Archive - Obituary
May 24th, 2011
Mary Carolyn Hart-Zipser
PAWTUCKET- Mary Carolyn (Coutu) Hart-Zipser, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Donat and Frances (Murray) Coutu.
Mary was an educator, entrepreneur, actress and writer.
MERRITT ISLAND, FL - Frank Iwuc, 89, passed away Monday May 23, 2011 in Merritt Island. He was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Frank moved to Merritt Island in 1967.
He worked with the Space Program. Frank was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Stasia K. Iwuc, parents Bronislaw and Adolfina Iwuc, sister Lottie Byrnes, brother Joseph Iwuc, sisters Jane Zielinski, Jessie Jendzejec, and brother Edward Iwuc.
Karl E. Fitzgerald
PAWTUCKET - Karl E. Fitzgerald 47 of Branch St. died Friday at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the fiancÃ© of Gladys Olni.
Born in Providence a son of Doris (Houle) Duarte of Pawtucket and the late Edward Fitzgerald. He was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Karl was an avid fisherman.
Ralph P. Greenwood
SEEKONK - Ralph P. Greenwood, a lifelong resident of Seekonk, died Monday,May 23, 2011. He was the husband of Barbara (Pollard) Greenwood. Born in Ashville, NC. He is survived by his daughters, Marsha (Andrew) Thompson of Ocala, FL, Carol F. Greenwood of Seekonk and Donna (Jay) Kmiec of Attleboro; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Helen Greenwood and Norma Dingley.
Eleonore R. Kelly
PAWTUCKET - Eleonore R. "Lore" (Spitzbarth) Kelly, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 21, 2011. Eleonore was the beloved wife of the late John T. Kelly.
Born in Rehau, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Yette (Hollering) Spitzbarth. Eleonore had worked for the Rhode Island State Lunch Program and was a past Secretary and Vice President of the AFSCME, Local # 2872. She leaves one daughter, Andrea L. Kelly and her husband Brian of Cumberland and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Kara Kelly both of Cumberland.
Albert P. Vaslet
PAWTUCKET - Senator Albert P. Vaslet, 85, died Sunday, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of his beloved Helen M. (Nixon) Vaslet to whom he had been married for over 51 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was ason of the late Albert P and Lillian (Garlick) Vaslet and was a lifelong resident of the City.
Anna M. Mulvey
EAST PROVIDENCE - Anna M. Mulvey, 84, of Rumford, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was the wife of the late Albert Mulvey.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget (Madigan) Hogan.
Mrs. Mulvey had lived in Pawtucket before moving to Rumford 45 years ago. Anna was a sales clerk for Ann & Hope of Cumberland for many years before retiring.
Susan M. Jack
SEEKONK - Susan M. (Tatarian) Jack, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the Seekonk Fire Chief, Alan R. Jack for 23 years.
Born in Attleboro, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Rita L. (Boule) Tatarian, she resided in North Attleboro, Plainville and Rehoboth before moving to Seekonk five years ago.
Susan served in multiple capacities for over thirty years at various local YMCA's, most recently at the Seekonk YMCA. She was deeply involved with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Judge Edward V. Healey, Jr.
CRANSTON - The Honorable Edward V. Healey, Jr., 88, of Cranston, Retired Senior Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court died Saturday, May 21 at the Scandinavian Home, Cranston.
Judge Healey was born in Providence, the first child of the late Edward V. Sr. and Margaret (McGrath) Healey. He was the husband of the late Lillian Dolly E. (Devlin) to whom he was married for thirty-seven years until her death in 1987.
Anthony W. Abramczyk
LINCOLN- Anthony W. Abramczyk 86, of Great Road passed away Thursday May 12, 2011 at Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Shurgot) Abramczyk.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Wincenty and Emilia (Mickiewicz)Abramczyk.
Before his retirement he owned and operated the former Abramczyk's Market of Central Falls and later worked for Gorhman Corp. as a Machine Operator.
Theresa R. Rabczak
ATTLEBORO- Theresa R. Rabczak 73, of Robinson Avenue passed away Friday May 20, 2011 at her residence.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late John and Frances (Kosinski) Szumita Sr. She lived in Attleboro for the past year and was formerly of Harrisville and Cumberland.
Before retiring Theresa was employed as a Braider Tender for the Colonial Mills of Pawtucket for 20 years retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Cranshaw VFW Post ladies auxillary.
Alice B. Gagnon
FAIRFIELD, CT - Alice B. (Guimond) Gagnon, 98, of Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT and formerly of Carter Ave., Pawtucket, RI, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Bridgeport, CT. She was the wife of the late Irenee G. Gagnon.
Born in Grosvenordale, CT., she was a daughter of the late Amable and Lydwin Dusomble Guimond. She lived in Pawtucket until 1994 when she relocated to Fairfield, CT.
Mrs. Gagnon was a weaver for over 30 years in the Blackstone Valley textile mills. She was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church, Pawtucket, and enjoyed playing golf and cards.
Gertrude R. Griffin, 65 died Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Impatient
Center in Providence.She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Griffin.Born in Pawtucket Gertrude was the daughter of the late Corrine (Ledoux) Swindelles.
She worked as a Behavioral Specialist at the James L. Maher Center in
Bristol until December 2010.
Gertrude is survived by a son; Joseph P. Griffin, Jr. of Foster; two
daughters, Marie Worthington of Pawtucket and Deborah Griffin of
Cranston; two brothers, Edward Swindelles and James Swindelles both of
Arthur J. Brassard
LINCOLN - Arthur J. Brassard, 93, of Lincoln, died Thursday at Summit Commons, Providence. He was the husband of Diana L. (Berard) Brassard. They had been married 71 yrs.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Remy and Eugenie (Blain) Brassard and the stepson of Ombeline (Croteau) Brassard. He was a self-employed owner of Spring Water Association and Rent All Inc. Mr. Brassard was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a Staff Sargeant with Company F 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment and a Purple Heart receipient.
Lois B. Fortin
LINCOLN - Lois B. (Vivier) Fortin, 74, of School Street, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Gabriel Fortin. Mr. & Mrs. Fortin were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in July.
Born in Valley Falls, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Slater) Vivier, she had lived in the Albion section of Lincoln for the past fifty years.
Mrs. Fortin was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
JOHNSTON - Brian Allard, 22, of Johnston and formerly of Lincoln, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Brian Allard and Michelle (Earnheart) Allard. Brian had lived in Lincoln before moving to Johnston in February of this year. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Brett Allard USMC, his sister, Brittany Allard, his paternal grandparents, Robert and Annabell Desautel, and his maternal grandmother, Anne Finnegan. He was the grandson of the late Frank Allard Jr.
James E. Brennan
PAWTUCKET - James E. Brennan, 91, of Monroe Street died on Monday at RI Hospital. He was the former husband of Edith E. Brennan (Hey) of Warwick and Lubomira Brennan of Pawtucket.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Michael F. and Catherine (Piggott) Brennan. He was a life long resident of the city.
Alice H. Pequeno
Lincoln - Alice H. Pequeno 90 of Parker St. died Tuesday May 17, 2011. She was the widow of Benjamin Gonsalves Pequeno.
Born in Central Falls a daughter of the late John and Maria Figueira Caires.
In 1927 the family moved to Paterson, NJ until 1933, moving back to Central Falls. In 1942 she moved to Pawtucket and in 1965 to Lincoln.
She worked for thirty years in several area worsted textile mills as a winder retiring in 1972. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries.
PAWTUCKET - Daniel Desautel, 54, passed May 14, 2011. He was the husband of the late Linda (Dourant) Desautel.
He is survived by six children, Daniel and Michael Desautel, Tammy and her husband Jeffrey, Chrissie, Sherry and Raymond Dourant, a sister, Diane Desautel, 5 brothers, Freddie, Robert, Richard, Normand and Raymond Desautel, 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 3 to 5pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be private. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Marguerite P. Platt
PAWTUCKET - Marguerite P. "Maggie" (Dyer) Platt, 84, of Nancy Street died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pawtucket.
Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Fisher) Dyer, she had lived in Pawtucket for over 50 years.
A member of Park Place Congregational Church, Pawtucket, Maggie served as the sexton of the Church for 20 years, retiring in 1988. She was also a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the Church.