Archive - Obituary
July 25th, 2013
PAWTUCKET - Antonio Francisco of Pawtucket died on July 24, 2013. He was the husband of Maria (DaSilva) Francisco.
Mr. Francisco was born in Portugal, the son of the late Antonio Francisco and Ana de Jesus. He worked in the construction industry for many years. Mr. Francisco was a loyal soccer fan of Sport Lisboe e Benfica.
PORT ORANGE, FL - John "Jack" Machowski, 66, of Port Orange, Fl, formerly Pawtucket, RI, died July 9th 2013.
He leaves two children, Lisa-Carol Mosley and Steven M. Machowski, a brother, Robert Machowski, one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
He was a Vietnam Vet serving proudly with the U.S. Air Force.
Manuel L. Pinto
CUMBERLAND - Manuel L. Pinto, 92, formerly of Broad Street, passed away Tuesday at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pawtucket. He was the husband of the late Ruth A. (Fielding) Pinto and father of Marylou Pinto. Born in Portugal, he was the son of the late Rogerio and Custodia (Pinto) da Cruz. He moved to this country, settling in Cumberland. Mr. Pinto was a proud United States Army, World War II Veteran. He was the former owner and operator of Rogers Hardware Inc. for many years.
Gloria J. Gregory
CUMBERLAND - Gloria J. Gregory, 78, passed peacefully on July 24th surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Jeannette (Charpentier) Desaulniers.
Gloria was the proud activities director for several area nursing facilities. She was an active longtime parishioner and a former member and past president of the Holy Trinity Women's Club. She also volunteered at the Central Falls Community Center and was a longtime resident of the city.
Jules R. Casavant
MCPHERSON, KA - Jules R. Casavant, 93, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 in McPherson, KS. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Fortin) Casavant, and father of the late Robert Casavant. Born in Octenville, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Hector and Annette (Duff) Casavant. Jules lived in Pawtucket for many years before moving to Kansas. He was an Army Corporal serving during WWII.
William H. MacKay
WEST WARWICK - William H. MacKay of West Warwick passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Conheeney) MacKay.
Mr. MacKay was born in Providence, the son of the late Alexander and Alice MacKay. He was a World War II Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. MacKay was a lineman for New England Telephone for over thirty six years before he retired in 1983.
PAWTUCKET - McNally, Aphro A., 88, formerly of Pawtucket and Lincoln, R.I, passed away July 21, 2013 in Long Island, NY. She was the mother of Kenneth E. McNally and the late Carolyn Taylor. Grandmother to 5 grandchildren. Sister to the late Helen Kapos.
Aphro was employed by the City of Pawtucket and was retired from the Tax Assessors Office. She was a long time member of the Pawtucket Country Club.
Rita T. Manley
CENTRAL FALLS - Rita T. Manley, 84, passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 23, 2013. She was the wife of the late Harrold H. Manley.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Adolphe J. and Gertrude (Baris) Collette.
She had been employed as a cashier by the former Almacs for 22 years, retiring in 1993.
Barbara J. Young
SMITHFIELD - Barbara J. Young, 83, of Smithfield died July 22, 2013. She was the wife of the late Lawrence H. Young. She was born in Providence, daughter of the late Walter L. and Alva (Battey) Strand.
She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl A. Fetterolf and two grandsons.
Donald C. Turcotte
PAWTUCKET - Donald "Don" C. Turcotte, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Katherine L. (Connor) Turcotte for 25 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Charles J., Sr. & Cecelia (Phillips) Turcotte.
Joseph S. Beck
CUMBERLAND - Joseph S. Beck of Cumberland died on July 21, 2013.
Mr. Beck was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Maxwell A. Beck and Elizabeth (Sullivan) Beck. He was also the brother of the late Mary E. Beck. Mr. Beck was a United States Army Veteran of WWII.
Mr. Beck was a teacher and counselor at Cumberland High School for many years.
Joaquim H. Sousa
CUMBERLAND - Joaquim H. Sousa, 87, a longtime former Cumberland resident, passed away Friday at the Eastgate Nursing Center, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Luciana (Lemos) Sousa. "Grandpa" loved and was devoted
to his family, especially enjoying his years in retirement spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.
Lillian D. Boyer
PAWTUCKET - Lillian D. Boyer, 69, of Columbine Avenue, passed away July 11 at the Memorial Hospital.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Simoel Boyer and Therese (Foisy) Boyer. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She was employed in the Print Shop for the former Brooks Drug Pharmacy.
She was a communicant of St. Aidan Church. Lillian loved to go camping with family, and was an avid bowler.
Elizabeth Clarke Howes
WOONSOCKET - Elizabeth Clarke Howes, 66, of Dana Street, passed away Monday at the Trinity Health Care Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late James Sturgis Howes and Ellen (Clarke) Howes. She resided Woonsocket for the last few years, previously residing in Cumberland.
She was a 1965 graduate of Cumberland High School. She was also a 1969 graduate of Stonehill College.
Miss Howes was employed as teacher for the Pawtucket School Department for over 30 years.
Fernande A. Baris
PAWTUCKET - Fernande A. Baris, 90, a resident of The St. Jeanne Jugan Residence passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand G. and Eva C. (Bedard) Baris.
Miss Baris was a Clerk, Stenographer and Secretary for The United States Government and The State of Rhode Island, retiring in 1988 after 22 years of service.
Raymond L. Conlon
PAWTUCKET - Conlon, Raymond L., 70, died July 18, 2013, husband of Gladys D. (Hill) Conlon, residence Tower Street, Pawtucket, for complete obituary and condolences kindly visit
Beverly A. Sheehan
PAWTUCKET - Beverly A. (Carvalho) Sheehan, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederic W. Sheehan. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Martins) Carvalho. Beverly worked at Texas Instruments, Attleboro for many years until her retirement.
She leaves two children, Shawn C. Sheehan and Shelly L. Carvalho both Pawtucket; two grandsons, Trevor Willis and Justin Carvalho and a sister, Hilda Alexander of Boynton Beach, FL. She was the sister of the late Dolores 'Del' LaFountaine.
Phyllis A. Shaw
ATTLEBORO/TAUNTON - Phyllis A (McCormick) Shaw, 74 years old, died July 18, 2013, in Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was born in Pawtucket, RI., daughter of the late William and Agnes (O'Brien) McCormick. She was a graduate of Tolman High School in Pawtucket. For many years she was employed by Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket as a Family Care Worker.
Phyllis and her late husband, Arthur E. Shaw wintered in Florida. She formerly lived on Washington Street, in Taunton and on Weldon St in Pawtucket. Phyllis enjoyed bowling and golfing.
Edward J. Gorman
CUMBERLAND - Edward J. Gorman, 77, passed on July 19th, he was the longtime companion of Danny Savard.
Born in Maine, he was the son of the late Patrick O. Gorman and Jane (Blouin) McClaine.
He had been employed in the jewelry industry for many years.
Besides his companion he is survived by his beloved dog "Mollie", his aunts, Ester Morgan of Augusta, Maine, and Emma Watts of Alabama and many cousins.
Pauline L. Spink
PAWTUCKET - Spink, Pauline L. (Jacques), 72, of Steadman Ave, passed away peacefully in the caring hands of the staff at Hospice Care in Providence RI on Monday July 15, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Domenic Jacques & Gilberte Jacques.
Pauline grew up in Pawtucket. At the age of 17 she went to Quebec, Canada, to the convent and served as a nun in several orders. After 3 years she returned home and later met and married George Gaumond. She dedicated her life to raising her two children, and later 4 grandchildren.