET. Sally Ann (Lange) Beland, 46, of Lowell Avenue, passed away accidentally last Thursday at home.
She was born in Providence a daughter of Muriel (Kennedy) Lange and the late Emory Lange Sr. She had been employed as a laborer for the Providence Gas Co. and previously for Local 271 Laborer's Union.
Besides her mother she leaves a brother Emory Lange Jr. of Pawtucket, a niece, Stephanie Lange of Woonsocket and two Great Nephews, John and Justis. Services were private. Condolences, www.coelhofuneralhome.net.
CUMBERLAND - Mary "May" (Drukas) Roberts, 89, formerly of Meadowcrest Drive died Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Tockwotton Home, Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Omer W. "Bud" Roberts.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Gus and Christina (Ayoub) Drukas, she had lived in Cumberland for over 40 years.
Mrs. Roberts was a jewelry worker before retiring.
She is survived by one niece, Christine King; two nephews, Christopher and Nicholas Beck; and several cousins. She was the sister of the late Sophie Beck and Rena Lebeau.
Mary F. Allcock
PAWTUCKET - Mary F.(Sherry) Allcock died Monday in Gresham, Oregon at the home of her daughter, Maureen. Born in Pawtucket Ms. Allcock was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (McKitchen) Sherry.
She was an Office Manager at the former Hord Tool & Dye Co. for over 30 years retiring in 1985.
Irene M. Gagne
PAWTUCKET - Irene M. (Kaloostian) Gagne, 71, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Laura(Finley) Kaloostian. Irene was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Heritage Park YMCA, Pawtucket for the past 10 years, and was previously employed by Harvard Pilgrim Health for 10 years and Cranston General Hospital for 35 years. She was a member of the Rhode Island School Nurses Association.
James B. Dixon
PAWTUCKET - James B. Dixon, of Pawtucket died Wednesday March 9, 2011. He was the husband of Donna (Guilmette) Dixon.
Mr. Dixon was born in Pawtucket the son of Theresa A. (Simonelli) Dixon of Pawtucket and the late James B. Dixon. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving during the Vietnam War.
Rita M. Hughes
PAWTUCKET - Rita M. (Bedard) Hughes, 90, of Booth Ave. died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of RI. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Hughes to whom she had been married for over 50 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Gedeon and Emilia (Rousseau) Bedard.
She was a solderer for Robbins Co. of North Attleboro, MA retiring in 1982 and had previously worked at Royal Electric as a Plastic Moulder for 20 years.
Arthur J. Gillooly
PAWTUCKET - Arthur J. Gillooly died March 7, 2011. For full obituary please visit www.manningheffern.com
Louis F. Parker
N. ATTLEBORO - Louis Francis Louie Parker, 63, of N. Attleboro, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Miriam Hospital in Providence. He was the constant companion of Patricia Costa.
Born in Attleboro on May 23, 1947, Louie grew up and was educated in N. Attleboro and graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1965. He lived for many years in Central Falls, RI.