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October 13th, 2011

Dorothy Morin

October 13, 2011

Dorothy Morin
ATTLEBORO - Dorothy Morin, 76, passed on October 7th. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Morin Sr.
She was the mother of Linda Bobola of South Carolina, Susan Dionizio of Central Falls, Thomas Morin of Cranston, Cheryl Morin of Cranston and Charles Morin Sr. of Cumberland, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Arthur F. Morin Jr. and Raymond Morin.
A memorial service will be held at later date. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com

Stanley F. Ryfa

October 13, 2011

Stanley F. Ryfa
PAWTUCKET - Stanley F. Ryfa 93, formerly of Pawtucket passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Carole H. (Sowa) Ryfa. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Jan and Julia (Skaczynska) Ryfa. He was a graduate of Tolman High School.
Stanley was a WWII Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during action in Okinawa.
Before retiring he was employed by the former Okonite Wire & Cable Co. for many years.

October 11th

Irene D. Bergeron

October 11, 2011

Irene D. Bergeron
CUMBERLAND - Irene D. Bergeron, 90 of Cumberland died Sunday at the Oakhill Nursing Home in Pawtucket. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Gervais) Bergeron.
Prior to her retirement in 1986 she worked for 48 years at Fram Corporation. Irene was an LPN and worked part time at Memorial Hospital and the Red Cross. She was President of the Woman’s Guild at St. Jean the Baptist Church and Treasurer of AARP #610 from 1993 until 2000. She enjoyed traveling and had traveled around the world.

Rita Marie Blais

October 11, 2011

Rita Marie Blais
ARIZONA - Rita Blais, 86, of Peoria, Arizona formerly of Pawtucket, RI and Central Falls, RI, passed away on October 8, 2011. She was born on April 1, 1925 in Woonsocket, RI as one of 11 children to John and Mary (Elias) Joseph, and was married to Joseph O. Blais of Central Falls, RI, who preceded her in death in 1975.

Alice E. Machowski

October 11, 2011

Alice E. Machowski
FLORIDA - Alice E (Aubin) Machowski February 21, 1925 - October 10, 2011, Resident of Port Orange, FL since retiring the early 1980's. Alice passed away peacefully at Halifax Hospice in Edgewater. Alice was born and raised in Pawtucket, RI.

Robert E. Strom

October 11, 2011

Robert E. Strom
SEEKONK - Robert "Bob" Ellis Strom, 93, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 6, 2011. He is the beloved husband of Eleanor Edythe (McIntosh) Strom to whom he was married for 63 years; together they resided in Seekonk since 1958. Born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Ellis and Esther (Michelson) Strom.

Alice C. Johnstone

October 11, 2011

Alice C. Johnstone
PAWTUCKET- Alice C. Johnstone 98, formerly of Towers East passed away Sunday October 9, 2011 at Berkshire Place in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis M. Johnstone.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Kowalec) Stelmach.
Mrs. Johnstone leaves one loving brother Frank Stelmach of Melbourne, FL and several devoted nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Blanche Roderick, Jessie Green, Albert and Andrew Stelmach.

Joseph P. Hynes

October 11, 2011

Rev. Joseph P. Hynes
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Reverend Joseph P. Hynes, 85, pastor emeritus of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church in Pawtucket, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Lyons) Hynes. He attended St. Mary School, LaSalle Academy in Providence, also the School of Philip Neri in Boston.

Gertrude M. Jameson

October 11, 2011

Gertrude M. Jameson
CUMBERLAND - Gertrude M. Jameson, 90 of Cumberland, formerly of Central Falls, died on Oct. 8 at Hospice Care of RI. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Jameson. Daughter of the late Oscar and Marie Rose (Racquier) St. Onge she was born in Central falls and lived there most of her life. She has been a waitress in local restaurants until her retirement several years ago.

Arthur E. DeLange

October 11, 2011

Arthur E. DeLange Jr. (NO PHOTO)
PAWTUCKET - Arthur E. DeLange Jr., died at Home & Hospice Care of RI in Providence. He was the beloved husband of Marie (Battista) DeLange, to whom he had been married for 57 years.
Born in the Bronx, NY, a son of Arthur and Anna (O'Connor) DeLange, he had been employed for many years as a printer at various local companies, including the former E.L. Freeman Co. and the J.C. Hall Company of Pawtucket prior to retirement in 1993.

Mary F. Allard

October 11, 2011

Mary F. Allard
PAWTUCKET - Mary F. (Pardi) Allard, 60, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo Allard. Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Barbara (Duran) Pardi.
Mary had worked as a Mutual Clerk at Twin River Casino, Lincoln, for several years.
Mary is survived by two brothers, Rocco M. Pardi of Attleboro and Joseph A. Pardi of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Barbara E. Pardi and John E. Pardi both of Pawtucket.

October 7th

Rose C. Asselin

October 7, 2011

Rose C. Asselin
SEATLE, WA - Rose C. Asselin died peacefully with family by her side on August 24, 2011 in Seattle WA.
Born the week before the big crash of 1929, Rose was a life time resident of Cumberland. The oldest of 4 children, to help her family she started working at 16 at Corning Glass in Central Falls, while she continued to go to high school during the day. She retired 46 years later, having only worked for one company.

Therese Dextradeur

October 7, 2011

Therese Dextradeur
CENTRAL FALLS - Therese Dextradeur, 92, of Hunt St, passed peacefully on October 7th. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Barthelemi and Albertine (Ratte)Dextradeur.
Therese was a Piano Teacher for 50 years and a former member of the International Piano Teacher's Association.

Virginia Echevarria

October 7, 2011

Virginia Echevarria
WOONSOCKET - Virginia Echevarria, 48, of Social Street, passed away October 5 at Landmark Medical Center after being stricken. She was born in New York, NY, a daughter of the late Elia Rivera and Juan Echevarria. Virginia was employed at Portola Packaging of Cumberland for several years.
She leaves 3 daughters, Catherine Suarez with whom she made her home, Nora Echevarria and Jennifer Florian both of New York; 2 sisters, Betty Rivera of N.Y. and Eulalia Echevarria of PA, and a brother, Daniel Flores of Central Falls.

Pauline L. Ruggiero

October 7, 2011

Pauline L. Ruggiero
PAWTUCKET - Pauline Lucille Ruggiero, {Blanchard} of Pawtucket. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 5, 2011.
Born in New Bedford, MA she was the daughter of the late Bertha {Bouvier} and Hector and Lucienne Blanchard of Granby, Canada.
Besides James McCaffrey her lifelong companion of 50 years, she is survived by her devoted children Patricia Bell of Providence and David Ruggiero and his wife Rondelle of North Scituate RI.

G. Eileen Dickie

October 7, 2011

G. Eileen Dickie
CUMBERLAND - G. Eileen Dickie, 90, of Cumberland, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Sarah (Morgan) Dickie.
Miss Dickie was employed as a machine operator for Hindley Manufacturing for many years prior to her retirement in 1986. She was an avid sports person and animal lover.

Charles W. Therrien

October 7, 2011

Charles W. Therrien
LINCOLN - Charles W. Therrien, Sr., 91, of Albion Road died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Cherry Hill Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Johnston. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (Woolf) Therrien.
Born in Boston, MA, a son of the late Louis G. and Marie A. (Greene) Therrien, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 50 years.
Mr. Therrien was a Train Master for Amtrak for many years before retiring. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.

Evelyn L. Rummery

October 7, 2011

Evelyn L. Rummery
Evelyn L. Rummery, 81 of Pawtucket died Thursday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Providence she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Givens) Sinnett. She has been a resident of Pawtucket since 1952.
Prior to her retirement in 1992 Evelyn worked at Beatrix Jewelry Company in Pawtucket.

Luis A. Lopes

October 7, 2011

Luis A. Lopes
PAWTUCKET - Luis A. Lopes, 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Summit Commons surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Zulmira H. (da Rosa) Lopes.
The son of Antonio and Celestina Lopes, he was born in Penalva do Castelo, Portugal. Mr. Lopes resided in Pawtucket with his wife for 47 years.
Besides his wife, he leaves three siblings, Genésio Lopes (Cumberland), Berta Costa (Cumberland), and Clotilde Lopes (Portugal) as well as several nieces and nephews.

October 6th

Wayne Freeman

October 6, 2011

Wayne Freeman
PAWTUCKET - Wayne Freeman, 70, passed October 4th at the Memorial Hospital.
Wayne was the son of the late Valentino and Dorothy (Santos) Freeman.
He had been employed by the Peter Karen Company, School House Candy and Providence Metalizing for many years.

 

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