Archive - Obituary
May 13th, 2014
Ernest F. Coit, Jr.
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Ernest F. Coit, Jr., 76, of North Providence went to be with his mother in heaven on May 11, 2014. He peacefully passed surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Lenore K. (Goldstein) Coit for 28 years. Born in Providence and raised in West Warwick, he was the son of the late Jeannette (Catalano) Coit and the late Ernest F. Coit.
Kim A. Culpan
Portsmouth - Kim A. Culpan, (Nassaney), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey Culpan. They were happily married for 12 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Zaky and Lillian (Kahla) Nassaney of Lincoln.
Kim graduated from RI School of Design in 1990. She was a self employed interior designer primarily working with clients residences. She enjoyed boating, skiing, and most of all was her career as a designer.
PAWTUCKET - Maria Pires, 76, passed on May 9th. She was the former wife of Fortunato Pires.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, she was a daughter of late Pedro and Silvana (Serena) Baptista.
She had been employed in the Textile Industry for many years in the Pawtucket area. She dedicated her life to help others via numerous charity and church involvements. She was an active choir member at Immaculant Heart of Mary Church, St. John the Baptiste and St. Anthony Church.
Rose Marie Giannini
PAWTUCKET - Rose Marie Giannini, 91, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Elmhurst Extended Care, Providence. Rose was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late William and Carmina (Morelli) Giannini and was a lifelong resident of the Blackstone Valley. Rose was a graduate of Pawtucket East (Tolman) High School and a congregant at St. Joseph's Church. She was employed by Conrad Jarvis for more than 20 years prior to her retirement.
E. Warren Newell
LINCOLN - E. Warren Newell, a life-long resident of the Prospect Hill neighborhood of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, May 6 at the age of 84. He was the husband of 60 years to his beloved wife Shirley Newell. Warren was the son of the late Elisha A. Newell and L. Irma King Newell of Lincoln and, the brother of Irma H. Newell Remington of Dunnellon, FL and the late Kenneth Newell of Tampa, FL.
Brian D. Correia
NARRAGANSETT - Brian D. Correia, 44 of Birch Road passed away Tuesday at home. A funeral service with military honors will be held on Saturday at 10 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. Burial will be private.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Monday 9 to 10 AM. Directions/guestbook; jjduffyfuneralhome.com.
Arthur J. Mondor Jr.
ATTLEBORO - Arthur J. Mondor Jr., 84 of Attleboro passed away on May 5, 2014 at Life Care Center of Attleboro. He was the husband of Theresa (Joubert) Mondor of Attleboro.
Born September 9, 1929 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Arthur J. Sr. and Mary (Waldron) Mondor.
Arthur was raised and educated in Attleboro and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.
Frank J. Conlon
CENTRAL FALLS - Frank J. Conlon, 66, passed unexpectedly at home on May 4th. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sophie (Motyka) Conlon.
He had been employed as group home counselor and by the Wrentham State School.
Frank was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 79.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Conlon of Pawtucket and Susan Souza of Cumberland, a brother, Thomas Conlon of Smithfield and several nieces and nephews.
ILdebranda F. Oliveira
PAWTUCKET - ILdebranda F. Oliveira, "ILDE" 46, passed on May 7th surrounded by a large loving family. She was the devoted wife of Antonio G. Oliveira. Born in Brava, Cabo Verde, she was a daughter of Carlota Fernandes and Gaudencio Rodrigues.
She had been employed as a supervisor by RI Textile Company for many years. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her 24 siblings, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a step son, Antonio J. Oliveira, her mother, brother and sister in laws.
CENTRAL FALLS - Pepe, (DelFarno) Gloria 85, of Central Falls passed away May 3, 2014 at Mansion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Gloria was the wife of the late Louis Pepe, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose DelFarno. Gloria is survived by her daughter Christine Pepe.
All services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to the A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home 200 Hawkins St. Providence, RI 02904.
For further information please visit, www.Marianiandson.com
Raymond P. Theriault
PAWTUCKET - Raymond P. Theriault, 94, a retired fisherman, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Jean-Baptiste and Eugenie (Charette) Theriault. Ray was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He leaves fifteen nieces and nephews; twenty-five great-nieces and nephews and three great-great nephews. Ray was the brother of the late Yvonne C. Langlois, Simonne M. Theriault, Noella Ouellette, Jeanne M. Griffin, John J., Bertrand J., Lucien J. Theriault, Therese M. Gendreau and Roger J. Theriault.
Adella O. Porada
CUMBERLAND Adella O. Porada, 88, passed away Monday May 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore T. Porada.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Stanislaw and Julia (Wilczek) Pitera. She lived in Cumberland for the past 61 years and was formerly of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1984 Adella was employed as an Office Clerk at the Amica Insurance Co. for 10 years and prior to that she was employed by the former H & B Machine Co.
Rita M. Goyette
ATTLEBORO - Rita M. Goyette, 93, of Attleboro, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Richard T. Goyette.
Born August 27, 1920 in Lynn, MA she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Eva (Tetrault) Guertin.
Rita was raised and educated in Pawtucket and was a 1938 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Pawtucket. She was employed at the former Robbins Company for 27 years as a jewelry packer.
PAWTUCKET - Timothy Donahue, 61, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away after a long illness at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late John and Rita (O'Brien) Donahue.
Timothy is survived by his four siblings, Michael Donahue of Attleboro, Susan McNulty Donahue, Patricia DeCosta Donahue, and Stephen Donahue, all of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Kenneth Donahue.
His funeral and burial were private. Arrangements by the Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home. www.rifuneral.com
Jean F. Bergeron
PAWTUCKET - Jean F. Bergeron, 79, of Pawtucket died May 3, 2014. She was the loving husband of Richard J. Bergeron.
Mrs. Bergeron graduated from the Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was employed as a nurse for many years before retiring in 1980.
Besides her husband Richard Mrs. Bergeron is survived by her children; Jennifer Medeiros of Norton, Ma., Susan Beetles of Rehoboth Ma. She also leaves her grandchildren; Jared Rocha, Nathan Rocha, Emily Medeiros, and Zachary Medeiros. She was the mother of the late Donald Moehle.
Rita A. Ethier
PAWTUCKET - Rita A. Ethier, 92, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the beloved wife of the late Oscar A. Ethier. She was born in Plainville, MA, the daughter of the late Urbain J. and Valida I. (Mayer) Eno. Prior to her retirement she was employed as an assembly worker for Hasbro Industries.
She leaves a son, Joseph Ethier and two brothers Archille "Archie" Eno and Paul Eno, all of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Urbain, Gerard, George, Armand, Joseph and Adrien "DD" Eno.
Mario A. Tovar
CENTRAL FALLS - Mario A. Tovar, 88, entered into eternal rest on Sunday after an illness. He was the husband of Alba Aroujo Tovar. He was born in Colombia a son of the late Juan and Adriana Blanco Tovar. He migrated to the US in 1969, settling in Central Falls. Mario had been employed as a machinist at Hasbro Industries for several years.
Besides his wife he leaves 4 daughters, Yomira Tovar of Central Falls, Sonia Ahumada and Adriana Tovar of Pawtucket and Carolina Tovar in Florida. He also leaves 7 Grandchildren, and 2 brothers in Colombia.
Joseph F. Rentes Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph F. Rentes Jr., 68, passed away Friday at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Florence (Ferri) Rentes and the late Joseph F. Rentes Sr. He resided in Pawtucket for many years.
He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in the intelligence field from 1965-1970.
PAWTUCKET - Sophie Zuba, 92, formerly of Bloomfield Street passed away Saturday May 3, 2014 the day before her 93rd birthday at Darlington Memory Lane Assisted Living in North Providence.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zietek) Zuba. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket.
Before retiring in 1986 Sophie was employed by the Rhode Island School Lunch Program, working in the Pawtucket School Department for 10 years. Prior to that she worked at the former Moore Fabric of Pawtucket for 35 years.