Archive - Obituary
November 5th, 2013
Henry A. Bourgette
ATTLEBORO - Henry A. Bourgette, 89, of Adamsdale Ave, passed away on November 4, 2013 in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on Oct. 4, 1924, he was a son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth Bourgette.
Henry was raised and educated in Central Falls, RI and South Attleboro. He entered the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran who participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy.
Robert A. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Robert A. Messier of Pawtucket passed away at home on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the husband of Lisa A. (Flanagan) Messier.
Mr. Messier was born in Pawtucket the son of Ernest A. Messier and Esther (Malloy) Delaney.
He was employed by Henderson Electric for many years.
Besides his wife and parents Mr. Messier is survived by his sister Patricia Messier, his stepson Paul Flynn Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral and burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com
Loretta M. Vingel
CUMBERLAND - Loretta M. (Clement) Vingel, 96, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Vingel. Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Clara M. (Payeur) Clement, she resided in Cumberland since 1950. Loretta leaves several cousins.
Normand C. Lesieur
CENTRAL FALLS - Normand C. Lesieur, 89, passed away peacefully at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island on Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Morrissette) Lesieur for 63 years until her death in 2007.
Doreen E. Papa
CUMBERLAND - Doreen E. Papa, 90, passed on November 1, 2013. She was born in London, England on August 7 1923.
Doreen was the wife of the late Sylvester J Papa. She is survived by her children, Doreen E. Beauvais of Lincoln, Linda Papa of Texas, Mary Demers of Maine, Frances Frails of Texas, Stephen Papa of Texas and David Papa of Florida, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
William L. Bourgault Jr.
SMITHFIELD - William L. Bourgault Jr, "Bill" 66, passed on November 1st at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. He was the husband of Lucille (Tremblay) Bourgault.
He was the son of the late William L. Bourgault Sr. and Annette (Ouellette) Bourgault.
Bill was the proprietor of Rycourt Metal Fabricators for 20 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War serving aboard the USS Intrepid.
Marion L. Pothier
PAWTUCKET - Marion L. Pothier, age 88, died Saturday November 2nd 2013 after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Pawtucket for 55 years.
Born in Providence to Joseph E. and Katherine A. (Duffy) Pothier.
She attended Hope High School, was a graduate of Bryant College and earned two Master Degrees from Bentley College and Boston University. She taught business at Natick, MA High School for most of her career. She later worked for Cyborg Systems, Inc. as a software programmer.
Mary E. Goodwin
RUMFORD - Mary E. Goodwin of Rumford died on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Emerald Bay Manor in Cumberland, RI. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Peter Goodwin and Elizabeth (Curley) Goodwin. Mary was a graduate of Bryant University and taught in the Business Department of the William E. Tolman High School for nearly three decades. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Pawtucket Country Club for more than fifty years. Mary was also a member of the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance as well as the RIAFT Retired Teachers Association.
Manuel S. Gomes, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Manuel S. Gomes, Jr., 39 of Pawtucket died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was the loving husband of Michelle Gomes they were high school sweethearts and had been married for 18 years. Born in Cape Verde he was the son of Manuel Gomes, Sr. and Justa Depina (Rodrigues) Gomes.
Prior to his death Manuel was working as the lead supervisor for food and beverage at Brown University.
Besides his wife and his parents, Manuel is survived by his brothers, Jack Gomes of Cape Verde, Calou Gomes of Providence, Nick Gomes of Cape Verde and Michael Gomes of Pawtucket.
Maria A. Branco
CUMBERLAND - Maria Alice Branco, 75, of England St. passed away Tuesday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. She was the beloved wife of Joaquim Branco.
Born in Pisao, Portugal she was the daughter of the late Jose and Maria A. (DaSilva) Rosa. She came to this country in 1967 settling in Cumberland.
Mrs. Branco was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the Uniao Benificente Portuguese, Pawtucket.
Kathleen (Murphy) SanBento
SOUTH KINGSTON - Memorial Mass in honor of Kathleen (Murphy) SanBento Saturday, November 2nd, at 4:30pm at St. Edward's Church, 396 Weeden Street, Pawtucket, RI.
Robert P. Polion
EAST PROVIDENCE - Robert P. Polion, 74, died Monday at Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Patrick R. and Sarah J. (Hines) Polion, he is survived by three sisters: Agnes Ulmann, Shirley Auclair and Jeanne Church and four children: Brenda, Lisa, Kimberly and Robert.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 31 at 11 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 48 Highland Street, West Warwick. Interment will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.
CENTRAL FALLS - Albert Costa, 86, of 1485 High St., passed away Friday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Mazzarella) Costa.
Born in Cumberland he was a son of the late Alfredo and Rosalena Costa. He resided in Central Falls for the past 17 years and had resided Cumberland most of his life.
He worked in jewelry industry for 35 years until his retirement. He was also a long time member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana, Cumberland.
Aimee M. Gannon
PAWTUCKET - Aimee M. Gannon of Naushon Road, Pawtucket passed away on October 29, 2013. She was the wife of Thomas Gannon. They had been married forty years.
Mrs. Gannon was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Thomas Melillo and Celia (Savoie) Melillo. She was an administrator for the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island for many years.
Jane D. Borden
PAWTUCKET - Jane D. Borden, 94, formerly of Bloomfield Street passed away Monday October 28, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Borden.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Emilia (Sienkiewicz) Grudzis.
Before retiring she was employed as a Senior Pre-Audit Clerk for the State of Rhode Island Controllers office.
Virginia M. Mandeville
CUMBERLAND - Virginia M. (Howard) Mandeville, 91, of Cumberland passed away Monday at the Oakland Grove Healthcare Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of Maurice M. Mandeville, and they had been married for 69 years.
Born in Hampton, VA, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Anna (Gilgannon) Howard. She resided in Cumberland for over 50 years.
Mrs. Mandeville was a School Lunch Attendant for the Cumberland and Coventry School Departments for many years.
Frances Marie Dalpe
LAKELAND - Frances Dalpe, 66, passed away on October 28, 2013, due to heart failure. She was born April 24, 1947 in Central Falls, R.I. to Al and Delia Bruce. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Frances is survived by her long-time companion, Charles Suggs; Son, Ronald Dalpe, Jr.; daughter Christine Dalpe-Nebel; sons, David, Richard and William Dalpe. 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
George E. Tetrault
PAWTUCKET - George (Bud) E. Tetrault, 80, of Pawtucket, RI passed away peacefully at home Friday, October 11, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Alfred P. and Gladys (Bishop) Tetrault. He was married to his beloved wife Jean S. (Charrette) Tetrault for 61 years. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Tessier's Hardware in Pawtucket for over 30 years. He was an avid fan of both the Red Sox and Patriots. He hardly ever missed watching a game. He loved camping, traveling and enjoyed playing cards with his many friends.
Esther I. LeBlanc
PAWTUCKET - Esther I. (Gervais) LeBlanc, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Philippe W. LeBlanc. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Romeo J. and Esther J. (Crompton) Gervais. Together Esther and her late husband were the former owners of Phils Restaurant in Central Falls. She was deeply devoted to her family and found her greatest joy in life in giving to her family. She was an avid reader and loved to travel.