Archive - Obituary
December 12th, 2011
Stella B. Gawlik
PAWTUCKET - Stella B. Gawlik 87, passed away Friday December 9, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Gawlik who passed away August 1, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Wolodkiewicz) Dzierzyc. She lived in Pawtucket for 35 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring Stella was employed as a Secretary for the Mansion Nursing Home. Mrs. Gawlik was a member of St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society.
CENTRAL FALLS - Theodore Juczyk 92, of Henry Street passed away Friday December 9, 2011 at Pawtucket Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Hilda E.(Jarjoura) Juczyk.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Frank and Julia (Roman) Juszczyk. He lived in Central Falls for most of his life.
Before retiring he was employed as a C V Operator for Carol Cable Co. for 40 years.
Mr. Juczyk was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Europe and a member of the Fierlit-Korzen A.L. Post 79 of Central Falls.
Lucienne M. Genereux
CENTRAL FALLS -Lucienne M. Genereux, 95, died surrounded by all her loving children December 10th. She was the wife of the late Donat J. Genereux.
Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Lumina (Perron) Routhier. Lucienne was a loving mother and enjoyed family gatherings most of all.
Lucienne was a Eucharistic Minister at the former Notre Dame Church, a member of their Seniors Club, and a member of the Central Falls Seniors.
Dr. James G. Paras, Ed.D.
SMITHFIELD - Dr. James G. Paras, Ed.D., of Smith Avenue, Greenville, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Hospice Inpatient Center. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Skally) Paras.
Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of the late George and Eva (Desnakou) Paraskevakos, he lived in Smithfield previously living in North Providence.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister Virginia Tesseris of Pawtucket. He was the brother of the late Louis Paras.
Frances A. Plezia
FLORIDA - Frances A. Plezia 87, formerly of Lincoln passed away November 15, 2011 at her residence Ormond Beach, FL. She was the beloved wife of the late Mathew J. Plezia who passed away April 3, 1996.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kratochwil) Klucznik. She lived in Florida for the past 23 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Weaver for Murdock Webbing Co. Frances was the Editor of the Holiday Village Newsletter in Ormond Beach and was an avid bowler.
Jeannette Fugere Perron
PAWTUCKET - Jeannette Fugere Perron, 84, passed away on December 8th 2011 with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Perron Sr.
Michael R. Cipriano
PROVIDENCE - Michael R. Cipriano, 95 of Providence passed away December 7, 2011 at Roger Williams Hospital.
He was the beloved
husband of the late Theresa (Albanese). Father of Joyce Cipriano, Roberta Tomao, and the late Michael Cipriano Jr., and companion of Rita Jordan.
Mike was a strong, gentle, tender-hearted man who will be missed by all. Funeral and burial will be private.
Andrew F. McGurn Jr.
OREGON - Andrew F. McGurn Jr. age 77 of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. born 8/8/34 in Pawtucket, RI to Andrew Sr. & Mary (Orr) McGurn passed away on 11/26/11. Survived by his wife Helen (Mailly) McGurn, brother John and sister Elaine along with his 7 children, 14 grand kids and 5 great grand kids. Family contact PO Box 395 Myrtle Creek, Oregon 97457
SPC Christopher L. Mendonca
PAWTUCKET â€“ SPC Christopher L. Mendonca, 20, a beloved son of Domingas G. (DePina) Mendonca and Luis Mendonca, passed away in New York on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while on leave from the U.S. Army. He was an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran of the United States Army, Company B, 2-8 Infantry, 2nd BCT, 4th ID, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Elizabeth Hunter Wells
ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA-Elizabeth Hunter Wells, 91, died Tuesday December 6, 2011 in Rochester, Minnesota, where she had lived for the past five years. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late James Whyte and Margaret Whyte. She married Lloyd Alvin Wells, and they had a 56-year marriage. She was an insurance executive, serving as vice-president of Starkweather and Shepley for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Jean MacLaren Young.
John James Reilly
CUMBERLAND - John James Reilly, 85, of Amherst Street, passed away Tuesday at home. He was the husband of Rosemary (Hogue) Reilly. They had recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Burns) Reilly. He resided in Cumberland for over 50 years, previously residing in Providence.
Mr. Reilly was employed as a jewelry toolmaker for the B.A. Ballou Company for 40 years, until his retirement.
CENTRAL FALLS - Wendi Torres, 37, passed December 7th. She was the wife of Rene Torres.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Daniel Hardy and the late Claire (St. Jean) Hardy.
Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 children, Jessica Gregory, and Rene Torres Jr., Jordan Torres and Edwin Torres.
Eleven siblings, Glenn, Peter, Susan, Gary, Michael, Daniel, Jennifer and Amy Laramee, Daniel and Scott Hardy and James Feley, 2 grandchildren, Alexandra and Lilliana Barboza, and many nieces and nephews.
Blanche M. Shorter
CUMBERLAND - Blanche M. (Pineau) Shorter, 79, of Kimberly Court, passed away Tuesday in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Guy S. Shorter Sr.
She resided in Cumberland for the past 45 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Shorter was employed as a quality control operator for the former Crystal Thermal Plastics Company for many years.
She loved her family, and most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
CUMBERLAND - Manuel A. Luis, 61, of Forest Ave. passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Eva M. (Mendes) Luis.
Born in Porto de Covoes, Portugal he was the son of Maria (Odete) Luis of Cumberland and the late Manuel Dos Santos Luis. He came to this country in 1968 settling in Cumberland.
He was employed by the Stern-Leach Co., Attleboro for the past 16 years. He was previously the owner of CDS Liquors, Providence for 8 years.
PAWTUCKET - John Miguel, 53, passed unexpectedly December 6th. He was the husband of Consolacion (Loreto) Miguel.
Born in Providence, a son of Shirley (Preston) Miguel and the late Joao Miguel.
He had been employed by Key Container of Pawtucket for 34 years and also served as their Union President.
Besides his wife he is survived by 4 sons, John, James, Shawn and Charles Miguel, 2 step children, Jesse Souza and Samantha Duong, 13 grandchildren and a sister, Janice Clark.
George T. Leonard
CENTRAL FALLS - George T. Leonard, 84, passed December 5th at home with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Jeannette Leonard. They were married for 60 years.
George attended Holy Trinity School and Central Falls Trade School. He worked for 30 years at Collyer Wire of Pawtucket and Lincoln as an electrician. George was a Navy veteran of WWII.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Leonard of Central Falls and Joanne Greene of Clearwater, FL, a cousin Helen Gilligan of Pawtucket, and nephews. He was the brother of the late Clifton Leonard.
Carmen D. Ribeiro
STERLING, CT - Carmen D. Ribeiro (Gouveia) went to be with the Lord, Friday December 2nd, 2011. She was 89 years old and loved the Lord, loved life, loved her family, church family, friends, and animals. She loved music and to dance and sing, and also had won best dancer at 83 years of age, in a Sterling CT dance contest.
Esther B. Laverdiere
TIVERTON - Esther Beatrice (Day) Laverdiere, 89, passed away on November 27, 2011. She was a 1 year resident of Tiverton, and previously a Cumberland resident for 57 years.
She was the wife of the late Joseph Laverdiere; they had been married for 63 years.
Born August 4, 1922 in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Esther (Kalman) Day. She is survived by 2 daughters and 1 grandson. Services were private.
Stella A. Rarus
ATTLEBORO - Stella A. Rarus 92, of Bacon St. passed away Friday December 2, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Rarus.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Bronislaw and Adolfina (Zamoida) Iwuc. She lived in South Attleboro most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed as a Housekeeper at St. Joseph's Rectory in Central Falls. She was also employed as a Seamstress at the former Health-Tex Mfg. Co.