Archive - Obituary
April 1st, 2011
Lucille Ann Morawiec
May 21, 1915 - February 24, 2011
PAWTUCKET - Born in Chicago on Lake Michigan to the late Estelle Zeiss Yagle and Frank Plansky, enjoying vacations in Wisconsin at her grandparentâ€™s dairy farm. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Morawiec.
Alice M. Foley
PAWTUCKET - Alice M. Foley (nee Lombard), 87, died peacefully Thursday at Summit Commons Nursing Home. Loving mother of Allyson Costa (husband Tony), Bryan Foley (wife Karen) and cherished grandmother of Jonathon, Danielle, Michelle, Brendan, Lauren and Sean. Beloved sister of Maria Murray of Pawtucket and Abel Mingola of Florida; predeceased by sisters Jeannie DeMarco, Ruth Lombard and mother Mary (Barros) Lombard.
Iracema A. Silva
CUMBERLAND - Iracema A. Silva, 81, of Vineyard Ave. died Wednesday in the R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Belmiro da Silva.
Born in Feteira, Fial, Azores she was the daugther of the late Alvaro and Ameilia da Rosa. She came to this country two months after the death of her husband and had previously resided here from 1971 to 1978.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Richard L. Denis
WARWICK. Richard L. Denis, 56, of Post Road, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday at Philip Hulitar Center in Providence after an illness. He was the husband of Frances (LaFazia) Denis.
He was born in Pawtucket, a son of Dorothy (David) Denis-Elie of Central Falls, and the late Donat Denis.
Richard had been employed in the warehouse of the former Adams Drugs in Pawtucket for several years. He had served in the US Army for 4 years.
Ogden G. Avery
PAWTUCKET - Ogden G. Avery, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Mr. Avery was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of the late Walter S. Avery and Ruth (Ogden) Avery. He was employed by the State of Rhode Island in the Social Security division for many years. Mr. Avery was a local talk show host and sports broadcaster at WARL, 1320 am in Providence.
He is survived by his former wife, Evelyn Tavares and many friends and acquaintances.
PAWTUCKET - Ann (Twardeck) Bryce, of Broadway, died Wednesday, March 30 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late David Bryce.
Born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Zemba) Twardeck. She had lived in Cumberland for fifty-five years before moving to Pawtucket over a year ago.
Mrs. Bryce was a School Librarian Aide in the Woonsocket School District. She was a member of the South Attleboro Assembly of God, and a member of its Women's Group.
Francis A. Facha
PROVIDENCE: Francis A. Facha 67, passed away March 28, 2011.
He was the son of the late Antonio V. Facha and Lillian M. Facha.
Francis was a Fisherman for over 40 years.
Florence C. St. Jacques
PAWTUCKET - Florence St. Jacques, 96 of Pawtucket died on Monday at the Heritage Hills Nursing Center in Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Henry V. St. Jacques. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clemina (St. Onge) Goffette, she was a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, and a homemaker. She was a pianist who at one time had her own band and played the piano to entertain in nursing homes until well into her 80's.
Eleanor F. Masse
CUMBERLAND - Eleanor F.(Vose) Masse, 82, of Pollett St., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Ornando F. and Madeline (Slocum) Vose.
Mrs. Masse worked for the former Ann & Hope Company for over forty years. She began her career as a cashier, worked her way up in the company, and retired as the buyer and manager of office supplies.
Vivian I. Ryan
CUMBERLAND - Vivian I. (Hutchinson) Ryan, 85, of Lantern Lane, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Honorable Harvey J. Ryan, Esq., a former practicing attorney and Pawtucket Probate Court Judge.
PAWTUCKET - Anna Pacholec 98, of Raymond Avenue passed away Sunday March 27, 2011 at Chestnut Terrace in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew J. Pacholec.
Born in Cumberland a daughter of the late Jan and Karolina (Wach) Kapinos. She lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed at the former Healtx-Tex Manufacturing Co. as an Inspector for many years. She was a member of the former Senior Citizens Group of St. Joseph's Church.
PAWTUCKET - Rosemary "Bud" McDermott died Friday, March 25, 2011 peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John E. Oâ€™Neil Jr. and Rosemary (McCann) Oâ€™Neil. She was the wife of fifty two years to John J. McDermott.
Mrs. McDermott was a cum laude graduate of Bryant University with a degree in Business Education.
PAWTUCKET - Eliseu Silveira, 82, of Pawtucket died Thursday at Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Calling hours Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. St. Anthony Church, Lawn Avenue, Pawtucket. For the full obituary and to sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefh.com.
Robert L. Desorcy
PAWTUCKET: Robert L. Desorcy 74, passed March 26th. He was the husband of Helen (Gauthier) Desorcy
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late Oscar and Solange Desorcy.
He had been as a carpenter for over 50 years
Robert served in the US Navy for six years.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Robert Gauthier of Pawtucket and Raymond Gauthier of Central Falls. He was the brother of the late Normand Desorcy.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln.
Estelle E. Rowse
SCOTTSBORO, AL - Estelle E. (Cayer) Rowse, 91, formerly of Mendon Ave., passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Scottsboro, Alabama. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank J. Rowse, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Leonidas A. and Eva (Tremblay) Cayer. Estelle resided in Pawtucket most of her life, she resided in Attleboro, Massachusetts for three years before moving to Scottsboro in 2008.
Elizabeth A. Rinaldi
LINCOLN - Elizabeth A. (Armfield) Rinaldi, 95, of Franklin Street, died Wednesday, March 23, at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Rinaldi.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Elsie (Clegg) Armfield. She had lived in Pawtucket and Lincoln for the past thirty-three years.
Mrs. Rinaldi was the owner of Donna's Market in Pawtucket for thirty years, and had also worked as a receptionist at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She was a member of Christ Church, Lincoln.
Lucille I. Pouliot
ATTLEBORO- Lucille I. (Doucette) Pouliot, 80, of Attleboro, died Sunday March 20, 2011 at home with her family.
She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Pouliot.
She was born in Central Falls RI, a daughter of the late George H. & Marie Reine (Blouin) Doucette.
Lucille was a Hairdresser and a Certified Nurses Aide, for many years.
She has lived in Attleboro for 21 years coming from Pawtucket and also Oxnard California.
Mrs. Pouliot had volunteered at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, she loved to travel, and go camping.
Blanche M. Lacourse
SEEKONK - Blanche M. Lacourse, 91, formerly of Ricard St. Passed away Friday at Canterbury Woods Assisted Living in Attleboro after a short illness. She was the wife of Gerard J. Lacourse Sr. and was married for 69 years.
She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Reiniche) Lemay and had lived in Seekonk most of her life. She had been employed in the office at the Former Foxboro Company for several years.