Archive - Obituary
LINCOLN - Jennifer Rocha, 27, passed peacefully December 31st at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the dedicated mother of Jesse.
Jennifer was the daughter of Jack and Robin (Beland) Rocha of Lincoln. She loved the outdoors and even during her illness maintained her outgoing spirit.
Besides her son and parents, she is survived by two sisters, Kelli Arno and her husband Cory of Pawtucket and Jamie Osman and her husband Benjamin of Lincoln, nieces Sara and Megan Arno and a nephew, Cory Arno Jr.
December 30th, 2011
Dennis Robert Eaton
CENTRAL FALLS - Dennis Robert Eaton, 64, of Central Falls and formerly of South Attleboro, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011. He was the cherished husband of Viola "Vi" (Mathis) Eaton for thirty-seven years.
Harry A. Lefrancois
CENTRAL FALLS - Harry A. Lefrancois, 78, of Central Falls died December 29, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care of RI. He is survived by his wife Shirley A. (Howard) Lefrancois. 3 children John Lefrancois, Linda Rodrigues and her husband Allen and Susan Gamache and her husband Kenneth. 5 grandchildren Daniel, Eric, Amy, Nicole and Garet. 3 great-grandsons Anthony, Alex and Zachary. Sister-in-law Jackie Landry. Funeral services will be private.
Dr. Thomas M. Aissis, DDS
SEEKONK, MA - Dr. Thomas M. Aissis, DDS, 94, of Brook Street died Wednesday,December 28, 2011 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Mary E.(Senno) Aissis.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Habib and Bahia (Haskoor) Aissis, he had lived in Seekonk for the past 55 years.
Albert H. Romboni
MYSTIC, CT - Albert Henry Romboni, age 85, of Mystic CT, passed away on December 23rd.
Born January 10, 1926 in Pawtucket, RI, he was the son of Angelo and Fernanda(Giambastiani) Romboni. He graduated from Pawtucket East High School in 1944.
He was a member of the Pawtucket Boys Club Harmonica Band and was an accomplished harmonica player who performed in venues all over the Northeast for his entire life.
He served in the Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II as an airplane mechanic and inspector.
WOONSOCKET - Marie "Rose" Pontbriand, 88, of Woonsocket, formerly of Central Falls, died Tuesday at Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Pontbriand and the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Hamel) Rousseau.
She was employed as a weaver for Faustina Manufacturing Co. prior to her retirement.
She had been a member of the Womenâ€™s Auxillary of the Eugene T. Lefebvre VFW Post #1271.
CUMBERLAND-Michael Pappas, 86, of Mendon Road died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital, New Bedford, MA. He was the beloved husband of Enid (Burgess) Pappas. Mr. and Mrs. Pappas were married for 62 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Andrew and Paraskeve (Veras) Papadopoulos, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Cumberland 2 years ago.
PAWTUCKET - Sophie Cunha, 88, died on Friday, December 16. Mrs. Cunha was also the mother of the late Donna Cunha.
Gregg M. Mowry
CENTRAL FALLS - Gregg M. Mowry, 35, passed unexpectedly on December 28th.
He was the son of Elizabeth Mowry Dube and stepson of David M. Dube of Pawtucket.
He had been employed as a truck driver for Bud Van Lines for several years.
Besides his parents he is survived by two sons, Shane P. Mowry and Alex M. Mowry. He also leaves his grandparents Ernest and Carol Mowry and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit
Clarinda A. Walsh
CUMBERLAND - Clarinda A. (Chaput) Walsh, 105, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at home. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Thomas F. Walsh Jr.
Born in Suncook, NH she was the daughter of the late Delvini and Marie L. (Veilleux) Chaput. She had resided in Cumberland since 1942 previously living in West Warwick.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and a founding member of the St. Patrick Mothers Club. She was also a charter member of the former St. Thomas Knights of Columbus, Womens Guild, Cumberland.
Delia P. Lima
CUMBERLAND - Delia P. (Rego) Lima 92, of Cumberland, affectionately know as Dee, born in West Warwick, RI to Manuel and Teolinda (Silva) Rego; the eldest of twelve children. She was the loving wife of 66 years to Felix A. Lima.
Dee was a registered nurse, for more than 45 years, beginning her career at Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls, RI, and later worked as a private nurse for Dr. Upton Savoie.
Lillian M. Jacques
ALBION - Lillian M. Jacques, formerly of School St., Albion, died Tuesday at The Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Ernest Jacques and the late Armand Lamothe.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Yvonne (Blanchette) Henault. She resided in Albion for most of her life.
Mrs. Jacques was employed as a cook by the Lincoln School Department before retiring in 1982.
Marie E. Custer
CRANSTON - Marie Elizabeth (O'Neill) Custer of Cranston, RI, passed away suddenly on December 23. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, she touched the lives of many, and is already sorely missed.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Eva LaPrade and John A. O'Neill, and lived in North Smithfield for many years. Active in her community, she played several roles including teacher, politician, parishioner, and counselor.
Charles C. Burns
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Charles C. Burns of Allen Ave. passed away peacefully Monday, December, 26, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI surrounded by his loving family. He died at the age of 70 after being stricken by an unexpected illness.
PAWTUCKET - Mary (Jardin) McCarthy, 87, of Cape Coral, Florida, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late William F. McCarthy, Sr. They were happily married for 65 years.
Born in Lowell, MA and raised in Pawtucket, RI, Mary was the daughter of Francisco and Adeline Jardin. Mary lived in Pawtucket while she and Bill raised their family of six children. They retired to Lee County, Florida in 1980 where she lived until the time of her death.
PAWTUCKET - Mercedes Rodriguez, 77 of Prospect St. passed away on Friday at RI Hospital after an illness.
She was born in Mayaguez, PR, a daughter of the late Pelon and Emelia Lopez. She has lived in Rhode Island for the last 40 years. Mrs. Rodriguez was a home maker and enjoyed being with her family.
She leaves 4 daughters, Elba Lacroix and Norma Rosario both of NO. Providence and Millagros Rodriguez and Soccoro "Lisi" Perez both of Central Falls; 3 sons, Ramon Rodriguez, Reynaldo Santos and Hector Rosario all of Pawtucket, 14 Grandchildren and 36 Great Grandchildren.
Susan Dorothy Augenti
BROCKTON, MA - Susan Dorothy "Dolly" (Perrault) Augenti of Brockton, MA died unexpectedly at her home on December 23, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. Augenti for 50 years whom she missed dearly every day since his passing in June 2009.
William F. Tinkham
PAWTUCKET - William F. Tinkham, 54, of Pawtucket died December 26, 2011. He was the longtime companion of Joyce Audette.
Mr. Tinkham was born in Central Falls, the son of the late John J. Tinkham Jr. and Margaret (Lalime) Tinkham.
Besides his companion Mr. Tinkham leaves a son, William F. Tinkham Jr. He is also survived by his sister Gail Laroche, and his brothers James Tinkham, Robert Tinkham, and Edward Tinkham. He was the brother of the late John J. Tinkham III.
Funeral and burial will be private. www.manningheffern.com.
Irene T. Fagnant
S. ATTLEBORO - Irene T. Fagnant, 73 died on Monday in Attleboro, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Richard R. Fagnant and the daughter of the late Georges and Dorilla (Viau) Ledoux. She was a communicant of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in S. Attleboro, where she had been a resident since 1968.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Annette (Sirois) Lavergne, 86, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Monday, December 26, 2011. She was the wife of the late Armand D. Lavergne.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary Jane (St. Pierre) Sirois. Mrs. Lavergne lived most of her life in Pawtucket before moving to Cumberland in 2002 and then North Smithfield in 2008.