Archive - Obituary
October 18th, 2011
Grace Mills Perkins
PROVIDENCE - Grace Mills Perkins, formerly of Pawtucket, RI died on October 15, 2011 at the Tockwotton Home in Providence, RI. Grace was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, on February 10, 1923, and was educated at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, MA. Her parents Grace L. (O'Keefe) and Leo Herlihy predeceased her. She is also predeceased by her husband, William T Perkins, a son, William A. Mills, and stepson William J. Perkins and 3 siblings.
PAWTUCKET - Noella Laferriere, age 71, of Pawtucket, passed peacefully surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the (late) Richard Laferriere. Born November 20, 1939, in Manville, she was the daughter of the late) Prospere and Alida (Lapierre) Lariviere.
James Michael Themis
REHOBOTH, MA - James Michael Themis of Rehoboth, MA, passed away on October 14, 2011. At the young age of 69, he leaves his wife, Audrey, son James Jr. and Anthony, Darlene and Katrina Damiani. He was the son of the late Michael V. Themis of Famugusta, Cyprus.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, RI, James served his country proud from 1960-1964 in the USAF. When he returned, he met his loving wife, Audrey and attended the University of Rhode Island.
Doris M. Miron
Doris M. Miron, 85, of Belmont Street, Pawtucket died Friday, October 14, 2011.
She was the wife of the late Thomas H. Miron.
Mrs. Miron was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Leo T. and Emma (Fontaine) McKenna. She was a factory worker in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Miron is survived by her son, Thomas L. Miron of Pawtucket. She was the sister of the late Leo McKenna.
Doris C. LeMay
SMITHFIELD - Doris "Dot" C. LeMay, 71, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Wilfred E. LeMay Jr. and on November 11th they would have been married 50 years. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse "Buster" and Juliette (Picard) Robichaud. Mrs. LeMay was employed as a school bus driver for the Town of Cumberland until her retirement in 2002.
She was an avid New England Patriots fan.
William F. Harty Jr
PAWTUCKET - William F. Harty Jr, 80, of Naushon Road, Pawtucket died Friday, October 14, 2011.
He was the husband of Barbara (Wall) Harty. They were married 56 years.
Mr. Harty was born in Pawtucket the son of the late William F. Harty Sr and
Catherine A. (Shannon) Harty.
He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and Bryant College.
Mr. Harty was the President of Harty Realty and the HOD Corporation and Chairman of the Pawtucket Redevelopment Association. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
Mildred A. Hyde
Lincoln - Mildred A. Hyde of Smithfield Avenue and formerly of Cobble Hill Road died Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late William K. and Lena G. (Harris) Hyde, she had lived in Lincoln for most of her life.
Miss Hyde worked for the Sun Oil Company, Providence for 29 years retiring in 1979.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Elizabeth K. Hyde and Robert W. Hyde.
Irene F. Aubin
FALL RIVER - Irene F. Aubin, 96 of Fall River died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Holiday Nursing Home in Manville. She was the wife of the late Henri L. Aubin. Born in Fall River she was the daughter of the late Albert and Georgeanna (Couture) Bernier. She lived most of her life in Pawtucket.
Irene was a long time communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Donald Aubin of Seekonk MA, Robert Aubin of Attleboro, MA,Maurice Aubin of Lincoln, and Norman Aubin of Vermont; a daughter, Rachelle
PAWTUCKET - Claire Beaudet, 99, of Pawtucket, passed away Monday, October 10, 2011. She was the wife of the late Roger Beaudet.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Clara (Metayer) Bosse. Mrs. Beaudet was a seamstress in the textile industry as well as at home for many years. She was the former secretary for St. Cecelia church senior club, a member of Notre Dame senior club, Woodlawn senior club, St. Mary's prayer group, and a longtime volunteer at the Jeanne Jugan home.
Josephine M. LeMay
CUMBERLAND - Josephine M. LeMay 94, of Marshall Avenue passed away Tuesday October 11, 2011 at the Holiday in Lincoln. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. LeMay.
Born in Lincoln she was a daughter of the late Michael and Tillie (Lomecki) Kocon. She lived in Cumberland for the past 61 years.
Before retiring she was employed as a Winder for the Worcester Textile Co. of North Providence.
Josephine was a member of the St. Joseph's Church Holy Rosary Society. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed doing needlework and solving puzzles.
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
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.
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 Womanâ€™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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.