Archive - Obituary
April 12th, 2011
Sabelle E. Armstrong
PAWTUCKET - Sabelle Elizabeth (Saliba) Armstrong, age 95, of 26 Littlefield St., wife of the late James W. Armstrong, died Sunday April 10, 2011 at home surrounded by her family and friends.
Born April 3, 1916, in Barre, VT, she was a daughter of the late Warden and Annie (Jaffa) Saliba and lived in RI most of her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine E. Thibeault and her son, William J. Armstrong, both of Pawtucket; her grandchildren, Sandra Pelletier and Michael Frenche of Pawtucket; 3 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
William A. Maranda
PAWTUCKET - William "Bill" A. Maranda, 85, of Bellmore Drive, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Champagne) Maranda for 60 years. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Ernest and Imelda (Thibeault) Maranda, Bill and his wife resided in Pawtucket over 50 years.
Mary H. Briggs
CENTRAL FALLS - Mary H. "Mikki" Briggs 64, of Central Falls, RI passed away peacefully on the evening of April 9, 2011 surrounded by the love, comfort & care of her devoted family. Mother of Michael Briggs, Sister of George, Raymond, Alfred, Wayne & Marlu Briggs, and Robin Cushman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mikki excelled in most sports, and was a talented painter and restorer of antique homes.
Florence N. Kay
LINCOLN - Florence N. "Florrie" (Jarvis) Kay, 81, of Andrews Court died Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Nelson E. Kay. Mr. and Mrs. Kay were married for 60 years.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Kathleen (Angell) Jarvis, she had lived in Pawtucket for 50 years before moving to Lincoln 16 months ago.
She was a member of Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, Pawtucket.
Shirley A. McDuff
PAWTUCKET - Shirley A. McDuff, formerly of Campbell St, Pawtucket and recently of Barrington died April 11, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of the late William T. McDuff Jr.
Born in Providence, the daughter of the late James and Alberta (Woodard) Ives, Mrs. McDuff is survived by her children; William T. McDuff III of East Providence, Frederic D. McDuff of Warwick, Joan Alexandre of Seekonk Ma, and Penny Herchen of Barrington. Mrs. McDuff also leaves nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
John Peter Hornig
PAWTUCKET - John Peter Hornig, Sr., 70, a self-employed contractor, of North Kingstown and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at home. He was the husband of Carolyn (McCormick) Hornig. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Carl P. and Lillian M. (Silvia) Hornig, he resided in Pawtucket until moving to North Kingstown five years ago. John enjoyed gardening, boating and fishing.
CENTRAL FALLS - Amanda Salinas, 82, of Mary Street peacefully passed away on Tuesday surrounded by her loving children. She was the wife of the late Pastor Mariano Salinas.
She was born in Valdivia, Antioquia, Colombia, a daughter of the late Jesus M. Peneda and Ana Teresa Quiros. She and her family moved to Rhode Island several years ago.
She leaves a son Edgar Alvaro Salinas of Pawtucket, 2 daughters, Nancy Beltran of Florida and Edith Diosa of No. Providence; 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.
Nelson H. Rene, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Nelson H. Rene, Jr., 75 of Pawtucket died Saturday at Orchard View Nursing Home in Riverside. He is the beloved husband of Louise (LeFrancois) Rene. Born in Pawtucket, Nelson was the son of the late Nelson Rene and Anna (Solotki) Rene. He was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Nelson served in the Army in the Korean War and was a Social Worker for the Department of Children Youth and Families for 4 years until his retirement.
SPC Dennis Cullen Poulin
PAWTUCKET - SPC Dennis "Danny" Cullen Poulin, 26, passed away surrounded by his parents, son and aunts on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained on March 28th in Konar Province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was a Mortarman with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Delores A. Daviau
PAWTUCKET - Delores A. (Lanois) Daviau 76, of Grand Ave, passed peacefully with her family by her side on April 10th. She was the loving wife of 45 years to Joseph Daviau. Born in Pawtucket, Delores was the daughter of the late Albert and Grace (Elderkin) Lanois Sr.
She had been employed by the former Carties Health Center for many years and also worked at Grandview Nursing Center.
PAWTUCKET - Jennie "Joan" (Chmura) Sienko, 95, formerly of Appleton Ave.,Pawtucket died Friday at Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the wife of the late John P. Sienko.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Brach) Chmura and had lived in Pawtucket for over 50 years. She was a textile worker for Lawson Products for many years retiring in 1978 and later worked as a waitress at the former Admiral Inn of Cumberland. She was a volunteer for over eight years working in Memorial Hospital.
Lionel R. Gousie
LINCOLN - Lionel R. "Ray" Gousie, 77, of Lakeview Ave. died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of the late Mary L. (Swanson) Gousie.
Born in Pawtucket a son of the late Raymond and Ida (Frenier) Gousie. He lived in Lincoln since 1963.
Mr. Gousie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked as a Computer Specialist at Hasbro retiring in 1999.
Wilfred J. Marquis
CUMBERLAND - Wilfred J. "Bill" Marquis, 82, of Brookdale Street died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Doris A. (Latour) Marquis.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Homer and Edwilda (Bonin) Marquis, he had lived in Cumberland for the past 32 years.
Mr. Marquis was a carpet installer for Ruggieri Flooring, Cranston for 25 years, retiring in 1990.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a communicant of St. Aidan's Church, Cumberland.
Joseph I. Thurber Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Joseph I. Thurber Jr., 84, of Day Rd. died Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Mildred (Sword) Thurber. They were preparing to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this month.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph I. and Jeanette (Bourassa) Thurber Sr. He resided in Cumberland for the past 61 years.
He was employed as the Service Manager by the former Mandeville Chevrolet, North Attleboro for over 30 years until his retirement.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Ararad "BUZZ" Buzdigian 86, passed Sunday April 3, 2011 At Hospice House Woodside in Florida. He was the beloved husband Laura E. (Majka) Buzdigian. They were married for 60 years.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late Elias and Eva (Phelie) Buzdigian.
Before retiring he was employed for over 40 years at the Entwistle Company, where he worked his way up from Machinist to Sales Product Manager, retiring to Florida in 1988.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving both in the European and Pacific Theaters.
Therese M. St. Pierre
ATTLEBORO - Therese M. St. Pierre, 82, a longtime resident of North Attleboro died early Friday morning, April 8, 2011 in Golden Living Center, Attleboro where she has resided since 2008. She was the wife of the late Maurice Gerard St. Pierre who passed away in 1976.
Born January 30, 1929 in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Donalda (Benoit) Kirouac.
Therese grew up in Pawtucket and was a graduate of St. Cecelia's Elementary School in Pawtucket and later received a diploma from Bristol Community College.
PAWTUCKET - Valentino Billeri, 90 of Pawtucket died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. He is survived by his wife Frances Billeri. Born in Norton, Massachusetts Valentino was the son of the late Frank and Rose (DiSanto) Billeri. He was a Pawtucket resident for most of his life.
Rae G. Murdock
North Providence - Rae G. Murdock, 77, of Jane Street died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Arthur Murdock.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Malcolm K. and Doris (Aitken) Barker, she had lived in North Providence for the past 23 years.
Mrs. Murdock was the parish secretary at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pawtucket for 35 years, retiring in 2008.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lori Bedame of North Providence and Donna Kwiatkowski of Pascoag; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Richard L. Sifers
PAWTUCKET: Richard L. "Pop" Sifers, 62, passed April 6th at home with his loving family by his side. He was the longtime companion of the late Catie Greene.
He had been employed as a Steeplejack for over 30 years.
Pop was a past president of the former Brother's East Motorcycle Club.
He is survived by 4 daughters, 3 sons, 12 grandchildren a great granddaughter, a brother and a sister.