Archive - Obituary
August 7th, 2014
Edward W. Mowry
NORTON, MA - Edward W. Mowry, age 63, of Norton, formerly of Cumberland, RI passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the husband of Maryjane E. (Franco) Mowry and father of Rebecca L. Mowry.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 11th at 10:00 A.M. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (Off Route 140, Taunton Ave.) Norton. Burial with military honors will follow at the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 10th from 4:00-7:00 P.M.
Joseph J. Dewey
EAST PROVIDENCE - Joseph J. Dewey, 81, of Rumford, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Habib and Adell (Ganem) Dewey. Joseph was a printer for the Sun Chronicle and the Pawtucket Times for many years, and he was a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Branch of Damascus. He dedicated his life with his time and compassion for his family and friends.
John V. DeGoes
RUMFORD - John V. DeGoes, 77, of Rumford, RI passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne L. (Kurowski) DeGoes.
Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John and Mary L. (Nobrega) DeGoes. He resided in Rumford for the past 25 years, previously residing in Pawtucket. John served in the RI Air National Guard for 7 years and for the Air Force during the Berlin crisis from 1962-63.
PAWTUCKET - Eulalia Fontaine, "Lolly", 90, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was the wife of the late Leo Fontaine. Born in Wallingford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Alberto and Maria Rosa (Albuquerque) Ferreira.
She is survived by two daughters, Denise Fontaine, and Deborah Asermely, a brother, Edward Ferreira, and three granddaughters, Nichole, Christine, and Andrea Asermely.
Roland P. Genereux
GLOCESTER - Roland P. Genereux, 91, passed away peacefully at home. He was the devoted husband of Therese B. (Saucier) Genereux for 67 years. Roland was born in Canada, the son of the late Emile and Albertine (Coutu) Genereux; he was a longtime resident of Pawtucket before moving to Glocester.
Roland was a Teamster Truck Driver, Local 251 for 40 years before retiring in 1980. He was also a co-owner with his wife of the T House Hair of Fashion in Pawtucket for 50 years.
LINCOLN - Alina Goncalves, 92, passed on August 5th. She was the wife of the late Alzino Vaz
Born in Fogo, Cape Verde Island, a daughter of the late Pedro Goncalves and a daughter, Eugenia Alves.
She is survived by 6 sons, Alberto Vaz, Domingos Vaz, Bendavid Vaz, Olavo Vaz, Pedro Vaz, and Carlos Vaz, a daughter, Isabel Vaz, 31 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren a sister, Lidia Goncalves.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Lawn Ave, Pawtucket
Claudia C. Corrigan
PAWTUCKET - Corrigan, Claudia Chaves, of Dania FL and formerly of Pawtucket, died July 31, 2014 at Memorial Regional Hospital South. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Manuel H. Chaves of Texas and the late Patricia (Oliva) Chaves.
Claudia was Vice President of a nonprofit organization A Child is Missing.
In addition to her father; she is survived by her brother Philip M. Chaves of Texas, an aunt, uncle and cousins.
Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr.
PAWTUCKET - Ronald H. Bourgault, Sr., 78, July 30, 2014. Husband of Bertha (Davy) Bourgault. Father of Ronald Bourgault, Jr., Thomas Bourgault, Charlotte Waldeck and Nancy Hertl. Step-father of Debra Durant, Robert Gilbert, David Gilbert and the late Nancy Grace and Michael Walters. Brother of Edward Bourgault, Jr., Nancy Wunschel and his late twin, Robert Bourgault. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mary A. Burda
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Mary A. Burda, 90, passed away Sunday August 3, 2014 on her birthday, at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, Maine where she had been a resident since October 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Burda.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Annie (Pryziemski) Ladisz. She lived most of her life in North Attleboro, MA before moving to Maine in 2005.
Before retiring in 1986 Mary was an office clerk for Univis Frame Co., of North Attleboro, for 10 years and Arbeka Webbing, of Pawtucket, RI for 9 years.
William P. Glad
CUMBERLAND - William P. Glad, 37, of Cumberland passed away in an accidental drowning in New Hampshire on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Thomas and Connie (Bergeron) Glad. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
Billy was a Cumberland High School, Class of 1995 graduate. He was a varsity captain of the Hockey and Football teams.
Theresa O. Hull
PAWTUCKET - Theresa O. (Gaudette) Hull, 98, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank E. Hull. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Olivine (Duchesne) Gaudette. Theresa proudly served her country as a welder during World War II. She was employed by the Conrad-Jarvis Manufacturing Company, Pawtucket for 27 years before retiring as a supervisor, and enjoyed spending time at the Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center.
PAWTUCKET - Raymond Arnold, 70, passed on August 2nd. He was the longtime companion of Irene Strunk,
He had been employed as a truck driver for over 45 years.
He was the son of the late Walter E. and Helen (Carpenter) Arnold.
Ray is also survived by a daughter, Donna Arnold, three brothers, Joel, Robert and George Arnold, a sister, Nancy Alix and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Earl, Walter and Charles Arnold.
Robert H. Carroll
PAWTUCKET - Robert H. Carroll, 69, passed on August 2nd. He was the husband of Christine (Mendoza) Carroll and brother of Barbara (Carroll) Ouelette.
Born in Central Falls on October 10, 1944, he was a son of the late Rita Chenot and Wilfred Wildgoose. He later was adopted by the late John and Phyllis Carroll.
Bob served in the US Navy.
Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S.
ATTLEBORO, MA - Reverend Fernand Cassista, M.S. of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was born in Nashua, NH on March 25, 1938, the son of the late Amedee Cassista and Marcelle (Charest) Cassista.
Rev. Cassista attended St. Francis
Mae A. Manney
PAWTUCKET - Mae A. (Rzepiela) Manney, 98, formerly of Harris Street passed away Thursday July 31, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of the late Everett L. Manney.
For full obituary please visit www.romenskifuneralhome.com
Shirley M. Shiflett
PAWTUCKET - Shirley M. (Quick) Shiflett, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Dennis E. Shiflett for fifty-eight years.
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the daughter of the late James and Lizzie (Moyer) Quick, she resided in Pawtucket over forty years.
Besides her loving husband, she leaves two sons, Ricky E. Shiflett and his wife, Kelly of Pawtucket and Michael W.Shiflett of Woonsocket.
Elizabeth A. Hogan
CUMBERLAND - Elizabeth A. "Bettie" Hogan (Coleman), 79, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Mt. St. Rita Health Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Hogan.
Born in Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Elizabeth (Crozier) Coleman. She was a lifelong Cumberland resident.
Mrs. Hogan was employed by the Secretary of State's Office for 32 years retiring in 1998. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Cumberland.
John A. Fleming, Sr
PAWTUCKET - Fleming, John A. Sr., "Johnny Ajax" (Olneyville John #1), 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27th. He leaves his loving wife Linda (Bruce) Fleming, four children John A. Fleming, Jr. of Warwick, Deborah Potter of Pawtucket, Eric Fleming of Providence, Patrick Fleming of Warwick; his stepdaughter, Crystal Bruce of Providence and 10 grandchildren.
He was born in Providence the son of the late Edwin and Gertrude (Mann) Fleming; brother of the late Norman Mann and Bob Mann. John was a cousin to Davey Lopes of the L.A. Dodgers.
SOUTH ATTLEBORO - Joan (Dutra) Soufy, 71, of South Attleboro, passed away peacefully July 28, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of Charles J. Soufy, Sr.
Joan was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Dutra.
Mrs. Soufy was a seamstress, by trade, and owned S & S Sewing for five years. She also worked at her son's auto body shop for the last 10 years.