Archive - Obituary
November 15th, 2010
John S. Kasulewicz (NO PHOTO WITH FLAG)
PAWTUCKET - John S. Kasulewicz, 96, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Meers) Kasulewicz.
A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary(Dobnovski) Karsulavitch.
John was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was employed by various textile mills in the Pawtucket area for many years until retiring.
Denis M. Gravel (WITH PHOTO)
CUMBERLAND - Denis M. Gravel, 66, of Roland St. died Friday in the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket. He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Hipolito) Gravel.
Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late Rolland and Lea (Berthelette) Gravel. He resided in Cumberland for the 37 years previously residing in Pawtucket.
He was employed at the Miriam Hospital as a Respiratory Technician for over 15 years until his retirement. He was previously employed by the Health Tex Corp., Central Falls for over 20 years.
He was a communicant of St. Aidan Church, Cumberland.
CUMBERLAND - Aime Pereira, known in area for years in the auto and racing community died Saturday.
Amadeu "Aime" Pereira of Cumberland, Rhode Island,devoted husband of Marion(McCarthy) Pereira with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in 1927, Aime died peacefully on November 13 at age 83 surrounded by his loving family.
Fernando Lourenco Sr.
CUMBERLAND - Fernando Lourenco Sr., 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday. Fernando was born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland on June 26, 1920. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Piedade (Freitas) Lourenco. He was the son of the late Jose and Maria (daPatrocino) Lourenco of Lamegal, Portugal.
Joseph E. Ryan
LINCOLN - Joseph E. Ryan, 73, of Lincoln, died Thursday at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Jennifer M. (Schabowski) Ryan. They had been married 50 years. Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late William J. and Gertrude C.(Garrett) Ryan, he had lived in Lincoln most of his life. Mr. Ryan had been employed by the State of RI Dept. of Labor. He was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War. His brother Kenneth F. Ryan of Seekonk and numerous nieces and nephews survive him. He was the brother of the late William J. Ryan Jr. and Edwin Ryan.
FLORIDA - Shirley Starsiak 82, formerly of EP passed away November 8 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers FL.She leaves her Beloved daughter Gail and son-in law Jerry Blain of Ft. Myers Beach with whom she made her home for the past 3 years.
Born in Central Falls to the late Irene and Thomas Flaxington, she was also a stepdaughter to the late James Hindle. She was the mother of the late Gary Starsiak. Shirley also leaves a sister, June Schricker in California.
Shirley E. Alix
CUMBERLAND - Shirley E. (Drummond) Alix, 90, of Cumberland, died on Tuesday at Mt. St. Rita Health Centre in Cumberland. She was the wife of the late Clifford L. Alix.
Born in Pawtucket on May 10, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred(Cheney) Drummond.
Mrs. Alix was employed by the former Almacs Supermarket as a clerk for several years prior to retiring.
Armand E. Lapierre
SARASOTA, Fla. - Armand E. Lapierre, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Laura M. (Marcotte) Lapierre.
Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Alfred G. Lapierre, Sr. and Diana M. (Beauchaine) Lapierre. Armand was a longtime resident of Pawtucket before moving to Florida, after retirement he enjoyed spending summers in Rhode Island.
He was a World War II US Army veteran, and a Life member of LeFoyer.
Armand was the proprietor of Darlington Sash and Door Company, Pawtucket for 21 years until retiring in 1983.
Clara I. Blake
PAWTUCKET - Clara I.Blake, 92, of Ashburne Street, Pawtucket, passed away on Wednesday,November 10, 2010 at The Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket.
She was born in Central Falls, the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret (Lydon) Poirier and was the beloved wife of Lawrence T. Blake Jr. She was employed as an assembler for the Fram Corporation for 18 years retiring in 1980.
Grover J. McParlin Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Grover J. McParlin Jr., "Joe", 54, of Saratoga Avenue, Pawtucket died Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.
He was born in Providence, the son of Kathleen (Burns) McParlin of Greenville and the late Grover J. McParlin Sr. He was the loving husband of Lise D. (Cousineau) McParlin for 25 years. Joe was employed by Hot Stuff Inc., a food vendor based in Warwick, RI.
Claire J. Bois
PAWTUCKET - Claire J. Bois, 93, formerly of Kent Street, Pawtucket, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at the Grandview Center in Cumberland.
She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Papini) Arrighi and was the wife of the late F. Edward Bois. Claire spent her entire life caring for the people she loved and enjoyed their love in return. She was employed as an inspector for the Fram Corporation.
Alfredo S. Roque
PAWTUCKET: Alfredo S. Roque, 64, of Cleveland St, passed November 10, 2010. He was the husband of Adelaide (Marques) Roque. They have been married for 37 years.
Born in Vale da Ribeira, Portugal,a son of the late Eduardo and Maria Santos Silva Roque.
He had been employed by Carol Cable for many years and was a member of the Portuguese Social Club.
Dorothy A. Hull
CUMBERLAND - Dorothy A. (Wilson) Hull, 74, of New York Avenue died Sunday, November 7, 2010 while visiting in South Carolina. She was the wife of the late James G. Hull.
Born in Eastover, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gary T. and Flossie Mae (Woodle) Wilson.
Mrs. Hull worked at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville for many years before retiring.
Norman J. Cotton
TEXAS - Mr. Norman James Cotton,. 73, passed away on October 27, 2010.
Born February 6, 1937, in Central Falls, RI, Mr. Cotton was a son of the late William Christie Cotton, Jr. and Florence Anita LaRocque Cotton. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving more than 33 years during which time he earned many medals, commendations, and honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a Catholic and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Francis C. Murray
Epsom, N.H. - Francis Charles Murray (Frank), 83, died Monday, November 8, 2010 at home in Epsom, New Hampshire following a long illness. He was born January 28, 1927, in Pawtucket, RI to the late Herbert and Rose (Reynolds) Murray. He spent many years in his hometown of Pawtucket and then moved to Epsom, New Hampshire in 1996.
Kenneth E. Hoyas, Sr
PAWTUCKET - Kenneth E. Hoyas, Sr., 83, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice M. (Marshall) Hoyas.
PAWTUCKET - Edilia Vasconcelos (Spinola) 80, of Pawtucket died Nov. 5, 2010. She was the wife of the late Abraham Soares.
She was born in Brava, Cape Verde Island a daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Lopes) Spinola.She came to this country 37 years ago settling in Pawtucket.
Roland A. Palin
LINCOLN - Roland A. Palin, 89, of 10 Franklin St., Lincoln, died Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Estelle (Jacques) Palin.
He was born in Central Falls, a son of the late Oscar and Louise (Charpentier) Palin. He had lived most of his life in Pawtucket.