Archive - Obituary
March 9th, 2011
Robert J. DeGrafft
ATTLEBORO - Robert J. DeGrafft, 57, of Attleboro, died unexpectedly at his residence on March 5, 2011.
Born in Attleboro on July 18, 1953, he was a son of Herbert S. DeGrafft of North Attleboro and the late Marion Mae (Wright) DeGrafft. Raised and educated in North Attleboro, he was a 1971 graduate of North Attleboro High School. He later attended Northeastern University in Boston.
Mr. DeGrafft was employed as a quality assurance engineer for Senior Aerospace in Sharon for ten years.
CUMBERLAND - Walter "Chick" Sullivan, 78, formerly of Hopkins Terrace, passed away February 28, 2011 in the Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL. He was the husband of Geraldine A. (Pate) Sullivan and the late Elizabeth A. Carr.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Gladys (Cameron) Sullivan. He resided in Port Charlotte, FL for the past 8 years, previously residing in Cumberland.
Mr. Sullivan was a United States Army Veteran.
Margaret R. Vanasse
CUMBERLAND - Margaret R. "Peggy" Vanasse, 83, of Cumberland, died February 23rd at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Vanasse and a daughter of the late John C. and Flora A. (Departhy) Bradley. She had been employed as a molding machine operator for Hasbro Manufacturing prior to her retirement. Her sister Eileen Couturier of Cumberland, her brother Joseph Bradley of Cumberland and nieces and nephews survive her. She was the sister of the late George Bradley, John Bradley and Rosemarie Kieffer. Her funeral and burial were private.
Edward B. Hebden
Friendly Guy at the Melvin Village General Store
MELVIN VILLAGE, N.H. - Edward (Ted) B. Hebden, 86 of Sodom Rd., Melvin Village died March 4, 2011 in Franklin, NH.
CUMBERLAND - Eufemia Constantino, 96, formerly of 109 High St. died Saturday in Waterview Villa, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Adelino Constantino.
Born in Esmolfe, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Secondina de Jesus Marques. She resided in Cumberland for 47 years. She was also a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Edward A. McDonald
PAWTUCKET - Edward A. McDonald, 78, of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011. He was the husband of the late Agnes (Adam) McDonald. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Edna (Johnson) McDonald. Mr McDonald was a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated from the East High School (Tolman) in 1952, where he was Swim Boy of the Year. He was a maintenance man for the former Haskell Co. of Pawtucket and later for the former Holiday of Attleboro, MA for several years before retiring. He was an air force veteran of the Korean War.
Luz Maria Sostre
In loving memory of Mrs. Luz Maria Sostre who passed away March 2nd 2011 at the age of 84. Mrs. Sostre was born on June 26th 1926 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.
Robert Leo Maitland
LINCOLN - Robert Leo Maitland, 91, of Lincoln died peacefully on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a two month illness.
Born in Pawtucket to Robert J. Maitland and Ellen (Fogarty) Maitland, he lived in Lincoln most of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy M. (Walsh) Maitland and their two daughters, Joan E. Ayotte and Mary Ann Mayer.
PAWTUCKET - Rene Berthelette, 84, of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, March 04, 2011 after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Alice (Laramee) Berthelette.
Dominateur C. Bernier Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Dominateur C. Bernier Jr. of Pawtucket, RI died on February 28, 2011. He was the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Dominateur C. Bernier Sr.
He was born May 23, 1942 in Central Falls, RI. He worked as a printer for 15 years at Foxon Packaging in Providence, RI and was in the taxi business for 40 years.
He is survived by his children, Brian Bernier, Michele Gendron, Dominateur Bernier III, Tonya Peckham and Sean Bernier. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 3 sisters, Teresa Watts, Irene Bernier, and Marie Lomax.
Ronald M. Forshaw
PAWTUCKET: Ronald M. Forshaw, 52, of Lake St, passed February 25th with his loving wife Elaine (Beland) Forshaw by his side.
Born in Hollywood, FL, a son of late Richard and Patricia (McGee) Forshaw.
He had been employed as a shipping supervisor at Slater Dye Works, Pawtucket for over 20 years.
Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers, John Forshaw of Florida and Michael Forshaw of Manville and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com.
Luz Maria Sostre
CENTRAL FALLS - Luz Maria Sostre, formerly of Forand Manor. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 9 AM in the Charles Coelho Funeral Home, 151 Cross Street, Central Falls. Visitation Friday, 5-8 pm. Burial in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence Condolences, www.coelhofuneralhome.net
Catherine E. Mercer
PAWTUCKET - Catherine E. Mercer, 88, of Pawtucket died Thursday, March 3, 2011. She was the wife of John A. Mercer. They had been married 64 years. Catherine was born in Rumford, the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Waters) Smith.
Frank DiOrio Jr.
WARWICK - Frank DiOrio Jr., 58, of Warwick, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Husband and best friend to Marjorie DiOrio; the beloved son of Juliette (Santagata) Cardogno, and the late, Frank DiOrio Sr. A loving father to his children, Jason, Michael and Christy DiOrio, and Brian Rector. An inspiring brother to his two sisters Donna Sieta and Valerie Cachiotto. Frank also leaves behind 2 beautiful grandchildren, Isabella and Ava.
A retired custom car builder, Frank was a master carpenter who enjoyed restoring and renovating old homes.
Agnes A. Cleveland
PAWTUCKET: Agnes A. Cleveland, 77, of Carnation St, passed at the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket after a long bout with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert N. Cleveland.
Born in Cumberland, daughter of the late Henri and Rosanna (Frechette) L'Heureux. Agnes lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
She was a supervisor at Interpak for 20 years before retiring.
She was a former treasurer of the Burns Manor Association and volunteered at Darlington Assisted Living Center in Pawtucket. Agnes liked going on trips and to concerts.
PAWTUCKET - Charlotte (Hosfeld) Tarpy, 89, of Pequot Road died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late Martin L. Tarpy.
Born in Shippensburg, PA, a daughter of the late George and Marjorie (Boher)Hosfeld, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life.
CENTRAL FALLS:Therese Ducharme, 86, passed March 2, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Rene Ducharme.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Clement and Edouilda (Moreau) Racicot.
She had been employed by Murdock Webbing for over 30 years before retiring.
Robert M. Thomas
EAST PROVIDENCE - Robert M. Thomas, 95, of East Providence died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the husband of the late Jean (Gordon) Thomas. They were married for 60 years.
Born in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Rev. Albert C. Thomas and Minnie(Mansfield) Thomas, he lived in Rumford for over 60 years. He graduated from Durfee High School in Fall River in 1933, Moses Brown School in 1934, and Brown University in 1938.
Mary C. Ward
PAWTUCKET - Mary C. Ward died peacefully, at home, on Saturday. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late James and Jane (Burrell) Ward. She is survived by her companion David Bishop. Ms. Ward worked as a Telephone Operator for the Department of Human Services in Pawtucket for many years before retiring. Funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences www.rifuneral.com