Archive - Obituary
July 9th, 2013
Ronald R. Martel
PAWTUCKET - Ronald R. Martel, 70, died at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of Dorothy (Breault) Martel and the late Joseph H. Martel and lived most of his life in the Blackstone Valley area. Ron was an automobile salesman for many years at Fireside Nissan until retiring several years ago. He was a proud veteran serving in the U S. Navy for four years. He was a member of American Legion Post #312.
Helene D. Geoffroy
PAWTUCKET - Helene D. (Joyal) Geoffroy, 74, died peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2013 amongst family. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Armand Albert and Ernestine Regina (Brouillard) Joyal. A communicant of St. Cecilia Church, she served as a choir member and music librarian for over 50 years. Most recently employed at Fiore Asmussen, she had also worked for Thomson Apex, Industrial National Bank, and as secretary for the Young Peoples School for the Performing Arts.
Georgia A. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Georgia A. Messier, passed July 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Messier, Sr. She was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Nelson) Scott.
She is survived by three children, Robert J. Messier, Jr. and his wife Colleen, Lu-Ann R. Rancourt and her husband Paul and Jill L. Provost and her husband Raymond, two sisters Alyce Gorman and Ruth Kaye, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Messier was a payroll analyst for Lifespan for over twenty years.
Maria A. Sousa
CENTRAL FALLS - Maria A. Sousa, 79, entered into eternal life, at home on Saturday. She was born in Vila Franca, Sao Miguel, the Azores, a daughter of the late Mariano and Maria deConceicao (Costa) Batista. She had previously live in Cumberland 6 years and moved to Central Falls in 1985. She had been previously employed at the Otis Hospital in Cambridge, MA. in the housekeeping Dept.
Edna B. Turmel
PAWTUCKET - Edna B. Turmel, 79, passed Thursday July 4, 2013. She was the wife of Russell Turmel Sr. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Victor and Charlotte (Seagrave) Lambert.
Besides her husband she leaves three children, Charlene Turmel, Bruce Lambert and Russell Turmel Jr, six grandchildren Darrell, Richard, Amy, Bruce, Adrienne, and Cheyenne, three great grandchildren Aiden, Kaylee and Shea. She was the sister of the late Dolores Patenaude and Arthur Lambert.
Lucien J. Pelletier
ALBION - Lucien J. Pelletier, 90, formerly of School St., Albion, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Ida I. (Floyd) Pelletier. They were married on September 27, 1944.
Born and raised in Albion, he was a son of the late Domina and Clarinda (Lusignan) Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Boatswain's Mate First Class on the LCT 590 which was one of the first vessels to land at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944.
Carole Ann Andrews
LINCOLN - Carole Ann Andrews, 68, of Lincoln, died suddenly on Friday at home. She was the wife of Richard A. Andrews. They had been married 45 years. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Catherine (Crawley) Rivard.
CENTRAL FALLS - Antoinette (Demty) Keough, 90, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Mount St Rita Health Centre in the presence of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent H. Keough who died in 1993. They were married May 15, 1955. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Farjallah and Effifie (Kabbaze) Demty.
Janina J. Brown
PAWTUCKET - Janina "Jen" J. (Borek) Brown, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth A. Brown; together they would have celebrated 63 years of marriage in August. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Sypek) Borek.
Jen was a communicant of St. Teresa Church for many years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, but above all she was devoted to her loving family.
Ruth F. Johnston
LINCOLN - Ruth F. (Pearson) Johnston, 93, a retired teacher and church musician, formerly of Iron Forge Road died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Scalabrini Villa, North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late William H. Johnston.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late Clarence and Frances (Harkness) Pearson, she had lived in Lincoln since 1976, previously living in Central Falls and Pawtucket.
Monica P. Sawyer
PAWTUCKET - Monica P. (Ladysz) Sawyer, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late William T. Sawyer. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Dzezna) Ladysz.
Monica was the Supervisor of the Pricing Department at ITT, Royal Electric, Pawtucket, over 40 years until retiring in 1984. She was a communicant of St. Teresa Church, Pawtucket, and also a member of the St. Teresa Seniors Club.
Monica leaves a niece and a nephew. She was the sister of the late Helen M. LaCroix.
John W. Naismith, Sr.
EAST PROVIDENCE - John "Sonny" W. Naismith, Sr., 77, of Rumford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann C. (Grzenda) Naismith. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John L. & Wilhelmina (Robertson) Naismith. Sonny was the Foreman at Standard Film, Co., East Providence over 40 years until retiring in 2003. He enjoyed fishing and camping, and had honorably served in the US Coast Guard Reserves.
John Peter Kaplan
SIDNEY, OHIO - John Peter Kaplan, 87, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away from cancer on July 3, 2013. John was born on October 16, 1925 to Peter J. and Anna (Tobias) Kaplan, who are deceased. He was raised in Valley Falls, Rhode Island. John married Farrel L. (Adams) Kaplan on March 4, 1956 in Harrod, Ohio and later the marriage was blessed by Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Ohio. She survives.
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth (Bosworth) Thulier, 84, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Neptune, New Jersey. She was a resident of Central Falls and Cumberland, and most recently Colts Neck, New Jersey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Claude A. Thulier; her parents, Warren M. Bosworth, Sr, and Hedvig (Johnson) Bosworth; and her brothers, Warren M. Bosworth, Jr. and Charles Bosworth.
Frederick T. Willett
LANCASTER, KY - Frederick Thompson Willett, 100, passed away Monday July 1, 2013. Mr. Willett was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on June 21, 1913 to the late Lazarus and Flora Wood Willett and was the husband of 74 years to Mildred Axon Willett.
Lorraine B. Messier
PAWTUCKET - Lorraine B. Messier, 79, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Roland A. Messier for 52 years.
Lawrence L. Lussier
PAWTUCKET - Lawrence L. Lussier, 77, died Saturday at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Carol Ann (Greaves) Lussier. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Larry L. and Roseanna (Caron) Lussier. He has been a Pawtucket resident his entire life.
Lawrence owned and operated Larry's Dairy, was the proprietor of Bullseye Tap in Pawtucket and the owner and manager of several rental units throughout Pawtucket and Central Falls.
Beverly J. Croce
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Beverly J. Croce, 74, passed June 30, 2013. Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Shaw) Worrall. She had been a registered nurse at Women & Infants Hospital for thirty years.
Fernande A. Lavallee
LINCOLN - Fernande A. Lavallee, 95, of Read Ave., Lincoln passed away Sunday in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Lavallee.
Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Remy and Arziana (Archambault) Malouin. She resided in Lincoln for many years previously living in Cumberland and Central Falls.
She was a member of the former West Side Social Club.
June E. Davis
PAWTUCKET - June E. Davis, 90, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Davis. Born in Mansfield, MA, a daughter of the late William and Shirley (Bruce) Anderson, she resided in Pawtucket over fifty years. June enjoyed watching birds and loved music and dancing.
She leaves three daughters, Debra L. Davis-Crombie, Lori D. Kelleher and Holly J. Gamba; a son, Kim W. Davis and two grandsons, Liam and Matthew Kelleher. She was the mother of the late Patrick M. Davis.