Archive - Obituary
May 16th, 2011
Avelino A. Lopes
PAWTUCKET - Avelino A. Lopes, 79 died on Saturday (May 14) after a brief illness. He was the husband of Lucille (Gevry) Lopes. Born in Pawtucket and a lifelong resident of the city, he was the son of the late Joaquim and Virginia (Costa) Lopes.
He was the Vice President of Vinyl Packaging and Plastic Development. During the Korean War, he served in the US Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Portuguese Social Club and of the Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente, both of Pawtucket. He was an avid bowler and gardener.
PAWTUCKET - Nancy O'Neill, 80, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Crane) O'Neill. She was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket.
Nancy graduated from Bay View Academy and later from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She had worked for many years at Notre Dame Hospital as the Continuing Care Coordinator. She later worked at Memorial Hospital as the Utilization Coordinator until her retirement in 1994.
John E. Stafford
SAINT CLOUD, FL - Mr. John E. Stafford, 62, of Saint Cloud, Florida passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL. John was born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 15, 1949, the son of the late Henry J. and Marie L. (Stewart) Stafford.
John worked for Colonial Toyota in Pawtucket, R.I. for over 28 years. He also was a driving instructor for Noonan Driving School before moving to St. Cloud in 2000.
Irene P. Calhoun
PAWTUCKET - Irene P. Calhoun, 87 formerly of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Steere House in Providence. Born in Pawtucket she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Laura (Bizier) Jubainville.
Prior to her retirement Irene worked as a Switch Board Operator at the American Heart Association.
Irene is survived by two sons; James Calhoun of California and Rory Calhoun of Pawtucket; a daughter, Tammy Calhoun of Pawtucket; a brother, Ernest Jubainville of Pawtucket and 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Mildred M. Aveno
PAWTUCKET - Mildred M. Aveno of Pawtucket died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Aveno.
Mrs. Aveno was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Valenty and Josephine(Michonsky) Gnys. She was a nurse's aid at the Memorial Hospital of RI in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Aveno is survived by her children, Francis J. Aveno of Cumberland, Dr. Arlene Aveno of Charlottsville, Virginia and John M. Aveno of Pawtucket. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Rene A. Poirier
FLORIDA - Rene A. Poirier, M/SGT-USAF-Retired, 83, of Auburndale, FL died on May 10, 2011. Funeral services are 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Lakeland Memorial Gardens, 2125 South Bartow Highway, Lakeland, FL 33801. Friends will be received from 3:00 PM until service time. Visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com to read the life story and to sign the guestbook. Veterans Funeral Care 1-800-467-7850
Eduardo P. Pinhancos
CUMBERLAND - Eduardo P. Pinhancos, 92, of Prospect St. died Thursday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of the late Maria C. (Marmelo) Pinhancos.
Born in Linhares da Beira, Portugal he was the son of the late Francisco and Maria (Pires) Pinhancos. He came to this country in 1966 settling in Cumberland.
He was employed by the R. A. Burgeson Construction Co., Woonsocket for many years until his retirement. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland and a member of the Clube Juventude Lusitana., Cumberland.
PAWTUCKET - Theresa Dawson, 86, formerly of Pawtucket died May 11, 2011. She was the wife of the late Harmon G. Dawson.
Mrs. Dawson was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Dominick and Assunta (Bonini) Garzoli. She was a weaver in the textile industry in Pawtucket for many years.
Mrs. Dawson enjoyed her time with the St. Teresa's Seniors and her Weight Watchers friends.
J. Thomas Coughlin
PAWTUCKET - J. Thomas Coughlin, 72, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He was the husband of Joan (Melia) Coughlin. They were happily married for fifty one years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gregory and Alice (Burek) Coughlin.
Ruth E. Sweetland
LINCOLN - Ruth E. (MacDonald) Sweetland 90, of Lincoln, died May 10, 2011. She was the wife of the late William E. Sweetland. She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late William E. and Esther M. (Werner) MacDonald. She was a member of Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, Pawtucket A.A.R.P., Lincoln Manor Association, bowling league and she enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by 1 sister Dorothy Wheaton of Corning, NY and several nieces and nephews. Sister of the late William E. MacDonald Jr.
Donald R. Carlos
LINCOLN - Donald R. Carlos, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Ida (Matook) Carlos for 55 years.
Daniel F. Harrold
LINCOLN - Daniel F. Harrold, 78, of Lincoln, died Saturday at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Arlene M. (Cunningham) Harrold. They had been married 50 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Hugh B. and Anna (Mitchell) Harrold. He was a retired correctional officer (RIBCO) at maximum security. Mr. Harrold was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Edmond H. Belair Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Edmond H. Belair Jr., 90, of Cumberland, died Monday at home. He was the husband of Doris (Lacroix) Belair. They had been married 64 years. Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late Edmond H. and Hermine (Brodeur) Belair.
Sydney R. Bibby, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Sydney R. Bibby, Sr., 90 of Pawtucket died Sunday at home. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Mark and Alice (Buckman) Bibby.
Sydney lived in Pawtucket most of his life and was a WWII Naval Veteran. He served on the NTS Newport, R.I, USS Bristol, USS Greene and the USS Shoshone. He received the WWII Victory Medal, American Area Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with 2 bronze stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon Point System.
After his retirement, Sydney worked as a painter for his two sons up until 5 years ago.
PAWTUCKET - Matilda Dunphy, 97, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011. She was the wife of the late Michael Dunphy. Born in County Leitram, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Bridget (Deignan) Guckian. Mrs. Dunphy worked as a housekeeper in Pawtucket and Providence for many years before retiring.
EAST PROVIDENCE - Agostinho DeMello, 81 died Thursday at Orchard View Manor in East Providence. He was the husband of the late Maria (Fransica) DaSilva. Born in St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of Joseph and Cordalina (Machado) DeMello. Agostinho came to the United States 44 years ago and settled in Pawtucket.
After his retirement in1992 Agostinho worked in Maintenance at M&F Case in Pawtucket.
Jennifer M. Gabriel
PAWTUCKET - Jennifer M. Gabriel, 29, of Ballston Avenue died unexpectedly Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Karen (Cummings) Edington of Pawtucket and Eugene Gabriel of Manchester, NH and she was the stepdaughter of Howard Edington of Pawtucket and Bethe Gabriel of Manchester, NH.
She was a mental health specialist at Arbor Fuller Hospital, Attleboro, MA. She was a graduate of the Sawyer School, Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Donahue, 65, of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Vincent and Mary (Bodell) Donahue.
Mr. Donahue was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket. He was an avid Red Sox and Friars Fan. He had lived at the Burns House and enjoyed his time there for the last fifteen years.
He is survived by a brother, Patrick Donahue, and a sister, Catherine Donahue. He was the brother of the late Robert and William Donahue.
Edith C. Smiley
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Edith C. (Jones) Smiley, 79, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Grandview Center, Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of Philip B. Smiley. Mr. and Mrs. Smiley were married for 57 years.
Born in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of the late William and Ella V. (Snyder) Jones, she had lived in Lincoln for 50 years before moving to North Providence over 5 years ago.
CUMBERLAND - Earl Bertenshaw, Jr., 87, of Academy Drive and formerly of Lincoln died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Betty (Rattray) Bertenshaw.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Earl and Grace H. (Entwistle) Bertenshaw, he had lived in Lincoln all of his life before moving to Cumberland a year ago.
Mr. Bertenshaw was a self-employed home improvement contractor.