Archive - Obituary
Blanche Y. McConnell
PAWTUCKET: Blanche Y. McConnell, 92, passed peacefully at home on December 13, 2010. She was the wife of the late George W. McConnell.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Edouard and Daisy (Dubuque) Peloquin.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Sampers of Lincoln and Janet Riendeau of Pawtucket and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late George R. McConnell and Martin R. McConnell.
Denise R. King
CENTRAL FALLS- Denise R. King 57, of Dexter Street passed away Tuesday December 7, 2010 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Rita (Fontaine) Szwed. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Denise was employed as a Receptionist for Lincoln Urgent Care.
She was the loving mother of Glenna King of Central Falls and Dennis G. King and his wife Dawn of Fall River, MA. She also leaves 3 cherished granddaughters. She was the beloved companion of Patrick J. Szlashta Jr. of Central Falls.
Mary A. Devaney
CENTRAL FALLS- Mary A. Devaney 100, formerly of Perry Street passed away Saturday December 11, 2010 at Eastgate Nursing and Recovery Center in East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Devaney.
Born in Oxford, MA she was a daughter of the late Walenty and Anna (Szymanski) Kaczynski. She lived in Central Falls most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed by the former J.P. Coats Inc. for 8 years and later for the former Central Braid as a Supervisor for 40 years. She was a communicant of Holy Spirit Catholic Community of Central Falls.
CENTRAL FALLS. Gladys Sartini 90, of Fletcher Street, passed into eternal rest on Sunday after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Edward Sartini Sr.
She was born in Pawtucket a daughter of the late William B. and Carrie (Taylor) Hotchkiss. She lived all of her life in Central Falls.
Charles E. Calverley
PAWTUCKET - Charles E. Calverley, 80, of Gill Avenue in Pawtucket, formerly of Park Street and Young Street in Pawtucket, died on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. He was the longtime loving husband of Margaret A. (Burchard)Calverley, to whom he was married on April 27, 1957 at the Sacred Heart Church in East Providence.
Born in Providence on March 30, 1930, he was the son of the late Frederick Calverley and Nellie (Kilburn) Calverley. He was a 1948 graduate of Hope High School in Providence.
Arline M. Ferland
PROVIDENCE - Our beloved Arline M. Ferland, 80 of Punta Gorda FL and Providence, RI passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Epoch Assisted Living Center on Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI. She will be dearly missed.
SMITHFIELD - Francisco Lopes, 83, of Smithfield and beloved husband of Maria de Lourdes Almeida Lopes for 58 years, passed away peacefully Thursday morning surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 8, 1927 in Esmolfe, Penalva do Castelo, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose Lopes and Miquelina de Campos.
Elsie E. Evans
LINCOLN - Elsie E. Evans 95 died Wednesday at the Hallworth House, Providence. She was the wife of the late Irving E. Evans. They were married for seventy years.
Born in Cumberland a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Jane (Peters) Partington. She resided in Cumberland most of her life moving to Lincoln in 1978.
Lillian C. Emery
CUMBERLAND - Lillian C. Emery, 91, of Cumberland, formerly of Central Falls and Florida passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010. She was the wife of the late Maurice Emery. Born in Central Falls she was the daughter of the late George and Alice (Turcotte) Caouette.
Shirley L. Driscoll
PAWTUCKET - Shirley L. Driscoll, 90, passed away Friday, December 10, 2010. She was the wife of the late Daniel Driscoll. Born in Attleboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Veronica (Lamb) Cobb. Mrs. Driscoll was a Certified Nursing Assistant for Paquette Nursing Home of Central Falls before retiring. She is survived by seven children, Robert and Gary Bears, Daniel, Sharon, and Paul Driscoll, Angela Gasbarre, and Robin Hulme, eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Susan Kennedy.
Lois F. Jackson
CUMBERLAND - Lois F. (Rainey) Jackson, 75, of Mendon Road died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Albert A. Jackson.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle (Pollock) Rainey, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Cumberland 12 years ago.
Mrs. Jackson was a bookkeeper at the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket for 12 years, retiring in 2005.
She was a graduate of Pawtucket West High School.
Shirley M. Venturini (NO PHOTO)
PAWTUCKET - Shirley M. Venturini, passed away Tuesday at her home in Pawtucket surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Victor J. Venturini, Sr. Born in Cumberland, RI, she was the only child of the late Eugene and Rita (Carr) Dugas.
She is survived by her children; Francine, Rita, Robert, Dale, Gary, Kevin and William; as well as her 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Shirley was the mother of the late Victor Venturnini, Jr. and Paul Venturini.
Eva M. Palardy
JOHNSTON - Eva M. Palardy, 86 of Johnston died on Wednesday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph Palardy. Born in Central Falls, she had been a resident there until 1960, then of Providence for 27 years and later of Johnston. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston. Mrs. Palardy had been the owner of the former Eva's Lunch in Providence and also had been employed at the former Merit Glasses and Universal Opticals in RI.
Francis M. Donais
PAWTUCKET - Francis M. Donais, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 3, 2010. Born in Fall River, a son of the late John and Rose (Roppe) Donais, he resided in Pawtucket since 1938. Francis was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was employed by the former Corning Glass Works and GTE, now Osram-Sylvania of Central Falls for 30 years before retiring in 1994. He was the brother of John P. Donais with whom he resided and the late Marie Lorraine Warzeka. He also leaves two nephews, Thomas W. Warzeka of West Warwick and John F. Warzeka of Cranston.
John Lopes-Pina Jr
CENTRAL FALLS: John Lopes-Pina Jr, 78, of 466 Hunt St, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Dorothy T. (Messier) Pina.
Born in Cumberland, a son of the late John and Laura(Lizotte) Pina. He had been employed as a Truck Driver of over 30 years by Messier Trucking of Lincoln.
John was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War from 1951-1954 and was a member of the Gatchell VFW Post 306.
Marjorie E. Preston
FLORIDA - Marjorie E. Preston, 86, of University Oaks, Bronson, FL, died peacefully on December 2, 2010 at Parkland Rehabilitation & Nursing Home, Gainesville, FL.
Stanley C. Wolters
BRISTOL - Stanley C. Wolters, 79, of Bristol and formerly of Pawtucket died November 20, 2010. He was the husband of the late Ida C. Wolters.
Mr. Wolters was a supervisor in the receiving department of Texas Instruments for over 38 years. He was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a longtime Mason in the Union Lodge, and a lifelong member of St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Pawtucket.
James R. Harrington, Jr.
PAWTUCKET James R. Harrington, Jr., 73, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia A. (Mulligan) Harrington. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late James R. Harrington, Sr. and M. Elizabeth (McDonough) Harrington.